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DUTCHMAN LAKE


Lake Information

County: Johnson

Acreage: 118

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.


Fish Stocking

Year

Species

Size

Count

2021

Channel Catfish

Non-vulnerable 8 - 10"

1500


Additional information for stocking on Dutchman Lake


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Excellent

Bluegill were far more abundant in Dutchman Lake during the 2021 survey. The bluegill catch rate was 156 per hour, a massive increase compared to the previous sample. Fifty one percent of these fish were larger than 6 inches, and 12 fish exceeded 7 inches in length. Bluegill body condition increased.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Very Good

Largemouth bass abundance in Dutchman Lake in spring 2021 increased compared to the previous year. Quality of these fish was slightly lower than the previous year, and 51 percent were larger than 12 inches, while 27% were larger than the 15-inch minimum length limit and the largest was over 7 pounds. Bass body condition decreased slightly in 2021, dipping just below the management plan goal. Site Regulation: 15 inch length limit, 6 per day creel limit.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Good

Redear were collected at a rate of 26 per hour in 2021 and quality increased. Seventy seven of these fish were larger than 7 inches in length, and no fish were longer than 8 inches. Redear body increased to well within the management goal range.

Location: Dutchman Lake is a relatively clear, infertile, 118-acre U.S. Forest Service-owned impoundment located approximately five miles north of Vienna, IL in Johnson County.

Description: The lake is surrounded by forest and has a gravel access road and boat ramp. The Dutchman Lake watershed is large, so significant rains have the potential to quickly raise the water level and decrease transparency.

Additional Lake Information: Ten horsepower outboard motor limit.

Site Regulation:
Largemouth bass – 15 inch length limit, 6 per day creel limit.
Channel catfish – 6 per day creel limit.

Contact Information:
Shawnee National Forest Office:
618-658-2111
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Luke Nelson
618-985-1112

There were 2 tournaments held on this waterbody in 2021.

Species Total Fish Caught
Largemouth Bass 14

Top 5 Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2021 tournaments:

1     4.11 lbs
2     2.94 lbs
3     2.02 lbs
4     1.56 lbs

Top 5 Total Tournament Weight of Largemouth Bass caught on this waterbody in 2021 tournaments:

1 20.56 lbs
2 10.63 lbs