10/19/20 Prospect Report: Unionville City Lake

Associated Area

Driving Directions

Go one mile north of Unionville on Highway 5, then one mile west on County Road 120 across the dam to the access area.

This 85-acre lake in Putnam County should provide some of the best largemouth bass angling in the Northeast Region. Forty-seven percent of bass sampled from the most recent electrofishing survey were at least 15 inches long and 10 percent of the bass being at least 18 inches long. Anglers should be aware of the largemouth bass regulation change that occurred within the last year and a half, as the lake went from a 15-inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass to the current regulation of a 14- to 18-inch closed slot. The lake also has an abundant population of channel catfish, so anglers should find plenty of 1-3-pound fish, with some 5-8-pound catfish available. Anglers are encouraged to harvest their limit of 4 channel catfish per day. Bluegill 6 inches and longer are not abundant, so fishing for that species will generally be slow. Crappie size has gone up over the past few years, so if anglers are able to locate them they should have a good day. Boaters are reminded that outboard motors in excess of 10 horsepower are allowed but must be operated at slow, no-wake speed.