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GEORGE, LAKE


Lake Information

County: Rock Island

Acreage: 157

Average Depth: 21.29 feet

Shoreline Length: 6.3 miles

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Electric only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? Yes

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes

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There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

Especially good after dark in the summer.

CRAPPIE

Good

Lake George has a population of both Black and White crappies. The average length in the 2016 sample for White crappie was 10.0 inches and 8.0 inches for Black crappie

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

Largemouth bass were captured at a rate of 90.7 fish per hour of electrofishing. 19% of the Largemouth bass sampled were 14 inches or larger.

MUSKELLUNGE

Good

The Muskie population is consistent with catch rate of 1 fish per net night in Spring trap nets. Average size fish are 35 inches with fish as big as 41 inches being sampled. Gizzard shad are the main forage for these fish.

WALLEYE

Excellent

The population of Walleye are in good to excellent condition, with good numbers of fish over 18 inches. Fish can be found in the woody structure in fall.

Location: Lake George is located in Rock Island County 5 miles west of Andalusia off Route 92. It is owned by the Rock Island County Forest Preserve District.

Description: In a joint effort to provide additional fishing opportunities to anglers in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources entered into a lease agreement with Rock Island County Forest Preserve District. Lake George is 167 acre lake with a maximum depth of 62 feet and an average depth of 24 feet. The lake has 4.2 miles of wooded shoreline. Boating is permitted with electric trolling motors only. The lake has a 40 car/trailer paved parking lot with two concrete boat ramps. The boat launch is ADA accessible. There is a concession building at Lake George that offers boat and electric motor rentals, bait, food, and some tackle supplies. For more information contact Lake George at 309-795-1070.

Additional Lake Information: All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only
Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit (14˝ Minimum Length Limit)
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . . . . . . . . No Fish Daily Creel Limit (No Minimum Length Limit)
Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit (No Minimum Length Limit)
Pure Muskellunge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fish Daily creel Limit (36˝ Minimum Length Limit)
Striped, White, or Hybrid Striped Bass . . . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit (17˝ Minimum Length Limit)
Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid Walleye. . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit (14˝ Minimum Length Limit)
White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit (No Minimum Length Limit)

Contact Information:
Loud Thunder Forest Preserve
19406 Loud Thunder Road
309- 795-1040
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, David Wyffels
630-360-4185