Kenansville Lake is a shallow 2,500- acre impoundment with an average water depth of 3 feet. This area was cattle pasture prior to flooding in 1993. Boaters, especially those unfamiliar with this water body, should navigate with caution as there are rows of submerged fence posts throughout the lake. Interior levees are also located at the north, center and south areas of the lake. The town of Kenansville is the closest place to obtain gas, food and bait. Although most anglers fish this area by boat, bank fishing is available along the access canal and north end of the lake for those willing to walk or ride a bicycle to those areas. The most popular fish species include: black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass and catfish. All largemouth bass are protected by a special no harvest regulation. Rectangular lake. Depth in the fields is anywhere from 3-5 feet. Lots of drainage ditches criss-crossing the place. Far west side is all reeds, grass, and cypress trees.
Reeds, grass, and cypress trees.
Shallow flooded farm. Still has a lot of fence posts and barbed wire in some places.
The canal has submerged leaves, but they are not far under (translated as you cannot get across them except a certain places) and have grass and reeds all along them. The shallow grass areas turn some fish, but that is not the magic pattern. Try the fence lines and the ditches along them.