Pottawatomie State Fishing Lake No. 2 Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Black Bass Fair to Good 1/2 to 4 pounds The lake has good numbers of largemouth bass and a low level smallmouth bass population. The 2018 sample collected the most largemouth bass in 5 years and 32% were over 15 inches.  The 2018 sample also documented improved numbers of smallmouth bass with most of the fish being from 11 to 15 inches long.  Bass in this lake can be tough to catch because they have all seen a lot of lures. 
Channel Catfish Good 3/4 to 3 pounds The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch channel catfish.  The third stocking of 2019 was on June 6th of 470 channel catfish.  So far this year the lake has received 2,050 pounds of channel catfish.  Channel catfish creel at the lake is 5 per day.
Crappie Fair  1/4 to 1 pound The lake supports a fair crappie population.  A few being caught off the docks where there are some artificial habitat structures.
Bluegill and Redear Sunfish Fair less than pound The lake has struggled to grow sunfish to a large enough size that anglers prefer to keep for frying.  The population receives high angling pressure from both panfish anglers and from anglers targeting sunfish to use for catfish bait.  To hopefully continue to please both angler bases and help increase the overall size structure of sunfish, the lake is being implemented with a special sunfish regulation starting in 2019.  This new slot limit requires the release of sunfish species from 6 to 9 inches.  The creel limit of fish over 9 inches is five per day and there is still unlimited daily harvest of fish less than 6 inches.  This regulation change will be evaluated over time to verify if it will continue into the future.
General Comments

Pott. # 2 is noted for family outings, scenic views, catch and release bass fishing, harvest of small crappie and channel catfish. 

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