About Us

How we got started...
The first portion of the farm was purchased in 1946 by the Pippins.  Their youngest daughter was born at home on the farm.  Who would have dreamed that she, along with her children would buy the land joining Pa & Ma in 1986 and 1996.  Momma built a log home and by the year 2000, the rest of the family was living on the farm also.  They raised 1 acre of freshwater shrimp in 2001 -- not much luck there! 
One of them had the idea of a catfish pay lake.  The rest had never heard of a pay lake.  They were going to sell Beanie Weanies, crackers, RC cola's, and Moon Pies from their snack bar and have a bait and tackle shop.  But what's a snack bar without fish?  So they started cooking their fresh farm-raised catfish.  All the family pitched in -- Mom, always being a great cook, became the cook and dessert maker.  The snack bar had all paper goods and four tables, right in the middle of the tackle shop. Everyone from Pa & Ma down to the great-grandchildren all pitched in to help make it work.
They opened Twin Lakes Catfish Farm on March 15, 2002.  Within the first year they had added full hookup RV sites, a camping/tent area, a kiddie lake, catering services, and separated the food and fishing.  In March 2003 they opened a full restaurant with a seating capacity of 50-60 with real dishes and tables.
In 2003 they built a second building to house the bait, tackle and fishing supplies, supplying live bait (goldfish, crawfish, minnows and shiners) along with numerous other baits for sale.  The lakes are stocked weekly, keeping a base of 15,000-20,000 pounds of catfish in the lakes.  No license is needed to fish here.  You can "keep all you catch" or "catch and release."  Weekly open fishing tournaments are held every Saturday night from April through September with the Tournament of Champions in October.  We also host group fishing and birthday parties.
"So come eat, fish and/or spend the night with us.  Hang in there with us as we grow.  Who knows what the future holds besides God?  He has blessed us greatly!
We thank you and appreciate your support.  Comments and suggestions are welcomed."

May God Bless You!

The Pippin Family