Lake and Pond Fishing

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The size of the lakes and ponds varies greatly within the Shawnee National Forest.  All are open year-round for fishing and other water-based activities. Fish stocking is done on a rotational basis in 11 lakes and about 12 of the ponds. The Forest Service has also improved fish habitats with the use of submersible fish attractor structures. Most of the ponds were originally stocked with bass, bluegill and catfish. Since bass and bluegill can typically self-sustain their populations, channel catfish are preferred for supplemental stocking.

Access: Larger lakes such as Cedar L...

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Lake and Pond Fishing Areas