Shabbona Lake Special Regulations
DeKalb County, Illinois

Below are special fishing regulations for Shabbona Lake as regulated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. For complete fishing regulations for Illinois click here.
  • All Fish - 2 Pole and Line Fishing Only
  • Bluegill or Redear Sunfish - 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
  • Channel Catfish - 6 Fish Daily Creel Limit
  • Large or Smallmouth Bass - 1 Fish Daily Creel Limit
  • Large or Smallmouth Bass - 14" Minimum Length Limit
  • Pure Muskellunge - 48" Minimum length limit.
  • Recreational Use Restrictions - all live bait in excess of 8" must be rigged with a quick set rig.
  • Striped, White or Hybrid Striped Bass - 17" Minimum Length Limit
  • Striped, White or Hybrid Striped Bass - 3 Fish Daily Creel Limit
  • Walleye, Sauger or Hybrid Walleye - 18" Minimum Length Limit
  • White, Black or Hybrid Crappie - 10 Fish Daily Creel Limit
  • Recreational Use Restrictions - All live bait in excess of 8" must be rigged with a quick set rig.
Please note that the special regulations above my be revised at any time by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources without notice. For complete fishing regulations check with your local DNR