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Lovill's Creek Lake

Lovill's Creek Lake is a 55-acre flood control impoundment nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the town of Cana in southern Carroll County, only 7 miles north of Mount Airy, North Carolina. The lake's fish population consists of largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, black crappie, chain pickerel, yellow perch, and suckers. In spring 2000, a largemouth bass slot limit of 12-15 inches was posted at the lake. Under this regulation, anglers can harvest largemouth bass less than 12 inches or greater than 15 inches, but they will have to release largemouth bass between 12-15 inches. Largemouth bass are abundant. Anglers will find plenty of 12 to 15 inch largemouth bass in the lake. Most bluegill are 3 to 5 inches long. Some redear sunfish in the lake are 8 to 10 inches long. Black crappie up to 10 inches long can be caught from the lake. Channel catfish are stocked every other year. Channel cats up to 10 pounds are available.