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The reservoir is located approximately one mile east of Galatia in the wooded rolling terrain in Saline County.
Harrisburg New City Reservoir has a surface area of 209.0 acres and maximum depth of 30.0 feet. Shoreline areas are shallow and the reservoir has a shoreline length of 6.5 miles with a watershed of approximately 2000 acres. Harrisburg New City Reservoir was impounded in 1955 to create the reservoir and provide a public water source. Currently the City of Harrisburg receives well water, eliminating the reservoir as a primary or secondary water source.
Hybrid Striped Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Harrisburg New City Lake.
Bluegill size structure remains constant as most catchable fish are between 6 and 6.5 inches.
Many fish reported and collected during electro fishing surveys are 20 inches or better. A daily catch limit of six fish applies.
Anglers should target crappie around structure using minnows and jigs. Currently there are no size or creel limits for crappie at Harrisburg New City Reservoir.
Many fish between 2 to 3 pounds are present, and bass fishing is expected to be good to excellent. Currently there are no size restrictions for bass and the creel limit is 6 fish per day.
Recent survey data suggests Harrisburg New City Reservoir is currently supporting a balanced fishery. Catchable populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie and redear sunfish are present in the reservoir.
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Kurt Daine
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