Roberts Creek Lake
6 miles northeast of Knoxville
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at Roberts Creek Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Roberts Creek Lake fishery is currently in good condition. High lake levels have made for good spawning and growth conditions. The bluegills sampled in 2010 were some of the best quality bluegills Roberts Creek has had. They were very abundant and ranged in size from 3 to just under 8.5 inches. Many bluegill were 7 to 8 inches and in excellent body condition. White and black crappie are both present. Black crappie are the most abundant and are averaging 8.5 inches with the largest just over 9.5 inches. White crappie are fewer in number, but some are larger in size. White crappie sizes range from 6 to 12 inches. Largemouth bass were sampled in low numbers ranging in size from 8 to 16 inches. High water conditions at the time of sampling may have limited the bass catch. Channel catfish are abundant in all sizes from 11 to 29 inches. Since Roberts Creek is connected to Red Rock Reservoir during high water, other game fish species do migrate in at mostly low numbers. The additional game fish found include white bass, wipers, walleye, and flathead catfish. (2010)
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