St. Ellen Mine Park
St. Ellen Mine Park located in O'Fallon, IL.
Main Lake - has boat ramp and dock. Trolling motor only limit. The lake has a ton of underwater weed growth.
Large population of bluegill. Largemouth bass and catfish are in the main lake. I have also spotted some grass carp in the ponds. This place is great. You have to deal with the weeds, but you can get your lure / bait out there. The main lake and other ponds have a few places to bank fish from. There is a walking trail throughout the park with benches and a pavilion. Parking right by the main lake and boat ramp.
I usually take the canoe out to the main lake. I bring waders and walk the shallows if I go without a boat.
Fly fishing for bluegill is a blast here. They hit small poppers and bugs. I have gotten largemouth to take the same flies, so you never know what you are going to get.
There are multiple lakes on site. Bring weedless lures.
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