Scott State Lake Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Slow Most in the 13 to 18 inch range No Reports.
Crappie Slow Up to 13 inches Fishing jigs around the fish attractors has produced a few fish mainly in the 9 to 10 inch range.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 5.5 lbs. A few fish have been caught vertically fishing jigs around the fish attractors.
Rainbow Trout Good 0.5 lb. average

The fifth and final stocking of the 2018/2019 trout season was conducted March 12, 2019 with the release of approximately 950 trout that averaged a little better than 0.5 lbs. each.  There were a fair number of fish in the stocking that ranged from 1.5 to 3.0 lbs. each.

Anglers 16 years old and older are required to possess a valid trout permit in addition to their fishing license to fish the pond during the trout season.  A 5 fish/day/person creel limit applies to above mentioned anglers.  Anglers less than 16 years old possessing a valid trout permit may harvest up to 5 trout/day/person.  Anglers less than 16 years old may fish for, and harvest trout without a trout permit, but a 2 fish creel limit applies.  In any case, possession limit is three times the daily limit.

Still fishing worms, power bait, salmon eggs, marshmallows, and corn alone or in various combination off the bottom is a popular approach using traditional casting equipment.  Fly rod anglers can also be effective casting nymphs, small streamers, wooly buggers, or salmon egg imitations.  Anglers report catching limits.

Sunfish Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Worms and small jigs fished around the fish attractors has been productive for some pretty nice fish in the 6-7 inch range.
Saugeye/Walleye Fair Up to 7 lbs. Saugeye should go be spawning so they can be caught casting brightly colored jigs and floating stick baits along the dam at night.
General Comments

Ice Report:  The State Lake and Barrel Springs Pond are almost completely ice free and the boat ramp is open.

Release all walleye/saugeye less than 18 inches and largemouth bass less than 15 inches.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

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