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EAGLE LAKE


Lake Information

County: KANKAKEE

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Unlimited HP, No Wake

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No


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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

Fair

0.1 lbs

6

This fishery is average at best with few individuals larger than 6” ever collected in any IDNR survey. Bluegills collected in IDNR surveys average just over 5”.

CRAPPIE

Poor

N/A

N/A

Neither species collected in any appreciable number in IDNR surveys.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Fair

0.7 lbs

11

A slow-growing largemouth bass population is present with the majority of IDNR collections falling between 10” and 14”. Bass collected in 2014 averaged 9.7”, nearly one inch less than the long-term average. No bass larger than 16” has ever been collected from Eagle Lake in an IDNR survey.

Location: Eagle Lake is located within the Mazonia State Fish and Wildlife Area South Unit, 2 miles northeast of South Wilmington in Kankakee County off West 5000 Road.

Description: Eagle Lake is a moderate-sized impoundment within the Mazonia complex, covering 34.1 surface acres with depths to 50 feet. It is isolated from all other water areas. Eagle Lake is extremely clear and very low in fertility. This lack of fertility impacts the fish population. Anglers are permitted to use boats powered by gasoline engines with an unlimited horsepower restriction. A no-wake regulation is in effect. A single lane unimproved gravel ramp serves as boat access. Shoreline access is very limited.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Surveys are conducted on Eagle Lake on an alternating year basis. A brown trout stocking program was attempted, but terminated due to poor results. No special mercury advisory or other contaminant-related consumption advisories pertain.

Additional Lake Information: Anglers are permitted to use boats powered by gasoline engines with an unlimited horsepower restriction. A no-wake regulation is in effect. Two pole and line fishing only.

Contact Information:
Mazonia/Braidwood State Fish & Wildlife Area
815-237-0063
IDNR County Fisheries Biologist
630-553-6680