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MIRROR LAKE


Lake Information

County: Bureau

Acreage: 5

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? electric motor only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? No

Camping? No


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Fish Stocking

Year

Species

Size

Count

2021

Redear Sunfish

Fingerling 1 - 3"

7104


Additional information for stocking on Mirror Lake - MFWA


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Excellent

The Bluegill population in Mirror Lake have excellent size distribution, with very good chances at fish larger than 8 inches. Dense Chara stand provide quality forage for bluegill growth.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Average

The largemouth population is dense and comprised of fish from 10-14 inches. The dense largemouth population helps to produce the quality sunfish population.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Excellent

Redear Sunfish are doing very well in Mirror Lake. Mirror Lake does have ample amounts of aquatic snails which are the preferred food of Redear Sunfish.

Location: Mirror Lake is located just south of Sheffield or 3 miles west of Buda, within the Mautino State Fish and Wildlife Area.

Description: Mirror Lake was created by strip-mining in the 1950s. The lake did not open to the public until 1994 because of lack of roads and restroom facilities. The lake has 5.1 surface acres of water. Mirror Lake is very clear, dusk and dawn are prime fishing times. A single gravel lane boat ramp with car/trailer parking is available.

Additional Lake Information: All Fish: 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only
Large or Smallmouth Bass: 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit (14˝ Minimum Length Limit)
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish: 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit (No Minimum Length Limit)
Channel Catfish: 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit (No Minimum Length Limit)
Walleye, Sauger, or Hybrid Walleye: State Wide Regulations
White, Black, or Hybrid Crappie: No Fish Daily Creel Limit (No Minimum Length Limit)

Electric trolling motors only

Contact Information:
Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
16006-875 E St. Sheffield Il 61361
815-454-2328
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, David Wyffels
630-360-4185