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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

The Bluegill population is still rebounding from the total winter kill in 2014. The population will continue to grow and produce larger fish as it ages.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Very Good

The largemouth bass population has done well since a total winter kill in 2014. PSD and RSD will decline somewhat after a few more spawns. This was the first year that Largemouth bass spawned since the winter kill and restocking of Largemouth bass in 2014. Bass fishing will be good in the future with trophy possibilities.

Contact Information:
Hanover Bluff State Fish and Wildlife Area
815-745-3302
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Brennan Caputo
630-360-4181