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VICTORIA PHEASANT HABITAT AREA


Lake Information

County: Knox

Acreage: 16

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Yes, Portable only

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

The bluegill population is composed of fish up to 8 inches in length and good body condition.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Average

Majority of the Largemouth Bass are under 14 inches in length and in average body condition.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Good

The redear sunfish population is composed of fish up to 11 inches in length and in good body condition.

Location: Victoria Pheasant Habitat Area is a satellite site of Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area located near Victoria, Illinois. Victoria Pheasant Habitat Area is approximately 2 miles Northwest of Victoria, and the Parking Area is located along Knox Road 1700 East.

Description: Victoria Pheasant Habitat Area contains 2 lakes that are both approximately 8 acres in size. They are both long, narrow strip-mine lakes that have a maximum depth of approximately 14 feet.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: The current fish population is composed of largemouth bass predominately from 8 to 15 inches in length, bluegill up to 8.5 inches in length, redear sunfish up to 11 inches in length.

Additional Lake Information: The fishing regulations are identical to the rest of the Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area site:
All Fish - 2 pole and line fishing only.

Large or Smallmouth Bass: Protected Slot Length Limit from 14 to 18 inches with 3 fish daily harvest limit.

Bluegill or Redear Sunfish: 25 fish Daily Harvest Limit.

White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie: 25 Fish Daily Harvest Limit with no more than 10 fish greater than or equal to 10 inches.

Pure Muskellunge: Harvestable slot from 36 to 42 inches, and 48 inch minimum length limit with 1 fish daily harvest limit.

Channel Catfish: 6 fish daily harvest limit.

Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid Walleye: 3 fish daily harvest limit.

Contact Information:
Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area
(309) 879-2607
Rob Hilsabeck, IDNR Fisheries
(309) 446-9143