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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Average

The Bluegill population is in low density, due to lacking habitat and vegetation. Bluegills average 6.5 inches and are in fair condition.

CRAPPIE

Fair

Black crappie are present in Lake Kakusha in high densities. The current population is in ok condition but will need to be monitored. Most of the fish in the sample were 7-8 inches long. Black Crappies were stocked by a fisherman sometime in 1999.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

Lake Kukusha has a history of an up and down Largemouth bass populations. The current population is representative of a population that has issues with recruitment. The current population has many fish over 15 inches and a few over 20 inches in good condition, but younger year classes are missing in the population.

Contact Information:
Mendota Park District
815-539-7287
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, David Wyffels
630-360-4185