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KAKUSHA, LAKE


Lake Information

County: LaSalle

Acreage: 53

Average Depth: 4 feet

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Yes

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Average

The Bluegill population is in low density, due to lacking habitat and vegetation. Bluegills average 6.5 inches and are in fair condition.

CRAPPIE

Fair

Black crappie are present in Lake Kakusha in high densities. The current population is in ok condition but will need to be monitored. Most of the fish in the sample were 7-8 inches long. Black Crappies were stocked by a fisherman sometime in 1999.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

Lake Kukusha has a history of an up and down Largemouth bass populations. The current population is representative of a population that has issues with recruitment. The current population has many fish over 15 inches and a few over 20 inches in good condition, but younger year classes are missing in the population.

Location: Lake Kakusha is a 53 acre lake located on just off Illinois Route 251 in Mendota Illinois.

Description: Lake Kakusha is owned by the city of Mendota and the Fishery is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Fishery Division. Lake Kakusha has one boat ramp, but the lake has a no gas motor regulation.

Additional Lake Information: All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only
Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit over 14 inches
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . Statewide Regulations
Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel Limit (No Minimum length limit)

Contact Information:
Mendota Park District
815-539-7287
IDNR District Fisheries Biologist, David Wyffels
630-360-4185