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SPARTA RESERVOIR (SOUTH)


Lake Information

County: Randolph

Acreage: 25

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Fish Stocking

Year

Species

Size

Count

2018

Channel Catfish

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

266

2019

Channel Catfish

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

175

2020

Channel Catfish

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

250


Additional information for stocking on SPARTA RESERVOIR (SOUTH)


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Average

The bluegill population is average. Although 7 inch bluegill are present, no bluegill over eight inches have been collected in the last four fisheries surveys. Site Regulation: 15 fish daily limit.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

The channel catfish population is good. Twelve catfish were collected in the 2016 survey ranging in size from 13 – 21 inches. Channel catfish are stocked annually and have been collected in each of the last 4 surveys. Site Regulation: 6 fish daily limit.

CRAPPIE

Average

This lake has an average crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Of the 9 crappie collected in the 2016 survey, 2 were over nine inches.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Excellent

This lake has an excellent bass population. Of the 59 bass collected during the 2016 fall electrofishing sample, 53% were over 15 inches, 42% were over 16 inches, and 17% were over 18 inches. Site Regulation: 6 fish daily limit, 15" minimum length limit.

Location: Sparta Old City Reservoir (South) is located in Randolph County. From Sparta, head south on SR 4 for 1.5 miles, turn east on Summerville Road and take Lake City Lake Road north to the ramp.

Description: Sparta Old City Reservoir (South) is 25 acres in size. There is a single lane boat ramp. There are no concessions available.

Additional Lake Information: 2 pole and line fishing only.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass: 6 fish daily limit, 15" minimum length limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit
Bluegill and redear sunfish: 15 fish daily limit

Contact Information:
City of Sparta
618-443-2917
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Eric Ratcliff
618-931-4217