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Lake Information

County: Bureau

Acreage: 925

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes

  Trout stocked in fall

  Trout stocked in spring

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Location: This 104.5 linear park spans 5 counties (Rock Island, Henry, Bureau, Lee and Whiteside).

Description: The Canal is 925 acres with an average depth of 5 feet. The Canal is 104.5 miles long and averages about 90 feet across. The majority is accessible to bank angling. There is a 93 mile multi-use trail.

There were 4 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2017.

Species Total Fish Caught
Bluegill 267
Largemouth Bass 112

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this
waterbody in 2017 tournaments:

1     3.53 lbs
2     3.41 lbs
3     3.31 lbs
4     3.31 lbs
5     3.25 lbs

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

2018 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date End Date
(if different from start)
ID Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Max Boats Species Open to Public?
May-058049Visitor Center Ramp boat
10Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
June-097832Geneseo Ramp bank
Largemouth Bass