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CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR -

Last Updated: 6/17/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Fair Up to 15 inches There may be a few black crappie up spawning still, but for the most part fish are transitioning to deeper haunts.  For spawning fishing jigs around brush and flooded timber in 6 to 10 feet of clear water.  Otherwise, jigs, minnows, or small slab spoons fished around the fish attractors or over deeper points and drop-offs.  
Walleye Fair/Good Up to 28 inches Anglers are still catching primarily short fish on various jig and nightcrawler presentations fished over submerged roadbeds, points, and drop-offs especially early and late.  Fish are transitioning to deeper water with the hot weather so trolling deep running crankbaits or vertically fishing larger slab spoons can be effective.
White Bass/Wipers Good

Whites up to 17 inches

Wipers up to 13 lbs.

This year's gizzard shad crop is hatching and whites are surfacing in the mornings and evenings feeding on the shad.  Casting small white jigs into surfacing schools can be good.  Otherwise trolling shad imitating crankbaits should produce.

Most anglers are drifting live sunfish and shad over deeper points and drop-offs for wipers.

WATER TEMPERATURE-75

SURFACE ELEVATION- 2120.14'----23.86' below conservation 

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: 6/14/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Slow 8-14 inches Anglers have not been reporting many crappie recently.  The best reports have come from walleye anglers fishing the drops in 22-25 feet of water and near the outlet structure.  Minnows fished near the bottom seems to be working best.  The crappie spawn is over for the year and anglers will find very few fish shallow now.
Walleye Fair to Good 11-22 inches Same as last week.  The walleye fishing has slowed a little in the last week with most anglers reporting 2-3 keepers apiece fishing along the river channel.  The west end between Waconda Springs and the causeway has produced the most fish, but anglers have also reported decent catches east of the springs.  With the young shad now numerous look for the walleye to concentrate on the flats south of the golf course and Cawker City park.

White Bass

Wipers

Good

10-15 inches

14-24 inches

No change here.  Anglers have been catching some whites and wipers will trolling in a variety of locations.  Best bet is to follow the wind and fish the windward side of the reservoir.  Granite Creek has been holding nice wipers this week and the state park coves are always good bets to find white bass schooling.  Wipers can also be found along the dam and near the mouth of Walnut Creek where they congregate over humps.  A few fish have also been caught by walleye anglers fishing along the river channel.
Black Bass Fair to Good 10-19 inches The bass spawns are over for the year and the fish are likely hanging out in their post spawn areas.  For smallmouth this means main lake rocky shorelines near deep water such as the dam and state park jetties.  Largemouth can still be found in the same areas like Schoen's Cove, bluffs cove, Osage Cove, and Mill Creek.  Topwater fishing should be getting better now with the warmer temperatures while soft plastics will also continue to work for both species.
Channel Catfish Good All Sizes The channel catfish spawn continues although anglers aren't reporting many limits.  Fair numbers of fish are being caught off the typical spawning rocky shorelines like Granite Creek, the Cawker dike and causeway and along the dam.  The best reports of late, however, have come from anglers fishing the flooded shoreline areas where the wind is blowing in.  Most fish are being reported from depths of 2-3 feet of water.
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: 81ºF         Current Water Level: 0.2 feet 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: 6/14/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Channel Catfish Good Variety Good. The bite is heating up; try cutbait from 3 to 10 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 shallower. Find brush piles or rock off the bank from 5 - 10 ft. depths. Fish near brushpiles off of Loder Point or near the tower. 
Trout     NOTICE: There are tagged trout due to a research study. Please release tagged fish and contact me at the Wilson Area Office with the tag information (785)658-2465; I would appreciate the assistance ! Tag number information is critical to this study even if you decide to keep the fish.
Walleye/Saugeye Fair Variety, up to 21" Fair. The bite is still fair but the water temperature is rising rapidly. There are reports of 2 - 5 fish days near the dam and off points. Reports show a lot of 14" fish being caught.
White Bass Fair All sizes - up to 17 inches Fair. Reports of fish on points and dam. With the lake up 6 ft. there should be white bass to catch in the river.
Wiper Good All sizes Good; reports of fish up to 11 pounds and limits being caught off points and flats near river channel. Try live minnows and trolling soft baits.
General Comment

Elevation: 4.7 feet above conservation pool; they've been letting out a lot of water to reduce pool back to 4' high summer level.

Water Temperature:  78 - 81 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: 6/22/2016
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 fish attractors and up in the shallows of coves.
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.  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.
Largemouth/Spotted Bass Fair 10 to 20 inches Are catching bass along the Dam, in Leota and Schoens 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- 81°

SURFACE ELEVATION- 2289.33 ---- 14.97' below conservation

Currently, the water level is 0.55 feet higher than it was one year ago at this time. 

We will be starting a creel survey that will run from March 1 thru October 31, 2016, therefore, if approached by our creel clerk Gary Williams please take a few minutes to answer some questions.  I would like to THANK YOU in advance for your cooperation.

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: 6/22/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 7 to 17 inches Are catching crappie between Crappie Point and the Bow Creek boat ramp, around the south shore ramp, along the dam and north of crappie point in the brush using jigs and jigs with minnows. The Reservoir is back open to boats as of April 1, 2016, therefore, would also try fishing around the North and South shore fish attractors. Added new trees to all marked fish attractors. 
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.  The Reservoir is back open to boats as of April 1, 2016, therefore, would try fishing along the dam and river channel.  
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.  The Reservoir is back open to boats as of April 1, 2016. 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 with the new water that is coming in using shad and stink bait on the bottom. Would also try fishing up in Bow creek using shrimp and liver on the bottom since there is some new water coming down Bow Creek.
General Comments

WATER TEMPERATURE- 81°

SURFACE ELEVATION- 1716.21 ---- 13.04' below conservation pool

THE RESERVOIR IS BACK OPEN TO BOATS AS OF APRIL 1, 2016. 

Added new cedar trees to all the marked fish attractors (175 trees on the South two and 126 trees to the North two). 

Currently, the water level is 0.03 feet higher than it was one year ago at this time.

Started irrigation releases on 06-20-2016 and are currently releasing 78 cubic feet per second (cfs). 

Fish cleaning station is up and running on the NE corner of the square in Kirwin. If using this facility please help to keep it clean for the next ones using it and for the citizens of Kirwin.   

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: 6/14/2016
Species
Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Walleye Slow 15-27 inches Same as last week.  The walleye fishing has generally been slow, but anglers should look for them along the river channel in 18-22 feet of water as a few have been reported from these depths.  The 2-mile road area is also a good place to find them this time of year as well as off the main lake points like Cabin Point, Cedar Point, and Walleye Point.
White Bass/Wipers Fair to Good

7-15 inches

14-23 inches

No change here.  White bass can still be found along the dam as they wrap up the annual spawn, but anglers should continue to look for them along other rocky banks.  In addition, reservoir releases will attract the whites and wiper to the outlet area, but anglers are again asked to not fish right next to the fish barrier.  Other anglers have been catching whites trolling around the Cross, Oak Hill, Cedar Point, and off Walleye Point in 15-20 feet of water.  Days with a strong south wind will push white bass against the north shore and anglers should be able to locate them.
Channel Catfish Good 2-10 pounds

Catfish have been reported off the dam, Walleye Point and Cedar Point over the last week.  The spawn is going on right now and anglers will want to concentrate their efforts on the rocky shorelines and along the dam.  Use a leech or worm under a bobber in 1-3 feet of water next to the rocks and continue to move from spot to spot for best results.  The outlet area and White Rock Creek are other areas to try given the current inflow in the creek and outflow at the outlet.  Drifting cut shad, shad gizzards, and stinkbait may also work now for blue catfish and channel catfish.  Anglers will begin chumming soon and can catch a lot of catfish using stinkbait over piles of old wheat and soybeans.

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 7-14 inches The crappie spawn should be about done for the year.  Anglers will need to look for these guys a little deeper around the main lake brush piles and other fish attractors.
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:  81ºF             Current water level: 1.9 feet 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!

NORTON - SEE KEITH SEBELIUS RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT

WEBSTER RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 6/22/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 9 to 17 inches Catching a few crappie around the outlet, north and south shore breakwater's and fish attractor's using jigs and jigs tipped with minnows.
Walleye Fair 14 to 28 inches Have been catching a few off the Little Saraha Swim Beach drifting and jigging worms on the bottom. Also been catching them off the river channel and Old Marina point using jigs with worms and/or minnows.  Remember the 15 inch length limit.
White Bass/Wiper Good 10 to 30 inches Are catching white bass around the north shore breakwater, 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 Fair 20 to 36 inches Catfish are being caught from Old Marina point and west with the new water that is coming into the reservoir.  They are being caught using worms and stink bait on the bottom. Would also try using shrimp, liver and shad.
Rainbow Trout Fair 10 to 15 inches The last trout stocking occurred on March 18th.  Fish are being caught on little spinners, powerbait and salmon eggs.  Trout season is over and no trout permit is required to fish for trout, however, the 5 fish limit still applies.
General Comments

WATER TEMPERATURE- 81 °

SURFACE ELEVATION- 1876.69 ---- 15.76' below conservation

Currently, the water level is 5.43 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: 6/14/2016
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 20 - 30' of water. Fish in the morning and/or evening with livebait, spinners, or shad imitation jerkbaits.
 Walleye Fair to Good 10-21 inches Fair. Fish are being caught in moderate depths but success on the dam is mediocre. Find contour changes and areas in the middle or upper reservoir with 8 - 12 inch depths with rocky bottoms.  Crankbaits are having 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

Good. 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 on the West end in 30' of water trolling. White bass continue to hang in there at relatively low numbers, but trophy sized fish up to 18 inches were collected again this fall.  Best areas to catch white bass now include Hell Creek, the dam, and the river on the west end of the reservoir.  If you locate the shad, you'll locate some white bass.
Black Bass Good 10-18 inches Good. Bass are in their early morning/late evening feeding stage. 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. Try crankbaits, carolina rigged soft baits, and shaky heads near shore or less than 12' of water.
White Perch Fair 9 to 13 inches

Fair. Some are being caught up to 12". We found moderate numbers of white perch around the upper end of the reservoir as well as closer to the dam and Hell Creek.  The middle 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 Lucas point and the dam - 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 = 5.6 feet below conservation pool

Surface Temperature = 77 - 81 F

BOAT RAMP UPDATE: There are currently 5 usable boats ramps due to a recent elevation rise of over 4'. Hell Creek, Otoe, Spillway, East Minooka, and Lucas boat ramps are usable. However, The other 2 Minooka ramps and Elm Creek boat ramp are not usable. 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: 6/14/2016
Species
Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Fair 8-11 inches

The crappie population is dominated by three year old fish in the 8-9 inch range as we collected many of these during our annual fall sample.  There are also a few 11-12 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 now that the spawn is over for the year.

While there is no length limit on crappie at Jewell, anglers are strongly encouraged to release the smaller fish less than 10 inches to help sustain the population.  Angler over harvest can occur on this limited population if anglers harvest small crappie.

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

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 9 inches were collected last 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 7-9 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: 81ºF

Water level: 1 foot low


OTTAWA STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 6/14/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Largemouth Bass Good up to 6 lbs We collected good numbers during the May 2015 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 great bass angling. 
Bluegill Slow 6 to 8 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 will be tough to catch until the water warms up a bit more.

We will be stocking 3,000 adult bluegill this summer!

Channel Catfish Fair to Good 10-20 inches

Good numbers of stocked channel catfish are available to anglers using typical catfish techniques.  In the summer, the fish can be found lakewide and will often bite on chicken liver, shad sides, shad gizzards, and stinkbait.  Nighttime fishing can really pay off on these hot, sunny days.

We will be stocking 5,000 additional catfish in September!

The fish feeders will be up and running starting Saturday, June 18th!

Saugeye Good 13-24 inches

Saugeye numbers and sizes are very good. 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 8-10 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 15 inches can also be caught.  The crappie spawn is over for the year.
General Comments

Water temperature: 81 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: 4/6/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
      CURRENT FISHING
Largemouth Bass Poor None None, Lake is dry.
Bluegill Poor None None, Lake is dry.
Catfish Poor None None, Lake is dry.
General Comments

Water Temp. NA

Lake is currently dry.

This report will not be updated until the lake receives water or there is something to report.

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: 6/17/2016
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 Fair Up to 3 lbs. Trolling or casting small shad imitating crankbaits along the dam.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8 inches Nightcrawlers under a bobber around the fish attractors.
Channel Catfish Good Up to 19 lbs. Live sunfish, worms, liver, and prepared baits have been best fished along rocky shorelines.
Wiper Fair Up to 4.5 lbs. Casting small white jigs early and late.
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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