The size structure and numbers of fish in Blind Pony Lake are similar to last year. Largemouth bass fishing should be fair. Many of the fish should be greater than 15 inches. Crappie fishing should be good, fishing tube jigs from the south jetty up to the boat ramp in late March and early April. Most of the fish will be around 8 inches with a few greater than 10 inches. Bluegill are numerous but small. Redear sunfish fishing should be fair. Most of the fish will be around 9 inches. Fishing for channel catfish should be good, using prepared baits at the jetties and fishing dock but most of the fish will be less than 15 inches. The channel catfish population is maintained by regular stocking by the Department of Conservation. Bullhead numbers are down from the previous year. Most of the fish are greater than 9 inches. Fishing for bullhead should be fair.
There are several regulations in place that will lessen the chances of an accidental introduction of zebra mussels into Blind Pony Lake. Zebra mussels are an invasive species that have caused numerous problems in other states and would be very disruptive for the hatchery if they were introduced into Blind Pony Lake. Private boats are prohibited on this lake; boats and oars for use on the lake are provided free of charge on a first come, first served basis, and anglers may use their own electric trolling motors on MDC boats. Anglers will be required to supply their own floatation devices. In addition, bait transported or held in containers with water is prohibited.