Fishing opportunities at DeSoto Lake are available from April 15-October 14. Ice fishing is open January 2- February 28/29. DeSoto Lake has a good fishery for crappie, walleye, catfish, largemouth bass, white bass, and bluegill. A number of access points allow for bank fishing, and a boat launch facility is available during the season (April 15 - Oct 14). Fish habitat structures, including tree piles, rock piles, and pallets have been placed in the lake to enhance the fishery. To protect the fragile lake shore from erosion due to wave action there is a no-wake policy in effect. For more information about fishing, please see our DeSoto Regulations Brochure, DeSoto Lake Fish Habitat Structure Map or the DeSoto Lake Depth Map.