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, most particularly women who are pregnant, nursing, or of childbearing age, fetuses, 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 PREDATORY FISH IN ALL ILLINOIS WATERS. Predator fish include all species of bass, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, salmon, walleye, sauger, saugeye, catfish, trout, gar, sturgeon, muskellunge and northern pike. For more information on mercury in Illinois fish, see the "Special Mercury Advisory" and "Facts About Illinois' Methylmercury Advisory". For more information about Chlordane and PCBs see "Facts About Illinois' Chlordane Advisory" and "Facts About Illinois' Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Advisory".

Click on a listed body of water or corresponding number on the map for more detailed information

1 Lake Michigan
2 Arrowhead Lake
3 Big Muddy River
4 Busse Lake
5 Calumet River
6 Campus Lake
7 Casey Fork Creek
8 Cedar Creek
9 Cedar Lake
10 Chicago River
11 Crab Orchard Lake
12 Des Plaines River
13 Devil's Kitchen Lake
14 DuPage River
15 DuPage River,East Branch
16 Evergreen Lake
17 Fox Chain-O-Lakes
18 Fox River
19 Frank Holten Lakes
20 Galena River
21 Heidecke Lake
22 Highland-Silver Lake
23 Horseshoe Lake
24 Illinois River
25 Kankakee River
26 Kaskaskia River
27 Kickapoo Creek
28 Kinkaid Lake
29 Kishwaukee River
30 Kishwaukee River South Branch
31 Lake Bracken
32 Lake Calumet
33 Lake Decatur
34 Lake Depue
35 Lake Fork Creek
36 Lake in the Hills
37 Lake of Egypt
38 Lake Taylorville
39 Little Grassy Lake
40 Little Wabash River and Tributaries
41 Mackinaw River
42 Marion City Reservior
43 Marquette Park Lagoon
44 Mazon River
45 Midlothian Reservoir
46 Missippippi River
47 Monee Reservoir
48 Mt. Olive New City Lake
49 Nippersink Creek
50 Ohio River
51 Pecatonica River
52 Powerton Lake
53 Rock River
54 Saganashkee Slough
55 Salt Creek
56 Sam Parr Lake
57 Sangamon River
58 Sangamon River South Fork
59 Schiller Pond
60 Skillet Fork Creek
61 Spring Creek
62 Sugar River
63 Sycamore Lake
64 Wabash River
65 Waukegan North Harbor
66 Wolf Lake
67 Lake Renwick East
68 Herrin Lake
69 Racoon Lake
2009 Illinois Fish Advisory Map Kaskaskia River Cedar Lake Lake Taylorville Lake Depue Mackinaw River Horseshoe Lake Skillet Fork Creek Lake of Egypt Cedar Creek Kishwaukee River Herrin Lake Big Muddy River Mazon River Nippersink Creek DuPage River Crab Orchard Lake Heidecke Lake Spring Creek Sugar River Kankakee River Lake in the Hills Ohio River Little Wabash River and Tributaries Pecatonica River Monee Reservoir Illinois River Marion City Reservior Sam Parr Lake Highland-Silver Lake Kickapoo Creek Lake Decatur Mt. Olive New City Lake Sangamon River South Fork Galena River Lake Bracken Little Grassy Lake Lake Fork Creek Cook, DuPage and Lake County Bodies of Water Sangamon River Kishwaukee River South Branch Devil's Kitchen Lake Kinkaid Lake Wabash River Casey Fork Creek Rock River Missippippi River Evergreen Lake Fox River Powerton Lake Campus Lake Frank Holten Lakes Sycamore Lake
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