Keep our Lake Clean and Well Stocked!
Your adherence to the following fishing rules will help keep our lake water clean and the fish plenty.
- Large/Smallmouth Bass: Catch & Release Only.
- Wipers: Catch & Release Only.
- Crappie: No minimum length, limit 10 per resident per day. Property owner guests are restricted to catch and release only.
- Carp: No minimum length or limit.
Carp are an invasive species harmful to our lake’s water quality, and the habitat the fish we desire use for cover. Please do not release carp back into the lake. For all other types of fish caught, such as bluegill and catfish, please practice good judgement in conserving this valuable natural resource.
Guests fishing without a proper owner present must have a Guest Pass with them and practice catch and release for all species at all times. The Lake Patrol is encouraging property owners to contact them if you see someone fishing that you have reason to suspect does not live here, for instance their vehicle does not have the proper Choctaw Lake decal, or is not displaying a Guest Pass. You can reach them at the Guard Shack at 740-852-2976, or call the Sheriff’s dispatcher at 740-852-1212 who will contact them for you.
Enjoy the fishing, and catch a big one!