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BIRMINGHAM POND


Lake Information

County: Du Page

Acreage: 3

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Excellent

Bluegill were abundant and ranged in size from 2.7 to 7.8 inches, with an average size of 5.9 inches. Sixty-one percent of the catch was longer than six inches. Birmingham Pond would be a great place to bring a youngster to tie into some nice sized bluegills!

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Improving

In our 2014 survey, largemouth bass were in healthy abundance. The average bass was 11.6 inches long and the catch ranged from 4.5 to 15.6 inches. The heaviest bass weighed 1.9 pounds. Seventy-nine percent of the catch was over 12 inches, but only one legal size (15 inches) bass was caught. Larger bass may have been lost due to winter kill in the harsh winter of 2013–14. Multiple sizes (year classes) indicate successful reproduction in this lake in the past. The majority of the bass in the pond are adult fish so numbers should go up in this pond as these fish spawn in the future.

Location: Birmingham Pond is located in Birmingham Park in Aurora. From Eola Road, head west on Indian Trail. Turn north (right) on Stonebridge Blvd. and turn left on Legacy Drive. Birmingham Park is located west of (left side) of Legacy Drive. The park is located on the far west end of Stonebridge Country Club.

Description: Birmingham Pond is a 3.2 acre dug retention pond. No bathymetric map is available for this pond. The pond is owned and maintained by the Fox Valley Park District (FVPD) as a community park in a residential setting. Flow-through from adjacent storm sewers helps keep this shallow lake from serious winter kill. A buffer strip of vegetation is left un-mowed to help trap nutrients before they enter the pond.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: The FVPD has entered into a cooperative management agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to facilitate fisheries management activities. Site-specific regulations apply (six fish daily creel on channel catfish and a three fish, 15 inch minimum limit on largemouth bass). The first IDNR survey of this pond took place in May 2014. A follow-up trip to collect depth data is planned for the future. Fox Valley Park District reported a significant winterkill (winter of 2013–14), but a fair number of fish made it through.Largemouth bass and bluegill abundance still fall within the numbers of a healthy pond. Excellent access makes Birmingham Pond a family friendly fishing location.

One Golden shiner was collected in Birmingham Pond. This was the first survey on record of this pond so not historical data is available.

Additional Lake Information: A playground and basketball courts are located at the adjacent park.

Contact Information:
Fox Valley Park District
(630) 897-0516
IDNR Fisheries
(815) 675- 2386 ext. 214