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FRANKLIN CREEK MILL POND


Lake Information

County: Lee

Acreage: 3

Average Depth: 2 feet

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? None

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes




There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

Franklin Mill pond bluegills are dominated by fish in the 3-6 inch range but with limited numbers of fish over 8 inches available. All Bluegill sizes have excellent relative weights

CHANNEL CATFISH

Improving

Channel Catfish are present but in relatively low numbers.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

The largemouth population has a good distribution with fish ranging from 8 to 18 inches with good relative weights. fishing can be tough with the water clarity of the Mill pond.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Good

The Redear sunfish are present in good numbers surprisingly for the cold water that feeds the pond. Fish over 9 inches have been sampled but most fish will fall into the 7-9 inch range.

Location: Franklin Mill pond is located with in Franklin Creek State Natural Area and is located between Rochelle and Dixon, just north of IL RTE 38. On IL RTE 38 on the west side of the small town of Franklin Grove, turn north on Daysville Road and go one block to Old Mill Road. Turn left (west) on Old Mill Road and proceed one mile to the State Natural Area.

Description: Franklin Mill Pond is a 3-acre lake with a maximum depth of 6 feet and an average depth of 2 feet.

Additional Lake Information: All Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only
Large or Smallmouth Bass . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit (15˝ Minimum Length Limit)
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish . . . . . . . . . . . . No Daily Creel Limit (No Minimum Length Limit)
Channel Catfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No Daily Creel Limit (No Minimum Length Limit)

Contact Information:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Franklin Creek State Natural Area
136 East Chestnut Street
815-456-2878
IDNR Fisheries Biologist: David Wyffels
6303604185