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Lake Information

County: McDonough

Acreage: 8

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? no

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.



Fish Status



The bluegill population was sampled by 60 fish in fall 2020 electrofishing survey. The current bluegill population is rated as average with a few fish sampled up to 7.5 inches in length. The population appeared to be improving in 2020 with 48% of the sample over 7 inches in length. This population is of high density and in average body condition with a Wr average of 96.



In 2020, the black crappie population was sampled by 1 fish and no white crappie in the fall electrofishing survey. This black crappie was at 10.8 inches in length and the body condition was good at a Wr of 96. No harvest or length limit is necessary at this time for the crappie population.



In 2020, a fall D.C. electrofishing survey was used to evaluate the fish population. The largemouth bass population was evaluated by 94 bass from electrofishing. The largemouth bass population appears to be defined by a high percentage of fish from 7 to 15.5 inches in length with average Relative weights. And then a small group of bass from 18 to 20 inches in very good body condition. The submerged vegetation control in 2017 thru 2020 allowed for an effective and accurate survey in the fall of 2017 thru 2020. The percent of bass over 16 inches was 32% in 2015, 0% in 2016, 9% in 2017, 9% in 2018, 5% in 2019, and 2% in 2020. The current bass regulation should remain in place for 2020. And the harvest of bass under 12 inches can be encouraged to help thin this part of the population. But in the future we may want to consider protecting the population to 18 inches in length.

Location: Blandinsville South Pond is located at the north west edge of the village of Blandinsville by the water treatment plant.

Description: Blandinsville South Pond is a perched water supply reservoir for the village of Blandinsville. It has complete shoreline fishing access and very little submerged aquatic vegetation.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Blandinsville South Pond has a balanced sport fishery of bluegill, largemouth bass, black crappie and channel catfish.

Additional Lake Information: All Fish - 2 pole and line fishing only.
Large or Smallmouth Bass:
- Protected Slot Length Limit with 1 fish greater than or equal to 15 inches and/or 2 fish less than 12 inches daily.
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish:
- 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit

Contact Information:
Blandinsville Water Plant
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Rob Hilsabeck