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CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR -

Last Updated: 11/17/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Good Up to 15 inches Jigs, minnows, or small slab spoons fished around the fish attractors.  Anglers reported catching 25 fish in the 10 to 13 inch range on a good day.  
Walleye Fair Up to 28 inches Vertically fishing slab spoons and live bait over edges of deeper points and other drop-offs, or around the fish attractors has produced fish occasionally.  Anglers have reported catching a few keepers in the 18 to 21 inch range.
White Bass/Wipers Good

Whites up to 17 inches

Wipers up to 13 lbs.

Vertically fishing slab spoons and live bait over deeper structure such as road beds and points has been good.  Vertically fishing slab spoons around the fish attractors can be good for a few white bass from time to time.
Rainbow Trout N/A N/A Trout will not be stocked in the Cedar Bluff Stilling basin during the 2016/2017 trout season.  For a list of alternative trout waters visit http://ksoutdoors.com/Fishing/Special-Fishing-Programs-for-You/Trout-Fishing-Program/Trout-Stocking-Locations

WATER TEMPERATURE-55

SURFACE ELEVATION- 2118.95-25.05 below conservation 

ATTENTION: An established zebra mussel population has been documented at this water making Cedar Bluff an ANS designated water.  With this designation a few new rules are now in effect primarily aimed at discouraging water containing microscopic zebra mussel larvae from leaving the property and establishing in new waters.  Any time one leaves the reservoir it is best to clean mud, vegetation, or attached zebra mussel adults off of boats and other equipment, drain any thing on a boat or other equipment that holds water, and allow boats and other equipment to dry completely before using them at another body of water.  It is now illegal to use wild-caught bait from Cedar Bluff at any other water.  Live fish are not to be taken off the property.  And all livewells and bilges must be drained prior to leaving the property.

It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. So please discard any leftover bait in a trash can.

Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related prospects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District

GLEN ELDER FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 11/15/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Fair 8-13 inches

We found the best crappie numbers around the causeway and west of the causeway while sampling this fall.  Anglers should target near the causeway bridge, off the brush piles between Boller Point and the bridge, and near Boller Point.  Most of the fish are in the 10-12 inch range, but a few larger fish are also available to anglers.  The deep brush piles of Campground 3, Swim Beach, Harrison Point, and in Walnut Creek are also good options for crappie anglers this time of year.  

There are good numbers of crappie in the trout pond that anglers should be able to catch this fall!

Walleye Fair to Good 9-23 inches There have been a few walleye caught over the past few weeks with anglers targeting them along the river channel drops in 15-20 feet of water near Waconda Spring, Wally World, and south of the golf course.  We also collected decent numbers of adult walleye off the south end of the dam, north shore points, and around Walnut Creek.

White Bass

Wipers

Good

11-17 inches

19-24 inches

Anglers have been doing very well on whites and wipers lately from boats and the bank.  There are a lot of smaller white bass being caught, but bigger whites are showing up in the creel as well.  Twistertails and Kastmasters fished off rocky banks and on the windblown side of the reservoir seems to be the best technique.  Boat anglers have also been trolling in Walnut Creek, along the Cawker causeway, and near the south bluffs and reporting good catches.  Fishing off Swim Beach point will yield a mix of white bass and wipers.
Black Bass Excellent 10-19 inches This is a great time to get out there and catch some smallmouth and largemouth bass.  The cooler water in the 50's and 60's will have fish actively feeding throughout the day.  Smallmouth bass can always be found along the dam and in the state park during the fall while largemouth bass can be found in similar areas as well as along the south bluffs, Mill Creek, and Schoen's Cove.  Traditional bass baits all work well in the fall.
Channel Catfish Good All Sizes These fish are scattered now, but the best place to locate them is along the flats near Walnut Creek and off Takota Point.  Drifting the the old 24 road bed and fishing south of the Cawker park are also good places to try.  Channel cats can be found around some of the brush piles and the old foundations as well.
Anglers can now find GPS locations for each of the brush piles located in the reservoir. Simply click on this link Good Fishing Spots and select the individual brush pile. As we enhance these brush piles throughout the year, we'll make a note under each individual location.
Current water temperature: 56ºF         Current Water Level: 1.0 foot above Conservation

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!


KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 12/1/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Channel Catfish Good Variety Slow. The bite has slowed due to cooling water temperatures; try cutbait from 8 to 20 foot of water or shallower after lunch and toward the evening.
Crappie Fair Variety of Sizes - mostly 11 to 12 inches Fair. Crappie have moved to intermediate and deeper depths. Find brush piles or rock off the bank from 6 - 16 ft. depths. Fish near brushpiles off of Loder Point and Yankee Run or near the tower. 
Trout     NOTICE: The second stocking took place on Monday, Nov. 28th with nearly 2,000 rainbow trout. Fish were stocked (from N to S) at power poles #25, 19, 16, 10, 5 and in the bottom pool. Good luck!
Walleye/Saugeye Fair Variety, up to 21" Fair. Reports of fish in Buzzard Bay Cove. The Fall bite has slowed but fish can still be caught; look for fish at moderate depths off the dam and deeper points. Try jigging small swimbaits or earthworms.
White Bass Fair All sizes - up to 17 inches Good. The best fishing will be towards the dam or just off the river channel in the middle of the reservoir.
Wiper Good All sizes Good; reports of fish up to 11 pounds and limits being caught off points and deeper flats near river channel. Try live minnows and trolling soft baits.
General Comment

Elevation: 2.1 feet above conservation pool.

Water Temperature:  49 - 53 F

Current lake elevation and water temperature is available on the location page linked to this fishing report. It is updated daily by the Corps of Engineers.

This is a general winter fishing report. If a hot tip is received, the report will be updated. Otherwise, weekly fishing reports will resume in March.

KEITH SEBELIUS RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT (NORTON) - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 11/29/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 7 to 16 inches Are catching fish off the public fishing dock and private boat slips using jigs and jigs tipped with minnows. Would also try around the 3 fish attractors.
Saugeye/Walleye Fair 14 to 26 inches Are catching fish off the swim beach and up west by the Marsh Dike using jigs and jigs tipped with worms. Would also try fishing along the North end of the Dam and along the south road bed using jigs and jigs tipped with worms or trolling diving lures.  Stocked in 45,000 saugeye fry on 05-19-2016.  Also heard of some short fish being caught, therefore, remember the 18 inch length limit.
Wiper Fair 15 to 28 inches Are catching them at the mouth of Leota cove and Concrete cove using jigs and jigs with worms and/or minnows. Stocked 40,000 wiper fry on 05-11-16.
Catfish Fair 14 to 30 inches Are catching catfish up to the west end using stink bait, liver and worms on the bottom. Also, look for them to come up shallow as they start feeding up for the winter. 
Largemouth/Spotted Bass Fair 10 to 20 inches Are catching bass along the Dam, in Leota and Schoen's coves and up by the sand pit using artificial baits and crankbait's.  Remember there is a 15" length limit on all bass.
General Comments

WATER TEMPERATURE- 47°

SURFACE ELEVATION- 2291.07 ---- 13.23' below conservation

Currently, the water level is 3.46 feet higher than it was one year ago at this time. 

Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! Therefore, please discard leftover bait in a trash can.

Now Available: A Webster District newsletter that will include Webster, Kirwin and Keith Sebelius Reservoir's will be coming out soon. If you would like to subscribe to this spring and fall newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Webster-Reservoir-Fishing-District

KIRWIN RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 11/29/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 7 to 17 inches Are catching crappie around the North and South shore fish attractors using jigs and jigs with minnows. 
Walleye Fair 15 to 28 inches Are catching a few off the river channel and railroad flats using jigs and jigs with worms and/or minnows.  Would also try fishing along the dam and river channel trolling diving lures. 
White Bass/ Wiper Fair 10 to 30 inches Are catching fish along the Dam and Cottonwood Grove areas.  Would also try fishing along the Crappie Point area using jigs depending on the wind direction and trolling diving lures.  Stocked 100,000 wiper fry on 05-11-16.
Catfish Fair 20 to 30 inches Are catching catfish from Gray's park and up towards the west end using shad and stink bait on the bottom. Would also try fishing up in Bow creek using shrimp and liver on the bottom.
General Comments

WATER TEMPERATURE- 47°

SURFACE ELEVATION- 1724.32 ---- 4.93' below conservation pool

THE RESERVOIR IS OPEN TO BOATS. 

Currently, the water level is 11.59 feet higher than it was one year ago at this time.

Started irrigation releases on 06-20-2016 and stopped releasing on 08-26-2016. 

Fish cleaning station is NO LONGER on the NE corner of the square in Kirwin. The USFWS, BOR and KDWPT are in the process of constructing a new facility just West of the water tower.   

The Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) has been put into effect at Kirwin, so if you have any questions contact the Service at 785-543-6673 or stop by their office at 702 Xavier Road.  

Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! Therefore, please discard leftover bait in a trash can.

Now Available: A Webster District newsletter that will include Webster, Kirwin and Keith Sebelius Reservoir's will be coming out soon. If you would like to subscribe to this spring and fall newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Webster-Reservoir-Fishing-District


LOVEWELL RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 11/15/2016
Species
Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Walleye Fair 15-25 inches The best walleye numbers in the fall are consistently found off the north shore between Cedar Point and Walleye Point and along the north half of the dam.  We also collected good numbers of large walleye around Pawnee Point and the 2-mile Road area this past fall.  Slowly trolling crankbaits might just be the best option this time of year.
White Bass/Wipers Fair to Good

7-13 inches

14-23 inches

The wipers and white bass were scattered a bit during fall sampling last month, but days with a strong south wind has yielded good numbers of fish along the north shore from Cabin Point to Walleye Point.  There have also been decent numbers of whites along the 2-mile road bridge area and near Pawnee Point.
Channel Catfish Fair 3-12 pounds

We had a very nice sample of catfish this past fall and they were found pretty much lakewide.  Sizes varied considerably, but many of the fish were between 16 and 22 inches.  These fish can be caught using shad sides, shad gizzards, and stinkbait.

There is a 35 inch length limit on blue catfish.  All blue catfish less than 35 inches should be returned to the water immediately.  Please handle these fish with care if you do catch one.

Crappie Fair to Good 7-13 inches There are a lot of crappie in the reservoir now, but most of them are one year old fish less than 10 inches.  There are, however, a fair number of fish between 10 and 13 inches for anglers to target.  Fishing around the deep brush piles off Cabin Point, Cedar Point, and the Marina will be good places to start, but fishing around the marina boat docks can also yield some fish.
Comments

Anglers can now find GPS coordinates, descriptions, and histories of some of the major brush piles in Lovewell.  Simply follow this link Good Fishing Spots and select the individual brush pile to find out more information.

Current water temperature:  53ºF             Current water level: 0.5 feet below conservation

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

NORTON - SEE KEITH SEBELIUS RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT

WEBSTER RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 11/29/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Poor 9 to 17 inches Catching a few crappie around the north and south shore breakwater's and fish attractor's using jigs and jigs tipped with minnows.
Walleye Poor 14 to 28 inches Have been catching a few off the river channel and Old Marina point using jigs with worms and/or minnows.  Would also try trolling diving lures along the Dam and Bluff areas. Remember the 15 inch length limit.
White Bass/Wiper Fair 10 to 30 inches Are catching white bass around the north shore breakwater, Old Marina Point, along the Dam and along Rock Point cove using jigs, jigs tipped with minnows and/or worms and trolling diving lures. Stocked 50,000 wiper fry on 05-11-16.
Catfish Poor 20 to 36 inches Catfish are being caught from Old Broken up concrete ramp on the north side of Reservoir and up to the west part of the Reservoir.  They are being caught using worms, liver and stink bait on the bottom. Would also try using shrimp and shad. 
Rainbow Trout Excellent 10 to 20 inches The second load of trout was stocked on Nov. 28. Trout are being caught on little spinners, salmon eggs and powerbait. Next load is scheduled for around the 1st of January.
General Comments

WATER TEMPERATURE- 47°

SURFACE ELEVATION- 1889.51 ---- 2.94' below conservation

Currently, the water level is 19.62 feet higher than it was one year ago at this time.  

Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! Therefore, please discard leftover bait in a trash can.

Now Available: A Webster District newsletter that will include Webster, Kirwin and Keith Sebelius Reservoir's is currently available. If you would like to subscribe to this spring and fall newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Webster-Reservoir-Fishing-District


WILSON RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? - One of the top 100 Bass lakes in the US

Last Updated: 12/1/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Fair 10-14 inches Poor. Crappie numbers are very low and no reports of fish being caught yet but fish are likely moving towards shallower rock and cover to feed prior to spawning. Coves towards the upper end of the reservoir and Otoe in Hell Creek are your best bets.
Stripers Fair to Good 3-8 pounds Good. There are reports of fish being caught on the West end, Hell Creek, and a few near the dam in shallow water. Fish in the morning and/or evening with topwaters, livebait, spinners, or shad imitation jerkbaits. There is an abundance of stripers in the 16 - 18" range. These fish have excellent body condition compared to the last few years.
 Walleye Fair to Good 10-21 inches Fair. Cooler water has them being caught at moderate depths. Find contour changes and areas in the middle or lower reservoir with 12 - 30 foot depths with rocky bottoms.  Trollers are having some success but anglers using colored jig heads with earthworms, curly tail grubs, or shad swimbaits are also having success.
Channel Catfish Fair 2-10 pounds

Slow. Try cutbait, liver, dough baits, and worms near the river channel and off points such as Minooka, Lucas, etc. Look for fish to move shallow (<8 feet depths) towards sundown. The channel catfish population in Wilson has been a nice surprise the last few years.

Be on the lookout for blue catfish which are also in the reservoir. They are not legal size yet so make sure and take care to return them to the water. There is a 35 inch minimum length limit on blue catfish at Wilson Reservoir!

White Bass Fair 12-18 inches, up to 3 pounds Fair. Reports of anglers catching a few off the river channel from the upper reservoir to Minooka. Try jigging the flats adjacent to the channel with small spoons and shad imitations.
Black Bass Fair 10-18 inches Fair. Bass are becoming more spread out with the recent elevation rise and cooling water temperatures. There are reports of both Largemouth and Smallmouth being caught. The Smallmouth Bass are currently the best bet and can be caught off rocky points and shorelines throughout the lake. Fish over 3 lbs. are being caught. Try crankbaits, carolina rigged soft baits, and shaky heads near shore or less than 12' of water.
White Perch Fair 9 to 13 inches

Good. Some are being caught up to 12" in size. We found moderate numbers of white perch around the upper end of the reservoir as well as Hell Creek.  The lower end of the reservoir didn't have nearly as many.  The fish we collected seemed to be targeting the river channel and moving up and down it while feeding.  The west end had the biggest white perch I've seen in some time with 12-13 inch fish common.  Anglers might try spoons and spinners off of the river channel near the bluffs towards Minooka - IT IS ILLEGAL TO HAVE A WHITE PERCH ALIVE IN YOUR POSSESSION - IF YOU CATCH IT AND WANT TO KEEP IT - IT HAS TO BE DEAD IN A COOLER OR LIVEWELL. THEY ARE NO LONGER LEGAL AS LIVE BAIT FOR STRIPERS OR OTHER FISH!!!!!

The white perch numbers are down in Wilson right now which is the goal of managing aquatic nuisance species.  While this species will continue to thrive and reproduce in Wilson, they are still an ANS species and KDWPT has managed the predator base in such a way to limit their numbers.  The hope is that the white bass will be able to make a comeback at the expense of the white perch numbers declining.

General Comments

Lake Elevation = 1.2 feet ABOVE conservation pool - THE LAKE HAS FILLED !!!

Surface Temperature = 49 - 54 F

BOAT RAMP UPDATE: All boat ramps are useable. WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS and be courteous at boat ramps!

We have two Aquatic Nuisance Species - white perch and zebra mussels and have joined Cheney and El Dorado as lakes with both species. The law now says that if anyone leaves the lake with water in your livewell or boat, you are subject to a ticket for transporting Zebra Mussels since they will spawn and the microscopic little mussels will probably be in every drop of water in the lake. Make sure you drain all water from the boat before you leave the boat ramp area!!! We have been taking veliger samples and the samples were high so be sure to drain and dry everything!!!!!!

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STATE FISHING LAKES

JEWELL STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 11/15/2016
Species
Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Fair 8-11 inches The crappie population is dominated by three and four year old fish in the 8-10 inch range as we collected many of these during our 2016 fall sample.  There are also a few 11-13 inch fish as well, but they are not as common.  This 2013 year class should provide a boost to the crappie numbers as they continue to grow.  Anglers will have success fishing crappie around the deep brush piles using jigs and minnows.
Channel Catfish Good 11-25 inches

The catfish numbers look very good right now based on fall netting and anglers should be very pleased with the numbers of cats in the lake right now.  Many of these fish are in the 3-5 pound range, but there are also a handful of larger fish between 7 and 10 pounds.  

Traditional baits like stink bait, shad sides, and chicken liver should all work for catching some catfish now.

Bluegill

Green Sunfish

Redear Sunfish

Fair to Good 6-11 inches

The bluegill numbers appear to be stable right now with fish between 4 and 7 inches dominating the catch, but fish up to 8 inches were collected this fall.

Redear sunfish are thriving very well right now with fish up to 11 inches collected this fall.  There are two size groups with good numbers of 6-9 inch fish and fair numbers of 10 to 11 inch fish.

Largemouth Bass Good 10-20 inches There are good numbers of 15-16 inch fish in the lake right now with a handful of fish over the 18 inch upper slot limit. The biggest fish collected this spring was a 5 pound female. White and chartreuse spinnerbaits are hard to beat, but slowly fishing soft plastics including Senkos can be productive. Smaller baits like roadrunners and Panther Martins will also catch a fair amount of fish.  Summertime fishing means topwater so pull out those Zara Spooks and buzzbaits for some great action.
General Comments

Water temperature: 53ºF

Water level: FULL


OTTAWA STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 11/15/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Largemouth Bass Fair to Good up to 6 lbs We collected fair numbers during the last sample with fish up to 19 inches represented.  The best numbers of fish were found near the cattails and the overhanging trees in the water.  The fish are in excellent shape and should provide some nice bass angling. 
Bluegill Slow 4 to 6 Inches

Look for bluegill around the rocks on the piers and around any brush in the water. Worms and small jigs are a good bait.  These guys can be caught throughout the year using a variety of techniques.

We stocked 3,000 adult bluegill in October!

Channel Catfish Fair to Good 10-22 inches

Good numbers of stocked channel catfish are available to anglers using typical catfish techniques.  In the fall, the fish can be found lakewide and will often bite on chicken liver, shad sides, shad gizzards, and stinkbait.  Fall netting revealed the best numbers along the east bank in shallow water.

We stocked 5,000 additional catfish in August!

Saugeye Fair to Good 12-24 inches

Saugeye numbers are good, but most are less than 18 inches. Our fall 2016 sample included 75 saugeye of which only 8 were over 18 inches. Most will be caught on shad imitation baits, or jig and a worm.  We found the best numbers on the upper half of the reservoir in 4-5 feet of water last fall while test netting.

We stocked 5,000 saugeye this spring!

Crappie Good Most 8-11 inches Crappie numbers are stable, so angling will be fair/good on jigs and minnows along the dam and near brush/rocks.  There are a lot of 8-10 inch crappie right now, but fish between 12 and 14 inches can also be caught. 
General Comments

Water temperature: 53°F

CAUTION: LONGER BOAT TRAILERS MAY FALL OFF EDGE OF BOAT RAMP WHEN WATER IS LOW

The cabin can now be rented - call the Hays Regional Office - 785-628-8614 - for reservations or more information.


ROOKS STATE LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 9/8/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
      CURRENT FISHING
Largemouth Bass Poor None None, Lake finally filled up.
Bluegill Poor None None, Lake finally filled up.
Catfish Poor None None, Lake finally filled up.
General Comments

Water Temp. 74

Lake is currently full and running over the spillway.  Hope to be stocking fish by the end of the month if water quality allows.

KDWPT will be releasing the recently completed “Kansas Crappie Bonanza” video on February 17, 2012. This 25-minute video covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter with tips and tactics to make you a better crappie angler. Visit the KDWPT homepage on February 17th and click on the Kansas Crappie Bonanza link to view the video!

KDWPT will be releasing the Urban Stocking Fish Program video soon and it can be found at http://youtu.be/5l4QiSfsQbQ

Now Available: A Webster District newsletter that will include Webster, Kirwin and Keith Sebelius Reservoir's will be coming out soon. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Webster-Reservoir-Fishing-District


SALINE STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 11/6/2014
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
PUBLIC SALVAGE     DUE TO THE LOW LAKE CONDITIONS WE ARE ALLOWING ANGLERS TO TAKE FISH BY THE MEANS LISTED BELOW AND YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO KEEP ALL THE FISH YOU TAKE.
General Comments
 

The area is open for walk-in traffic but the gate will remain locked and the vault toilet locked.

THE LAKE IS NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC SALVAGE - ALL LENGTH AND CREEL LIMITS ARE OFF. YOU CAN NOW TAKE FISH WITH ROD AND REEL OR BY SNAGGING, SEINE, GIG, OR BY HAND.

Please comply with posted signs!!!!!

SHERIDAN STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 11/17/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair Up to 13 inches Jigs or minnows around the fish attractors or trolling small crankbaits along the dam.
Largemouth Bass Fair/Good Up to 4.5 lbs. Fishing soft plastics, swimbaits, and spinner baits around shoreline brush, laydown trees, rip-rap, and flooded vegetation.
Saugeye Good Up to 3 lbs. Casting or trolling shad imitating crankbaits or casting white jigs along the dam and over shallower shelves has produced fish.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8 inches Nightcrawlers under a bobber along rocky shorelines or around deeper brush.
Channel Catfish Fair/Good Up to 19 lbs. Live sunfish, shad, or prepared baits fished on bottom on shallow flats has been best.
Wiper Fair/Good Up to 4.5 lbs. Casting small white or silver jigs and spoons has been good for primarily smaller fish.
Comments

It is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water, so please discard any unused bait in a trash can.

Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related projects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District

Anglers who fish Sheridan State Fishing Lake might consider sharing their experiences with other anglers through the public fishing report. If you would like to post a fishing report please go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/


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