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HANOVER BLUFF


Lake Information

County: JoDavies

Acreage: 16

Average Depth: 8.2 feet

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

The Bluegill population is still rebounding from the total winter kill in 2014. The population will continue to grow and produce larger fish as it ages.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Very Good

The largemouth bass population has done well since a total winter kill in 2014. PSD and RSD will decline somewhat after a few more spawns. This was the first year that Largemouth bass spawned since the winter kill and restocking of Largemouth bass in 2014. Bass fishing will be good in the future with trophy possibilities.

Location: Hanover Bluff Lake is located in Jo Daviess County within the Hanover Bluff State fish and wildlife area. Hanover Bluff state fish and wildlife area is immediately north of the Apple River Bridge on Rt. 84 is West Blanding Road. Take this road 1.5 miles south of intersection of Blanding and Hanover Hills roads, turn left on Hanover Hill to parking area.

Description: Hanover Bluff Lake is a 15.5 surface acre impoundment with a maximum depth of 23 feet and an average depth of 8.2 feet.

Additional Lake Information: All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only
Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit (14˝ Minimum Length Limit)
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fish Daily Creel (No Minimum Length Limit)
Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit (No Minimum Length Limit)

Contact Information:
Hanover Bluff State Fish and Wildlife Area
815-745-3302
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Brennan Caputo
630-360-4181