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BUCKNER CITY RESERVOIR


Lake Information

County: Franklin

Acreage: 17

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? NO BOATS allowed

Boat Ramps? No

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

Bluegill were collected from Buckner Reservoir in 2017 at a decreased rate when compared to the previous year, but quality of these fish increased for the second year in a row. 76% of bluegill were larger than 6 inches, and 39% were over 7 inches in length. Bluegill body condition was acceptable.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

Channel catfish were not represented in the spring 2017 Buckner Reservoir electrofishing sample. Channel catfish are stocked in Buckner Reservoir every other year to help maintain the population.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Fair

Largemouth bass abundance in Buckner Reservoir in 2017 was three time higher than the previous year, but quality of these fish remained below the management plan goal range. 31% of bass exceeded 12 inches in length and 7% were over the 15-inch minimum length limit. Bass body condition was slightly substandard and did not meet the goal.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Good

Redear were less abundant in Buckner Reservoir in spring 2017 than in the previous year, but similar to recent years prior to that. No redear in the sample exceeded 6 inches in length, but all collected fish displayed very good body condition.

Location: Buckner Reservoir is located just southeast of Buckner, Illinois and south of Route 14 in Franklin County.

Description: Buckner Reservoir is a relatively fertile, 17-acre, city-owned impoundment that is mostly surrounded by woods. It has a gravel ramp.

Additional Lake Information: 2 pole and line fishing only.

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