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fishingFishing Rules Including 2020 Changes

Please take time to re-familiarize yourself with the BVFGFA Fishing Rules. There has been some confusion and some pushing the envelope. 
The lake is stocked with trout annually by the club, but many other fish live in this lake also.


  • Members MUST Sign in and Membership cards must be displayed while fishing.
  • Each person (Member Or Guest) must have his or her own stringer. Buckets, Creels and other apparatus prohibited. 
  • No stocking of any kind of fish in the lake.
  • Bag limits:
    • 2 trout per day per member, No catch & release
    • No harvest on bullhead catfish
    • No harvest on channel cat
    • No harvest bass
    • 50 blue gills per day per member
    • 15 daily snapping turtles per day per member or 30 per season per member
  • Maximum of two lines fished by rod or hand. One hook per line, treble hooks are permitted.
  • No minnows of any kind are to be used for bait.
  • No digging, boating or wading allowed.
  • There will be no frog taking at any time.
  • You must register all trout on the board in the clubhouse near sign in sheet. Rule Waived for 2020
  • It is important that when fishing, a minimum space of at least ten feet between individuals and families be maintained. NEW RULE for 2020
  • Wearing of a medical mask or other face covering is strongly urged. NEW RULE FOR 2020
  • Members caught littering will lose their fishing privilege.
  • No fishing from the bridge.
  • For specific dates on the fishing season, see board in Clubhouse.


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