Fishing Regulations

Lake of the Woods

Main Lake & Elks Lake
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish No more than 5 fish over 7" permitted; unlimited daily creel for fish 7" and under
Channel Catfish 6 fish daily limit
Large or Smallmouth Bass 15" minimum length: 1 fish daily limit
Rainbow Trout Yearly release; must have trout stamp designation on license
*Two pole and line fishing only. All other state regulations apply.

Homer Lake

Homer Lake
Channel Catfish 6 fish daily limit
Large or Smallmouth Bass 14" minimum length
*Two pole and line fishing only. All other state regulations apply.

River Bend

Sunset and Shadow Lakes
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish 15 fish daily limit
Channel Catfish 6 fish daily limit
Large or Smallmouth Bass 15" minimum length; 1 fish daily limit
15" or less: 2 fish daily limit
Northern Pike 24" minimum length; 3 fish daily limit
Crappie 9" minimum length; 10 fish daily limit
*Two pole and line fishing only. All other state regulations apply.

Middle Fork River

Emerald, Willow & Cypress Ponds
Bluegill or Redear Sunfish 25 fish daily limit
Channel Catfish 6 fish daily limit
Large or Smallmouth Bass 14" minimum length; 6 fish daily limit
*Two pole and line fishing only. Live bait prohibited (except worms). All other state regulations apply.

River Fishing at All Preserves

Sangamon, Middle Fork & Salt Fork Rivers
*All other state regulations apply.