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    Anderson Lake Fish and Wildlife Area (Fulton County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)
    Andover Lake, City of Andover (Henry County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Anna City Lake, City of Anna (Union County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . 8” Minimum Length Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large of Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large of Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Apple River, Within Apple River Canyon State Park and Satellite
    Boundaries (Jo Daviess County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . Catch and Release Fishing Only (9)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Apple River and tributaries (Jo Daviess County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Argyle Lake, Argyle Lake State Park (McDonough County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Hybrid Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish over 15” and 5 Fish
    under 12” Daily Creel Limit (12)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit


    Arrowhead Heights Lake, Village of Camp Point (Adams County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . 8” Minimum Length Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie. . 10” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or
    Hybrid Crappie (15). . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Arrowhead Lake, City of Johnston City (Williamson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Ashland City Old Reservoir, City of Ashland (Morgan County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Ashland City Reservoir, City of Ashland (Morgan County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14). . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Auburn Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Axehead Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve (Cook County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (38)
    Bluegill, Redear or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Bakers Lake, City of Peru (LaSalle County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Baldwin Lake, Baldwin Lake Conservation Area (Randolph County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White or Hybrid
    Striped Bass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit


    Banana Lake, Lake County Forest Preserve District (Lake County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)
    Banner Marsh Lake & Ponds, Banner Marsh State Fish and Wildlife


    Area (33) (Peoria/Fulton Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (36)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 12” - 18” Protected Slot Length Limit
    (no possession)
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 42” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit


    Bass Lake, DuPage County Forest Preserve District (DuPage County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Batchtown Wildlife Management Area (Calhoun County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (19)
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Baumann Park Lake, City of Cherry Valley (Winnebago County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Beall Woods Lake, Beall Woods Conservation Area (Wabash County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Beaver Dam Lake, Beaver Dam State Park (Macoupin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    White,Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit


    Beck Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (38)
    Bluegill, Redear or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    White,Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Belk Park Pond, City of Wood River (Madison County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Belleau Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (38)
    Bluegill, Redear or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)
    White,Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Belvidere Ponds, City of Belvidere (Boone County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Bevier Lagoon, Waukegan Park District (Lake County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Bird Park Quarry, City of Kankakee (Kankakee County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Borah Lake, City of Olney (Richland County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14). . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Boston Pond, Stephen A. Forbes State Park (Marion County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Bowen Lake, City of Washington (Tazewell County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . 12” - 15” Protected Slot Length Limit
    (no possession)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Braidwood Lake, Braidwood State Fish and Wildlife Area (41)
    (Will County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . (Braidwood Lake is closed to all
    fishing and boat traffic, except for legal waterfowl hunters, from 10
    days prior to duck season through the day before duck season and
    is closed to all fishing during waterfowl season commencing with
    regular duck season through the close of the Canada goose and
    regular duck season.)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limi

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    Breeze JC’s Park Pond, City of Breeze (Clinton County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Buckner City Reservoir, City of Buckner (Franklin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Bullfrog Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(38)
    Bluegill, Redear or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White,Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Bunker Hill Lake, City of Bunker Hill (Macoupin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Burrells Wood Park Pond (White County)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Busse Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(38)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Bluegill, Redear or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    White,Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Cache River State Natural Area (Pulaski/Johnson Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Seines


    Calhoun Point Wildlife Management Area (Calhoun County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (19)
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Calumet River (Cook County)
    Yellow Perch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Yellow Perch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Season During July


    Campbell Pond Wildlife Management Area (Jackson County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (19)


    Campus Lake - Southern Illinois University, State of Illinois
    (Jackson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Campus Pond - Eastern Illinois University, State of Illinois
    (Coles County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Canton Lake, City of Canton (Fulton County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel or Blue Catfish (14) . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Carbondale City Reservoir, City of Carbondale (Jackson County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Carlinville Lake #1, City of Carlinville (Macoupin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Carlinville Lake #2, City of Carlinville (Macoupin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Carlton Silt Basin, State of Illinois (Whiteside County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . 8” Minimum Length Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . Catch and Release Fishing Only (9)


    Carlyle Lake (20), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    (Clinton/Bond/Fayette Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” Minimum Length Limit


    Carthage Lake, City of Carthage (Hancock County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Casey Park Pond, City of Casey (Clark County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14). . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit of which
    only 5 fish over 8” are allowed
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14).. 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Cedar Lake and Little Cedar Lake, U.S. Forest Service and City of
    Carbondale (Jackson County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14”-18” Protected Slot Length Limit
    (no possession)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . . 5 Fish Under 14” and 1 FishOver18”
    Daily Creel Limit (40)
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Centralia Foundation Park Catfish Pond, Centralia Park Foundation
    (Marion County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Centralia Lake, City of Centralia (Marion County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Cermack Quarry, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (38)
    Bluegill, Redear or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White,Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Champaign Park District Lakes (Kaufman, Heritage, and Mattis Lakes),
    Champaign Park District, (Champaign County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Charleston Lower Channel Lake, City of Charleston (Coles County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing
    Only (1) (5) (38)


    Charleston Side Channel Lake, City of Charleston (Coles County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit for Fish
    Under 10”; 10 Fish Daily Creel
    Limit for Fish 10” and longer (23)


    Charlie Brown Lake & Pond, City of Flora (Clay County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Charter Oak North - Peoria Park District Lake, Peoria Park District
    (Peoria County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Charter Oak South - Peoria Park District Pond, Peoria Park District
    (Peoria County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Chautauqua Lake North Pool, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    (Mason County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Lake Chautauqua North Pool will
    be closed to boat fishing from October 15 through January 14.
    Bank Fishing will be allowed in selected areas only. Ice fishing will
    be allowed following January 15 re-opening.
    White, Black, or
    Hybrid Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” Minimum Length Limit (except
    when the Illinois River overflows
    the levee system of the North Pool,
    there is no minimum length limit)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit (except
    when the Illinois River overflows
    the levee system of the North Pool,
    there is no daily creel limit)
    Largemouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit (12”
    Minimum Length Limit when the
    Illinois River overflows the levee
    system of the North Pool)


    Chenoa City Lake, City of Chenoa (McLean County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Chicago River (including its North Branch, South Branch, and the
    North Shore Channel) (Cook County)
    Yellow Perch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Yellow Perch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Season During July


    Christopher Old City Lake, City of Christopher (Franklin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Citizen’s Lake, City of Monmouth (Warren County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit 1 Fish over
    15” and 5 Fish under 12” Daily
    Creel Limit (12)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Clear Lake, Kickapoo State Park (Vermilion County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Clinton Lake, Clinton Lake State Recreation Area (DeWitt County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Pole and Line Fishing
    Only (1) (18) (38)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 10 Creel/3 Fish 17” or
    Longer Daily (17)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit


    Coffeen Lake, Coffeen Lake State F & W Area (Montgomery County)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . All jugs must be attended at all
    times while fishing (2)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish > or equal to 15” and
    2 Fish < 15” daily (25)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Limit


    Coles County Airport Lake, Coles County Airport (Coles County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Coleta Trout Pond, State of Illinois (Whiteside County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Columbus Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Commissioners Park Pond, Alsip Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Cook Co. Forest Preserve District Lakes, Cook County Forest
    Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(38)
    Bluegill, Redear or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    White,Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Coulterville City Lake, City of Coulterville (Randolph County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge - Crab Orchard Lake, U.S.


    Fish and Wildlife Service (Williamson County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (4)
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Creel/3Fish 17” or Longer Daily (17)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge - Devil’s Kitchen Lake,
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Williamson County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)


    Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge - Little Grassy Lake,
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Williamson County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12-15” Slot Length Limit (3)
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Restricted Use Area Ponds
    (30) and Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge - All Other Ponds,
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Williamson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Crawford Co. Cons. Area-Picnic Pond, Crawford Co. Cons. Area
    (Crawford County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Crawford Co. Cons. Area Ponds, Crawford Co. Cons. Area (Crawford
    County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Crull Impoundment Wildlife Management Area (Jersey County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)


    Crystal Lake, Urbana Park District (Champaign County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge - All Ponds, U.S. Fish and
    Wildlife Service (Johnson/Pulaski/Union Counties)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge - Cache River From Rt. 37
    to Rt. 51 in Ullin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    (Johnson/Pulaski Counties)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Seines


    Dawson Lake & Park Ponds, Moraine View State Park (McLean County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(46)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Decatur Park District Ponds, City of Decatur (Macon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit (except for
    Fairview Park - Dreamland Pond,
    which has a 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit)


    Deep Pit Lake, Boone County Conservation District (Boone County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Deep Quarry Lake, DuPage County Forest Preserve District
    (DuPage County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Defiance Lake, Moraine Hills State Park (McHenry County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Des Plaines River Basin - (Hoffman Dam to 47th Street Bridge,
    including tributaries) (Cook County)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . Catch and Release Only -
    No Harvest Permitted (9)
    Northern Pike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30” Minimum Length Limit
    Northern Pike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Diamond Lake, City of Mundelein (Lake County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Dolan Lake, Hamilton County Conservation Area (Hamilton County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14). . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Donnelley State Wildlife Area (Bureau County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions. . . . . . WaterfowlRefuge or Hunting Area (33)


    Double “T” State Fish and Wildlife Area Waters, State of Illinois
    (Fulton County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (all use other than waterfowl hunting is prohibited from October 1
    through the end of the central zone Canada goose season). All live
    bait in excess of 8” must be rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel or Blue Catfish . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 21” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pure Muskellunge . . . . . . . . . . . . 42” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie . 10” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Douglas Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    DuPage County Forest Preserve District Lakes and Ponds,
    (excluding Bass Lake, Deep Quarry Lake, and Grove Lake),
    DuPage County Forest Preserve District (DuPage County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    DuPage River - West Branch (Between the Dams Located in the
    McDowell Grove Forest Preserve and the Warrenville Grove
    Forest Preserve), (DuPage County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . Catch and Release Fishing Only (9)


    DuQuoin City Lake, City of DuQuoin (Perry County)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14). . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14”–18” Protected Slot Length Limit
    (no possession) (40)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 5 Fish under 14” and 1 Fish over
    18” Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    East Fork Lake, City of Olney (Richland County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14). . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Eldon Hazlet State Park (Clinton County) (See Also Carlyle Lake)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area

    Elkville City Reservoir, City of Elkville (Jackson County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Elliot Lake, Wheaton Park District (DuPage County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Emiquon Lake, Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, (Fulton County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Black, White, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    Black, White, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Bluegill, Redear, Pumpkinseed,
    Green, or Orange Spotted
    Sunfish and Hybrid
    Sunfish (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Evergreen Lake, City of Bloomington (McLean County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Fairgrounds Pond - Fort Massac State Park, State of Illinois
    (Massac County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Fairview Park - Dreamland Pond, City of Decatur (Mason County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Ferne Clyffe Lake, Ferne Clyffe State Park (Johnson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Flatfoot Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (38)
    Bluegill, Redear or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White,Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Foli Park Pond, Village of Plano (Kendall County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Forbes State Lake, (including Forbes State Lake tailwaters and that
    portion of Lost Fork Creek within Stephen A. Forbes State Park)
    Stephen A. Forbes State Park (Marion County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)


    Forbes State Park Ponds, Stephen A. Forbes State Park (Marion County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (19)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Forest Park Lagoon, City of Shelbyville (Shelby County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Four Lakes, Winnebago County Forest Preserve (Winnebago County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Fox Chain O’Lakes (including the Fox River south of the
    Wisconsin-Illinois boundary to the Algonquin Dam and the
    Nippersink Creek upstream to the Wilmot Road Bridge) (6),
    (Applies to Grass Lake and Nippersink Lake Managed Blind Areas
    Only, State of Illinois (Lake and McHenry Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) only
    on State Park Property bordering
    the Fox River and Grass Lake
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit (6)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 6 Fish Daily Creel of which no more
    than 3 can be Smallmouth Bass
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)
    Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . All Fish must be immediately
    released between April 1 and June15
    Walleye, Sauger, or
    Hybrid Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit with an
    18-24” Protected Slot Length Limit
    (No possession) (6)
    Walleye, Sauger, or
    Hybrid Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . 2 Fish>or=14” and <18” &/or
    1 Fish>24” Daily Creel Limit (37)


    Fox Ridge State Park (see also Hurricane Pond, Wilderness Pond and
    Ridge Lake) (Coles County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    Fox River (at Moraine Hills State Park and Dam and on Bolger
    Lock and Dam Properties), State of Illinois (McHenry County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) on
    Moraine Hills State Park and Dam
    Property and on Property at the
    Bolger Lock and Dam along the Fox
    River
    Fox River, Algonquin Dam to confluence with the Illinois River
    including tributaries, State of Illinois (Multiple Counties)
    Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fish 12” or over, and 2 Fish under
    12” Daily Creel Limit
    Fox River Marina, Lake County Forest Preserve, (Lake County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only; Bank
    Fishing Only (in areas designated
    by Lake County Forest Preserves
    District


    Fox Valley Park District Lakes and Ponds (except Jericho Lake
    and Lake Gregory), Fox Valley Park District, (Kane/DuPage
    Counties)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Frank Holten Lakes, Frank Holten State Park (St. Clair County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Franklin Creek (within the boundaries of Franklin Creek State
    Natural Area) (Lee County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)


    Franklin Creek Mill Pond - Franklin Creek State Park, State of Ilinois
    (Lee County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Fuller Lake (Calhoun County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (19)
    Fulton County Camping And Recreation Area Waters, Fulton
    County Board (Fulton County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 12”-15” Protected Slot Length Limit
    (no possession)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Gages Lake, Wildwood Park District (Lake County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or
    Hybrid Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or
    Hybrid Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Garfield Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Gebhard Woods Pond, Gebhard Woods State Park (Grundy County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)
    Germantown Lake, City of Germantown (Clinton County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Giant City Park Ponds, Giant City State Park (Jackson and Union Counties)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth and Spotted Bass. . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Gillespie New City Lake, City of Gillespie (Macoupin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12-15” Slot Length Limit (3)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Gillespie Old City Lake, City of Gillespie (Macoupin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Glades - 12 Mile Island Wildlife Management Area (Jersey County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (19)
    Gladstone Lake, Henderson County Conservation Area (Henderson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel or Blue Catfish (14) . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish>or=15” and/or 2<12”Daily(31)
    Glen O. Jones Lake, State of Illinois (Saline County)—see Jones State Lake
    Glen Oak Park Lagoon, Peoria Park District (Peoria County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    Glen Shoals Lake, City of Hillsboro (Montgomery County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Godar-Diamond/Hurricane Island Wildlife Management Area
    (Calhoun County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (19)


    Gompers Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Gordon F. More Park Lake, City of Alton (Madison County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Governor Bond Lake, City of Greenville (Bond County)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . All jugs must be attended at all
    times while fishing (2)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Striped, White or Hybrid
    Striped Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Grayslake Park District (Grayslake and Park Ponds), City of
    Grayslake (Lake County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Greenfield City Lake, City of Greenfield (Greene County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14). . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12” - 15” Protective Slot Length
    Limit (no possession)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 5 Fish <12” and 1 Fish >15”
    Daily Creel Limit


    Greenville Old City Lake, Kingsbury Park District (Bond County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Grove Lake, DuPage County Forest Preserve District
    (DuPage County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Hanover Lake - Apple River Canyon State Park, State of Illinois
    (Jo Daviess County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14). . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Harrisburg New City Reservoir, City of Harrisburg (Saline County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Heidecke Lake, Heidecke Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area (Grundy County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Heidecke Lake shall be closed to
    all fishing and boat traffic except for legal waterfowl hunters from
    10 days prior to duck season through the day before duck season
    and is closed to all fishing during waterfowl season commencing
    with regular duck season through the close of the Canada goose
    and regular duck season (44); All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Creel/3 Fish 17” or Longer Daily (17)
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Helmbold Slough (Calhoun County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (19)


    Hennepin Canal-Mainline & Feeder, Hennepin Canal Parkway S.P.
    (Multiple Counties)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (13)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Hennepin-Hopper Lakes, The Wetlands Initiative (Putnam County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Black, White, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    Black, White or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pure Muskellunge . . . . . . . . . . . . 42” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Herrin Lake #1, City of Herrin (Williamson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Herrin Lake #2, City of Herrin (Williamson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Hidden Springs State Forest Ponds, Hidden Springs State Forest
    (Shelby County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Highland Old City Lake, City of Highland (Madison County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Hillsboro Old City Lake, City of Hillsboro (Montgomery County)


    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12-15” Slot Length Limit (3)


    Homer Guthrie Pond - Eldon Hazlet State Park, State of Illinois
    (Clinton County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Homer Lake, Champaign County Forest Preserve District
    (Champaign County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . 8” Minimum Length Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Hormel Pond, Donnelley State Fish and Wildlife Area (Bureau County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Horseshoe Lake-Alexander Co., Horseshoe Lake Cons. Area
    (Alexander County)
    Recreational Use Restriction . . . Only trolling motors will be allowed
    in the refuge from October 15 through March 1.
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Horseshoe Lake-Madison Co., Horseshoe Lake State Park
    (Madison County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (19)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(28)(36)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Horsetail Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(38)
    Bluegill, Redear or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FallClosedSeason (10)
    White,Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Horton Lake, Nauvoo State Park (Hancock County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Humbolt Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Hurricane Pond, Fox Ridge State Park (Coles County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 5 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Illinois & Michigan Canal, State of Illinois (Grundy/LaSalle/Will Counties)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Illinois Beach State Park Ponds, Illinois Beach State Park (Lake County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Illinois Department of Transportation Lake,
    State of Illinois (Sangamon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Illinois River - Starved Rock and Marseilles Pools
    (LaSalle and Grundy Counties)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Illinois River - Pool 26 (Calhoun County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (19)


    Illinois River, State of Illinois (Multiple Counties)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12” Minimum Length Limit


    Indian Boundary South Pond, Frankfort Square Park District (Will County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Iroquois - Kankakee Rivers and their Tributaries, State of Illinois
    (Multiple Counties)
    Walleye, Sauger and
    Hybrid Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger and
    Hybrid Walleye (14). . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Jackson Park (Columbia Basin) Lagoon, Chicago Park District
    (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Jericho Lake, Fox Valley Park District, (Kane County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Black, White, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    Black, White, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Jim Edgar/Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, All Lakes
    and Ponds, Jim Edgar/Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
    (Cass County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pure Muskellunge . . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit


    Jim Edgar/Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area - Drake
    Lake, Jim Edgar/Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area (Cass
    County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Jim Edgar/Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area,
    Gurney Road Pond, Jim Edgar/Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife
    Area (Cass County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)
    Johnson Sauk Trail Lake & Pond, Johnson Sauk Trail State Park
    (Henry County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Jones Lake Trout Pond, Saline County Conservation Area (Saline County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Jones Park Lake, City of East St. Louis (St. Clair County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Jones State Lake, Saline County Conservation Area (Saline County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14”-18” Protected Slot Length Limit
    (no possession) (40)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 5 Fish under 14” and 1 Fish
    over 18” Daily Creel Limit


    Jubilee College State Park Pond, Jubilee College State Park
    (Peoria County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . . . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Kankakee - Iroquois Rivers and their Tributaries, State of Illinois
    (Multiple Counties)
    Walleye, Sauger, and Hybrid
    Walleye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, and Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Kankakee River, from the Kankakee Dam to the mouth of the
    Kankakee River including tributaries, State of Illinois
    (Multiple Counties)
    Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . 12”-18” Protected Slot Length Limit
    (no possession)
    Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fish over 18” and 2 Fish under
    12” Daily Creel Limit (39)


    Kaskaskia River Fish and Wildlife Area - Doza Creek Wildlife
    Management Area (St. Clair County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)


    Kendall Co. Lake #1, Kendall County Forest Preserve District
    (Kendall County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Kent Creek (Winnebago County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)
    Kickapoo State Park Lakes & Pond (see also Clear Lake),
    Kickapoo State Park (Vermilion County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14). . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Kincaid City Reservoir, City of Kincaid (Christian County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Kinkaid Lake, Kinkaid Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area (Jackson County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pure Muskellunge . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)


    Kinmundy Reservoir, City of Kinmundy (Marion County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Kishwaukee River and South Branch of Kishwaukee River and
    Tributaries, State of Illinois (Multiple Counties)
    Smallmouth Bass. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    20
    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    21
    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Lake Atwood, McHenry County Conservation District (McHenry County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14). . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Lake Bloomington, City of Bloomington (McLean County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Carlton, Morrison-Rockwood State Park (Whiteside County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 36” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake County Forest Preserve District Lakes (except Independence
    Grove Lake), Lake Co. Forest Preserve District (Lake County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit


    Lake Decatur, City of Decatur (Macon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only
    (1)(29)(38)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake DePue Fish and Wildlife Area (Bureau County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)
    Lake Eureka, City of Eureka (Woodford County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Lake George, Loud Thunder Forest Preserve (Rock Island County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 36” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Jacksonville, City of Jacksonville (Morgan County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit


    Lake Kakusha, City of Mendota (LaSalle County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Le-Aqua-Na, Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park (Stephenson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Mendota, City of Mendota (LaSalle County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish over 15” and 2 Fish
    under 12” Daily Creel Limit (31)


    Lake Michigan (Illinois Portion), State of Illinois (Lake/Cook Counties)
    Trout and Salmon. . . . . . . . . . . . 10” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout and Salmon. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fish (singly or collectively) Daily
    Creel Limit; except for Lake Trout
    Lake Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Yellow Perch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Yellow Perch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Season During July
    (exception: 10 fish daily limit during July for youth under age 16)
    *New Yellow Perch regulations are being considered. Please
    check status prior to fishing by calling (847)294-4134.
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 21” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


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    Lake Milliken, Des Plaines Conservation Area (Will County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Lake Mingo & Kennekuk Cove Park Ponds, Vermilion County
    Conservation Area (Vermilion County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(46)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . No more than 5 fish over 7” permitted;
    unlimited daily creel for fish 7”
    and under
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black , or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Murphysboro, Lake Murphysboro State Park (Jackson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Nellie, City of St. Elmo (Fayette County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake-of-the-Woods & Elk’s Pond, Champaign Co. F.P. District
    (Champaign County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . No more than 5 fish over 7” permitted;
    unlimited daily creel for fish 7”
    and under
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Lake Paradise, City of Mattoon (Coles County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Lake Paradise Shadow Ponds, City of Mattoon (Coles County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Lake Sara, City of Effingham (Effingham County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Shelbyville (21), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    (Moultrie/Shelby Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (During the regular waterfowl season, no bank or boat fishing shall
    be permitted on the Kaskaskia River from the Strickland Boat.
    Access north to the Illinois Central Railroad Bridge from one-half
    hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.) All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit with only
    5 fish under 10” and
    10 fish 10” and over permitted


    Lake Shelbybille-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Ponds &
    Wood Lake, and Lake Shelbyville State Fish and Wildlife
    Management Area Ponds (33) (Moultrie/Shelby Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit with only
    5 fish under 10” and
    10 fish 10” and over permitted


    Lake Shermerville, Northbrook Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Sinnissippi (Whiteside County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (33)
    Lake Springfield, City of Springfield (Sangamon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” Minimum Length Limit


    Lake Storey, City of Galesburg (Knox County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel or Blue Catfish (14) . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish>15” and/or 5<12” Daily (12)
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 42” Minimum Length Limit
    Lake Strini, Village of Romeoville (Will County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Sule, Flagg-Rochelle Park District (Ogle County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 5 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 36” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Lake Taylorville, City of Taylorville (Christian County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Vandalia, City of Vandalia (Fayette County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Vermilion, Vermilion County Conservation District (Vermilion County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (26)
    (except that sport fishermen may take carp, carpsuckers, buffalo, gar,
    bowfin, and suckers by pitchfork, gigs, bow and arrow or bow and
    arrow devices north of Boiling Springs Road, but not within 300 feet
    around the wetland boardwalk)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie(15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    22
    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Lake Victoria, City of South Beloit (Winnebago County)
    Public bank fishing allowed. Boat fishing requires a city permit.
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lake Williamsville, City of Williamsville (Sangamon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    LaSalle Lake, LaSalle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area (LaSalle County)
    Recreational Restrictions . . . . . . Waterfowl refuge or hunting area;
    LaSalle Lake is closed to all fishing
    and boating from October 16 until
    March 15; during October and
    March, the lake is closed on
    Mondays and Tuesdays
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 10 Creel/3 Fish 17” or Longer Daily (17)


    Levings Lake, Rockford Park District (Winnebago County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lincoln Log Cabin Pond, Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site (Cole County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lincoln Park North Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lincoln Park South Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lincoln Trail Lake, Lincoln Trail State Park (Clark County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14-18” Slot Length Limit (14” or
    greater to 18” protected)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . . 4 Creel/1 Fish>18” Daily (Daily
    Catch Limit for large or smallmouth
    bass, singly or in the aggregate,
    shall not exceed 4 fish per day, no
    more than one of which shall be
    greater than 18” in length, and
    none of which shall be greater than
    14” and less than or equal to 18”
    in length)


    Litchfield City Lake, City of Litchfield (Montgomery County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit - 1 Fish 15”
    or Over and 2 Fish Under 15” Total
    Length (25)
    White, Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Loami Reservoir, City of Loami (Sangamon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Lou Yeager Lake, City of Litchfield (Montgomery County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Lyerla Lake, Union County Conservation Area (Union County) (All fishing
    and boat traffic prohibited October 16 through the last day of February)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Mackinaw Ponds 1, 2 and 3, Mackinaw State Fish And Wildlife Area
    (Tazewell County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Macon Co. Cons. Dist. Ponds (see also Rock Springs Pond and Rock
    Springs Bike Trail Pond), Macon Co. Cons. Dist. (Macon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Mallard Lake, DuPage County Foreset Preserve District
    (DuPage County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Maple Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (38)
    Bluegill, Redear, or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Marrisa City Lake, City of Marrisa (St. Clair County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Marquette Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Marshall County Conservation Area (Fishing Ditch), Marshall
    County Conservation Area (Marshall County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)


    Marshall County Conservation Area-Sparland Unit (Marshall County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (33)
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    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Mascoutah Reservoir, City of Mascoutah (St. Clair County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Matthiessen Lake, Matthiessen State Park (LaSalle County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Mattoon Lake, City of Mattoon (Coles County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Mautino Fish and Wildlife Area, Mautino Fish and Wildlife Area
    (Bureau County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(36)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Mauvaise Terre/Morgan Lake, City of Jacksonville (Morgan County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Mazonia Lakes & Ponds (excluding Ponderosa Lake), Mazonia
    State Fish and Wildlife Area (Grundy/Kankakee/Will Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    McCullom Lake, City of McHenry (McHenry County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    McKinley Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    McLeansboro City Lakes, City of McLeansboro (Hamilton County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Meredosia Lake-Cass County Portion (meandered waters only)
    (Cass County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (33)(34)


    Mermet State Lake, Mermet Lake Conservation Area (Massac County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Middle Fork Forest Preserve Pond, Champaign Co. F.P. Dist.
    (Champaign County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Middle Fork of the Vermilion River, Kickapoo State Park and Middle
    Fork Fish and Wildlife Area (Vermilion County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)


    Mill Creek Lake, Clark County Park District (Clark County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12-15” Slot Length Limit (3)
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 42” Minimum Length Limit


    Mill Pond, Pearl City Park District (Stephenson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Mill Race Ponds, Belvidere Park District (Boone County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Miller Park Lake, City of Bloomington (McLean County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Mineral Springs Park Lagoon, City of Pekin (Tazewell County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Mississippi River Pools 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, (Multiple Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (33)
    Mississippi River Pools 25 and 26, (Multiple Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (19)
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    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Mississippi River (between IL & IA), Illinois waters (Multiple Counties)
    All fishermen shall conform with the regulations of the state in which
    they are fishing unless the regulations of the fishermen’s licensing
    state are more restrictive, then the fishermen must conform with the
    more restrictive regulations.
    Recreational Use Restrictions. Any tagged sport fishing device may
    not be left unattended for more than 24 hours or must be completely
    removed. Tailwaters of Lock and Dam 12 (down to Mill Creek, an
    Iowa tributary located at River Mile 556.0) and Tailwaters of Lock
    and Dam 13 (down to the downstream end of Stamp Island, River
    Mile 521.5) closed to all fishing from December 1 through March 15)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anglers must not use more than 2
    poles and each pole must not have
    more than 2 hooks or lures while
    trolling
    Bluegill or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Fish Daily Creel Limit singly or in
    the aggregate
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . .14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14). .5 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Northern Pike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Paddlefish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snagging for paddlefish is permitted
    from January 1 through April 15
    within a 500 yard downstream limit
    below locks and dams on the
    Mississippi River between Illinois
    and Iowa except the tailwaters of
    Lock and Dam 12 and 13 are closed
    to all fishing from December 1
    through March 15; daily catch limit is
    2 fish. No sorting allowed. Once the
    daily limit of paddlefish has been
    reached, snagging must cease.
    Rock Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Striped, White, Yellow
    or Hybrid Striped Bass . . . . . . 25 Daily Creel Limit singly or in the
    aggregate - statewide regulation
    limiting daily creel to 3 fish 17” or
    longer is not in effect on the


    Mississippi River between Illinois
    and Iowa
    Walleye and Sauger (14) . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit with no
    more than 1 walleye greater than
    27” in total length
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit with a
    20”-27” Protected Slot Length Limit
    (24)
    White, Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit singly or
    in the aggregate
    Yellow Perch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Mississippi River (between IL & MO), Illinois waters (Multiple Counties)
    All fishermen shall conform with the regulations of the state in which
    they are fishing unless the regulations of the fishermen’s licensing
    state are more restrictive, then the fishermen must conform with the
    more restrictive regulations.
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (Boating prohibited on refuge area (Ellis Bay) Immediately upstream
    of Melvin Price Lock and Dam 26 overflow dike from October 15-
    April 15. Any tagged sport fishing device may not be left unattended
    for more than twenty four hours or must be completely removed.)
    All Nongame Species Combined — 100 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    (Excludes endangered and threatened species and the following
    game species: Crappie, Channel/Blue/Flathead Catfish, Rock
    Bass, Warmouth, White/Yellow/Striped/Hybrid Striped Bass, Trout,
    Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass, Muskellunge,Northern
    Pike, Chain/Grass Pickeral, Walleye, Sauger, Paddlefish.)
    Channel or Blue Catfish (14) . . . 20 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Flathead Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth,
    or Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . 12” Minimum Length Limit
    Northern Pike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Paddlefish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24” Eye to Fork Minimum Length
    Limit
    Paddlefish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snagging for paddlefish is permitted
    from September 15 through
    December 15 and March 15 through
    May 15 within a 300 yard downstream
    limit below locks and dams
    on the Mississippi River between
    Illinois and Missouri, except for Dam
    27 area at the Chain of Rocks; daily
    catch limit is 2 fish, sorting is permitted.
    Every paddlefish greater than or
    equal to 24 inches in eye to fork
    length must be taken into immediate
    possession and included in the daily
    catch limit. Paddlefish less than 24
    inches in eye to fork length must be
    returned immediately to the water.
    Once the daily limit of paddlefish has
    been reached, snagging must cease.
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Fish Daily Creel Limit - statewide
    regulation limiting daily creel to 3
    fish 17” or longer is not in effect on
    the Mississippi River between IL
    and MO.
    Walleye and Sauger (14) . . . . . . 8 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Monee Reservoir, Will County Forest Preserve District (Will County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Montrose Lake, City of Montrose (Cumberland County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Mt. Olive City Lakes (Old and New), City of Mt. Olive
    (Macoupin County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Mt. Pulaski Park District Lake, Mt. Pulaski Park District (Logan County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Mt. Sterling Lake, City of Mt. Sterling (Brown County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12-15” Slot Length Limit (3)


    Mt. Vernon City Park Lake, City of Mt. Vernon (Jefferson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Mt. Vernon Game Farm Pond, Mt. Vernon Game Farm (Jefferson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Mundelein Park District Ponds, City of Mundelein (Lake County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Nashville City Lake, City of Nashville (Washington County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit


    Newton Lake, Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area (Jasper
    County) (44)(33)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (The cold water arm of Newton Lake shall be closed daily from
    one-half hour before sunrise until 1:00 p.m. to all fishing and boat
    traffic except for legal waterfowl hunters during waterfowl season
    commencing with regular duck season through the close of the
    Canada goose and regular duck season.)
    Fishing tournaments prohibited from July 1 through Aug. 31.
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” Minimum Length Limit


    Norris City Reservoir, City of Norris City (White County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    North Marcum Campground Pond, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    (Franklin County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Fishing permitted only to persons
    under 16 years of age.
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Oakland City Lake, City of Oakland (Coles County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Oblong Lake, City of Oblong (Crawford County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Ohio River (between Illinois & Kentucky), Illinois waters (Multiple Counties)
    All fishermen shall conform with the regulations of the state in which
    they are fishing unless the regulations of the fishermen’s licensing
    state are more restrictive, then the fishermen must conform with the
    more restrictive regulations.
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12” Minimum Length Limit
    Northern Pike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Length or Creel Limit
    Muskie or Tiger Muskie . . . . . . . 2 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Muskie or Tiger Muskie . . . . . . . 30” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or
    Hybrid Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Striped, White, Yellow or Hybrid
    Striped Bass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Creel/4 Fish 15” or Longer Daily (32)


    Ohio River - Smithland Pool Tributary Streams (in
    Pope/Hardin/Gallatin Counties, excluding Wabash River and
    Saline River Above Route 1 Bridge) (Multiple Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12” Minimum Length Limit


    Old Kinmundy Reservoir, City of Kinmundy (Marion County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Olsen Lake, Rock Cut State Park (Winnebago County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Omaha City Reservoir, City of Omaha (Gallatin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Omaha Township Reservoir, City of Omaha, City of Omaha (Gallatin
    County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Otter Lake, Otter Lake Water Commission (Macoupin County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Striped, White, or
    Hybrid Striped Bass (16). . . . . . . . . 10 Creel/3 Fish 17” or Longer Daily(17)
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)


    Palmyra-Modesto Water Commission Lake, Cities of Palmyra and
    Modesto (Macoupin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Pana Lake, City of Pana (Shelby and Christian Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Paris East & West Lakes, City of Paris (Edgar County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Peabody River King, Pit #3 Lakes and Ponds, River King State
    Conservation Area (St. Clair County) (see also Willow Lake)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (36)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    Pecatonica River and Tributaries, State of Illinois
    (Winnebago/Stephenson Counties)
    Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Pekin Lake, (Tazewell County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (19)


    Perry Farm Pond, Bourbonnais Park District (Kankakee County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Piasa, (Madison/Jersey Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (19)
    Pierce Lake, Rock Cut State Park (Winnebago County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (7)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Pinckneyville Lake, City of Pinckneyville (Perry County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pine Creek, (Ogle County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Pine Creek (within the boundaries of White Pines Forest State Park)
    (Ogle County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Pine Lake, Village of University Park (Will County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Piscasaw Creek (McHenry County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Pittsfield City Lake, City of Pittsfield (Pike County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (7)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Pocahontas Park Ponds, City of Pocahontas (Bond County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Ponderosa Lake, Mazonia State Fish and Wildlife Area (33)
    (Grundy County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Powerton Lake, Powerton Lake Fish and Wildlife Area (Tazewell County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (41)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel or Blue Catfish (14) . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 10 Creel/3 Fish 17” or
    Longer Daily (17)
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Prospect Pond, City of Moline (Rock Island County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Pyramid State Park - Blue Wing Lake, Green Wing Lake and
    Goldeneye Lake, Pyramid State Park (Perry County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Hunting Area (from
    October 28 through February 28
    fishing is permitted in designated
    areas only, and fishing hours are
    from1/2 hour before sunrise to 2 p..m.)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Pyramid State Park - Captain, Denmark and Galum and East
    Conant Areas - All Lakes and Ponds except Blue Wing Lake,
    Green Wing Lake and Goldeneye Lake, Pyramid State Park (Perry
    County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (all use other than waterfowl hunting
    prohibited from October 28
    through February 28)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Pyramid State Park Lakes & Pond (excluding Captain, Denmark,
    Galum and East Conant Areas), Pyramid State Park, (Perry County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Ramsey Lake, Ramsey Lake State Park (Fayette County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid


    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit


    Ramsey Lake State Park Ponds, Ramsey Lake State Park
    (Fayette County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Randolph County Lake, Randolph County Conservation Area
    (Randolph County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Red Hills Lake, Red Hills State Park (Lawrence County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Red’s Landing Wildlife Management Area (Calhoun County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (19)
    Walk-in area closed to trespassing 7 days prior to duck season.


    Redwing Slough/Deer Lake (Lake County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)


    Rend Lake (22), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Franklin and
    Jefferson Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)
    Channel Catfish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All jugs must be attended at all times
    while fishing (2)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, Yellow, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (8) . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Creel/3 Fish 17” or Longer Daily
    White, Black or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Creel/10 Fish 10” or Longer Daily


    Rend Lake Project Ponds - Jackie Branch Pond, Ina N. Borrow Pit,
    Green Heron Pond, North Marcum Campground Pond, U.S. Army
    Corps of Engineers (Franklin and Jefferson Counties)
    (See kids only fishing regulation for North Marcum Campground Pond.)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Rice Lake Fish and Wildlife Area (Fulton County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)
    Ridge Lake, Fox Ridge State Park (Coles County)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (27)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Riis Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Riprap Landing (Calhoun County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (19)


    River Bend Forest Preserve Lakes (Sunset Lake and Shadow
    Lake), Champaign County Forest Preserve District
    (Champaign County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . 8” Minimum Length Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Riverside Park Lagoon, Moline Park District (Rock Island County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Rochester Park Pond, City of Rochester (Sangamon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Rock Creek, State of Illinois (Kankakee County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Rock River, from the Sears and Steel Dam downstream to confluene
    of the Mississippi River, State of Illinois (Rock Island County)
    Walleye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit with a
    20”-27”Protected Slot Length Limit (2 4)
    Walleye and Sauger (14) . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit with no
    more than 1 walleye greater than
    27” in total length


    Rock River, Wisconsin State Line downstream to confluence of the
    Mississippi River, including tributaries, State of Illinois
    (Multiple Counties)
    Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Rock Springs Bike Trail Pond, Macon County Conservation District
    (Macon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Rock Springs Pond, Macon County Conservation District (Macon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Roodhouse Park Lake, City of Roodhouse (Greene County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Route 154 Day Use Pond, State of Illinois (Randolph County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Sag Quarry East, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    Bluegill, Redear, or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Rainbow Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    St. Elmo South Lake, City of St. Elmo (Fayette County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Salem Reservoir, City of Salem (Marion County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Sam Dale Lake, Sam Dale Conservation Area (Wayne County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Sam Dale Trout Pond, Sam Dale Conservation Area (Wayne County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Sam Parr Lake, Sam Parr State Park (Jasper County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Sand Lake, Illinois Beach State Park (Lake County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)
    Sanganois Conservation Area (Mason/Cass/Schuyler/Menard Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (33)(43)


    Sangchris Lake, Sangchris Lake State Park (Christian/Sangamon
    Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . Posted waterfowl refuge closed to all
    boat traffic during waterfowl season. Bank fishing along the dam shall be
    permitted. Fishing shall be prohibited in the east and west arms of the
    lake during the period from 10 days prior to duck season through the end
    of the duck season. Fishing shall be prohibited in the west arm of the
    lake south of the power lines during that portion of the Canada goose
    season that follows the duck season.
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (47)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish > or equal to 15” and 2 Fish
    < 15” daily (25)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” Minimum Length Limit
    Sangchris Lake Park Pond, Sangchris Lake State Park (Sangamon
    County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)


    Schiller Pond, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (38)
    Bluegill, Redear, or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Schuy-Rush Lake, City of Rushville (Schuyler County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or
    Hybrid Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Sesser City Lake, City of Sesser (Franklin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Shabbona Lake, Shabbona Lake State Park (DeKalb County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(7)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Shawnee National Forest Lakes & Ponds less than 10 acres, U.S.
    Forest Service (Multiple Counties)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth, or
    Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Shawnee National Forest - Bay Creek Lake #5 and #8 (Sugar
    Creek Lake), U.S. Forest Service (Pope County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth, or
    Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Shawnee National Forest - Dutchman Lake, U.S. Forest Service
    (Johnson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth, or
    Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Shawnee National Forest - Lake Glendale, U.S. Forest Service
    (Pope County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth, or
    Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Shawnee National Forest - Little Cache #1, U.S. Forest Service
    (Johnson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth, or
    Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Shawnee National Forest - Little Cedar Lake, U.S. Forest Service
    (Jackson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14”-18” Protected Slot Lenght Limit
    (no possession)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 5 Fish Under 14” and 1 Fish over
    18” Daily Creel Limit (40)
    Stripped, White, or Hybrid
    Stripped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Stripped, White, or Hybrid
    Stripped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Shawnee National Forest - One Horse Gap Lake, U.S. Forest
    Service (Pope County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth, or
    Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Shawnee National Forest - Pounds Hollow Lake, U.S. Forest
    Service (Gallatin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth, or
    Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Shawnee National Forest - Tecumseh Lake, U.S. Forest Service
    (Hardin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth, or
    Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Shawnee National Forest - Turkey Bayou, U.S. Forest Service
    (Jackson County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth, or
    Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Shawnee National Forest - Whoopie Cat Lake, U.S. Forest Service
    (Hardin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Largemouth, Smallmouth, or
    Spotted Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Sherman Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Siloam Springs State Park - Buckhorn Unit Waters, Siloam Springs
    State Park (Brown County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . 8” Minimum Length Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Siloam Springs Lake, Siloam Springs State Park (Adams County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (7)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12-15” Slot Length Limit (3)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Silver Lake, City of Highland (Madison County)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15”Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10


    Silver Lake, DuPage County Forest Preserve District (DuPage County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black or
    Hybrid Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black or
    Hybrid Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Silver Springs State Park (Big Lake) & Ponds,


    Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife Area (Kendall County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Skokie Lagoons, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (38)
    Bluegill, Redear, or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Small Pit Pond, Boone County Conservation District (Boone County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area - McMaster Lake &
    Other Site Waters, State of Illinois (Knox County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (All use other than waterfowl hunting prohibited from 14 days prior
    to duck season through the end of the central zone Canada goose
    season); All live bait in excess of 8” must be rigged with a quick
    set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit-with only
    one fish 15” or longer
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 42” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Sparta City Lakes, City of Sparta (Randolph County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Sparta City Reservoir (South), City of Sparta (Randolph County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Sparta “T” Lake, City of Sparta (Randolph County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . 8” Minimum Length Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Sparta World Shooting and Recreational Complex – Derby Lake,
    State of Illinois (Randolph County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Sparta World Shooting and Recreational Complex Lakes, State of
    Illinois (Randolph County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Spencer Lake, Boone County Conservation District (Boone County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Sportsman’s Club Pond, Macon County Conservation District,
    (Macon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Spring Lake, City of Macomb (McDonough County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    Spring Lakes (North & South), Spring Lake Conservation Area (33)
    (Tazewell County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only(1)(36)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit (42)
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    Spring Pond, Flagg-Rochelle Park District, (Ogle County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Starved Rock State Park (LaSalle County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (33)


    Staunton City Lake, City of Staunton (Macoupin County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . All live bait in excess of 8” must
    be rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pure Muskellunge. . . . . . . . . . . . 36” Minimum Length Limit


    Stephen A. Forbes State Park (see also Forbes State Lake and
    Forbes State Park Ponds) (Marion County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (33)
    Sterling Lake, Lake County Forest Preserve District (Lake County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . All live bait in excess of 8” must be
    rigged with a quick set rig (45)
    All Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Pure Muskellunge . . . . . . . . . . . . 48” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16” Minimum Length Limit


    Storm Lake, DeKalb Park District (DeKalb County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Stump Lake Wildlife Management Area (Jersey County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (19)


    Tampier Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1) (38)
    Bluegill, Redear, or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid
    Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Taylorville Park District Pond, Taylorville Park District (Christian County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Ten Mile Creek Lakes, Ten Mile Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
    (Hamilton/Jefferson Counties)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (Areas designated as waterfowl rest areas are closed to all access
    during the Canada goose season only.)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Tilton City Lake, City of Tilton (Vermilion County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Toledo Reservoir, City of Toledo (Cumberland County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Turkey Bluff Ponds, State of Illinois (Randolph County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Turner Lake, Chain O’Lakes State Park (Lake County)


    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Tuscola City Lake, City of Tuscola (Douglas County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Union County Conservation Area - All waters except Lyerla Lake
    (Union County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area
    (All fishing and boat traffic prohibited October 16 through the last
    day of February.)


    Union County Conservation Area - Lyerla Lake (Union County)
    (All fishing and boat traffic prohibited October 16 through the last
    day of February.)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)(5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Valley Lake, Wildwood Park District (Lake County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Valmeyer Lake, City of Valmeyer (Monroe County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Vanhorn Woods Pond, Plainfield Park District (Will County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Vernor Lake, City of Olney (Richland County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Villa Grove East Lake, City of Villa Grove (Douglas County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    Villa Grove West Lake, City of Villa Grove (Douglas County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Virginia City Reservoir, City of Virginia (Cass County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Waddams Creek (Stephenson County)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Walnut Point Lake, Walnut Point St. Fish and Wildlife Area
    (Douglas County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 15 Fish (either singly or in aggregate)
    Daily Creel Limit, of which
    only 5 fish can be 8” or longer
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12-15” Slot Length Limit (3)


    Walton Park Lake, City of Litchfield (Montgomery County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . 8” Minimum Length Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Wampum Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only
    (1)(38)
    Bluegill, Redear, or Pumpkinseed
    Sunfish (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Washington County Lake, Washington Co. Conservation Area
    (Washington County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing only (1)(5)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17” Minimum Length Limit
    Striped, White, or Hybrid
    Striped Bass (16) . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Washington Park Lagoon, Chicago Park District (Cook County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Washington Park Pond, Springfield Park District (Sangamon County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Closed Season (11)


    Waverly Lake, City of Waverly (Morgan County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit


    Weinberg-King Pond, Weinberg-King State Park (Schuyler County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Weldon Springs Lake, Weldon Springs State Park (DeWitt County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    West Frankfort New City Lake, City of West Frankfort (Franklin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    West Frankfort Old City Lake, City of West Frankfort (Franklin County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    West Salem Reservoir, City of West Salem (Edwards County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit


    White Hall City Lake, City of White Hall (Greene County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    White Oaks Park Lake, City of Bloomington (McLean County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit


    Wilderness Pond, Fox Ridge State Park (Coles County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 5 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 18” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    NOTE: EXPLANATIONS FOR NUMBERS CONTAINED IN PARENTHESIS ARE FOUND ON PAGES 9 AND 10
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    SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
    Statewide Sportfishing Regulations are enforced in addition to each area’s Site Specific Regulations
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS
    WATER AREA FISH SPECIES SITE SPECIFIC
    OR GROUP REGULATIONS


    Wildlife Prairie State Park, State of Illinois (Peoria County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 12-18” Protected Slot Length Limit
    (no possession)
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Bluegill or Redear Sunfish (14) . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Pure or Hybrid Muskellunge. . . . 42” Minimum Length Limit
    William W. Powers Conservation Area (Cook County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)


    Willow Lake, Peabody River King State Conservation Area (St. Clair
    County)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 15” Minimum Length Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass (14) . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9” Minimum Length Limit
    White, Black, or Hybrid
    Crappie (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Trout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Closed Season (10)


    Wolf Lake, William W. Powers Conservation Area (Cook County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . . . .Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting Area (33)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)
    Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
    Large or Smallmouth Bass. . . . . 14” Minimum Length Limit

    Woodford County Conservation Area (Fishing Ditch), Woodford
    County Conservation Area (Woodford County)
    Recreational Use Restrictions . . Waterfowl Refuge or Hunting
    Area (33)
    All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only (1)

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