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Lake Information

County: Wabash

Acreage: 14

Average Depth: 3.51 feet

Shoreline Length: 0.5 miles

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Electric only

Boat Ramps? Yes

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

Picnicking? Yes

Camping? Yes

  Trout stocked in fall

  Trout stocked in spring

Maps are not intended for navigation.

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

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Fish Status



Bluegill numbers at Beall Woods Lake are good. Bluegill size structure remains constant as most harvestable fish are between 6.5 and 7.5 inches. Bluegill fishing at Beall Woods Lake is expected to be fair to good. Currently there are no size or creel limits for sunfish at Beall Woods Lake.



Anglers continue to report good catches of channel catfish. Many fish reported and collected during electrofishing surveys are 16 inches or better. Fishing prospects for channel catfish are expected to be good. A daily catch limit of six fish applies.



Black and white crappie are present in Beall Woods Lake and fishing as reported from anglers has been fair. Anglers should target crappie around structure using minnows and jigs. Currently there are no size or creel limits for crappie at Beall Woods Lake.



Largemouth bass population indices are near recommended ranges and a good representation of size structure exists. Bass abundance is good, as measured by catch per unit of effort of electrofishing, as the average number of bass caught in recent surveys is 127 bass per hour. Many fish between 0.5 to 1.5 pounds are present, with larger bass sampled and reportedly being caught by anglers. Bass fishing is expected to be good. Currently, there is a 15 inch minimum size limit for bass and the creel limit is 6 fish per day.

Location: Beall Woods Lake is located in Wabash County within Beall Woods State Park, near the Wabash River, five miles south of Mt. Carmel.

Description: Beall Woods Lake is a borrow lake constructed in 1972 in Beall Woods State Park. Beall Woods Lake has a surface area of 14 acres, a maximum depth of 13 feet, and an average depth of 3.5 feet. The lake has 1,500 feet of shoreline and a watershed of 150 acres. Beall Woods Lake is a small fertile lake that tends to get dense stands of submerged aquatic vegetation during warmer months.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Recent survey data suggests Beall Woods Lake is currently supporting a balanced fishery. Fish most commonly sought after by anglers include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, and crappie.

Additional Lake Information: There is a boat ramp, but boats are limited to electric motors only.

Site Regulations:

Largemouth Bass: 15" minimum length limit; 6 fish daily limit
Channel Catfish: 6 fish daily limit

Contact Information:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Boone LaHood