Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I keep the fish I catch? Our carp and buffalo are catch and release in our first 2 ponds. Our third pond is for catfishing which includes 10 lbs before additional fees apply.

Do I need a fishing license to fish? No. This is because we are a private lake.

Can I come fish for carp or buffalo without entering a tournament? Sure! Look for opportunities to “fun fish” on our weekly schedule, posted to our Facebook page. These usually coincide with a tournament, so we recommend arriving AFTER the posted tournament draw time to check in and select your fishing spot.

What is your Facebook page?   Please follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information and weekly schedule:

What type of carp are they? We are proudly stocked with common carp, also called yellow carp.  (This is NOT the same species as Asian or flying carp.)  Common carp are an exciting and challenging fish to catch that can weigh more than 20 lbs!

Where can I learn more about American Style Carp Paylake fishing?
Great question! It’s probably pretty different from any type of fishing you might have done. We have a shortened information page here: or you can learn even more at: