Fishing for Food

Did you know the Lake of Egypt is a 2,300-acre lake with over 90 miles of shoreline?  That shoreline provides some great spots for fishing, so don’t forget your tackle box and rod when heading out our way.

Here at the Resort, we have a Marina with boat launching access, but you’ll want to bring your own supplies and gear.  There’s a store about 5 miles away from where you can purchase bait, tackle and fishing supplies before you arrive.

If you’re staying here at the Resort in one of our cozy Chalets, you’ll have access to a private grill.  There’s something to be said about spending morning or afternoon hours casting your line in hopes for a catch of the day to clean and lay freshly on the grill for dinner that evening.

Here’s a list of the fish you might find biting, along with the best times for each.  We also added a simple Grilled Bass recipe that anyone can enjoy.


Native Fish: 

  • Bluegill
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Channel Catfish
  • Striped Bass
  • Crappie


Fishing Tips: 

  • Largemouth bass fish is best in March and April in the weed beds and brush.
  • Crappie fishing is best in the spring and fall among the brush and stick-ups.




  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pound skinless wild striped bass fillets



Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, pepper flakes, and salt in a bowl. Add bass fillets; marinate for 10 minutes.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

Grill bass on the preheated grill until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes each side. Discard any remaining marinade.