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DU QUOIN CITY RESERVOIR


Lake Information

County: Perry

Acreage: 210

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp

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

Good

0.1 lbs

5

The bluegill population structure is above average. During the 2015 fall survey, 57% of the bluegill collected were over 7 inches and 6% were over 8 inches.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Poor

N/A

N/A

No channel catfish have been collected during IDNR surveys at this lake.

CRAPPIE

Excellent

N/A

N/A

DuQuoin City Lake has an excellent crappie population consisting of both black and white crappie. Of the crappie collected in the 2015 fall survey, 29% were over nine-inches in length.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

1.1 lbs

13

During the 2015 fall survey, 25% of the largemouth bass collected measured 15 inches or better, while 13% were over 18 inches in length. Seventeen percent of the bass collected were in the 14-18 inch protected slot limit. Feeding on the overabundant gizzard shad population should allow many of these protected bass to reach and exceed the 18 inch limit in the next few years.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Excellent

0.6 lbs

9

The redear population is excellent. Of the 15 redear collected in the 2015 fall survey, 80% were over eight inches, and 67% were over nine inches in length.

Location: DuQuoin City Lake is located in Perry County north of DuQuoin. From center of town take State Route 51 North for approximately 4 miles and turn east onto City Lake Road.

Description: This 210 acre lake has a shoreline length of 12 miles and a maximum depth of 30 feet. There is a single lane boat ramp. There are no docks, restrooms or concessions available and parking in the gravel lot is limited. Much of the shoreline is surrounded by spatterdock (yellow cow lily) which provides excellent fish habitat.

Contact Information:
City of DuQuoin: 618-542-3841
IDNR Fish Biologist, Shawn Hirst:
618-687-4546

2017 Approved or Pending Tournaments
Start Date End Date
(if different from start)
ID Ramp Location Bank/Boat
Hook/Bow
Max Boats Species Public?
April-305385Ramp boat
hook
20Largemouth Bass
No
May-205658Ramp boat
hook
10Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
No
August-064799Ramp boat
hook
15Largemouth Bass
No
September-035132Ramp boat
hook
8Largemouth Bass
No