A central Illinois Conservation Police official is calling the summer on Clinton Lake a good one.
Despite a fatality early in the year on the lake, DNR Conservation Police Captain John Williamson says it was a good year. He says sometimes unfortunate incidents like what happened early in the summer can be a bad omen but things settled down and they had a good year.
According to Capt. Williamson, safety vests continue to be a chronic issue on Clinton Lake. He emphasizes this is simply about everyone's safety.
Now that the thick of the boating season is behind officials at Clinton Lake, Capt. Williamson says now is the time to get out and fish. Catfish are very good right now.
After the lake was forced to be closed for a short period earlier this summer during some serious downpours, Capt. Williamson says despite the dry trend of the last month, the water levels have not dropped significantly, an indication of just how much water we got in central Illinois.