10/25/17 Prospect Report: Cypress Lake

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Bluegill fishing will continue to be the best bet in the spring. Large bluegill will average 7-8 inches. Spawning fish can be found in large concentrations around the rocky shorelines in very shallow water making for easy fishing from late April through June.  Channel catfish angling should continue to be good with fish averaging 12-18 inches. Fishing along the rock shoreline in spring and early summer evenings can be very productive with limits frequently taken. Largemouth bass angling will continue to be very good with numerous fish over 18 inches. Bass anglers continue to report catching fish in excess of 5 pounds. A 15 inch minimum length limit is in effect for bass. Black crappie and white crappie are both present in the lake although white crappie are most abundant. Most crappie will be 6-8 inches due to crowding although larger fish are present. There is no minimum length limit on crappie and anglers are encouraged to harvest small crappie in attempt to improve growth rates. The lake has numerous brush fish attractors which are easily seen along shorelines. Disabled-accessible fishing dock and boat ramp are located on the lake. The lake is closed from October 15 to February 1 as a waterfowl refuge.