If you are looking for the opportunity to catch a trophy northern pike or trophy smallmouth bass, you definitely want to choose Pine Cliff Lodge. In 2001, one of our guest, Brian Barnes of Derby, Kansas, caught and released a 53-inch northern pike and set a 12 pound line class world record. His northern pike was inch short of the All Tackle World Record of 54-inches.
Sandybeach Lake produces around 25% more trophy northern pike each year compared to the previous year. This is not a lake where guests are heard saying “The northern pike fishing or smallmouth bass fishing was better 10, 15, or 20 years ago on this lake”. We believe this improvement in fishing is a result of our catch-and-release rules, implemented in 1996, for trophy size fish. The improvement in trophy smallmouth bass fishing is proving to be even more impressive. We documented a 200% increase in trophy smallmouth bass caught in 2009 in comparison to 2008. Have you been fishing a lake where you have the opportunity to catch a 5,6,7, or even 8 pound smallmouth bass?