Fishing Update: 2017

Announcement: Fishing 

As you may know, a professional analysis of our lake last fall provided us with an in depth understanding of Fish Lake habitats. That analysis showed that our fish population is growing! The recovery is due, in part, to the catch & release status we imposed after the 2013 winter caused a fish kill.
To further improve the fish habitats in Fish Lake we’ll be carrying out several initiatives this season. Some of these include; continued monitoring, submerge and anchor of spent pine trees into the lake, stocking with fingerling northern pike, continued harvest and removal of carp through fishing and restoring “catch and keep” status starting June 17th, 2017 with new limits.

These new limits will be posted at the lake and in Registration/Concessions. 

  • Harvest 3 bass per day under 14″… release all bass over 14″
  • 5 bluegill per day 
  • 5 crappie per day 
  • 5 yellow perch per day

What does this mean for our fishing customers?

Campers, guests and beachgoers can enjoy catch and keep within limits and dates as well as help the fish habitat improve with the catch and removal of carp.

We look forward to hosting several, campers only Carp Fishing Tournaments during season. 2017 Participants may use a rowboat and lifejackets free of charge and supplied with a bag to hold carp that are caught. The heaviest bag of carp will win $25 in Fish Lake Beach bucks-redeemable at Registration/Concessions. We’ll sell corn (the preferred bait for carp) for $1. NOTE: Tournament participation is free (no entry fee). Participants over 15 must have a current IDNR license.  An adult must sign for and occupy boat.