Prairie Rose Lake
8 miles southeast of Harlan
22.2 ft. (2006 - Taken from 2006 lake mapping project.)
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at Prairie Rose Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
The restocking effort at Prairie Rose began in the spring of 2013. In April 256 adult largemouth bass ranging in size from 12 to 18 inches were moved into the lake. Bluegill (45,000 at 2 inch) were stocked in May. 12,200 channel catfish were stocked in June and 12,000 fingerling largemouth bass were added in July to complete the first year stocking. The adult bass stocked back in April spawned in the lake producing excellent numbers of 5 inch fingerlings by fall. The new fishery in Prairie Rose Lake is expected to develope rapidly over the next 2 years.(2013)
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