Editor's Note: In the August issue of BASS Timesyou read about fishing strip mine lakes for huge bass, away from the big crowds at more popular areas. Here, you'll learn more about where to find these prime waters. After you finish reading, pack your kayak and your gear and hit the mines!
Strip pit fishing property has become a high demand item in the local hunting and fishing industry. These lakes are the end result of coal mining. After the mining companies complete their excavation work the coal dumps are filled with water and stocked with fish to meet environmental codes.
The grassy trails of this reclaimed mined land are ideal for long walks where you rarely, if ever, see another soul. You can stop and investigate the many deer and turkey crossings where the ground is littered with tracks and the trees still show signs of wear from bucks working the velvet from their antlers. Watch flights of ducks overhead and listen to the myriad of songbirds filling the trees.
If you've been searching for the "Old Farm" setting, look no further. Located near the quiet community of Sumterville, enjoy a renovated farm house, stocked fishing lakes, year round creek, duck ponds, and multiple large food plots, most with shootin This property is located in Calhoun County on Hwy 9.
Clinton, Missouri is a veritable treasure trove when it comes to outdoor activities; people who enjoy hunting, fishing and camping have plenty of places to go in and around Clinton. The Poague Conservation Area is a wonderful place which offers excellent opportunities for fishing and camping. It is located on Highway 7, a mere 4 miles to the west of the town of Clinton.
Coal mining during the s and early s left this land scarred, but scars heal, and after time — and the right attention — they can become beauty marks. The pits have collected rain runoff and now make up the nearly lakes and ponds that dot this 2,acre site roughly 6 miles north of Columbia. Plentiful water, combined with stands of both woodland and grassland habitats, make Rocky Fork Lakes CA a birding destination.
I'm so stoked that Phil got this Strip Pit section going! I'm a fairly new dedicated trout fly fisherman but my roots are in the strip pits of Southeast Kansas. So many lunker bass that I couldn't even count them on all my fingers and toes.
A kayak angler ties into a big fish on a Pyramid State Recreation Area strip pit. Many strip mine areas across the Midwest have come a long way since the days of bulldozers and dump trucks. What were once devastated landscapes have been returned to nature as thriving fish and wildlife habitats.
Strip Pit, Cabin, Outbuilding - What an incredible recreational property. This is a generational opportunity to own a piece of recreational heaven. Properties of this quality seldom hit the open market.