Banner Lake (south)
4 1/2 miles north of Indianola
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at Banner Lake (south) include:
- Boat Access
- Accessible Pier
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Banner Lake South may not be an excellent fishery, but it does provide a unique opportunity to fish very clear water and abundant shoreline habitat. The bluegill are present in high numbers, but as in most strip mine lakes they rarely grow past 6 inches. A fair to good largemouth bass fishery exists. Most bass sampled were between 9 and 14 inches, but a couple fish over 20 inches were also seen. Both white and black crappie are present in low to medium numbers, but white crappie provide a better opportunity. White crappie make up the majority and chances at a large fish exist. White crappie were sampled up to 13 inches with the average being just over 8 inches. Rainbow trout are stocked in the fall and spring and provide good fishing through the cold water months.(2011)
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