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Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 210

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.

Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Fish Status



The bluegill population structure is above average. During the 2016 fall survey, 46% of the bluegill collected were over 7 inches. Site Regulation: 25/day limit



No channel catfish have been collected during IDNR surveys at this lake. Site Regulation: 6/day limit.



DuQuoin City Lake has an excellent crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Of the crappie collected in the 2016 fall survey, 41% were over 9" in length and 10% were over 10". Site Regulation: 25/day limit.



During the 2016 fall electrofishing survey, 15% of the largemouth bass collected measured 15 inches or better. Only 4% the bass collected were over 18 inches in length. 12% of the bass collected were in the 14-18 inch protected slot limit. Feeding on the overabundant gizzard shad population may allow some of these protected bass to reach and exceed the 18 inch limit in the next few years. Site Regulation: 5 fish under 14" and 1 fish over 18" daily creel; 14-18" protected slot.



The redear population is excellent. Of the redear collected in the 2016 fall survey, 50% were over 9" in length. Site Regulation: 25/day limit.

Location: DuQuoin City Lake is located in Perry County north of DuQuoin. From center of town take State Route 51 North for approximately 4 miles and turn east onto City Lake Road.

Description: This 210-acre lake has a shoreline length of 12 miles and a maximum depth of 30 feet. There is a single lane boat ramp. There are no docks, restrooms or concessions available and parking in the gravel lot is limited. Much of the shoreline is surrounded by spatterdock (yellow cow lily) which provides excellent fish habitat.

Additional Lake Information: Site Regulations:
Crappie: 25/day limit
Channel Catfish: 6/day limit
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish: 25/day limit
Largemouth Bass: 5 fish under 14" and 1 fish over 18" daily creel; 14-18" protected slot

Contact Information:
City of DuQuoin:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Nick Abell

There were 12 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2018.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 476

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2018 tournaments:

1     6.80 lbs
2     6.10 lbs
3     5.34 lbs
4     5.31 lbs
5     5.25 lbs

Top 5 Bag Weights of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2018 tournaments:

1 288.63 lbs
2 165.38 lbs
3 85.56 lbs
4 65.79 lbs
5 45.06 lbs

Interested in participating in one of these public tournaments? Contact us with tournament ID for more information.

2019 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date ID Approval Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Max Boats Species Youth? Open to Public?
October-2612221ApprovedRamp boat
8Largemouth Bass