Thursday, February 18, 2016

LaSalle Lake Opens for the Season on March 15

You know that fishing season is on the horizon when you hear about the power plant lakes opening back up.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released the following press release regarding the opening day for LaSalle Lake. For more information check out IFISHILLINOIS and FISHIDY.

LaSalle Lake Opens for the Season on March 15 


MARSEILLES, IL - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced that the LaSalle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area will open for the 2016 season on March 15.

Beginning March 15, LaSalle Lake will be open daily, 6:00 a.m. – Sunset. All fishermen must be off the lake by closing time each day. Hours may be adjusted due to staffing issues, so visitors should call ahead (815) 357-1608 to confirm operating hours.

Visitors to LaSalle Lake are reminded that on opening day and during the first two weeks of the fishing season, long lines are expected at the site entrance. Visitors are to adhere to all rules, regulations and direction from staff to make this spring season at LaSalle Lake an enjoyable experience for all.

Visitors are also reminded that LaSalle Lake is a perched lake and can become turbulent during windy or inclement weather. The IDNR encourages all visitors at LaSalle Lake to be aware of the lake conditions at all times. 

There is a wind warning system at LaSalle Lake. It is located on the tip of the internal dike that extends from the west shore. When the light of the wind warning system is flashing, no boats are to be launched and boats on the lake should find calm water and get off the lake when safe to do so.


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