Our History


The main lake was purchased by my father "Ham" Erjavec from a sportsmens club back in 1965.  The lake used to be called Pine Lake and he changed it to Sportmen's Paradise and then to just Paradise Lakes.  Many folks over the years just started calling it Hambones.  It was originally made as a coal washing pond for the local mine.

Mission Statement

Paradise Fishing Lakes strives to give you a positive and fun fishing experience for you and your family.  


What We Do

We stock trout, catfish, and carp and charge a fee to come and fish for some of the biggest fish in the state.  We are a family run and family friendly business that wants to create an experience for you and your family to remember for a long time.  We also have primitive camp sites and some with water and electric available.

Why We Are The Best

We strive to stock the most and the biggest fish around.  Our family has been in this business for 50 years and we know what our customers expect from us and what they like the most.  Our facilities are clean and well kept so you can feel comfortable at our place.  We have a well stocked snack and bait shop and we offer a wide variety of goods.  Our lakes can be driven around for great access to the best fishing spots and there are shelters around the lakes to keep you out of the elements.  There are also 8 lights placed strategically around the lake for use during the summer for night fishing. We can fit over 200 people around our 5 lakes at any given time.

News And Information

We are stocking trout now and we are in the process of updating and adding on to our camping sites for you and your family to enjoy in the spring.


7 and under free with a paying parent or grandparent

8-10 years old $10

11-14 years old $13

15-61 years old $15

62 and older $13

Passes good for 12 hours unless otherwise specified

All trout-catfish-carp tags and bonus' are included

contests are an extra charge

Our Team

Jim and Amy Erjavec take care of the day to day business duties and are available evaryday for your questions and concerns.