Because this is a private lake, a fishing license is not required.
Lake Cherokee is a great fishing lake All fishing is "catch and
The lake has a large population of Shell
cracker and Bluegill
, as well as Bass and Catfish
Many of the lake residents, including us, are involved in our Lake
Association sponsored fish feeding program. We have an automatic fish
feeder on our dock, as do many lake residents.
- BREAM - Bluegill,
cracker, Pumpkinseed - Bream
congregate under docks, around piers and in submerged brush.
They are easy to catch using worms, crickets, and other insects as bait.
Bream are responsible for introducing more youth to fishing than any other
fish. Common sizes range from 3 ounces to 1 pound with the record shell
cracker exceeding 5 lbs.
BASS - More
time and money are spent in the pursuit of this fish by anglers than any
other species. They may be caught at any time of the year feeding near the
shore in early morning. Most commonly fished for using artificial bait,
large mouth bass range up to 16 lbs. with the "Typical" catch
ranging from 1 to 8 lbs.
- Carp- Not a favorite of fisherman, but they are fun to
catch. We do have some in our lake and would like them gone, so if you
do catch some carp, they can be cut open and put back in the water for