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DUTCHMAN LAKE


Lake Information

County: Johnson

Acreage: 118

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Avg Wt.
(pounds)

Avg.
Length
(inches)

Fish Status

Bluegill

Good

0.1 lbs

4

Relatively small numbers of bluegill were collected from Dutchman Lake during the 2013 survey, however 50% of these fish were larger than 6 inches, and 15% exceeded 7 inches in length. Bluegill body condition was excellent.

Channel catfish

Fair

0.6 lbs

13

Fish ranged from 13 to 16 inches in length. Body condition was excellent. The channel catfish population is maintained by annual or biennial stockings depending on fish availability.

Largemouth bass

Very Good

0.6 lbs

11

Largemouth bass were abundant in Dutchman Lake in spring 2013. Fifty-six percent of bass were larger than 12 inches, while 22% were larger than the 15-inch minimum length limit. A few bass measured more than 18 inches and one weighed over 6 pounds. Bass body condition met the management plan goal.

Redear sunfish

Fair

0.2 lbs

6

Redear were collected at approximately half the rate of bluegill in 2013. 45% of these fish were larger than 7 inches in length, while 9% were longer than 8 inches. Body condition was excellent.

White crappie

Fair

0.3 lbs

8

In 2013, fish ranged from 8 to 9.5 inches in length. Crappie body condition was somewhat substandard.

Location: Dutchman Lake is a relatively clear, infertile, 118-acre U.S. Forest Service-owned impoundment located approximately five miles north of Vienna, IL in Johnson County.

Description: The lake is surrounded by forest and has a gravel access road and boat ramp. The Dutchman Lake watershed is large, so significant rains have the potential to quickly raise the water level and decrease transparency.

Additional Lake Information: Ten horsepower outboard motor limit.

Contact Information:
Shawnee National Forest office
618-658-2111
IDNR District Biologist Chris Bickers: 618-993-7094