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Fairy Stone Lake - Fishing Opportunities

Black Bass

The largemouth bass population is dominated by 13-15 inch fish with some bass up to 20 inches. The number of big fish has recently declined but the number of mid sized bass has been increasing. Fairystone is a shallow lake and most bass are found away from the shoreline in deeper water or congregate around the numerous fallen trees scattered around the shoreline.

Largemouth bass collected during Fairystone Lake electrofishing surveys. The top row is the inch group and the additional rows are the number of fish collected per hour of sampling for each size group.

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2008587151513731100
2004133325252122

Crappie

Crappie are not very abundant but the size structure of these fish is good. Most crappie are between 8-12 inches with an occasional crappie reaching 13 inches. Look for crappie on the outside edges of fallen trees.

Crappie collected during Fairystone Lake electrofishing surveys. The top row is the inch group and the additional rows are the number of fish collected per hour of sampling for each size group.
Size (Inches)678910111213
200841310110
200423211212

Sunfish

The bluegill population has remained stable for many years. The largest bluegill average 6 inches. Angling opportunities for sunfish at Fairy Stone Lake should remain good as long as shad are not introduced into the lake.

Sunfish collected during Fairystone Lake electrofishing surveys. The top row is the inch group and the additional rows are the number of fish collected per hour of sampling for each size group.
Size (Inches)45678
200841111200
20043724810