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WEINBERG - KING POND #2


Lake Information

County: Schuyler

Acreage: 1

Average Depth: 6 feet

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? NO BOATS allowed

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? Yes


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Fish Stocking

Year

Species

Size

Count

2020

Channel Catfish

Advanced Fingerling 4 - 7"

50


Additional information for stocking on WEINBERG - KING POND #2


Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

Bluegill were collected at a catch rate of 172 fish/hour in 2020. Bluegill in this pond measured between 3.9-8.9”. 70% of the catchable Bluegill population exceeded 7”. Bluegill body condition is average (Wr=100.1).

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

No Channel Catfish were collected during the 2020 survey. Some Channel Catfish were found dead during the September 2019 fish kill. The IDNR hatchery stocked 50 7.2” Channel Catfish on 7/29/2020.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Average

In 2020, 19 Largemouth Bass ranging from 3.5-8.3” were collected. The 2020 catch rate of 76 fish/hour meets the management goal (≥60 bass/hour), however no Largemouth Bass exceeded 10”. The fish kill that occurred in September of 2019 resulted in the loss of many Largemouth Bass 10” and greater. Average relative weights were low in 2020 (Wr=91.2).

Location: Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area is located in Schuyler County, 3 miles east of Augusta north of Route 101. There are two ponds on this site that are managed for sport fishing. Pond #2 is the smaller of the two ponds.

Description: This fertile, 1 acre pond is surrounded by the equestrian campground. In past years this pond has supported a desirable sport fishery. Bank anglers can access the entire shoreline of the pond.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: In 2019, this pond experienced a significant summer kill due to low oxygen. The pond was surveyed in 2020 to evaluate the status of the fishery. Results indicated that the fish population is still in decent shape.

Additional Lake Information: Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area Webpage:
https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/WeinbergKing.aspx

Contact Information:
Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area
217-392-2345
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Blake Ruebush
217-622-7219