Believe it or not, we experienced fishing comparable to what you find in remote backcountry lakes, but in a park full of campers. For example, the shots above were all taken our first afternoon (clockwise from the top left, that’s Adam Holman, Rob Dankowsky, Eric Moreau and me.) All of Bon Echo’s interior lakes have bass and pike, and Joeperry and Kishkebus have lakers, too. And according to superintendent Richards, Kishkebus in particular has exceptional bass and lake trout action, and sees almost no fishing pressure.
We visited just after the bass season opened, so largies and smallies were on our mind. Since our group of four hard-core anglers was staying right on Bon Echo Lake, naturally that was the first place we targeted. It was the right call. In just four hours of fishing on our first drizzly afternoon, we all had at least a dozen fish, and all four of us had a bass either just over or just under four pounds.