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BUCKNER CITY RESERVOIR


Lake Information

County: Franklin

Acreage: 17

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? NO BOATS allowed

Boat Ramps? No

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

2019

Channel Catfish

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

204


Additional information for stocking on BUCKNER CITY RESERVOIR


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Very Good

Bluegill were collected from Buckner Reservoir in 2019 at a rate of 74/hr, with an increase in quality and condition. 61% of bluegill were larger than 6 inches, and 50% were over 7 inches in length. Bluegill body condition was good.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

Channel catfish were not represented in the spring 2019 Buckner Reservoir electrofishing sample. Channel catfish are stocked in Buckner Reservoir every other year to help maintain the population.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Fair

Largemouth bass abundance in Buckner Reservoir in 2019 was twice as high as the previous year, but quality of these fish remained below the management plan goal range. 32% of bass exceeded 12 inches in length and no fish were over the 15-inch minimum length limit. Bass body condition was slightly substandard and did not meet the goal.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Very Good

Redear abundance in 2019 was nearly double the previous year. 93% of redear exceeded 6 inches in length, 79% exceeded 8 inches, and all collected fish displayed very good body condition.

Location: Buckner Reservoir is located just southeast of Buckner, Illinois and south of Route 14 in Franklin County.

Description: Buckner Reservoir is a relatively fertile, 17-acre, city-owned impoundment that is mostly surrounded by woods. It has a gravel ramp.

Additional Lake Information: 2 pole and line fishing only.

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

Contact Information:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Luke Nelson
618-985-1112