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 "2015 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
  43. Lake Depue
Illinois Fish Advisory Map Kaskaskia River Mill Creek Lake 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 Thompson Lake 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 Lake Carlton Missippippi River Evergreen Lake Fox River Silver Lake Campus Lake Frank Holten Lakes Sycamore Lake Bureau Creek Centralia Lake Elkhorn Creek Indian Camp Creek Lake Jacksonville Pana Lake Lake Sara
  1. Lake Fork Creek
  2. Lake in the Hills
  3. Lake of the Woods
  4. Lake of Egypt
  5. Lake Jacksonville
  6. Pana Lake
  7. Lake Renwick East
  8. Lake Sara
  9. Lake Taylorville
  10. Little Grassy Lake
  11. Little Wabash River and Tributaries
  12. Mackinaw River
  13. Marion City Reservior
  14. Marquette Park Lagoon
  15. Mazon River
  16. McKinley Park Lagoon
  17. Midlothian Reservoir
  18. Missippippi River
  19. Monee Reservoir
  20. Mt. Olive New City Lake
  21. Nippersink Creek
  22. Ohio River
  23. Pecatonica River
  24. Powderhorn Lake
  25. Pyramid State Park
  26. Raccoon Lake
  27. Rock River
  28. Saganashkee Slough
  29. Salt Creek
  30. Sam Parr Lake
  31. Sangamon River
  32. Schiller Pond
  33. Siloam Springs Lake
  34. Skillet Fork Creek
  35. Spring Creek
  36. Sugar River
  37. Sycamore Lake
  38. Vermilion River
  39. Wabash River
  40. Waukegan North Harbor
  41. Wolf Lake
  42. Bangs Lake
  43. Deep Lake
  44. Lake Carlton
  45. Lake Zurich
  46. Mill Creek Lake
  47. Silver Lake
  48. Thompson Lake