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MALLARD LAKE (DCFPD)


Lake Information

County: DuPage

Acreage: 75

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Electric only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? YES

Camping? No


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There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Lake Status Summary

Species

Rank

Avg Wt.
(pounds)

Avg.
Length
(inches)

Fish Status

Bluegill

Very Good

N/A

N/A

Our catch rate for bluegill was a little low for the most recent survey. No fish over 6" were captured.

Channel catfish

Good

N/A

N/A

Mallard Lake is stocked with 4000 channel catfish each spring.

Crappie

Fair

N/A

N/A

Both black and white crappie are present in Mallard Lake. Black crappie are more abundant and numbers have been stable over the years for this species.

Largemouth bass

Very Good

N/A

N/A

The largemouth bass population has remained stable at Mallard Lake throughout the years.

Muskellunge

Good

N/A

N/A

These fish have done well in the lake as evidenced by the 38" fish (15.5 lbs) captured in our 2012 fall survey. Angler reports tell of larger fish in the lake.

Northern pike

Good

N/A

N/A

Northern pike are stocked annually into Mallard Lake. While we haven't caught any trophy pike at Mallard, we do see stable numbers of 24 - 30 inch fish.

Walleye

Excellent

N/A

N/A

Walleye are stocked in Mallard every year

Location: Mallard Lake is in Hanover Park, in Dupage County. Parking lot is off of Schick Road west of Gary Avenue.

Description: Mallard Lake is an 89 acre man-made lake with a maximum depth of 25 feet owned by the Forest Preserve District of Dupage County. The lake is managed under a cooperative management agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. There is an island with bridges connecting two sides of the lake. There are two handicapped accessible fishing piers and several access paths. Carry-in boats under 20 feet are allowed (no boat ramp is available). No gasoline powered motors allowed. A smaller 9 acre pond (Cloverdale Pond) is also accessible at Mallard Lake Forest Preserve.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Mallard offers a variety of fish species, so don't be surprised if your bait comes under attack from a hungry largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike or muskie! Although this lake does receive fairly heavy fishing pressure, there are some truly memorable fish to be caught. Forage species include: yellow perch, gizzard shad, bluegill, green sunfish, golden shiner, and bluntnose minnows.

Additional Lake Information: No gasoline powered motors allowed.

Contact Information:
Forest Preserve District of Dupage County
630-933-7200
IDNR (815) 675-2386 ext. 214