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Mt. Olive New City Lake

Macoupin County, IL
Macoupin County, IL
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Mt. Olive New City Lake is located in southeastern Macoupin County, 2.7 miles northwest of Mt. Olive, IL. The boat ramp can be accessed from New Reservoir Lane.
The lake has excessive organic sediment, is very fertile, and has had fish kills in the past. The lake has had consistent aquatic plant problems including algae blooms and duckweed.
REGULATIONS:
All Fish – 2 pole and line fishing only
Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass - 15" Minimum Length Limit, 3 Fish Daily Harvest Limit
Channel Catfish – 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit


Other species represented in the 2018 survey included Bluegill x Green Sunfish Hybrid, Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Pumpkinseed, Redear Sunfish, Yellow Bass, and Yellow Bullhead.
36 acres
LAKE SIZE
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
Electric Only
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Swimming
Boat Rentals
Skiing
FISH TO CATCH
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Mt. Olive New City Lake.
TOPO MAP FOR MEMBERS
FISHING OUTLOOK
BLUEGILL
Very Good VERY GOOD
The Bluegill population is doing well. 20% of the catchable sized Bluegill exceeded 7" in the 2018 survey.
CHANNEL CATFISH
Good GOOD
20 Channel Catfish were collected in 2016. Catch rate was lower in the 2018 spring sample where only 4 Channel Catfish were collected per hour of electrofishing.
LARGEMOUTH BASS
Very Good VERY GOOD
The Largemouth Bass numbers have decreased from 2016 to 2018 and since previous surveys, but catch rates are still at or near the goal of 60 fish/hour of electrofishing. The size distribution of the bass collected looks good and fish are present in several year classes. 21% of catchable sized bass exceeded 15" and 14% exceeded 18".
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Mt. Olive New City Lake
HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY
The status of the fishery is good. Largemouth bass numbers and size distribution are good. More bluegill are reaching 7 inches. The fish community in this lake should provide some good sport fishing opportunities.

CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Eric Ratcliff
618-931-4217
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