Catfish are normally stocked into Bass Lake and Twin Lake during the month of June and weigh between 1.5 to 5 pounds each.
“All the fish are introduced into the water by net,” according to Danielle Trevino, Wright-Patt environmental specialist. “We last stocked trout on March 14, and we plan to stock catfish on June 27.”
To fish at the Wright-Patterson lakes, you must possess a valid Wright-Patt fishing permit. Children less than 12 years of age are allowed to fish on base, but they must be accompanied by an adult with a valid fishing license.
The limit on trout is four. Fish caught by children will be included in the limit for the licensed adult.
When fishing in the Mad River, Hebble or Trout Creeks while on Wright-Patt, you must possess a valid Wright-Patt fishing permit and a current state of Ohio fishing license.
The price of an annual base permit is $18, and a daily permit is $6. A new state license and/or base permit is required on March 1 every year.
You can purchase a base fishing permit at the Outdoor Recreation office in Bldg. 95 or at the Rod and Gun Club in Bldg. 892. Both locations are in Area A.
For additional information, call Outdoor Recreation at 937-257-9889 and the Rod and Gun Club at 937-257-3935.
Daily catch/possession limits on Wright-Patt
Fish caught by unlicensed fishermen (children less than 12) will be included in the limit of the accompanying licensed fishermen. When four trout have been caught, fishing must be discontinued for that day, regardless of whether or not the trout are given to another person or if fishing for a different species. Throwing trout back in the lake once they are caught is not permitted. Limits on non-landlocked waters are according to state of Ohio fishing laws. Limits on landlocked waters as follows:
- Walleye – 2
- Trout – 4
- Bass (Large and Smallmouth) – 4
- Catfish (Channel, Blue and Shovelhead) – 4
- Bullhead (Black and Brown) – 10
- Mixed Panfish (Bluegill, Rock Bass, Perch, Sunfish and Crappie) – unlimited
- Forage fish (Carp, Gizzard Shad and Suckers) — Unlimited