Robert DeLaney Lake


Driving directions: Robert G. Delaney Lake Conservation Area is north of Charleston on Route N, then 0.5 mile west on County Road 222.

Annual Prospects Report

Driving Directions:

From Charleston, take Route N north, then County Road 222 west 0.5 mile to the area.

According to our 2017 spring electrofishing survey, largemouth bass fishing is expected to remain fair in 2018.  Anglers will not catch a lot of bass, but most bass caught should be large.  To increase bass numbers, the bass minimum length limit is 18 inches and the daily limit is 2.  Bluegill are very plentiful in this lake.  Anglers should have no problem catching 6 and 7 inch fish.  Bluegill longer than 8 inches are rare.  Bluegill can be easily caught with worms anywhere along the shoreline.  According to the fall 2016 crappie survey, white crappie angling opportunities in 2018 should also be fair.  Crappie anglers will catch a lot of small fish (5-8 inches), but there are quite a few crappie between 10 inches and 14 inches.  To help improve crappie growth, anglers are encouraged to keep their daily limit of 15.  There is no crappie minimum length limit.  Channel catfish angling should also be good, with some fish up to 10 pounds. Anglers should fish with cut baits, stinkbaits, or nightcrawlers around fallen timber.

Robert DeLaney Lake





Best Bets

From annual prospecting surveys