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Lake Information

County: McDonough

Acreage: 5

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.



Fish Status



The bluegill population was sampled by 80 fish in the fall 2020 electrofishing survey. The current bluegill population is rated as average with fish sampled up to 8 inches in length. This population is of high density and in good body condition with a Wr average of 86.



In 2020, the white and black crappie populations were sampled by 1 and 8 fish in the fall electrofishing survey. The size ranged from 3.1 to 10.8 inches in length and the body condition was good from 90 to 97 Wr. No harvest or length limit is necessary at this time for the crappie population. The harvest of the numerous black crappie should be encouraged to lower their density. This population is showing a slowing growth rate.



In 2020, a fall D.C. electrofishing survey was used to evaluate the fish population. The largemouth bass population was evaluated by 120 bass from electrofishing. The largemouth bass population appears to be defined by a high percentage of fish from 3.9 to 13 inches in length. The average Relative weight was just okay at a value of 89. The bass population appears to have a high density and rapid recovery from the winter kill of 2013/2014. The percent of bass over 16 inches was 15% in 2015, 9% in 2016, 14% in 2017, 10% in 2018, 0% in 2019, and 2% in 2020. The current bass regulation should remain in place for 2021. And the harvest of bass under 12 inches should be encouraged. But in the future we may want to consider protecting the population to 18 inches.

Location: Blandinsville North Pond is located 1.5 miles north of the village of Blandinsville off of County Road 1985 North or Blairmore Road.

Description: Blandinsville North Pond is owned by the village of Blandinsville and used as a backup water supply reservoir. It is an earthen dam pond that is primarily surrounded by timber.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Blandinsville North Pond has a balanced sport fishery composed of largemouth bass, bluegill, red ear sunfish, black crappie and channel catfish.

Additional Lake Information: All Fish - 2 pole and line fishing only.
Large or Smallmouth Bass:
- Protected Slot Length Limit with 1 fish greater than or equal to 15 inches and/or 2 fish less than 12 inches daily.
Channel Catfish:
- 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit

Contact Information:
Blandinsville Water Department
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Rob Hilsabeck