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Herrin Lake #2

Williamson County, IL
Williamson County, IL
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Herrin #2 Lake is located approximately 9 miles south of Herrin, Illinois and just west of Route 148 in southern Williamson County.
Herrin #2 Lake is a 58-acre city-owned impoundment surrounded by forest and has a gravel access road and boat ramp.
Ten horsepower outboard motor limit. A city permit is required for accessing Herrin #2 Lake. Contact the city clerk at 618-942-3175 for more information.

Site Regulations:
Largemouth bass – 15" length limit and 3 per day creel limit
Channel catfish – 6 per day creel limit
58 acres
LAKE SIZE
443 feet
ELEVATION
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
10hp
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Swimming
Boat Rentals
Picnicking
Skiing
FISH TO CATCH
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Herrin Lake #2.
FISHING OUTLOOK
BLUEGILL
Good GOOD
The catch-per-unit-effort for bluegill in Herrin #2 Lake was 98 per hour of electrofishing. Quality indices improved compared to 2018. The proportion of bluegill larger than 6 inches increased to 46%, which exceeded the upper level of the management plan goal. twenty percent were also larger than 7 inches. Bluegill condition dipped just below management goals.
CHANNEL CATFISH
Developing DEVELOPING
Generally few channel catfish are collected from Herrin #2 Lake during spring electrofishing surveys, and 2019 was no exception, as these fish were collected at a rate of 14 per hour. Size ranged from 16 to 22 inches, and condition was excellent. The channel catfish population in Herrin #2 Lake is maintained by IDNR stockings which occur every other year. Site Regulation: 6 per day creel limit.
CRAPPIE
Fair FAIR
Both white and black crappie exist in Herrin Lake #2, but these fish don’t always show up in annual surveys. Only four black were included in the 2019 electrofishing sample. These fish were around 9 inches in length and displayed poor body condition.
LARGEMOUTH BASS
Good GOOD
Largemouth bass were collected at a rate of 90 per hour in spring 2019, which represented a decrease over the previous year but staying well above the management goal. Quality and condition of these fish increased getting near to the goal for these indices. Thirty-seven percent of bass were larger than 12 inches, and 21% were longer than the 15-inch minimum size limit. Bass body condition increased to a relative weight of 81 but remained substandard. Site Regulation: 15" length limit and 3 per day creel limit.
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Herrin Lake #2
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
City Clerk
618-942-3175
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Luke Nelson
618-985-1112
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Herrin Lake #2. 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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