Pilot Grove Lake
5 miles east of Elliott
Amenities at Pilot Grove Lake include:
- Picnic Area
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
The exist fishery in Pilot Grove was elimnated when the dam was breached in 2009. The new dam was completed during the fall of 2009 and the new Pilot Grove Lake quickly refilled. Stocking plans include bluegill (3,500), Largemouth bass (400), and channel catfish (500) scheduled to start in the spring of 2010. With rapid development of these fish quality fishing will begin in 2 to 3 years.(2010)
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