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Fishing at the Plantation

A View of the Lake Relax and Enjoy the Spring fed Lake.

Lake Opens at 7:00 am and closes at Dark. We charge $ 5.00 for fishing for anyone 12 and up. We do not charge for children 11 and under. Senior Citizens (60+) are charged half price.

The lake was first stocked about six years ago and a few added each year until two years ago when we had it stocked by the mo conservation. It is fully stocked with bass, crappie, perch, catfish, and maybe a few carp.

We have bass, blue gill, crappie, and catfish in the lake.

Fishing Techniques (Our little secret)


Bass: Fly, medium spincasting, spinning or baitcasting rods and reels can all be used. Plastic worms and other plastic imitations, crankbaits, spinner baits, surface lures, jigs and other lures imitating minnows, crayfish, frogs, salamanders and nightcrawlers. For flyrodders, streamer flies, bucktails and large poppers. Live bait includes small bluegills, minnows of many kinds, crayfish, nightcrawlers, frogs, etc.

Bluegill drawing

Blue Gill: A number 8 or 10 hook baited with soft crickets, small nymphs, garden worms, red wigglers, pieces of night crawlers, other grubs and caterpillars on an ultralight spinning or spincasting outfit, fly rod or cane pole provides a lot of fun. Toward evening, in summer, when the shallows cool, bluegills come into shore to feed. When using bait, fish shallow with a small, light bobber in spring, deep near structure in hot summer with no bobber and lightly weighted. Effective artificials include poppers, nymphs, wet and dry flies of many types, rubber spiders, grasshoppers and crickets, and tiny jigs. Flyrodding for bluegills is especially rewarding.

Black Crappie drawing

Crappie: Light spinning or spincasting rods and reels with tiny jigs, doll flies, streamers, small crank baits that imitate minnows, small spoons and spinner-bucktail combinations, and spinner-grubs. Best live baits are small to medium minnows.

White Catfish drawing

Catfish: Many of the same methods used for other catfish. Worms, minnows, scented baits, fished on or near the bottom.