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1. 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

t
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)
12
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
13
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
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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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

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
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
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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
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

2. 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
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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

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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SITE SPECIFIC SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
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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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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

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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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
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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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
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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