Lake Carina – Lake County IL
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Lake Carina Facts
Size: 23 acres
Max depth: 23 feet
Location: Lake Carina Forest Preserve in Gurnee, IL. Entrance on Milwaukee Avenue 1 miles north of Rt 120 (Belvidere Road).
Fish: Largemouth bass, northern pike, crappie, bluegill/sunfish, yellow carp
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Jay’s General Comments
Lake Carina is a 23 acre lake located in the Lake County Forest Preserve District adjacent to Gurnee, IL. Fishing opportunities include largemouth bass, northern pike, crappie, and bluegill. There are a couple of hole in the lake with a depth of 23+ feet, but the average depth of the lake is about 16 feet. There are steep slopes along the whole shoreline contour which quickly reach depths of 16 feet within a casting distance.
The water at quality at Lake Carina is very clear you’ll want to make your approach to potential fishing spots with stealth. There is not much in the way of aquatic vegetation and most of lake bottom is gravel and rock. Some shoreline vegetation and limited timber also provide habitat for fish. There is a fishing pier on the west side of the lake near the parking lot. Most of the shoreline is accessible to fishing and anglers may benefit from exploring areas along the the trail which surrounds the entire lake.
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Lake Carina Fish Stocking Information
Stocking efforts at Lake Carina are dependent up results of fish surveys conducted between the Lake County Forest Preserve District and The Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Most recent stockings took place in 2011.
Northern Pike: as needed
Largemouth Bass: every other year