Sportfishing is permitted on any refuges waters, except during temporary seasonal closures for waterfowl sanctuary. Popular species include bluegill, largemouth bass, crappie and catfish. Please see the Rules & Policy page for more details.
Please remember to pack your own trash out with you. Discarded fishing line, hooks and other fishing equipment cause great harm to wildlife.
NOTE- The Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Preserve and Thompson Lake on the East side of HWY 97/78 is privately owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy. Please contact The Nature Conservancy for their specific regulations. You must obtain a lake access permit and liability waiver.