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Hillsboro Old City Lake

Montgomery County, IL
Montgomery County, IL
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All fish – 2 pole and line fishing only.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth or smallmouth bass: 12”-15" protected slot limit; 3 fish daily limit
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit
100 acres
LAKE SIZE
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Swimming
Boat Rentals
Skiing
FISH TO CATCH
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Largemouth Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Hillsboro Old City Lake.
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FISHING OUTLOOK
BLUEGILL
Excellent EXCELLENT
The 2017 survey shows very high bluegill numbers. The size distribution of the bluegill collected is very good. The condition of the bluegill collected was very good.
CHANNEL CATFISH
Very Good VERY GOOD
The channel catfish population is very impressive. Channel catfish were collected in high numbers with very good sizes and condition in the 2017 survey.
CRAPPIE
Good GOOD
White crappie were collected in low numbers in the 2017 survey. The white crappie collected were 7-8.5 inches and showed poor condition. Two black crappie were also collected of similar size and condition. There is likely good populations of white and black crappie present in the lake. However, due to the time of year this survey was completed, it is not likely a representative sample of the true crappie populations.
LARGEMOUTH BASS
Good GOOD
The largemouth bass numbers are up from the previous survey, but are still a little lower than our goal. The bass collected in the 2017 survey show a good size distribution and there are good numbers of larger fish. There is a decent number of smaller fish. Natural reproduction and recruitment may be a little low and limiting this population.
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Hillsboro Old City Lake
HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY
Overall the lake has very good populations of multiple sport fish.

CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Tad Locher
618-931-4217
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