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Canton Lake
Location Fulton County
Type reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 251 acres (102 ha)
Average depth 15–20 ft (4.6–6.1 m)
Max. depth 35 ft (11 m)
Shore length1 13 mi (21 km)
Surface elevation 571 ft (174 m)
Islands none
Settlements Canton, Illinois
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Canton Lake is a freshwater reservoir located in Fulton County, Illinois. Known for its trophy sized largemouth bass and its abundant channel catfish. The lake's major fish species are Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Yellow bass, Channel catfish, Carp, and Gizzard Shad. The City of Canton, Illinois has various user fees for boat use and an 85 horse power motor limit. The lake had a large number of channel catfish, largemouth bass, and tiger muskie stocked over the last decade.

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