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HERRIN LAKE #2


Lake Information

County: Williamson

Acreage: 58

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? 10hp

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? Yes

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes


There are no zebra mussels in this lake.


Fish Stocking

Year

Species

Size

Count

2021

Channel Catfish

Non-vulnerable 8 - 10"

1000


Additional information for stocking on HERRIN LAKE #2


Fishing Outlook  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Good

The catch-per-unit-effort for bluegill in Herrin #2 Lake was 244 per hour of electrofishing. The proportion of bluegill larger than 6 inches decreased to 22%, still within management plan goal. Eighteen percent were also larger than 7 inches. Bluegill condition dipped just below management goals.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Developing

Generally few channel catfish are collected from Herrin #2 Lake during spring electrofishing surveys, and 2021 was no exception. Size ranged from 15 to 18 inches, and condition was excellent. The channel catfish population in Herrin #2 Lake is maintained by IDNR stockings which occur every other year. Site Regulation: 6 per day creel limit.

CRAPPIE

Fair

Generally few channel catfish are collected from Herrin #2 Lake during spring electrofishing surveys, and 2021 was no exception. Size ranged from 15 to 18 inches, and condition was excellent. The channel catfish population in Herrin #2 Lake is maintained by IDNR stockings which occur every other year.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good

Largemouth bass were collected at a rate of 184 per hour in spring 2021, which represented a increase staying well above the management goal. Quality and condition of these fish increased into population parameter goals for these indices. Fifty two percent of bass were larger than 12 inches, and 20% were longer than the 15-inch minimum size limit. Bass body condition increased to a relative weight of 83 but remained substandard. Site Regulation: 15" length limit and 3 per day creel limit.

REDEAR SUNFISH

Average

Redear were much less abundant than bluegill, as usual, in spring 2021. However these fish range from 6 to 10 inches in length with excellent body condition.

Location: Herrin #2 Lake is located approximately 9 miles south of Herrin, Illinois and just west of Route 148 in southern Williamson County.

Description: Herrin #2 Lake is a 58-acre city-owned impoundment surrounded by forest and has a gravel access road and boat ramp.

Additional Lake Information: Ten horsepower outboard motor limit. A city permit is required for accessing Herrin #2 Lake. Contact the city clerk at 618-942-3175 for more information.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass – 15" length limit and 3 per day creel limit
Channel catfish – 6 per day creel limit

Contact Information:
City Clerk
618-942-3175
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Luke Nelson
618-985-1112