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HARRISBURG NEW CITY RESERVOIR


Lake Information

County: Saline

Acreage: 209

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Yes

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes



Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Avg Wt.
(pounds)

Avg.
Length
(inches)

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

0.1 lbs

5

Bluegill size structure remains constant as most catchable fish are between 6 and 6.5 inches.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Excellent

2.2 lbs

19

Many fish reported and collected during electro fishing surveys are 20 inches or better. A daily catch limit of six fish applies.

CRAPPIE

Fair

N/A

N/A

Anglers should target crappie around structure using minnows and jigs. Currently there are no size or creel limits for crappie at Harrisburg New City Reservoir.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Very Good

1.4 lbs

14

Many fish between 2 to 3 pounds are present, and bass fishing is expected to be good to excellent. Currently there are no size restrictions for bass and the creel limit is 6 fish per day.

Location: The reservoir is located approximately one mile east of Galatia in the wooded rolling terrain in Saline County.

Description: Harrisburg New City Reservoir has a surface area of 209.0 acres and maximum depth of 30.0 feet. Shoreline areas are shallow and the reservoir has a shoreline length of 6.5 miles with a watershed of approximately 2000 acres. Harrisburg New City Reservoir was impounded in 1955 to create the reservoir and provide a public water source. Currently the City of Harrisburg receives well water, eliminating the reservoir as a primary or secondary water source.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Recent survey data suggests Harrisburg New City Reservoir is currently supporting a balanced fishery. Catchable populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie and redear sunfish are present in the reservoir.

Contact Information:
IDNR District Biologist
Kurt Daine
618-949-3432

2017 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date End Date
(if different from start)
ID Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Public?
July-015779Ramp boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
No
July-085191Ramp boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
No
July-094550Ramp boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
No
August-195652Ramp boat
hook
8Largemouth Bass
No
September-03September-044876Ramp boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
No
September-095782Ramp boat
hook
8Largemouth Bass
No