Lakes & Reservoirs

City of Portsmouth-Owned Lakes in Suffolk

Lakes Kilby, Cohoon, and Meade are reservoirs in the City of Suffolk owned by the City of Portsmouth and serve as popular destinations for anglers in search of large-mouth bass, crappie, chain pickerel, and redear sunfish. During the summer, all three lakes offer riparian edges and weedy banks that are havens for sunbathing dragon- and damselflies.

  1. Lake Cohoon
  2. Lake Kilby
  3. Lake Meade
  4. Lake Speight

Lake Cohoon

Lake Cohoon is 510 acres and offers excellent fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, chain pickerel, bluegill and redear sunfish. It produces several six-pound chain pickerel each winter and is consistently one of the district's top producers of big fish. The lake is also one of the district's top producers of big crappie. Motors (up to 9.9 horsepower) are allowed. Bank fishing is limited to the shore at the fishing station, excluding the dam’s mouth.