Fishing at Twin Buttes Reservoir
There are several species of fish in Twin Buttes Reservoir designed to enhance its utility as a recreational fishing spot. All species are currently managed by a statewide regulatory framework.
Water levels have increased significantly as a result of the extended drought in the late 1990s at Twin Buttes. Crappie, catfish, and largemouth bass are excellent sport fish. White bass fishing is excellent. You can catch a variety of sunfish species in the area, and the fishing is fair. Pick up your boating and fishing accessories before you head out.
With Illinois and Sago pondweeds, coontail, cattail, and water willow, fishing is fair for largemouth bass, catfish, crappie. Near Twin Buttes, most of the canopy consists of flooded terrestrial vegetation. Structural features include mud flats, drop-offs, submerged humps, creek channels, a long rip-rapped dam, and a few areas of rock.
Proline Fishing Tips
In open water near drop-offs, submerged bumps, and creek channels, white bass are trolled with artificial lures. Crappie are commonly caught with jigs and minnows in humps and creek channels. A variety of species of catfish are caught using live and prepared baits throughout the reservoir. In flooded terrestrial vegetation, along rip-rap, and off drop-offs and humps, largemouth bass are brought in by using live and artificial baits.