Illinois Fish Advisory


The following meal advisories for fish found with elevated levels of chlordane, dioxin, 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 black bass (largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass), striped bass, hybrid striped bass, white bass, walleye, sauger, saugeye, flathead catfish, 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. Bureau Creek
  5. Busse Lake
  6. Calumet River
  7. Campus Lake
  8. Carbondale City Reservoir
  9. Casey Fork Creek
  10. Cedar Creek
  11. Cedar Lake
  12. Centralia Lake
  13. Chicago River
  14. Crab Orchard Creek
  15. Crab Orchard Lake
  16. Des Plaines River
  17. Devil's Kitchen Lake
  18. DuPage River
  19. DuPage River,East Branch
  20. Elkhorn Creek
  21. Evergreen Lake
  22. Fox Chain-O-Lakes
  23. Fox River
  24. Frank Holten Lakes
  25. Galena River
  26. Greenville Old City Lake
  27. Heidecke Lake
  28. Henderson Creek
  29. Herrin Lake
  30. Highland-Silver Lake
  31. Horseshoe Lake
  32. Illinois River
  33. Indian Camp Creek
  34. Kankakee River
  35. Kaskaskia River
  36. Kickapoo Creek
  37. Kinkaid Lake
  38. Kishwaukee River
  39. Kishwaukee River, South Branch
  40. Lake Bracken
  41. Lake Calumet
  42. Lake Decatur
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 Crab Orchard Creek Pyramid State Park Carbondale City Reservoir Heidecke Lake Spring Creek Sugar River Kankakee River Lake in the Hills Ohio River Little Wabash River and Tributaries Pecatonica River Henderson Creek Lake of the Woods Siloam Springs Lake Vermilion River Greenville Old City Lake Monee Reservoir Illinois River Lake Renwick East Marion City Reservior Sam Parr Lake Highland-Silver Lake Kickapoo Creek Lake Decatur Raccoon Lake Mt. Olive New City Lake 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 Campus Lake Frank Holten Lakes Sycamore Lake Bureau Creek Centralia Lake Elkhorn Creek Indian Camp Creek Lake Jacksonville Pana Lake Lake Sara
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  1. Lake Depue
  2. Lake Fork Creek
  3. Lake in the Hills
  4. Lake of the Woods
  5. Lake of Egypt
  6. Lake Jacksonville
  7. Pana Lake
  8. Lake Renwick East
  9. Lake Sara
  10. Lake Taylorville
  11. Little Grassy Lake
  12. Little Wabash River and Tributaries
  13. Mackinaw River
  14. Marion City Reservior
  15. Marquette Park Lagoon
  16. Mazon River
  17. McKinley Park Lagoon
  18. Midlothian Reservoir
  19. Missippippi River
  20. Monee Reservoir
  21. Mt. Olive New City Lake
  22. Nippersink Creek
  23. Ohio River
  24. Pecatonica River
  25. Powderhorn Lake
  26. Pyramid State Park
  27. Raccoon Lake
  28. Rock River
  29. Saganashkee Slough
  30. Salt Creek
  31. Sam Parr Lake
  32. Sangamon River
  33. Schiller Pond
  34. Siloam Springs Lake
  35. Skillet Fork Creek
  36. Spring Creek
  37. Sugar River
  38. Sycamore Lake
  39. Vermilion River
  40. Wabash River
  41. Waukegan North Harbor
  42. Wolf Lake