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Citizens Lake

Warren County - Illinois
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Citizen?s Lake is located in Warren County at the west edge of Monmouth along U.S. Route 34. Large or Smallmouth Bass:
- Protected Slot Length Limit with 1 fish greater than or equal to 15 inches and/or 5 fish less than 12 inches daily.
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish:
- 10 Fish Daily Harvest Limit
Channel Catfish:
- 6 Fish Daily Harvest Limit
- Fall Closed Season

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Frequently Asked Questions About Citizens Lake, IL

How big is Citizens Lake?
Citizens Lake is approximately 26 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size.

How deep is Citizens Lake?
Citizens Lake is approximately 33 feet (10.1 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Citizens Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Channel Catfish and Rainbow Trout in Citizens Lake.

What are the closest cities to Citizens Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Monmouth, IL, Kirkwood, IL and Little York, IL.

Are there places to stay in the Citizens Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Citizens Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there places to eat and drink near Citizens Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What is the fishing outlook for Citizens Lake?
What does the future look like for Citizens Lake? We have some insignt on what to expect for a number of fish species in Citizens Lake.

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Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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History & Status of the Fishery
The lake and its sport fishery are evaluated annually by a fall electrofishing survey. This survey directs the fish stockings, fishing regulations and aquatic vegetation treatments. Since 1994, the water level at Citizen?s Lake has been drawn down 5.5 feet in early September as a major fish management practice. The annual fall drawndown increases the predation of small fish, which favors an increased rate of growth in both the predator and prey species.

In 2019, a fall D.C. electrofishing surveys was used to evaluate the fish population. A repeating fish kill occurred from September 2018 into the spring of 2019 at Citizen?s Lake. It was believed to have started as a low desolved oxygen fish kill and then developed into a bacterial fish kill. The fish kill was severe on the south half of the lake and moderate on the north half of the lake. The kill appeared to remove all of the gizzard shad and black crappie populations and only left YOY largemouth bass, bluegill and green sunfish. In 2019, the lake was restocked with largemouth bass, channel catfish, redear sunfish, blacknose hybrid crappie and rainbow trout.

Controling Authority
City of Monmouth Clerk?s Office:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Rob Hilsabeck

What is the average air temp for Citizens Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Citizens Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 83°F (28°C) to a low around 63°F (17°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Citizens Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Citizens Lake.

For more Illinois State Park information see our State Park Guide.

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