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Lake Information

County: DuPage

Acreage: 3

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

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Fish Status



In the 2020 survey, very few bluegill were caught compared to the previous survey done. This low catch is most likely due to the water willow provding good cover.The previous survey had an abundant Bluegill population.



In our 2020 electrofishing survey, Largemouth Bass were caught at a rate of 102 fish per hour. The average bass was 9.8 inches long Two bass measured longer than 20 inches and weighed over five pounds. Thirty-two percent of the bass were over 12 inches and 18% were longer than 15 inches. Site Regulations 15 inch minimum length, 3 daily creel.

Location: Meadow Lake Park is located in the southeast corner of Aurora, just west of Route 59. From Route 59, head west on Montgomery Road, and turn right (north) on Meadowbrook Drive. Meadow Lake is about 200 yards north of Montgomery Road. Parking is on the street.

Description: Meadow Lake is a three acre dug retention pond that is part of system of lakes used for storm water retention. The maximum depth is eight feet. The lake is owned and maintained by the Fox Valley Park District (FVPD) as a community park in a residential setting. The shoreline is mowed in several areas to allow access for shore fishing. The park also contains a playground and basketball court.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Very large, dense mats of water willow protrude out from the shoreline, covering water that is up to six feet deep. Water Willow provides great cover for small fish and invertebrates, but it hampers fishing access and our ability to effectively sample. Good numbers of Largemouth Bass should provide plenty of action. Heavy fishing line will need to be used if fishing in the areas covered in water willow.

Additional Lake Information: Site Specific Regulations: All fish - 2 pole and line fishing only.
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: 15 inch minimum limit - 3 fish daily creel limit
Channel Catfish: 6 fish daily creel limit.
Common Carp: Unlimited harvest is encouraged for this detrimental species.

Contact Information:
Fox Valley Park District
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Andy Plauck
815-675-2386 ext. 214