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Lake Information

County: Greene

Acreage: 34

Shoreline Length: 2.4 miles

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Unrestricted HP, No Wake

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

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Fish Status



In 2021, 32 Bluegill were collected measuring from 4.8-7.2”. The Bluegill population is represented by fish less than 7”. Bluegill struggle to break the 7” in lakes that have Gizzard Shad present due to competition for food resources.



Channel Catfish have not been collected since the 2017 survey. The lake receives 750-850 7-9” Channel Catfish on a every other year stocking schedule. Channel Catfish are more effectively sampled using nets, so it is not surprising that this species is not represented in electrofishing surveys.



Black and White Crappie are present in White Hall City Lake. Neither species are detected in high numbers during electrofishing surveys. Eight White Crappie were collected during the electrofishing survey in 2021. Fish measured 8.7-10.9” and weighed up to 0.67lbs. 50.0% of the catchable population exceeded 10”. One Black Crappie was collected in 2021 and it measured 9.1”. In 2019, the electrofishing survey yielded four 7.7-8.6” White Crappie and six 8.9-10.7” Black Crappie.


Very Good

The Largemouth Bass population at White Hall City Lake remains very good. The 2021 spring electrofishing survey resulted in a lower catch rate of Largemouth Bass (CPUE=120) compared to 2019 (CPUE=270). Largemouth Bass catch rates have met or exceeded the lake management goals since 2017. Weather conditions, water level, and water temperature can affect sampling results. In 2021, Largemouth Bass ranged from 5.1-19.8” and weighed up to 3.5lbs. 8.8% of the catchable Largemouth Bass population exceeded 15” in length. In 2019, 8.3% of the catchable population measured 15” or greater, and 6.2% measured 18” or more. The 2019 sample consisted of fish measuring 4.6-20.1” and weighing up to 4.5lbs. Results from the 2017 survey represented bass measuring 4.0-21.0” and weighing up to 5.3lbs. The 5.3lb bass is the heaviest fish collected in recent years. The current Largemouth Bass harvest regulation of 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit, no length limit remains to be an appropriate regulation for this lake.

Location: White Hall City Lake (Public Cooperative) is located in Greene County, 2 miles east of White Hall, IL, within Ross Park.

Description: The lake is 34 acres in size, with a maximum depth of 31 feet. The lake has a shoreline length of 2.4 miles with the majority easily accessible by bank anglers.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Other species in this lake include Black Bullhead, Common Carp, Flathead Catfish, Freshwater Drum, Gizzard Shad, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, and Yellow Bass.

Additional Lake Information: Fishing Regulations
-Two pole and line fishing only and each pole must not have more than 2 hooks or lures attached while fishing.
-Sport fishermen may harvest carp, carpsuckers, buffalo, gar, bowfin, and suckers by pitchfork, gigs, bow and arrow or bow and arrow devices.
-Largemouth Bass – 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit.
-Channel Catfish – 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit.

No Launch Fee or City Permit Required
Unrestricted HP, No Wake

White Hall City Lake Campground 217-371-5492

Contact Information:
City of White Hall
White Hall City Clerk
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Blake Ruebush