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GLENN SHOALS LAKE


Lake Information

County: Montgomery

Acreage: 1085

Average Depth: 10.01 feet

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Unrestricted

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? Yes

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? Yes

larger map link Dam Shoals Creek


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    Dam, Shoals Creek

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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

BLUEGILL

Average

The 2017 survey shows very high bluegill numbers. The size distribution and condition of the bluegill collected was poor.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Very Good

This species is solid in this lake. Good numbers and size quality were present in the 2017 survey. Site regulation: 6 fish daily creel limit.

HYBRID STRIPED BASS (WIPERS)

Good

This trophy species is stocked into Lake Glen Shoals by IDNR at 2” in length. During our surveys, we don’t normally see this pelagic predator. One hybrid striped bass was collected in the 2017 survey. It was about 13 inches and likely a fairly recently stocked fish. Site regulation: 17” minimum length limit; 3 fish daily creel limit.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Fair

The largemouth bass numbers are up from the previous survey and are higher than the five previous surveys. The bass collected in the 2017 survey show a good size distribution. The condition of the fish collected was good. Site regulation starting April 1, 2016: 15” minimum length limit; 3 fish daily creel limit.

WHITE CRAPPIE

Good

White crappie were collected in low numbers in the 2017 survey. The white crappie collected were of good size, with most over 10 inches. There is likely very good population of white crappie present in the lake. However, due to the time of year this survey is completed and the gear used it is not likely a representative sample of the true crappie populations.

Location: Approximately 1.25 miles north of Hillsboro, IL in Montgomery County.

Description: Lake Glenn Shoals is cooperatively managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the City of Hillsboro, IL. The lake was constructed for flood prevention, and as a water supply for the City of Hillsboro. Lake Glenn Shoals has no outboard motor hp limit. There are two concrete boat ramps; one at the North Marina and another at the South Marina near the dam.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Approximately 16 species inhabit this central Illinois impoundment. IDNR periodically stocks Hybrid Striped Bass and has released Largemouth Bass into Lake Glenn Shoals when warranted (most recently in 2015).

Sauger were stocked for the first time in 2017.

The lake has fairly high numbers of common carp and yellow bass.

Additional Lake Information: Two pole and line fishing only, and all other statewide rules apply at this lake. Lake Glenn Shoals has no outboard motor hp limit. There is a concrete boat ramp at the North Marina and the South Marina near the dam.

Contact Information:
City of Hillsboro
217-532-6129
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Tad Locher
217-720-0235

There were 9 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2018.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 311

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2018 tournaments:

1     6.95 lbs
2     6.93 lbs
3     5.48 lbs
4     5.06 lbs
5     4.87 lbs

Top 5 Bag Weights of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2018 tournaments:

1 220.25 lbs
2 184.68 lbs
3 114.50 lbs
4 103.75 lbs
5 53.41 lbs


Multiple day tournaments are listed with * end date.

Interested in participating in one of these public tournaments? Contact us with tournament ID for more information.

2019-2020 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
May-1714609ApprovedNorth Ramp boat
hook
30Largemouth Bass
NoNo
June-13
*June-14
14249ApprovedNorth Ramp boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
NoNo
July-1214394ApprovedNorth Ramp boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo
September-1214849ApprovedSouth Ramp boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
NoNo
September-2714024ApprovedSouth Ramp boat
hook
30Largemouth Bass
NoNo
September-2714059ApprovedNorth Ramp boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
NoNo