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NASHVILLE CITY RESERVOIR


Lake Information

County: Washington

Acreage: 30

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp limit

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Maps are not intended for navigation.

Lake Status Summary

Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Fair

The bluegill population structure can only be described as fair. During the 2016 fall electrofishing survey no bluegill over 7 inches were collected.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Excellent

IDNR annually stocks 8-10” channel catfish into Nashville City Lake. These annual stockings have produced excellent angling opportunities for 1–5 pound channel catfish. Site Regulation: 6 fish daily creel limit.

CRAPPIE

Average

Crappie populations have the tendency to stunt and become overabundant in smaller lakes like Nashville City Lake. Anglers are encouraged to harvest all crappie caught regardless of size. Of the crappie collected in the 2016 fall survey, none were over nine-inches in length.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Very Good

The opportunity to catch bass over 18 inches is excellent in this lake. During the 2016 fall survey, 18% of the largemouth bass collected measured 18 inches or better. The largemouth bass daily harvest regulation changed on April 1, 2016. Site Regulation: 1 fish daily limit, 18" minimum length limit.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Poor

No redear sunfish have been collected at Nashville City Lake during IDNR surveys.

Location: Nashville City Lake is located just east of Nashville IL. From State Route 127, turn east onto State Route 15. Drive about 0.8 mile and turn north onto Reservoir Road.

Description: Built in 1931, this 30-acre lake has a maximum depth of 22 feet. Nashville City Lake has a 10 HP motor limit.

Additional Lake Information: Nashville City Lake has a 10 HP motor limit and a one-lane boat ramp with limited parking available for use. There are no concessions at Nashville City Lake. 2 pole and line fishing only for all species.

Site Regulation:
Largemouth bass: 1 fish daily limit, 18" minimum length limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit

Contact Information:
City of Nashville
618-328-8228
IDNR Fish Biologist, Shawn Hirst:
618-687-4546