Fishing Update: 2017
- 3 bass per day under 14″… release all over 14″
- 3 catfish per day
- 5 bluegill per day
- 5 crappie per day
- 5 yellow perch per day
- unlimited carp
What do the new limits mean?
Campers, guests and beachgoers can enjoy catch and keep within limits to help the fish habitat improve.
Several, campers only Carp Fishing Tournaments during season 2017 will be announced on our CampersApp and Facebook. During tournaments participants may use a rowboat and life jackets free of charge as well as FREE bags to hold carp that are caught. The heaviest total bags of carp by a team or individual will win $25 in Fish Lake Beach bucks-redeemable for Concessions. We’ll sell corn (the preferred bait for carp) for $1. NO entry or participation fee. Participants over 15 must have a current IDNR license. An adult must sign for and occupy boat. These tournaments create a fun way to help further restore the lake’s ecosystem, which is home to more than a dozen fish species. The common carp is the only non-native species among them and are widespread throughout the lake. Carp are bottom feeders, an eating form that disrupts the habitat of the native fish.
There is no limit on carp caught and kept or removed for disposal.