Ray County Lake


Annual Prospects Report

Driving Directions:

From Richmond, take Highway 13 north 2 miles, then West 128th Street west 1 mile, then North Garner Road south 1 mile to the area entrance.

Ray County Community Lake is a 25-acre lake located just north of Richmond off of State Highway 13.  This lake is a bank fisherman’s dream and is one of the fishiest lakes we have in the Northwest Region.  The lake was designed with several long jetties reaching well out into the lake.  These jetties dramatically increase bank angling opportunities.    Largemouth bass 16-18-inch fish are common, with several individuals reaching 20 inches plus.  This lake is fairly shallow so try fishing shallow diving crank baits off the jetty points and around the brush piles.  This lake is loaded with nice bluegill.  It is host to some of the highest catch rates in the state with several individuals over 8 inches.  The shallow flats found throughout the lake are great places to fly fish for these panfish.  Crappie are also abundant and should produce some nice stringers.  A large year class of 8-9-inch black crappie is setting the table for 2019.  Try fishing around the brush with small tube jigs or small minnows under a bobber.  This lake gets a lot a pressure but I have seen some nice stringers come out of the lake by simply downsizing your baits. 


Ray County Lake




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From annual prospecting surveys