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LITTLE CACHE LAKE


Lake Information

County: Johnson

Acreage: 21

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

2020

Channel Catfish

Non-vulnerable 8 - 10"

250


Additional information for stocking on LITTLE CACHE LAKE


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

Poor numbers of bluegill were collected from Little Cache #1 Lake during the 2019 survey, as evidenced by an electrofishing catch-per-unit-effort of 18 fish per hour. Fifty-six percent of these fish were larger than 6 inches, while 11% were over 7 inches in length. Bluegill body condition is rising and exceeding the management plan goal.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

Largemouth bass were collected in Little Cache #1 Lake at a rate of 74 per hour in spring 2019, and 61% were larger than 12 inches, while 52% were longer than the 15-inch minimum size limit. Bass body condition was good and still improving.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Fair

Redear were substantially less abundant in 2019, as evidenced by an electrofishing catch-per-unit-effort of 26 per hour. 53% of these fish were larger than 6 inches, and 6% exceeded the 8 inch mark. Redear body condition is rising, but at the lower end of the management plan goal range.

WHITE CRAPPIE

Fair

In 2019, Little Cache #1 Lake white crappie were collected at a much lower rate of the previous year (8/hr). Crappie condition remained substandard.

Location: Little Cache #1 Lake is a relatively shallow, 21-acre, U.S. Forest Service-owned water body located approximately five miles north-northeast of Vienna, IL in Johnson County.

Description: The lake was formed by impounding Little Cache Creek and has a large watershed for its size, so significant rains have the potential to quickly raise the water level and decrease transparency.

Additional Lake Information: 2 pole and line fishing only. Little Cache #1 Lake has a gravel access road and primitive boat ramp.

Site Regulations:

Largemouth bass: 15 inch minimum length limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit

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