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BUCKNER CITY RESERVOIR


Lake Information

County: Franklin

Acreage: 17

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? NO BOATS allowed

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Avg Wt.
(pounds)

Avg.
Length
(inches)

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

N/A

4

Bluegill were collected from Buckner Reservoir in 2016 at a lower rate compared to the previous year, however quality of these fish increased. 45% of bluegill were larger than 6 inches, and 32% were over 7 inches in length. Bluegill body condition was very good.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

0.6 lbs

13

Channel catfish, although not large, were fairly abundant in Buckner Reservoir in spring 2016. Channel catfish collected fish ranged in size from 15 to20 inches in length with excellent body condition. Channel catfish are stocked in Buckner Reservoir every other year to help maintain the population. Fishing Regulation: 6 fish daily limit.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Fair

1.2 lbs

13

Largemouth bass abundance in Buckner Reservoir in 2016 was much lower than the previous year, and quality of these fish also decreased. 29% of bass exceeded 12 inches in length, and 15% were over the 15-inch minimum length limit. Bass body condition was acceptable, but near the low end of the management plan goal range.Fishing Regulation: 15 inch minimum length limit.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Excellent

0.1 lbs

4

Redear were more abundant in Buckner Reservoir in spring 2016 than in any of the previous four years. Redear quality was also excellent, with 100% larger than 8 inches and 20% at, or over, the 10 inch mark. Redear body condition was also excellent.

Location: Buckner Reservoir is located just southeast of Buckner, Illinois and south of Route 14 in Franklin County.

Description: Buckner Reservoir is a relatively fertile, 17-acre, city-owned impoundment that is mostly surrounded by woods. It has a gravel ramp.

Contact Information:
IDNR District Biologist, Chris Bickers
618-993-7094