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GORDON MORE PARK LAKE


Lake Information

County: Madison

Acreage: 13

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Poor

The bluegill population has good numbers, but mostly smaller fish. Bluegill numbers are down from the previous survey. The size quality is poor with no fish over 7 inches. The bluegill population in this lake has been poor for many years. Perhaps this is due to a genetic predisposition to spawn at smaller sizes or that the bass are primary foraging on the gizzard shad in the lake.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

This lake supports a good channel catfish population and gets a lot of angling pressure for catfish. Only one channel catfish was collected in this survey. It was over 5 pounds and in good condition. This lake gets supplemental channel catfish stocking from the Urban Fishing Program.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

Largemouth bass numbers have decreased in this survey, but are still very good. The size distribution looks good, with fish in all size classes present. This lake continues to support a quality, self-sustaining bass population. Reproduction and recruitment seem to be very consistent. The lake has a forage base of small sunfish, gizzard shad, and golden shiners that supports the high numbers and quality of bass.

Location: Gordon Moore Park Lake is located in Alton, IL.

Description: This 13 acre public lake has good shoreline access. The lake has a great population of small sunfish and very high numbers of channel catfish. Through June and July, the lake is stocked with catfish and hybrid sunfish as part of the Urban Fishing Program.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: The lake has had excessive aquatic plant problems over the past few years. Excessive growth of filamentous algae, southern naiad, and duckweed have all been evaluated and treated cooperatively with the city of Alton.

Additional Lake Information: All fish: 2 pole and line fishing only.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth or smallmouth bass: 15” minimum length limit, 3 fish daily limit
Bluegill or redear sunfish: 25 fish daily limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit

Contact Information:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Fred Cronin
618-931-4217