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MCLEANSBORO CITY LAKE


Lake Information

County: Hamilton

Acreage: 75

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp



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Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Fair

Bluegill size structure remains constant as most catchable fish are between 6 and 6.5 inches. Good numbers of bluegill and other sunfish exist, but the average size is less than desirable.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Excellent

Anglers continue to report excellent catches of channel catfish. Many fish reported and collected during electro fishing surveys are 18 inches or better.

CRAPPIE

Fair

Black and white crappie are present in McLeansboro City Reservoir and fishing as reported from anglers has been fair. Anglers should target crappie around structure using minnows and jigs.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

Many fish between 1.5 to 2 pounds are present with larger bass sampled and reportedly being caught by anglers.

Location: McLeansboro reservoir is located one mile southwest of the city of McLeansboro in Hamilton County.

Description: The reservoir has a surface area of 75 acres and a maximum depth of 23 feet. Shoreline areas are shallow and the reservoir is considered moderately fertile. In the past, the reservoir was a potable water source for the city, but currently the reservoir serves only recreational purposes.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Recent survey data suggests McLeansboro City Reservoir is currently supporting a balanced fishery. Fish most commonly sought after by anglers include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie and occasionally flathead catfish.

Additional Lake Information: McLeansboro City Reservoir has a two pole and line fishing regulation and a 10 horsepower or less outboard motor restriction.

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

There were 1 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2016.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 12

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this
waterbody in 2016 tournaments:

1     4.25 lbs
2     3.31 lbs
3     3.06 lbs