It is no secret; Lake Jennings has monsters lurking in the deep. For the next two weekends, we are offering night fishing for those daring to catch one.

Bring a Carved Pumpkin Friday and Fish for Free

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, we’re offering a FREE FISHING PERMIT or day use access if you bring a carved pumpkin on Friday, October 22, or Friday, October 29. We’ll light and display the jack-o-lanterns around the bait shop for night fishing. Pumpkins will not be returned and permits are valid for Friday night only. Show your creativity, bring a carved pumpkin and help the rangers trick out the bait shop!

Catfish Stocking:

There are even more fish to catch. We put another 1,000 pounds of catfish in the lake last week bringing our total stock up to 9,000 pounds. The last stock of 1,000 pounds will go into the lake the week of October 25. For the time being, we will remain open for night fishing on Fridays and Saturdays. View the updated stocking schedule here.

What’s the Catch?

With the temperatures cooling, especially at night, look for the catfish in the late afternoons when the surface temperatures have had a chance to warm a bit. They will be actively feeding near the surface before submerging to the channels – especially the big cats. If you’re looking to land a big fish, rent a boat and fish the channels! This week’s stock made its way to Hermit Cove by Saturday. There were reports of bites on mackerel and chicken liver. Bluegill were biting off Cactus Patch and in Eagle Cove this weekend. They were biting on mealworms and night crawlers. There were no reports of bass this weekend, but we saw a few smaller catches on social media. Don’t forget to send us pics of your catch! You can tag us @lakejennings on social media or email them to [email protected].

A boat at sunset on Lake Jennings


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