Illinois Fish Advisory

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The following meal advisories for fish found with elevated levels of chlordane, methylmercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are based primarily on protecting sensitive populations, particularly women of childbearing age, pregnant women, fetuses, nursing mothers and children younger than 15 years of age. All advisories may be overprotective for women beyond childbearing age and males 15 years of age and older.

PLEASE NOTE: THE METHYLMERCURY ADVISORY APPLIES TO PREDATOR FISH – all species of black bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted), striped bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, walleye, sauger, saugeye, flathead catfish, muskellunge and northern pike – IN ALL ILLINOIS WATERS. For more information on mercury in Illinois fish, see the "SPECIAL MERCURY ADVISORY", "Facts About Illinois' Methylmercury Advisory", "Facts About Illinois' Chlordane Advisory" and "Facts About Illinois' Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Advisory"

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1) Lake Michigan
2) Arrowhead Lake
3) Big Muddy River
4) Busse Lake
5) Calumet River
  a.) Calumet River
  b.) Calumet Sag Channel
  c.) Little Calumet River
6) Campus Lake
7) Casey Fork Creek
8) Cedar Lake
9) Chicago River
  a.) Chicago River
  b.) North Branch
  c.) South Branch
  d.) North Shore Channel
  e.) Sanitary and Ship Channel
10) Crab Orchard Lake
  a.) East of Wolf Creek Road
  b.) West of Wolf Creek Road
11) Des Plaines River
  a.) Rt. 120 to Hoffman Dam
  b.) Hoffman Dam to Lockport
  c.) Lockport to Kankakee River
12) Devil's Kitchen Lake
13) DuPage River
  a.)Headwaters to Rt. 6
  b.) Rt. 6 to Des Plaines River
14) Fox Chain-O-Lakes
15) Fox River
16) Frank Holten Lakes
17) Galena River
18) Highland-Silver Lake
19) Horseshoe Lake
20) Illinois River
  a.) Peoria Pool
  b.) Starved Rock
  c.) Marseilles to Headwaters
  d.)Peoria to Mississippi River
21) Kaskaskia River
22) Kickapoo Creek
23) Kinkaid Lake
24) Kishwaukee River
25) Kishwaukee River South Branch
26) Lake Bracken
27) Lake Calumet
28) Lake Decatur
29) Lake Fork Creek
30) Lake In the Hills
31) Lake Taylorville
32) Mackinaw River
33) Mazon River
34) Midlothian Reservoir
35) Missippippi River
  a.) Mississippi River
  b.) River except Pool 15
  c.) Pool 15
  d.) Wisconsin to Lock 26
  e.) Lock 22 to Cairo
36) Monee Reservoir
37) Ohio River
38) Pecatonica River
39) Powerton Lake
40) Rock River
41) Salt Creek
42) Saganashkee Slough
43) Sangamon River
  a.) Lake Decatur to Roby
  b.) Lake Decatur to Illinois River
44) Sangamon River South Fork
45) Schiller Pond
46) Skillet Fork Creek
47) Sugar River
48) Sycamore Lake
49) Wabash River
50) Wolf Lake
2002 Illinois Fish Advisory Lake Fork Creek
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