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Buckner Reservoir

Franklin County, IL
Franklin County, IL
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Buckner Reservoir is located just southeast of Buckner, Illinois and south of Route 14 in Franklin County.
Buckner Reservoir is a relatively fertile, 17-acre, city-owned impoundment that is mostly surrounded by woods. It has a gravel ramp.
2 pole and line fishing only.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass: 15 inch minimum length limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit
17 acres
LAKE SIZE
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
NO BOATS allowed
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Swimming
Boat Rentals
Picnicking
Skiing
FISH TO CATCH
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Buckner Reservoir.
FISHING OUTLOOK
BLUEGILL
Very Good VERY GOOD
Bluegill were collected from Buckner Reservoir in 2019 at a rate of 74/hr, with an increase in quality and condition. 61% of bluegill were larger than 6 inches, and 50% were over 7 inches in length. Bluegill body condition was good.
CHANNEL CATFISH
Good GOOD
Channel catfish were not represented in the spring 2019 Buckner Reservoir electrofishing sample. Channel catfish are stocked in Buckner Reservoir every other year to help maintain the population.
LARGEMOUTH BASS
Fair FAIR
Largemouth bass abundance in Buckner Reservoir in 2019 was twice as high as the previous year, but quality of these fish remained below the management plan goal range. 32% of bass exceeded 12 inches in length and no fish were over the 15-inch minimum length limit. Bass body condition was slightly substandard and did not meet the goal.
REDEAR SUNFISH
Very Good VERY GOOD
Redear abundance in 2019 was nearly double the previous year. 93% of redear exceeded 6 inches in length, 79% exceeded 8 inches, and all collected fish displayed very good body condition.
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Buckner Reservoir
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Luke Nelson
618-985-1112
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