Fishing At Newton Lake
AKA: Newton Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill and white bass at Newton Lake in Illinois.
This 1,700 acre lake is located next to the Newton Power Station in southeast Illinois. Newton Lake offers a variety of fishing opportunities as well as other boating activities. Pontoon boats, fishing boats, pleasure boats, kayaks and canoes are all welcome, but a 25-horsepower limit is in force for all boats (boats with larger engines are allowed on the lake but must be powered with alternative motors). Bass, catfish and white bass are the primary target of anglers, but crappie and bluegill are often cooperative as well. With 52 miles of shoreline there is plenty of water for everyone to fish. Access to the shoreline for bank fishing is somewhat limited. Try areas around boat ramps or the Newton Lake Conservation Area.
Primary fish species residing in Newton Lake
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Newton Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Newton Lake East Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off N 500th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Newton Lake West Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off E 300th Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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No Campgrounds Or RV Parks Nearby
Newton Lake IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
3490 E. 500th Avenue
Newton, IL 62448
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Newton Lake offers bass, catfish and white bass fishing in southeast Illinois.