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DONGOLA CITY RESERVOIR


Lake Information

County: Union

Acreage: 5

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Maps are not intended for navigation.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Poor

The bluegill population is stunted and poor. Of the bluegill collected in the 2016 spring survey, none were over seven inches.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Average

The channel catfish population is average. Five catfish were collected in 2016, ranging in size from 19-25 inches. Channel catfish have been collected during the last 10 surveys.

CRAPPIE

Poor

Dongola City Lake has a poor crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Very few crappie over 8 inches have been observed during sampling in the past. Of the crappie collected in the 2016 survey, only 1 was over nine inches. Anglers are encouraged to harvest all crappie caught regardless of size to alleviate the overabundance of smaller crappie in the lake.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Excellent

Dongola City Lake has an excellent bass population. During the 2016 spring electrofishing sample, of the largemouth bass collected, 37% were over 15 inches, 30% were over 16 inches, and 16% were over 18 inches.Site Regulation: 18 inch minimum length limit and one fish per day creel limit.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Average

The redear population is average. Although no redear sunfish were collected in 2016, redear between 7-8 inches have been collected in 2 of the last 5 surveys.

Location: Dongola City Reservoir is located in Union County west of Dongola. From Dongola, head west on Mill Street/Lake Road and turn north onto Howell Lane/Mill Creek Road.

Description: Dongola City Reservoir is 58 acres in size. There is a single lane boat ramp with dock. There are no restrooms or concessions available.

Additional Lake Information: Maps of 6 Dongola Lake fish attractor locations can be obtained via email by sending a request to Shawn.Hirst@Illinois.gov.

New Site Regulation in effect April 1, 2017:
Largemouth bass fishing regulation – 18 inch minimum length limit and one fish per day creel limit.

Contact Information:
City of Dongola:
618-827-4343
IDNR Fish Biologist, Shawn Hirst:
618-687-4546