Crab Orchard Lake News

6/2/2018 3:38:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
CARTERVILLE — It’s not quite a gimme, but when Rick Cheatham and Scott Biggs fish the Midwest Bass Classic at Crab Orchard Lake, it’s a good bet they’ll pick up a check. Saturday’s event was the 25th incarnation of the Midwest Bass Classic.

6/2/2018 3:15:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
CARTERVILLE — It’s not quite a gimme, but when Rick Cheatham and Scott Biggs fish the Midwest Bass Classic at Crab Orchard Lake, it’s a good bet they’ll pick up a check. Saturday’s event was the 25th incarnation of the Midwest Bass Classic.

5/29/2018 8:57:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
His suggestions, according to a handout he gave the press and city officials, includes laying pipelines from the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and Crab Orchard Lake to the city. Rinella told the Ball he already has plans to create a panel to look at the ...

5/19/2018 11:09:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
The first two local fishing tournaments at Crab Orchard Lake — the Don Sanders/Bill Harkins Four Man and the Boy Scout tournament — have produced interesting results. For years the tournaments were dominated by anglers who spent most of their fishing ...

5/17/2018 1:14:00 PM
WSIL-TV
CARTERVILLE--- Volunteers at the Blue Heron Marina at Crab Orchard Lake are holding a boat safety class on Saturday morning to kick off National Safe Boating Week. CARTERVILLE--- Volunteers at the Blue Heron Marina at Crab Orchard Lake are holding a boat ...

5/17/2018 12:56:00 PM
WSIL-TV
CARTERVILLE--- Volunteers at the Blue Heron Marina at Crab Orchard Lake are holding a boat safety class on Saturday morning to kick off National Safe Boating Week. CARTERVILLE--- Volunteers at the Blue Heron Marina at Crab Orchard Lake are holding a boat ...

5/17/2018 7:20:00 AM
WSIL-TV
CARTERVILLE--- Volunteers at the Blue Heron Marina at Crab Orchard Lake are holding a boat safety class on Saturday morning to kick off National Safe Boating Week. The class begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Registration is free and lunch will be provided.

5/17/2018 5:18:00 AM
WSIL-TV
CARTERVILLE--- Volunteers at the Blue Heron Marina at Crab Orchard Lake are holding a boat safety class on Saturday morning to kick off National Safe Boating Week. CARTERVILLE--- Volunteers at the Blue Heron Marina at Crab Orchard Lake are holding a boat ...

5/12/2018 3:07:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
CARTERVILLE — The weigh-in at Saturday’s Boy Scout tournament at Crab Orchard Lake lasted less than 30 minutes. Tough post-spawn conditions resulted in just 22 of 53 boats bringing fish to the scales. Rodney Mandrell of Benton and Rob Stucker of ...

4/28/2018 11:13:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
What would Southern Illinois be like if a typical drive around Crab Orchard Lake included sightings of passenger pigeons, prairie chickens, Carolina parakeets, ivory-billed woodpeckers or possibly an elk or timber wolf? All of these critters called ...

4/24/2018 2:42:00 PM
KFVS12
Blow the dust off your rod and reel and head to Crab Orchard Lake on June 9. It's once again time for annual Free Fishing Days Kids Derby. The event is staffed and sponsored by local merchants, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Illinois Department of ...

4/24/2018 2:30:00 PM
KFVS12
Blow the dust off your rod and reel and head to Crab Orchard Lake on June 9. Blow the dust off your rod and reel and head to Crab Orchard Lake on June 9. It takes months of planning to get the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois off the ground.

4/23/2018 3:30:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
Outside it was cold, damp and windy. Glumly, I looked at the clock to see it was 1:45 p.m. The Don Sanders/Bill Harkins Four Man Tournament weigh-in was scheduled for 3 p.m. at Crab Orchard Lake. To be brutally honest, spending the rest of the afternoon ...

4/22/2018 12:12:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
Outside it was cold, damp and windy. Glumly, I looked at the clock to see it was 1:45 p.m. The Don Sanders/Bill Harkins Four Man Tournament weigh-in was scheduled for 3 p.m. at Crab Orchard Lake. Occasionally something so disconcerting happens it leaves ...

4/20/2018 12:41:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
Thumbs up to Mattoon’s John Wurtsbaught for snagging an 11.71-pound largemouth bass during the Don Sanders/Bill Harkins Four Man tournament at Crab Orchard Lake last weekend. The fish was the largest ever weighed in during the 51-year history of the ...

4/15/2018 4:21:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
CARTERVILLE – When John Wurtsbaught of Mattoon stepped into his boat Sunday morning, he harbored no illusions about winning the Don Sanders/Bill Harkins Four Man Tournament at Crab Orchard Lake. And, he had good reason Wurtsbaught and his teammates ...

4/14/2018 5:42:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
CARTERVILLE — Despite rainy and windy conditions, four teams in the Don Sanders/Bill Harkins Four-Man Tournament brought more than 20 pounds of bass to the scales at Crab Orchard Lake. Anglers fished through a couple of hours of rain Saturday morning.

4/10/2018 5:44:00 AM
WSIL-TV
CARTERVILLE--- Volunteers at the Blue Heron Marina at Crab Orchard Lake are holding a boat safety class on Saturday morning to kick off National Safe Boating Week. CARTERVILLE--- Volunteers at the Blue Heron Marina at Crab Orchard Lake are holding a boat ...

2/25/2018 6:30:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
Attucks Park was down the block from where Holder grew up, and he recalled fond memories of playing basketball and checkers, as well as catching a bus that would come on Tuesdays and Thursdays to take children to Crab Orchard Lake to swim. On North ...

2/4/2018 7:55:00 PM
www.riverbender.com
Not to be overlooked is the sprawling Crab Orchard Lake in Willamson County. As with many other sites, weed growth is a key to finding Crab Orchard largemouths. A spinnerbait or plastic worm fished in and around the aquatic weed beds can yield some superb ...

1/9/2018 2:56:00 PM
The Southern
The freezing temperatures lately have frozen Crab Orchard Lake to provide sufficient ice for these hockey players seen on Saturday. Hockey players from the area had been taking advantage of the ice before this week brought warmer temps to the region.

1/9/2018 9:56:00 AM
The Southern
The freezing temperatures lately have frozen Crab Orchard Lake to provide sufficient ice for these hockey players seen on Saturday. Hockey players from the area had been taking advantage of the ice before this week brought warmer temps to the region.

12/26/2017 7:40:00 AM
The Southern
Ornaments and lights should be removed prior to drop-off. Trees will be accepted until Feb. 24, 2018, which is when the annual Crab Orchard Lake fish attractor project is scheduled to take place. Local municipalities and businesses are also encouraged to ...

12/26/2017 6:00:00 AM
The Southern
Trees will be accepted until Feb. 24, 2018, which is when the annual Crab Orchard Lake fish attractor project is scheduled to take place. Local municipalities and businesses are also encouraged to call the IDNR office to donate collected or unsold trees.

12/8/2017 12:06:00 AM
The Southern
And why would you? Take a deep breath of fresh air on Logan’s beautifully manicured 167-acre campus. Take a look at Crab Orchard Lake — one of the most beautiful lakes in the entire state — that the campus sits adjacent to. Our campus setting is ...

11/22/2017 11:10:00 PM
The Southern
It had been a “busy” day of photographing wildlife. There was the loon at Crab Orchard Lake. The northern shovelers and green-winged teal on a pond in Pulaski County. And, of course the thousands of mallards currently calling Horseshoe Lake home.

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

11/15/2017 1:51:05 PM
New York Times
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11/9/2017 10:39:00 AM
The edn Effingham Daily News
Another beneficiary is called The Haven, which is a place of relaxation for veterans, located in Carbondale. Situated on Crab Orchard Lake, The Haven also provides meals for the veterans who need a place to unwind and visit with fellow veterans.

11/2/2017 10:00:00 AM
The Southern
CARTERVILLE — A decade ago, a white pelican sighting at Crab Orchard Lake would have been headline material. Times have changed markedly as Crab Orchard provides a rest home to the huge birds, which have an eight-foot wingspan, each spring and summer.

11/1/2017 11:06:00 PM
The Southern
CARTERVILLE — A decade ago, a white pelican sighting at Crab Orchard Lake would have been headline material. Times have changed markedly as Crab Orchard provides a rest home to the huge birds, which feature an eight-foot wingspan, each spring and summer.

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

10/23/2017 7:11:00 PM
ducks.org
"It was in the mid-'70s, when I was in graduate school at Southern Illinois University. I was hunting with some friends on nearby Crab Orchard Lake. It was a cold, breezy, bright-sky day, and not much was happening," he recalls. "We were about to leave ...

10/15/2017 7:00:00 PM
www.riverbender.com
Your device does not support the audio. Every once-in-awhile, I’ll recall one of my more memorable fishing trips. And, this particular outing with the so-called Fatman was one of those golden memories. As I recall, we hadn't been on the water more than ...

10/15/2017 5:00:00 AM
The Telegraph
Anglers are taking catches of quality crappies from some of the deeper brushpiles. Another good bet would be Crab Orchard Lake in Williamson County. This 7,000-acre lake regularly produces top-notch angling action for fall crappies. Anglers shouldn’t ...

10/13/2017 4:32:00 AM
ducks.org
"It was in the mid-'70s, when I was in graduate school at Southern Illinois University. I was hunting with some friends on nearby Crab Orchard Lake. It was a cold, breezy, bright-sky day, and not much was happening," he recalls. "We were about to leave ...

10/2/2017 5:17:00 PM
WSIL TV
They found in many cases, borrowers went into even more debt. Injured eagle released back to the wild Injured eagle released back to the wild CRAB ORCHARD LAKE -- An eagle hit by a car on Route 13 a few weeks ago is now "free again." CRAB ORCHARD LAKE ...

10/2/2017 4:11:00 PM
WSIL TV
CRAB ORCHARD LAKE -- An eagle hit by a car on Route 13 a few weeks ago is now "free again." Beverly Shofstall with Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation released the eagle near Crab Orchard lake Monday. She monitored it over the last three weeks. The bird ...

10/2/2017 4:06:00 PM
The Southern
On Sept. 11, Rep. Terri Bryant was traveling east on Illinois 13. She posted on the social media website that it looked like someone had hit a bald eagle near Crab Orchard Lake, and the eagle was still alive. People had stopped and were keeping traffic ...

10/2/2017 1:39:00 PM
KFVS12
Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation released a fully grown bald eagle on Monday, October 2, after spending just three weeks in rehab. Around 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, the bird was struck by a car on IL 13 near Crab Orchard Lake. The motorist said the bird flew ...





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