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State reports last checked May 24, 2016 at 5:15 p.m.

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RESERVOIRS

CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR -

Last Updated: 5/4/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Fair Up to 15 inches Fishing jigs around flooded brush and laydown trees in 5 to 8 feet of water up in coves us usually best.  Anglers started catching a few males shallow prior to last weekend, but the cool weather interrupted progress of spawning activity.  Fish should move back shallow with the current warm weather.  
Walleye Good Up to 28 inches Fish are feeding on points, over drop-offs, and over submerged roads and parking lots.  Jigs tipped with nightcrawlers are the most popular bait for post spawn fish early in the season.  There have been a bunch of short fish in the 14 to 17 inch range reported, but anglers report most of the keeper sized fish ranging from 18 to 24 inches
White Bass/Wipers Good

Whites up to 17 inches

Wipers up to 13 lbs.

White bass are spawning along the dam and adjacent shorelines  Fishing white marabou and curly-tail jigs early and late is typically best.  Most of the whites caught have been in the 13 to 15 inch range.  A few wipers are being caught by anglers fishing for whites off the dam, but casting bucktail jigs over shallow, windswept points has been productive too.  Wipers in the 2 to 6 lb. range are most common.

Attention:  For the most part the bite has generally slowed over the past week due to cool, unstable weather.  When/If the weather stabilizes and water temperature begins warming again the above fishing report will be more applicable.

WATER TEMPERATURE-59

SURFACE ELEVATION- 2120.02'----23.98' 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: 5/20/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Fair 8-14 inches Anglers have reported crappie from a variety of locations including the dam, channel breaks with some brush nearby, Osage Cove, south bluffs, Mill Creek, Schoen's Cove, and Takota Cove.  There appear to be many females that have yet to lay eggs and the warmer weather should push the fish back into the spawning grounds to finish up the spawn.  Anglers may have good luck fishing shallow as the water continues to warm through the 60's.
Walleye Good 14-23 inches The walleye fishing has been up and down with limits reported last week, but slower fishing this week.  The pattern has been sporadic, but anglers have reported fish mainly from 10-14 feet of water on the west half of the reservoir.  The old foundations, Waconda Springs, and Gibbs Point have all been hot spots of late.

White Bass

Wipers

Good

10-15 inches

14-24 inches

White bass and wiper fishing has picked up and anglers are catching decent numbers lakewide with the best wiper catches reported on the south bluffs and near the dam.  White bass have been picked up in Marina Cove if the wind is out of the south, Granite Creek, the Cawker Causeway, and the dam.
Black Bass Good 10-19 inches Same as last week. The smallmouth bass are spawning right now and anglers can take advantage of these fish moving shallow for the next couple of weeks.  Anglers should target traditional smallmouth areas at Glen Elder like the dam, Campground 3, north shore state park area, and the south bluffs.  Largemouth bass numbers will be up slightly this year and can be caught in the above mentioned areas as well as in Mill Creek, Schoen's Cove, and along the Cawker City causeway.
Channel Catfish Fair to Good All Sizes The catfish spawn isn't too far off and the fish will be located on the rocky banks of Granite Creek, the Cawker City causeway, and the south bluffs.  Anglers have been catching a few fish drifting nightcrawlers and minnows while walleye fishing on the west end of the reservoir.  We have also observed channel catfish in the upper end of several coves in 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: 64ºF         Current Water Level: 0.1 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: 5/20/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Channel Catfish Good Variety Fair. The bite is close to 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 - Good. 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 spawn is over and adults are getting hungry. Look for fish to move shallow. The water temperature is rising very slowly but 2 - 5 fish days are still common 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 5 ft. there should be white bass to catch in the river.
Wiper Fair All sizes No reports.
General Comment

Elevation: 4.6 feet above conservation pool.

Water Temperature:  65 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: 5/6/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 7 to 16 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week around the public fishing dock and the 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 Did have reports of fish being caught this week in Leota Cove and along the North end of the Dam using jigs and jigs tipped with worms.  Also heard of some short fish being caught, therefore, remember the 18 inch length limit.
Wiper Fair 15 to 28 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week in Leota Cove, point South of the Park Office and along the North end of the Dam using jigs and jigs with worms.
Catfish Fair 14 to 30 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week off the public fishing dock, off the point south of the office and east bank of Schoen's Cove using worms on the bottom.
Largemouth/Spotted Bass Fair 10 to 20 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week along the dam and in Leota Cove using artificial plastic baits and crankbait's. Remember there is a 15" length limit on all bass.
General Comments

WATER TEMPERATURE- 62 °

SURFACE ELEVATION- 2288.93 ---- 14.37' below conservation

Currently, the water level is 1.42 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: 5/6/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 7 to 17 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week on the Dam, around the Outlet, Crappie Point area and Cottonwood Grove area using jigs.  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 the dam using jigs and jigs with minnows.  Added new trees to all marked fish attractors. 
Walleye Fair 15 to 28 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week off the Crappie Point area 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 Did have reports of fish being caught this week along the Dam and Cottonwood Grove area.  Would also try fishing along the Crappie Point area using jigs.  The Reservoir is back open to boats as of April 1, 2016. 
Catfish Fair 20 to 30 inches Did not have any reports of fish being this week.  However, you might try fishing along Grays Park, along Cottonwood Grove and the South Shore Boat ramp using shad and stink bait on the bottom.
General Comments

WATER TEMPERATURE- 62 °

SURFACE ELEVATION- 1715.01 ---- 14.24' 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 0.87 feet lower than it was one year ago at this time.    

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: 5/19/2016
Species
Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Walleye Fair to Good 15-27 inches The walleye are moving toward the west end of the reservoir and anglers should look for them around the Oak Hill area and along 2-mile road.
White Bass/Wipers Fair to Good

7-15 inches

14-23 inches

Same as last week. The white bass spawn is in full gear and the fish have moved into the rocky banks.  The dam can be a great place to catch white bass during May, but other rocky shorelines along the state park and around Oak Hill have also been known to produce good results.  Wipers will be somewhat mixed in with them as well, but may also be found off Cedar Point and near the Cross this time of year.  Trolling can work great to catch whites and wipers, but casting roadrunners and Rattletraps is also very effective.
Channel Catfish Fair 2-10 pounds

Catfish have been reported off the dam, Walleye Point and Cedar Point over the last week.  The spawn is just a couple of weeks away and the fish will begin to show up on the rocky banks as the spawn approaches. 

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 7-14 inches The crappie are spawning now and can be found in traditional shallow areas such as Marina Cove, Inner Mill Creek, Johns Creek, and Montana Creek.  Try fishing for them with a jig and bobber combination around flooded vegetation and tree stumps or use minnows floated under a bobber.
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:  64ºF             Current water level: 2.1 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: 5/6/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 9 to 17 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week fishing around the Outlet, the North and South shore fish attractors and breakwater's using jigs and also jigs tipped with minnows.
Walleye Fair 14 to 28 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week around the river channel and along the Dam using crankbait's, jigs, jigs with worms and/or minnows.  Remember the 15 inch length limit. Short fish need to be released.
White Bass/Wiper Good 10 to 30 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week off the Dam, unimproved launch, north breakwater and Old Marina point.  Would also try fishing around the North and South shore fish attractors using jigs, jigs tipped with minnows and/or worms and trolling diving lures.
Catfish Fair 20 to 36 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week fishing around the North and South shore fish attractors using jigs, off the Unimproved launch area, Old broken up concrete ramp, Methodist Camp point, Bow City parking lot, Webster foundations and Old Marina point fishing shad and stink bait on the bottom.
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- 63 °

SURFACE ELEVATION- 1872.35 ---- 20.10' below conservation

Currently, the water level is 1.12 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: 5/20/2016
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 Fair. There are reports of fish being caught on the West end and a few near the dam. Fish in the evening with livebait, spinners, or shad imitation jerkbaits.
 Walleye Fair to Good 10-21 inches Good. Fish are being caught in moderate depths but success on the dam is mediocre. Find areas in the middle or upper reservoir with 6 - 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 Good 2-10 pounds

Slow - Fair. Try cutbait off points this time of year. 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 Good 12-18 inches, up to 3 pounds Fair. The river is up so some fish might be caught on the upper end and in the wildlife area. Reports of anglers catching a few on the West end. 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. Smallmouth are finishing up spawning and Largemouth are right behind them. 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 = 9.3 feet below conservation pool

Surface Temperature = 65 F

The Spillway and Hell Creek boat ramps are open and safe for all boats to launch from.  The other boats ramps including Lucas Point and East Minooka are very shallow now and are not recommended for launching boats.

BOAT RAMP UPDATE: With the reservoir 10 feet low anglers need to be aware of the following boat ramp conditions and limitations.  In addition, the boat docks are high and dry for the most part and will likely stay that way until a water level rise floods them again.  Anglers are asked to use caution when launching and loading and unloading persons into boats with most of the docks unusable at this time.  The ramp conditions are as follows:

Cedar Point: Closed

Elm Creek: Both ramps at Elm Creek are high and dry.  Launching boats is not recommended.  The courtesy dock is high and dry.

Minooka: West Ramp:  Unadvised access.  Dock is high/dry, Middle Ramp:  Unadvised access. Dock is high/dry, East Ramp:  The ramp is unusable until water levels come back up a couple of feet.

Lucas: This boat ramp is very shallow now and is not usable at this time.  Dock is high/dry.

Spillway:  Poured 20 yards to the low water lane on April 1st, 2014. A new dock was installed in October 2014 and there is still adequate depth for mooring boats.  This low water lane has deep water and good access.  This may be the primary ramp for many anglers to use this year.

Hell Creek: Hell Creek boat ramp is still usable and there is a courtesy dock in the water.  The dock has been extended and now sits in 4-5 feet of water so most boats should be able to use it.

Otoe: This ramp is very shallow at the time, but still open.  The courtesy dock is high and dry.

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!!!!!!

http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us


STATE FISHING LAKES

JEWELL STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/20/2016
Species
Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Fair to Good 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.

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 overharvest can occur on this limited population if anglers harvest small crappie.

Channel Catfish Fair to 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.  The fish appear to be concentrated toward the dam and on the upper 1/3 of the lake.  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.
General Comments

Water temperature: 65ºF

Water level: 3 feet low


OTTAWA STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 5/20/2016
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.
Channel Catfish Fair to Good 10-20 inches Fair numbers of stocked channel catfish are available to anglers using typical catfish techniques.  In the spring, the best numbers can usually be found on the upper half of the reservoir in 4-6 feet of water.  They can often be located in the coves where the water is warmer.
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 this fall while test netting.

Saugeye should offer some decent fishing this time of year.  They are starting to get more active now and anglers will have some success once they locate them.  Points and jetties with a drop off may produce best.
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 progressing and anglers have been catching shallow crappie on the upper end of the lake and along the dam using minnows and jigs slowly retrieved under a bobber.
General Comments

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: 5/4/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair/Good Up to 13 inches Anglers are catching some pretty nice small-lake crappies fishing jigs around shallower brush.
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/Good Up to 3 lbs. Jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or minnows slow drifted or retrieved over points and along drop-offs.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8 inches Nightcrawlers under a bobber around the fish attractors.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 19 lbs. Cutbait off the bottom is often best this time of year.
Wiper Fair Up to 4.5 lbs. There have been a few wipers caught by anglers fishing off the bottom for catfish.
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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