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Glen Shoals Lake

Montgomery County, IL
Montgomery County, IL
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Approximately 1.25 miles north of Hillsboro, IL in Montgomery County.
Lake Glenn Shoals is cooperatively managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the City of Hillsboro, IL. The lake was constructed for flood prevention, and as a water supply for the City of Hillsboro. Lake Glenn Shoals has no outboard motor hp limit. There are two concrete boat ramps; one at the North Marina and another at the South Marina near the dam.
Two pole and line fishing only, and all other statewide rules apply at this lake. Lake Glenn Shoals has no outboard motor hp limit. There is a concrete boat ramp at the North Marina and the South Marina near the dam.
1,085 acres
LAKE SIZE
10 feet
AVG DEPTH
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
Unrestricted
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Swimming
Boat Rentals
Picnicking
Skiing
FISH TO CATCH
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Hybrid Striped Bass
Largemouth Bass
Sauger
Smallmouth Bass
White Crappie
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Glen Shoals Lake.
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FISHING OUTLOOK
BLUEGILL
Average AVERAGE
The 2017 survey shows very high bluegill numbers. The size distribution and condition of the bluegill collected was poor.
CHANNEL CATFISH
Very Good VERY GOOD
This species is solid in this lake. Good numbers and size quality were present in the 2017 survey. Site regulation: 6 fish daily creel limit.
HYBRID STRIPED BASS (WIPERS)
Good GOOD
This trophy species is stocked into Lake Glen Shoals by IDNR at 2” in length. During our surveys, we don’t normally see this pelagic predator. One hybrid striped bass was collected in the 2017 survey. It was about 13 inches and likely a fairly recently stocked fish. Site regulation: 17” minimum length limit; 3 fish daily creel limit.
LARGEMOUTH BASS
Fair FAIR
The largemouth bass numbers are up from the previous survey and are higher than the five previous surveys. The bass collected in the 2017 survey show a good size distribution. The condition of the fish collected was good. Site regulation starting April 1, 2016: 15” minimum length limit; 3 fish daily creel limit.
WHITE CRAPPIE
Good GOOD
White crappie were collected in low numbers in the 2017 survey. The white crappie collected were of good size, with most over 10 inches. There is likely very good population of white crappie present in the lake. However, due to the time of year this survey is completed and the gear used it is not likely a representative sample of the true crappie populations.
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Glen Shoals Lake
HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY
Approximately 16 species inhabit this central Illinois impoundment. IDNR periodically stocks Hybrid Striped Bass and has released Largemouth Bass into Lake Glenn Shoals when warranted (most recently in 2015).

Sauger were stocked for the first time in 2017.

The lake has fairly high numbers of common carp and yellow bass.

CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
City of Hillsboro
217-532-6129
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Tad Locher
217-720-0235
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Glen Shoals Lake. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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