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Arrowhead Lake

Williamson County, IL
Williamson County, IL
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Arrowhead Lake is located on the east edge of Johnston City, Illinois in Williamson County.
Arrowhead Lake is a 30-acre, city-owned impoundment. The lake is partially surrounded by forest and has a lakefront campground, improved boat ramp, and perimeter walking trail.
Electric motors only.

Fishing Regulations:
Largemouth bass: 12 to 15-inch protective slot; 2 bass per day under 12 inches and 1 per day over 15 inches
Channel catfish: 6 fish daily limit
Black and white crappie: 15 fish daily limit
30 acres
LAKE SIZE
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
Electric only
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Swimming
Boat Rentals
Picnicking
Skiing
FISH TO CATCH
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Arrowhead Lake.
FISHING OUTLOOK
BLUEGILL
Average AVERAGE
Bluegill were collected from Arrowhead Lake during the 2019 survey at a rate that was lower than that of the previous five years. Fifty-three percent of bluegill were larger than 6 inches (exceeding the management plan goal), but the proportion larger than 7 inches decreased from 9 to 6%. Bluegill body condition was above the management plan goal range.
CHANNEL CATFISH
Very Good VERY GOOD
Channel catfish were collected at a rate during the 2019 Arrowhead Lake electrofishing survey that was a slight increase compared to the previous year. Channel catfish ranged in size from 13 to 22 inches and were in fair condition. Channel catfish are stocked every other year to sustain the population. Site Regulation: 6 fish daily limit
CRAPPIE
Poor POOR
Very small numbers of black and white crappie were included in the 2019 Arrowhead Lake sample. White crappie ranged 6 to 12 inches, while black crappie were 7 to 10 inches in length. Crappie body condition remained substandard. Site Regulation: 15 fish daily limit.
LARGEMOUTH BASS
Very Good VERY GOOD
Largemouth bass were collected at a rate in spring 2019 that was right inline with the management plan goal. Percentage of 12-inch and larger bass was higher than the previous 18 years at 76%. Most bass ranged from 9 to 14 inches in length, and 39% of bass sampled were larger than the upper end of the lake’s slot limit of 15 inches. Bass body condition was above the management goal. Site Regulation: 12 to 15-inch protective slot; 2 bass per day under 12 inches and 1 per day over 15 inches.
REDEAR SUNFISH
Very Good VERY GOOD
Redear were less abundant than bluegill, as usual, in 2019. Fifty percent of redear were larger than 7 inches in length, and 50% were larger than 8 inches. Redear body condition remained very good.
YELLOW BASS
Very Good VERY GOOD
Yellow bass (7-10 inches) were collected at a a high rate, and these fish have the potential to impact growth and survival of all other sport species. For this reason, anglers should be encouraged to remove yellow bass from Arrowhead Lake whenever possible.
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Arrowhead Lake
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Campground: 618-983-3535
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Luke Nelson
618-985-1112
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