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Lakes

Mason County
McClintic Ponds

 
  Lake  McClintic Ponds 

  Acres  61 

  Directions  The McClintic ponds are located on McClintic Wildlife Management Area in Mason County, 6 miles north of Point Pleasant and 8 miles south of Mason. It is accessible from Point Pleasant and Mason by State Route 62. 

  Description  Since 1951, 34 ponds have been constructed. All ponds have maximum depth of about 10 feet with average depths of 5 feet. Thirty-two of the ponds are open year-round to fishing, with exception of the two-week controlled waterfowl hunt, and two are closed year-round. Carry-in boat access, pit type toilets, and 10 rustic tent or trailer camping sites are provided. Trails around most of the ponds provide bank fishing access. Pond #10 has a fishing pier for physically challenged anglers. Electric motors only are allowed and the use of live minnows as bait is prohibited. 

  Fishery  McClintic ponds provide warmwater fishing for sunfish, northern pike, largemouth bass, and channel catfish. Angling for largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish is good at all ponds. Northern pike are caught from several ponds. Fish attractors (logs and brush) are located in several ponds and are designated with signs on shore. 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  Camping permit required from area manager 

  Spring Trout  Not stocked with trout 

  Fall Trout  Does not receive Fall trout stocking 

  Live Minnows  Live minnows may not be used as bait 

  Night Fishing  Night fishing is allowed 

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