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LITTLE CACHE LAKE


Lake Information

County: Johnson

Acreage: 21

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

Fair to good numbers of bluegill were collected from Little Cache #1 Lake during the 2017 survey. 425 of these fish were larger than 6 inches, while 3% were over 7 inches in length. Bluegill body condition met the management plan goal.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

Of the largemouth bass collected in Little Cache #1 Lake in the spring of 2017, 50% were larger than 12 inches, while 25% were longer than the 15-inch minimum size limit. Bass body condition was slightly substandard.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Fair

Redear were less abundant than bluegill in 2017. 33% of these fish were larger than 8 inches, but none exceeded the 9-inch mark. Redear body condition was at the lower end of the management plan goal range.

WHITE CRAPPIE

Fair

Little Cache #1 Lake white crappie were sampled the in spring of 2017. 50% percent of these fish were larger than 8 inches, and 25% were over 10 inches in length. Crappie condition was substandard.

Location: Little Cache #1 Lake is a relatively shallow, 21-acre, U.S. Forest Service-owned water body located approximately five miles north-northeast of Vienna, IL in Johnson County.

Description: The lake was formed by impounding Little Cache Creek and has a large watershed for its size, so significant rains have the potential to quickly raise the water level and decrease transparency.

Additional Lake Information: 2 pole and line fishing only. Little Cache #1 Lake has a gravel access road and primitive boat ramp.

Site Regulations:

Largemouth bass: 15 inch minimum length limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit

Contact Information:
IDNR District Biologist, Luke Nelson:
618-993-7094
Shawnee National Forest Office (Vienna): 618-658-2111