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Fish and Pond Information 

Warren County Fish Biologist - Rob Hilsabeck

309 - 446 - 9143

Management of Small Lakes and Ponds in Illinois 

The purpose of this booklet is to inform the public on the proper management of ponds, lakes, and impoundments. The term "pond" is used in the booklet to refer to all ponds, lakes or impoundments. 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Fishing Information

The booklet is a comprehensive look at fishing in Illinois, with information on places to fish and rules to follow. 

Illinois Fishing Licenses

A resident sport fishing license may be obtained by anyone who has been a resident of Illinois for 30 days prior to purchase. Sport fishermen under 16 and persons declared legally disabled or blind may fish without a license. All others are required to obtain a license. Owners or tenants (if they reside on the land) may fish in waters on or flowing over their lands without a license. 

Aquatic Plants

Their Identification and Management

The purpose of this publication is to make lake and pond owners in Illinois more aware of the importance of aquatic plants and to provide practical alternatives for the control of problem situations. 

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