It is spring time and the DNR is sharing the information that they are collecting about the fishing in our Illinois Lakes.
Here is the report and pictures on Evergreen lake.
On April 5 and 6th,, with the help of the McLean County Parks and Recreation and volunteers, the IDNR conducted a netting survey for muskie and saugeye at Evergreen Lake. The survey resulted in a collection of 165 saugeye in 20 net nights of effort. Approximately 46% of the saugeye were over 18 inches and a saugeye was collected over the current state record. The large saugeye was 27.4” long and weighed 10.63 pounds. The saugeye are regulated with an 18” length limit and a 3 per day harvest limit.
The muskie catch rate was a little below average with 71 muskie being collected with 20 net nights of effort – 3.55 per net night. The average catch rate since 2002 is 4 muskie per net night. The largest muskie collected was 47.4” long and weighed 36 pounds. (information from Mike Garthaus of the IDNR)