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HERRIN LAKE #1


Lake Information

County: Williamson

Acreage: 60

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? Yes

Picnicking? Yes

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

Very Good

0.1 lbs

6

Bluegill were collected from Herrin #1 Lake during the 2015 survey at an impressive rate, and the quality of these fish easily exceeded the management plan goal, with 66% over 6 inches and 24% larger than 7 inches in length. Bluegill body condition was also very good.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Fair

1.8 lbs

18

During the 2015 survey, fish ranged from 15 to 28 inches in length. The channel catfish population is maintained by stocking every other year. Site Regulation: 6 per day creel limit.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Improving

0.6 lbs

11

Largemouth bass were collected in spring 2015 at a rate that was somewhat higher than the previous year. Of these, similar to the previous year, 43% were over 12 inches and 15% were larger than the lake’s 15 inch minimum length limit. In addition, bass body condition was slightly substandard. Site Regulation: 15 inch length limit and 3 per day creel limit.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Good

0.2 lbs

7

Redear were much less abundant than bluegill again in 2015. These fish were all larger than 8 inches in length. Redear body condition was excellent.

Location: Herrin #1 Lake is located on the southwest edge of Herrin, Illinois in Williamson County.

Description: Herrin #1 Lake is a 60-acre city-owned impoundment. The lake is partially surrounded by homes and a golf course and has an improved boat ramp. A fairly significant oxygen-related fish kill occurred in Herrin #1 Lake in September 2010, and the fish community has rebounded well.

Additional Lake Information: Electric motors only. A city permit is required for accessing Herrin #1 Lake. Contact the city clerk at 618-942-3175 for more information.

Contact Information:
City Clerk
618-942-3175
IDNR District Biologist, Chris Bickers:
618-993-7094