West Lake (Osceola)

General Information

County: Clarke
Location: 2 miles west of Osceola
Acres: 320.00
Maximum Depth: 32 ft. (1987)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at West Lake (Osceola) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • Sep 24 2015 12:00AM - 1,593 Channel Catfish (8")
  • Jun 29 2015 12:00AM - 3,363 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.7")
  • Jun 16 2015 12:00AM - 3,232 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (479/l)
  • Jun 17 2014 12:00AM - 4,458 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • Jun 17 2014 12:00AM - 5,296 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 06/28/2012 - 1,810 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2.0")
  • 06/28/2012 - 3,336 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2.0")
  • 09/06/2011 - 1,226 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/08/2009 - 2,720 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 09/14/2007 - 2,010 Channel Catfish (7.7")
  • 06/07/2007 - 5,508 Channel Catfish (7.6")
  • 09/29/2006 - 1,500 Channel Catfish (6.0")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • White Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
Largemouth bass were sampled in low to moderate abundance. Bass were sampled in all sizes with some exceeding 19.5 inches. Bluegills were sampled in low to moderate abundance with most below 7.5 inches. Crappies were sampled in high abundance. Two different size groups dominated the crappie sample, and the sizes were 6 to 6.5 inches and 9 to 9.5 inches.(2015)

Contacts

Fish Surveys

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Water Quality

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