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PikePatroller

Pleasent Lake (Southern Scott Co.)

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PikePatroller

Anybody ever fish this lake?

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dougger222

Is this the lake North of New Prague?

If so it's deepest hole is 5ft and is subject to winter kill. Used to live over there and had friends close to the lake and nobody ever fished it.

DNR site states they used it as a rearing pond a few years ago though.

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PikePatroller

Yes that would be the lake. I grew up around it too. So just curious what people know about since i exlored it much of my childhood and teens. There is no actual lake maps of it and i swear it gets deeper than 5 feet. My buddys dad dove in and said it was like 8 in random spots b4 he touched muck. But who knows. We used to catch little bass, sunnies, carp and enough bullheads to never want to see one again. The DNR needs to dredge a hole in it somewhere and put a aerator in it to make it a healthy lake again. We were always the only people on this lake throughout the summer so never got any other peoples knowledge of it. If anyone knows anything comment

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NoWiser

Use caution if you decide to go out there in the winter. A few years back a large spot in the middle of the lake opened up in the dead of winter for no apparant reason. Two winters ago I was snowmobiling out there when other lakes in the area had 16" of ice. I found open pockets of water randomly scattered around, but mostly on the NE side. I don't know if it is from carp, springs, or something else, but I stay off of it now. I used to snowmobile out there all the time and never gave it a second thought.

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Black_Bay

Check out the lake finder on the DNR website. There is a fish survey listed.

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