Big Hill Lake
Pearson-Skubitz Big Hill Lake is located in an oak-bluestem forest, in the Big Hill Creek Valley, just southwest of Parsons and east of Cherryvale. It provides a wide variety of native vegetation, fish and scenery for any nature lover. The 1,240 acre lake is a fisherman’s paradise. Pre-impoundment planning and the continued “Trophy Lake” management has developed Big Hill Lake into one of the best fishing lakes in Kansas. Technically defined as a trophy managed reservoir, Big Hill Lake has an 18-inch minimum length limit for smallmouth bass and a 21-inch minimum length limit for largemouth bass. Popular with tournament and recreation anglers alike, Big Hill offers two concrete boat ramps and several shore access points for fisherman targeting a number of species. Standing timber throughout the lake provides wonderful cover for largemouth bass and the south end of the lake supports a strong smallmouth bass population with its rocky banks and points. Crappie is king in the spring and a number of good sized catfish are taken each year by shore and boat anglers. White bass and bluegill are found throughout the lake and will keep anglers of all ages busy. For those interested in scheduling a fishing tournament, for more information or regulations and limits, contact the Army Corps of Engineers Big Hill Project Office at (620) 336-2741.