Nesbitt Lake

Key Pittman Wildlife Management Area and Nesbitt Lake were acquired in 1964. Key Pittman is located one mile north of Hiko and is primarily managed for waterfowl production and secondarily for recreational fishing.


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Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

Nesbitt Lake Angler Information Guide


Pertinent Information

Nesbitt Lake covers approximately 200 surface acres. The sport fishery consists of black bullhead, largemouth bass, white crappie, and bluegill, and fathead minnows serve as an additional prey base for bass. Largemouth bass generally range in size between 8 and 10 inches, with a maximum size near 13 inches. Fishing is best between February and June and most anglers use jigs, spinner baits, rubber worms, and top water lures. Black bullheads range between 10 and 12 inches. Use night crawlers or prepared catfish baits for the best luck. There is no camping or fires allowed and no drinking water available on the management area. However, there is a chemical toilet located at the south end of the lake. Please close the gate after you enter/leave the area.