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Lake Information

County: Union

Acreage: 3

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Fish Status



During the 2022 fall survey, only 22 Bluegill were collected, ranging in length from 1.7 to 7.1 inches. Body condition continues to be very poor at 79, which is well below the management goal of 90 and indicates poor growth. In summary, Bluegill growth appears to be stunted, but the population does not seem overabundant.



No Channel Catfish was collected during the 2022 survey. Two were observed while electrofishing but not captured. IDNR began annual stockings of Channel Catfish during 2020. This fishery should continue to develop as annual stockings continue.



A total of 34 Largemouth Bass were collected during the 2022 electrofishing survey. The high bass catch rate of 204/hour is considered desirable for a small pond where quality panfish are desired. Bass ranged in length from 5.2 to 12.1 inches. Body condition was relatively good for a small pond at 94. In summary, the Largemouth Bass population is acceptable for a small pond managed for quality Bluegill and Redear. The goal is to have an abundance of small bass that thin the Bluegill and Redear population to improve their growth rates.



A total of 14 Redear were collected during the 2022 survey, ranging in length from 2.4 to 9.5 inches. Body condition was better than Bluegill at 85 but was still below the management goal of 90. Redear have an advantage over Bluegill as they can feed upon mollusks (aquatic snails and clams), while Bluegill cannot. In summary, Redear growth is slightly better than Bluegill, but is still relatively poor.

Location: City of Anna in Union County, IL.

Description: Anna City Lake is a 3-acre pond built within Anna City Park. The entire pond is accessible to shore angling.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Anna City Lake is primarily managed to provide a quality fishery for Bluegill and Redear Sunfish. Ideally, the lake would contain Bluegill and Redear Sunfish over 8 inches in length. However, the 2021 and 2022 surveys suggest that all fish species grow poorly. The reason for ubiquitously poor fish growth is currently unknown. It is also unknown why all aquatic plants around the lake had died off prior to surveying the lake in 2021. Future surveys will continue to monitor the lake as it hopefully recovers.

Additional Lake Information: Fishing Regulations:
All Fish: 2 pole and line fishing only
Largemouth Bass: 3 fish daily harvest limit; 15-inch minimum length limit
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish: 10 fish daily harvest limit; 8-inch minimum length limit
Channel Catfish: 6 fish daily harvest limit

Contact Information:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Nick Abell