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DONGOLA CITY RESERVOIR


Lake Information

County: Union

Acreage: 5

Recreational Amenities

Boat Ramps? Yes

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

Poor

0.2 lbs

6

The bluegill population is stunted and poor. Of the 24 bluegill collected in the 2015 spring survey, none were over seven inches.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Average

8.2 lbs

29

The channel catfish population is average. Two catfish were collected in 2015 ranging in size from 22–26 inches. Channel catfish have been collected during the last 9 surveys.

CRAPPIE

Poor

N/A

N/A

Dongola City Reservoir has a poor crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Very few crappie over 8 inches have been observed during sampling in the past. No crappie were collected in the 2015 survey. Anglers are encouraged to harvest all crappie caught regardless of size to alleviate the overabundance of smaller crappie in the lake.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Excellent

0.5 lbs

10

Dongola City Lake has an excellent bass population. During the 2015 spring sampling, of the bass collected, 48% were over 15 inches, 39% were over 16 inches, and 20% were over 18 inches. Site regulation: 3 fish creel limit, 15" minimum length limit.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Average

0.4 lbs

8

The redear population is average. Although no redear sunfish were collected in 2015, redear between 7-8 inches have been collected in 2 of the last 4 surveys.

Location: Dongola City Reservoir is located in Union County west of Dongola. From Dongola, head west on Mill Street and turn north onto Mill Creek Road.

Description: Dongola City Reservoir is 58 acres in size. There is a single lane boat ramp with dock. There are no restrooms or concessions available.

Additional Lake Information: Maps of 6 Dongola Lake fish attractor locations can be obtained via email by sending a request to Shawn.Hirst@Illinois.gov.

Contact Information:
City of Dongola: 618-827-4343
618-827-4343
IDNR Fish Biologist, Shawn Hirst:
618-687-4546