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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

Bluegill were abundant in the fall survey. Of the 57 bluegill sampled, only one fish measured longer than six inches. Site Regulations: 25 fish daily limit.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Average

Channel catfish are stocked regularly in White Pine Pond but are notoriously difficult to sample in deep clear ponds. Site Regulations: 12-inch minimum length limit; 3 fish daily limit.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

During the fall survey, bass were caught at a rate that is lower than the management goal, however gear bias based on the pond morphology is most likely to blame. The bass ranged in length from 3.1 to 20.5 inches, with the largest bass weighing 4.2 pounds. Forty percent of the bass were longer than 16 inches. Site Regulations: 14-18" protected slot limit; 4 fish daily limit with 3 fish that can be harvested under 14 inches and 1 fish longer than 18 inches

REDEAR SUNFISH

Very Good

Redear sunfish are present in White Pine Pond. They are not as abundant as bluegill, but redears over seven inches were sampled in the recent surveys. Redear sunfish tend to use deeper water than their bluegill cousins, which makes them a little more difficult to sample or catch. Site Regulations: 25 fish daily limit.

Contact Information:
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Dan Grigas
630-933-7668
IDNR District Fisheries Biologist, Andy Plauck
815-675-2386 ext. 214