Pilot Grove Lake
5 miles east of Elliott
Amenities at Pilot Grove Lake include:
- Picnic Area
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
In 2010, Pilot Grove was stocked with bluegill (3,500), Largemouth bass (400), and channel catfish (500). The fishery developed rapidly and in a June, 2012 electrofishing survey there were largemouth bass up to 13 inches, bluegill at 5.5 inches, white crappie at 7 inches, and 7 inch black bullheads. The white crappies and black bullheads likely came from a pond in the watershed. Look for this fishery to start producing some good fishing in 2013 and '14.(2012)
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