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Lake Information

County: Macoupin

Acreage: 11

Average Depth: 12.01 feet

Shoreline Length: 0.7 miles

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Trolling Motor Only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

Fish Stocking






Channel Catfish

Non-vulnerable 8 - 10"


Additional information for stocking on Bunker Hill Lake

Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Fish Status



This lake supports a crappie population. Black Crappie were collected in low numbers in the 2023 survey, however the size quality was very good. All the Black Crappie collected were over 9 inches.


Very Good

The 2023 survey shows the Bluegill size structure is good with 19% of the adult fish measuring over 7 inches. The condition of the Bluegill was very impressive. This quality Bluegill population appears to be very consistent over the past few years and is is likely the result of predation by the strong bass population and a lack of Gizzard Shad in the lake. Bluegill fishing should be very good for quality size fish.



Although only one Channel Catfish was collected in the 2023 survey, this lake supports a good fishery for Channel Catfish. Channel Catfish are routinely stocked from the state hatchery.



The Largemouth Bass numbers are good, but the average size is somewhat small. The Largemouth Bass population is likely slightly overcrowded, which is leading to high numbers of smaller fish. 69% of the adult bass collected in the 2023 survey were over 12 inches. A small percentage (8%) of the adult fish collected were over 15 inches, and no fish over 18 inches were collected. Bass fishing should be good for high numbers of 12-15 inch fish.

Location: Bunker Hill City Lake is in south-central Macoupin County, 2 miles northwest of Bunker Hill, Illinois.

Description: Bunker Hill City Lake is under a cooperative management agreement between the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the City of Bunker Hill. The Lake is located within James Bertagnolli Park and has one gravel ramp on the north end of the lake. There is a trolling motor only motor size limit for the lake. The lake is 11.0 acres, has a shoreline length 0.7 miles, a watershed of 430 acres, maximum depth of 28 feet, and an average depth of 12 feet.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Other species collected during the population survey of this lake included Redear Sunfish, Common Carp, and Yellow Bass. Bunker Hill City Lake get periodic stocking of 8” to 10” Channel Catfish.

Additional Lake Information: 2-pole and line fishing only.
Channel catfish - 6 fish daily harvest limit

Contact Information:
City of Bunker Hill
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Eric Ratcliff