Harmony Mission Lake
At Harmony Mission Lake in Bates County angling for largemouth bass should be fair to good in 2006. The lake has abundant bass. Action for bass up to 16 inches should be quite good. Anglers are encouraged to take up to their daily limit of six black bass under the 12-15 inch protected slot length limit. The lake produces some good bass over 20 inches long.
Harmony Mission Lake provides good action for sunfish anglers. Casting small baits near submerged cover can produce plenty of action for bluegill up to 7 inches. Anglers can catch redear sunfish between eight and nine inches. Anglers may take up to twenty non-game species in the aggregate.
More than 6000 fingerling hybrid striped bass were stocked cumulatively in 2002, 2003, and 2004 to help control shad. Some hybrid stripers are approaching a size of interest to anglers. Anglers may take up to 4 hybrid striped bass at least 20 inches long daily.
Sampling in the spring of 2005 showed abundant channel catfish. More than ten thousand channel catfish have been stocked over the last five years. Many should be greater than five pounds in 2006. Anglers may take up to four catfish daily.
Outboard motors larger than 10 horsepower may be used but are required to be operated at no wake speed.
Facilities/features: boat ramp, Harmony Mission Lake (96 acres), and several small ponds (4 acres total).
Sumerged rip-rap, coves, brush.
Harmony Mission Lake provides good action for sunfish anglers. Casting small baits near submerged cover can produce plenty of action for bluegill up to 7 inches.