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Ritchie County
Pennsboro WS Reservoir

  Lake  Pennsboro WS Reservoir 

  Acres  9 

  Directions  Pennsboro Water Supply Reservoir is a 9-acre impoundment located in the northeastern section of Ritchie County, 1.5 miles east of Pennsboro. It is accessible from County Route 50/40 via County Route 50/24. 

  Description  The lake was built in 1967 with a maximum depth of 22 feet and an average depth of 12 feet. A trail completely surrounds the lake providing excellent fishing access. Boating with electric motors only is allowed, however launching is a challenge since no ramp is available. The use of live minnows as bait is prohibited. 

  Fishery  Pennsboro Water Supply Reservoir provides winter and spring fishing for trout, and warmwater fishing for largemouth bass, sunfish, tiger musky, and channel catfish. Trout are stocked in January and March each year. Fishermen generally use large plugs or spoons when fishing for tiger musky 

  National Forest  National Forest Stamp is not required 

  Boating  Electric motors only 

  Camping  No camping allowed 

  Spring Trout  Stocked once in January and once in March 

  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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