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WORLD SHOOTING COMPLEX - EAST LAKE


Lake Information

County: Randolph

Acreage: 134

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? Yes


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Avg Wt.
(pounds)

Avg.
Length
(inches)

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Poor

0.1 lbs

5

East Lake has very few quality sized bluegill. Most fall into the 3 to 5 inch length range.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

3.8 lbs

23

East Lake has some nice catfish averaging around 3 lbs.

CRAPPIE

Very Good

N/A

N/A

Many crappie 10" or more in length and average 1/2 to 3/4 lb.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

1 lbs

13

East Lake has a nice population of mid-size to larger bass, 12 to 17 inches in length and topping out at 23 inches and 6 lbs.

Location: The World Shooting Complex is located approximately 5 miles north of Sparta in Randolph County.

Description: The site contains three lakes totaling 170 acres: East Lake, 134 acres; Derby Lake, 21 acres; and RV Lake, 15 acres. Derby and East Lakes have concrete boat ramps and ample parking, while RV Lake has no boat ramp, but plenty of shoreline access for anglers. There is a 10 hp boat motor limit for the largest lake (East Lake) while the other lakes are trolling motors only.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: The IDNR Division of Fisheries has been active in the management of the shooting complex lakes since they opened to public fishing in 2008. Rainbow trout are stocked in the spring and fall at Derby Lake. East and Derby Lakes contain a diverse fishery comprising over 20 species of fish, while RV Lake contains principally sport fishes.

For information on the other bodies of water at the World Shooting Complex:

Derby Lake

R.V. Lake

Additional Lake Information: There is a 10hp boat motor limit East Lake, while the other lakes are trolling motors only. 2 line and pole fishing only. Swimming, wading, and waterskiing are prohibited.

Contact Information:
World Shooting Complex
618-295-2700
Barry Newman, IDNR County Fisheries Biologist: 618 295-2877