North Fork Pound River Lake
To get to the lake, take Route 23 to Pound; turn west onto Route 630. Follow Route 630 for a mile to the boat landing.
Pound Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake that was built in 1966. The impoundment covers 154 surface acres, and includes 13.5 miles of wooded shoreline. Ownership of the land surrounding the lake was transferred to the U.S. Forest Service in 1983.
Pound Lake offers fishing for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, as well as bluegills, black and white crappie, channel and flathead catfish and carp. Walleye and muskies are also present, but in lower numbers.
A 14-18-inch slot limit is in effect for bass in Pound Lake. All bass between 14-18 inches must be released.
A ten-inch minimum size limit is in effect for crappie at Pound Lake. All crappie less than 10 inches must be released.
Statewide creel limits apply for all species.
Despite being in a national forest, a National Forest Stamp is not required to fish the reservoir.
Gasoline motors are allowed, but the entire lake is a no-wake zone.
There are boat ramps at Pound and Wise Landings, with campgrounds and picnic areas at Canepatch, Phillips Creek, Hopkins Branch (primitive) and Laurel Fork. There's another picnic area at Bee Bottom and bank fishing opportunities at the dam.