Little Grassy Fish Hatchery, Makanda, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky
N 37° 39.031 W 089° 07.996
16S E 311808 N 4169180
Located near Little Grassy Lake, this hatchery specializes in warm water species.
Waymark Code: WM95DW
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 07/01/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing
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Little Grassy Fish Hatchery is Illinois' warm-water hatchery. Located seven miles south of Carbondale, the hatchery utilizes water from Little Grassy Lake for production. The original facility began operation in 1959. Major expansion and renovation in 1979 allowed production to be increased to keep up with stocking demands.

Little Grassy is known primarily for production of warm-water species such as channel catfish, largemouth bass, redear sunfish, and bluegill. However, cool-water species (walleye, muskellunge) may be produced depending upon water temperature and egg availability.

Little Grassy currently produces 15 million fish annually. These fish are stocked: 1) as fry into Carlyle Lake (walleye); 2) as fingerlings into privately owned ponds (redear sunfish, bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass); 3) as advanced fingerlings into select state or public lakes (largemouth bass); or 4) as nonvulnerables into state or public lakes (channel catfish into state or public lakes statewide, muskellunge into select lakes).

Little Grassy is open to the public seven days a week between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm during both production season and non-production season. Tours are offered year round.

(Information taken from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Little Grassy Fish Hatchery website sited below.)
Type of Facility: Fish Hatchery

Management Agency: State/Provincial Government

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Has a Vistor Center: yes

Offers Tours: yes

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