Private Waters Program

Assure that all impounded waters and streams are being properly managed to produce the best angling opportunities.

Free management advice and fish costs considerably below commercial price. For impoundments, a district fisheries biologist will provide technical counseling on fish population management, habitat development, water quality and vegetation control, as well as providing fish population rehabilitation services by applying rotenone and coordinating fish stocking. For streams, a streams biologist will conduct field inspections and provide technical counseling on stream improvement, including bank stabilization and habitat development.


Contact Private Waters Program

Steve Pallo
IL Department of Natural Resources
Division of Fisheries
Springfield, Illinois  62702
Phone: (217) 782-6424
Fax: (217) 785-8262


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Illinois