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SPARTA RESERVOIR (SOUTH)


Lake Information

County: Randolph

Acreage: 25

Recreational Amenities

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 average. Although 7 inch bluegill are present, no bluegill over eight inches have been collected in the last four fisheries surveys. Site Regulation: 15 fish daily limit.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

The channel catfish population is good. Twelve catfish were collected in the 2016 survey ranging in size from 13 – 21 inches. Channel catfish are stocked annually and have been collected in each of the last 4 surveys. Site Regulation: 6 fish daily limit.

CRAPPIE

Average

This lake has an average crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Of the 9 crappie collected in the 2016 survey, 2 were over nine inches.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Excellent

This lake has an excellent bass population. Of the 59 bass collected during the 2016 fall electrofishing sample, 53% were over 15 inches, 42% were over 16 inches, and 17% were over 18 inches. Site Regulation: 6 fish daily limit, 15" minimum length limit.

Location: Sparta Old City Reservoir (South) is located in Randolph County. From Sparta, head south on SR 4 for 1.5 miles, turn east on Summerville Road and take Lake City Lake Road north to the ramp.

Description: Sparta Old City Reservoir (South) is 25 acres in size. There is a single lane boat ramp. There are no concessions available.

Additional Lake Information: 2 pole and line fishing only.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass: 6 fish daily limit, 15" minimum length limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit
Bluegill and redear sunfish: 15 fish daily limit

Contact Information:
City of Sparta
618-443-2917
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Fred Cronin
618-931-4217