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CLINTON RESERVOIR - Need a Map? - CLINTON GUIDE -

Last Updated: 5/28/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location

Zebra Mussels are present at Clinton Reservoir

Be sure to CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment that comes in contact with the water to keep from spreading them to another lake.

Crappie Slow 0.33-1.5 lb Some being caught nearshore, others out in deeper water around cover, using minnows and jigs.
White bass Fair 0.3-1.25 lbs Using jigs and spinners.  There has been some good action on the dam.  Also some being caught trolling crankbaits. 
Wiper Fair Up to 6 lbs Off the dam using jigs and crankbaits.  Some being caught trolling crankbaits.  Jig and nightcrawler on the flats has accounted for some, as well.
Channel catfish Fair-Good 1-4 lbs Using a variety nightcrawlers, minnows, jigs and spinners off the dam and in coves.  There are lots of fish in shoreline cover.
Walleye Slow-Fair 1.5-6 lbs Vertically fishing jig and nightcrawler and trolling crankbaits.
District Newsletter     If you want to keep up with what is going on with Clinton Reservoir (including GPS coordinates to any newly placed brush piles) and other lakes in DG, SN, and OS Counties sign up for the Lawrence District Newsletter by clicking this link: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
General Comments
Water level May 28 was 8.74 feet above normal pool level, release rate = 2800 cfs, water temp = 68.   Brushpiles placed into Clinton August 11 and 12, 2008. GPS locations in degrees, minutes, seconds using Datum WGS 84: 1) N38 55.755 W095 24.146, 2) N38 56.4444 W095 24.466, 3) N38 56.283 W095 23.465, 4) N38 56.014 W095 23.096, 5) N38 55.036 W095 22.568, 6) N38 56.011 W095 23.085, 7) N38 55.073 W095 22.565, 8) N38 55.785 W095 22.235.

HILLSDALE RESERVOIR - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 5/14/2015
Species  Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
2015 Fishing Forecast  
Walleye Fair - Good Up to 8 lbs. The walleye spawn has for the most part completed and walleye should begin actively feeding to restore energy stores.  Some walleye are being taken on mud-flats near the main creek channels, and moving shallow to feed at dusk.  
Crappie Good Most fish are 9 to 11 inches and few up to 13 inches Crappie have moved shallow and many are being taken along the rocks and shoreline structure.  Crappie are also biting in the Scott Creek Arm and around the Marysville boat ramp in the timber. Jigs or minnows on slip-bobbers work best at this time.   
White Bass Fair-Good Up to 2 lbs. White bass can be taken on a wide range of shad imitation lures. A few fish are being taken in the Little Bull Arm near the causeway and the shore near Windsurfer Beach. Also a good bite being reported near the Antioch area. 

Largemouth

Bass 

Good Up to 4 lbs. Largemouth bass are biting in the Scott Creek Arm. Target them in the flooded water willow and near vegetation edges. Plastic baits and spinner-baits appear to be the baits of choice.  
Newsletter Good 4 pages Click the following link to sign up for the newsletter http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Kansas-City-Fishing-District
Channel Catfish Fair  Up to 10 lbs. Channel cat can be taken on a variety of baits using the traditional prepared or live baits on pole & line and set lines. Channel catfish are being taken lake wide at this time.  
       
General Comments

WATER LEVEL: As of May 14th the water level is 1.1 ft. above conservation pool.  You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/HillsdaleLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

Brush Piles

NAME LONGITUDE LATITUDE
bp1 W094.93048 N38.64805
bp2 W094.93014 N38.64744
bp3 W094.93223 N38.64613
bp4 W094.93239 N38.64601
bp5 W094.93257 N38.64593
bp6 W094.93297 N38.64557
bp7 W094.93325 N38.64539
bp8 W094.93337 N38.64528
bp9 W094.93371 N38.64509
bp10 W094.93403 N38.64495
bp11 W094.89748 N38.67773
bp12 W094.89828 N38.69222
bp13 W094.89741 N38.69251
bp14 W094.89702 N38.69279
bp15 W094.94708 N38.69250
bp16 W094.94691 N38.69360
bp17 W094.94704 N38.69379
bp18 W094.94713 N38.69395
bp19 W094.94722 N38.69413
bp20 W094.94779 N38.69478
bp21 W094.94782 N38.69492
bp22 W094.94421 N38.69326
bp23 W094.94534 N38.69457
bp24 W094.94288 N38.69476
bp25 W094.94215 N38.69504
NAME LONGITUDE LATITUDE
bp25 W094.94215 N38.69504
bp26 W094.94205 N38.69519
bp 27 W094.93699 N38.66412
bp28 W094.94645 N38.66321
bp29 W094.94644 N38.66343
bp30 W094.94643 N38.66366
bp31 W094.94641 N38.66384
bp32 W094.94634 N38.66403
bp33 W094.94635 N38.66417
bp34 W094.94640 N38.66433
bp35 W094.94645 N38.66451
bp36 W094.90004 N38.67656
bp37 W094.89887 N38.67613
bp38 W094.89917 N38.67590
bp39 W094.89849 N38.67479
bp40 W094.89835 N38.67491
bp41 W094.89771 N38.67667
bp42 W094.89577 N38.67619
bp43 W094.89524 N38.67595
bp44 W094.89519 N38.67651
bp45 W094.89592 N38.67677
bp46 W094.89638 N38.67762
bp47 W094.89677 N38.67734
bp48 W094.89712 N38.67773
bp49 W094.89818 N38.67848

MILFORD RESERVOIR - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 5/26/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Catfish Good up to 65lbs blue cats good on fresh cut bait 15-50ft deep along windy banks and channel ledges 
Crappie Fair up to 2 lbs tube jigs and minnows 5ft deep near coves, points and ledges with gravel, brush or rock
Walleye Fair to Good   near deep edges of flats on worms
White Bass/Wipers Good   along shallow flats and points and rock/riprap on jigs and crankbaits
Smallmouth Bass Good up to 4lbs crankkbaits and jigs 5-10ft deep near rock/gravel points
Largemouth Bass Good up to 5lbs jigs, spinnerbaits, and jerkbaits near points with flooded brush/rock/ledges
Outlet good   catfish on cut bait and white bass/wipers on jigs when releasing water
General Comments

NEW!!! CLICK THIS LINK TO LEARN ABOUT THE 2015 MILFORD WALLEYE TAGGING STUDY!!!

http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/3-26-15/WALLEYE-TAGGING-STUDY-AT-MILFORD-RESERVOIR

CAUTION: DO NOT TRANSFER LIVE BAIT FROM ONE BODY OF WATER TO ANOTHER!!! ALONG WITH ZEBRA MUSSEL INFESTATION, ASIAN CARP ARE IN DRAINAGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE KANSAS RIVER AND CAN EASILY BE MISTAKEN FOR SHAD!!!

Blue-Green Algae: Current information listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

WARNING! ZEBRA MUSSELS NOW IN RESERVOIR AND OUTLET!

Sign up for the most recent Milford district fisheries newsletter today!


PERRY RESERVOIR - Need a Map? - PERRY GUIDE - One of the top 100 Bass lakes in the US

Last Updated: 5/27/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels Super Infectious! up to 3/4" Since the infestation was discovered in Oct. of 2007 these mussels have spread throughout the lake. It's up to all of us to make sure these are not spread to other area lakes, Clean-Drain-Dry everything that is taken out of Perry. Mussels will be start spawning as the water temperature gets to around 54 degrees, I'll start sampling soon. 
Spring Fishing Opportunities Heating Up   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good-Excellent 4 Pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a news letter for Perry and other waters in my District. The next issue is available now, Perry Reservoir and Horton Little Lake are in this edition. If you would like the letter e-mailed to you click Perry/Horton Little Lake Newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Channel Catfish Good up to 15.0 lbs Cut bait, either shad or bluegill/greensunfish or a glob of worms where the creeks are running in.  Even in the mowed Park areas.
Sauger Fair up to 2.6 lbs. Fish those rocky areas along the west side down towards the dam.  Fish are moving to the SE corner of the dam and the humps in the lake, jig and crawler or shad colored cranks.     
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5.0 lbs. Crank baits or plastics worked slow around the newly flooded shallow brush.     
White Bass Fair-Good up to 2.0 lbs. Use twisters and jigs off the rocky points, fish will be a little hard to locate with all the new murky water.      
White Crappie Fair- Good up to 1.0 lbs. Fish in Rock Creek and Slough Creek fishing jigs and minnows.  Fish have scattered for the summer find them on that 12-16' brush.
Blue Catfish Fair-Good up to 25.0 lbs. Had a tournament last weekend and a couple 36" fish caught that weighed over 25 lbs.  Fresh shad in the northern 3rd or the Reservoir, up towards Hwy 92 and north.  
Comments

Lake is up about 9.6' and will continue to rise a bit.  Both State Park ramps are under water along with Old Town ramp.

I see some of you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've been posting on it: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing photos from other lakes that are not on the fishing reports click this link https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

Click on Perry Reservoir above the fishing report to look at the October netting pictures. Click on the underlined fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast. Zebra mussels were confirmed on 10-9-07, so make sure you clean, drain and dry your boat after leaving Perry.



TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Slow to Fair 1/2 to 1.5 pounds No recent reports, but water levels just got back to normal so fishing for crappie should pick back up soon.  Crappie can usually be caught shallow during the spring spawning season each year until the first week of June.
White Bass Fair 1/2 to 2 pounds A few being caught along the dam and rocky points.  Overall numbers are down this year, but the fish are of a good size.
Catfish Fair Up to 20 pounds With all this rain fishing for channel catfish has been good in the feeder creeks or in recently flooded vegetation.  Fish can also be caught in the River Pond along the rocky banks or near the two fish feeders.
Largemouth Bass Fair 1 to 5 pounds Coves in southern third of the Reservoir have some locally good largemouth bass populations. The McIntyre Cove area tends to produce the best fishing.
Saugeye Fair Up to 6 pounds Fishing has been fair along rocky banks.  Saugeye are also being caught at the outlet area below the dam.
General Comments

Tuttle Creek is back down to 1 foot above conservation pool. You can check current conditions  HERE

Do you want some more information on fishing in the Manhattan area? You can subscribe to the free Manhattan Fisheries Newsletter by clicking the link.



STATE FISHING LAKES

ATCHISON STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/27/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Spring Fishing Opportunities Heating Up   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Horton Little Lake. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Horton Little Lake  newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Black Crappie Good up to 0.8 lbs Fish are done spawning and have scattered might find a few on the brush piles, with a jig and minnow.  
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.5 lbs Small hunk of worm under a bobber around the vegetation, they are spawning. 
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 4.0 lbs Fish feeders are in and feeding sinking feed at 7:30, 8, noon, 7 & 7:30 pm. Fresh shad or cut bait in the shallows.   
Largemouth Bass Fair-Good up to 2.5 lbs Spinner or plastics worked slow around the shallow cover, fish are spawning.
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 1.1 lbs. Small hunk or worm or cricket under a bobber around the shallow vegetation, fish are spawning right now. 
General Comments

Feeders are in and feeding 5 times a day.

I'll get some new electrofishing pictures up shortly!

I see some of you have visited my Facebook page.  I've been posting a bunch of photos: walleye egg collection, fish stocking and electrofishing photos of lakes that are not in the fishing reports.  Just click this link https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!  

October netting pictures, check out these fish! To see the new electrofishing pictures, click on Atchison State Fishing Lake. Also Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.


BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/27/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Spring Fishing Opportunities Heating Up   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Horton Little Lake. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Horton Little Lake  newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Black Crappie Fair up to 1.0 lbs. Fish are done spawning and have scattered for the summer.  Might locate a few on that deeper brush, jig and minnow.
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.5 lbs. Hunk of worm under a bobber or small spinner, fish are spawning.  Spawning areas: corner of the dam and by the piers.   
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 12.0 lbs Fish feeders are in and feeding sinking food at 7:30, 8, noon, 7 & 7:30 pm.  Cut bait or fresh shad in the shallows or where the water is running in.   
Largemouth Bass Fair-Good up to 3.5 lbs. Spinner or cranks baits worked shallow, fish are spawning.  
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 0.4 lbs. Small hunk of worm under a bobber in the vegetation, fish are spawning.   
General Comments

Feeders are in and feeding 5 times a day.

I'll get some new electrofishing pictures up shortly!  

I've had a Facebook page for about a year now and it has photos of: walleye egg collection, sauger collection, stocking, electrofishing and fall netting on lakes in my area.  Just click on this link https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

October netting pictures, lots of bass and good crappie and bluegill, click on Brown State above the fishing report to see some of these fish. Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast.

DOUGLAS STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/27/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
       
Fisheries Newsletter     If you want to keep up with what's going on at Douglas State Fishing Lake sign up for the Lawrence District Newsletter at the following link: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
LM Bass Fair 0.3-1 lb Using jigs , spinners and minnows
Redear Sunfish Fair Up to 0.3 lb Using worms under bobber, small jigs and spinners.
Bluegill Fair Up to 0.25 lb Using piece of worm under bobber, small spinners and jigs.
Channel catfish Fair-Good 1-5 lbs During runoff events, action has been good on nightcrawlers.  Otherwise, fish have been caught off minnows, worms, and sunfish.

GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/26/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Current Fishing Opportunity     Listed Below
Crappie Fair up to 2 lbs jigs and minnows near rock and creek channels 5-8ft deep. Fish are moving off the bank.
Catfish Fair to Good up to 3 lbs cutbait and worms along windy banks lakewide
Saugeye Fair up to 5 lbs jig and worms and crankbaits along dam and rock points/banks
Black bass Good up to 4lbs jerkbaits and spinnerbaits near rock/brush/points along the shoreline
Bluegill Fair to Good size varies tube jigs and worms near shallow cover
General Comments
This deep clear lake offers a diverse fishery. Best for 2015 should be for saugeye, crappie, and largemouth bass.

LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/27/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Spring Fishing Opportunities Heating Up   For Fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click on Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry Newsletter Good 4 pages (Lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Horton Little Lake Fishing Lake. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Horton Little Lake  Newsletter and fill in the blanks.  
LM Bass Fair-Good up to 2.5 lbs Spinner baits or plastics worked in all that new flooded vegetation.  
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 5.0 lbs   Cut bait or livers off of the fishing piers and around the feeders. All 7 are working and feeding sinking fish food at 7, 7:30, noon, 7 & 7:30 pm.  Fish the upper ends when the water is running in with a glob of worms.  
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.5 lbs Small hunk of worm under a bobber right in the flooded vegetation, fish are spawning right now.  
Crappie Fair up to 1.0 lbs Fish have scattered for the summer might locate a few on that 12-16' brush with a jig and minnow. 
Redear Sunfish Fair-Good up to 0.75 lbs Small hunk of worm or cricket under a bobber in the flooded vegetation, fish are spawning.  
Wiper Fair up to 4.0 lbs These guys are always hungry and looking for shad.  Shad colored cranks just out of the vegetation and off the main point. 
Walleye fair Up to 3.0 lbs Twisters or crankbaits close to the dam and rocky points these guys are done spawning and are eating now.  
General Comments

Adam is the new Creel Clerk at the Lake.  He'll be asking you a few quick questions that will help us better manage the fish population, he likes a good fish story!

I'll get the new electrofishing pictures up shortly, lake is full and running out the spillway!  

I some of you have been visiting my new Facebook page.  I've been posting lots of photos to.  All kinds of things like walleye spawning, fish stockings and lots of other stuff.  Just click on this link and your there https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see! 

 October netting pictures, check out these fish! To see the new netting pictures, click on Leavenworth State Fishing Lake. Also Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.


MIAMI STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/4/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
LM Bass Good 0.5-4 lbs Weedless plastics fished off the fishing piers and top-water lures at vegetation edges.
Bluegill Good Up to 0.33 lbs Jigs fished near shoreline structure.
Channel Cat Good 1-10 lbs Channel cats can be taken now on a variety of live or prepared baits. 
Crappie Good Up to 14 inches Crappie being taken on jigs near culvert and rock jetties.
White Bass Fair 14-17 inches A good population of White Bass exists in this lake and is not often targeted. White Bass can be taken on shad imitation lures and white marabou jigs. Look for them to be near shore and shallow in the spring.  
General Comments
Curly-leaf pondweed stand is very dense at this time.  Chemical management to clear some areas for angling and boat launching was completed May 1, 2015.  Plant should begin to die-off lake wide when water temperature rises above 70° F. Some very nice crappie and channel catfish sampled during spring electrofishing. 

MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE (LOUISBURG) -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1/2 to 11 lbs. Catfish can be taken right now on a variety of baits. Look for them in areas of shallower warmer water.    
Crappie Good Up to 15 inches Majority of the population is 8-10 inches, but some nicer ones can be found. Crappie can be taken on jigs fished near the submerged roadbed and deep brush right now. Some crappie have also moved into shallower water near brush. 
Saugeye Slow Up to 3 lbs. Jigs tipped with a nightcrawler fished near submerged roadbed.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 3 lbs. Largemouth can be taken on finesse plastics and spinnerbaits fished near trees in the coves and at vegetation edges.  
Wiper/White Bass Fair Up to 4 lbs. Crankbaits fished near mainlake points.

NEBO STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/27/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Spring Fishing Opportunities Heating Up   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available shortly and features Perry and Horton Little Lake. If you would like to have the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Horton Little Lake  newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.3 lbs. Small hunk of work under a bobber off of the fishing pier or the corners of the dam.  Fish are spawning even in all the murky water.  
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 8.0 lbs Feeders are in and feeding sinking food at 7:30, 8, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm. Cut bait, either shad or bluegill under the feeders or at the west end where the water is running in.  
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5.5 lbs Spinner baits or cranks worked slow around the brush piles, fish are spawning.  
White/ Black Crappie Fair up to 1.0 lbs. Tube jig or minnow around the brush piles, fish have scattered for the summer. 
 Comments

Feeders are in and feeding sinking food. 

I'll get some new electrofishing pictures up shortly!

I see a few if you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've been posting lots of photos that aren't in the fishing reports: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing.  Just click on this link https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

October netting pictures are up now, still some nice largemouth in this lake! Click on NEBO above fishing report to see these fish. Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast.


POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE # 1 -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair Up to 8 inches The lake has a fairly good bluegill population this year. Fish are moving up shallow and starting to make spawning beds.
Channel Catfish Slow 3/4 to 5 pounds The lake has a low level catfish population.
Crappie Fair 1/2 to 1 pound Crappie numbers are down some this year, but the fish in the lake are of nice size.  Some being caught along the rock piers with jigs or minnows.
Largemouth Bass Good 1/2 to 5 pounds The lake has excellent numbers of bass with most of the fish 12 to 15 inches. 
General Comments

This small 24 acre lake is similar to pond fishing. The lake is known for catch and release of largemouth bass and harvest of nice bluegill. The lake's channel catfish are protected by a 15 inch minimum length limit.

Do you want some more information on fishing in the Manhattan area? You can subscribe to the free Manhattan Fisheries Newsletter by clicking the link.

POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE #2 -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair to Good 1/2 to 4 pounds The lake has good numbers of largemouth bass and a fair smallmouth bass population. The fish are up shallow right now and bass anglers have been doing pretty good.
Channel Catfish Good 3/4 to 3 pounds The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch channel catfish. This allows for good harvest rates of eater size catfish.  1,300 channel catfish were stocked on 04/23/2015.  This brings the yearly total to 2,300 channel catfish stocked so far this year.  Fish can be found around the two fish feeders, along the dam, in the two feeder creeks or in some of the flooded vegetation.
Crappie Fair to Good 1/4 to 1 pound Crappie fishing has been good lately with a lot of fish up shallow.  Most being caught with a minnow under a bobber.
General Comments

Pott. # 2 is noted for family outings, scenic views, catch and release bass fishing, harvest of small crappie and channel catfishing. The channel cat population is maintained with 2 fish feeders and frequent stockings of 12+ inch fish from March through September.

Do you want some more information on fishing in the Manhattan area? You can subscribe to the free Manhattan Fisheries Newsletter by clicking the link.

SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth Bass Good 1/2 to 5 pounds The lake has a very good population of black bass over 15 inches. Fish are up shallow and biting good.
Crappie Fair 1/2 to 1 pound The lake does not have a whole bunch of crappie over 10 inches, but there were some big ones up shallow in the rocks last week. 
Channel Catfish Fair 1/2 - 4 pounds The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch catfish. On May 13th there was 1,530 channel catfish stocked into the lake. So far this year 2,780 catchable sized channel catfish have been stocked into the lake. Good places to find them are around the 2 fish feeders, along the dam, or in some of the flooded vegetation. Channel catfish daily limit is 5. 
General Comments

Located north of Silver Lake, Shawnee State Fishing Lake is the site of good catch and release largemouth bass fishing. The lake is also noted for channel catfish harvest since the lake receives frequent stockings of harvestable sized catfish from March through September. The Jeffrey Energy Center Lakes and Perry Reservoir both have zebra mussels and with Shawnee State Lake being close it is at high risk. Please, always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies.

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Brush piles at GPS coordinates

N 39.200640° W -95.805438°
N 39.200351° W -95.801881°
N 39.201053° W -95.801924°


WASHINGTON STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair Up to 1/3 lb The lake has a decent bluegill population. Just North of the boat ramp is usually a good spot for bigger gills.
Channel catfish Fair Up to 7 lbs Fair numbers of channel cats are available.  The dam or the upper end of the lake are both good spots this time of year.
Crappie Fair Up to 1lb The lake has lots of crappie, but not too many over 10 inches. Along the dam or East bank tends to be the best spots.
Largemouth bass Slow Up to 4 lbs The largemouth bass population has struggled in recent years and current numbers are low, but improving.
Saugeye Slow Up to 3 lbs Saugeye numbers have been improving and there are some keepers around over the 18 inch minimium length limit.
General Comments

Washington State Fishing Lake is full.

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CITY LAKES

CENTRALIA CITY LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 12 pounds The lake has very good numbers of nice sized catfish.  They can be found cruising the shallows and feeding up.
White Bass Slow 1/2 to 1 lb. Low numbers of white bass this year.
Wiper Slow Up to 12" Wiper were introduced last year to help control the gizzard shad population.  The first stocking did well and there are low numbers of 10 to 12" wiper in the lake.  Wiper creel limit is 2 a day.   To determine if it is a wiper or white bass, you can look at the tooth patch on the tongue. Wiper has two tooth patches. White bass has only one tooth patch. The fishing regs has good pictures for identification.
Crappie Fair to Good 1/2 to 1 pound Highest sample numbers of crappie in over 10 years. Most of the crappie are below 10 inches, but fair numbers of larger crappie around.  Rocky banks will usually be the best spots this time of year.
Saugeye Fair 2 to 8 lbs. Overall, saugeye numbers are looking good.  Near the dam or road beds with big jigs or crankbaits.
Largemouth Bass Poor 1/2 to 5 pounds Bass are few and far between at this lake, but they are big. Best places are the rock piers, standing timber and around the West boat ramp. Bass are covered by an 18 inch minimum lenght limit.
General Comments

Centralia Lake is a 400 acre lake that is noted for good channel cat, white bass and crappie fishing. The lake facilities include multiple ramps, picnic tables, plenty of camping pads and many sites with electricity. Centralia is enrolled in the CFAP program, which means a City permit is not required for fishing visits. Perry Reservoir has zebra mussels and with Centralia Lake being close it is at high risk. Please, always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies.

Do you want some more information on fishing in the Manhattan area? You can subscribe to the free Manhattan Fisheries Newsletter by clicking the link.

DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONE STAR LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/27/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Fisheries Newsletter     If you want to keep up with fisheries developments at Lonestar (including GPS coordinates for any newly placed brush piles), sign up for the Lawrence District Newletter at the following link: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
       
LM Bass Fair 0.3-3 lbs Using jigs and spinnerbaits.
Bluegill Fair Up to 0.3 lbs Using pieces of worm under bobber, small jigs and spinners.
Channel catfish Fair 1-5 lbs Using worms during runoff events.

ESKRIDGE-LAKE WABAUNSEE

Last Updated: 5/14/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair Up to 7 pounds The lake has fair numbers of both largemouth and smallmouth. Bass are protected by an 18 inch minimum length limit. 
Bluegill and Yellow Perch Fair Up to 1/3 pound There is a good population of bluegill at the lake and there are a few yellow perch around.
White Crappie Fair to Good 1/2 to 1 pound Crappie can be found along the bank looking to spawn.  The lake has a good crappie population.
Channel Catfish Slow 1 to 15 pounds The lake does not have a lot of catfish, but they tend to be big.
General Comments

Lake Wabaunsee is designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species Water since zebra mussels were discovered there in 2013. It is illegal to transport alive fish from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies and dump your bait.

This scenic lake is noted for largemouth bass fishing along the abundant shoreline weed beds during the spring and summer. Smallmouth bass are also available along the dam and rocky shoreline. Saugeye and crappie can also be taken at this 200 acre lake located in the flint hills. Since this lake is not part of the CFAP Program, annual or day use permits are available at the boat ramp bait house on the northeast shore.

GARDNER CITY LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/4/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Livebait under a bobber fished near structure.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 14 lb. Channel catfish can be taken now on a variety of live or prepared baits. 
Saugeye Slow Up to 3 lb. No Reports.
Crappie Good Up to 12 inches Jigs fished in 12-15 ft. of water.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 4 lbs Finesse plastics, jigs, or spinner-baits fished near the docks and near edges of vegetation. 
White Bass Good 14 to 17 inches A good population of White Bass exists in this lake. White Bass can be taken in open water on shad imitation lures.  

HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW

Last Updated: 5/26/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Current Fishing Opportunity     Listed Below
Catfish Good up to 4 lbs cutbait and worms along windy banks
Crappie Fair up to 2 lbs jigs and minnows near brush 5ft deep
Walleye Fair up to 5 lbs along deep edges of flats on crawlers and crankbaits
White Bass/Wipers Good   along dam and near creek mouths on jigs
General Comments
This lake provides a diverse fishery, but best in 2015 should be crappie, wiper, and white bass.


HERINGTON CITY LAKE-OLD -

Last Updated: 5/20/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Current Fishing Opportunity     Listed Below
Catfish Good up to 3 lbs cutbait and worms along windy banks and near creeks
Crappie Good up to 1.5 lbs jigs and minnows near brush and rocks
Largemouth Bass Slow    
Bluegill Fair   tube jigs and worms near brush and rocks
White Bass Fair   along dam and near creeks on jigs
General Comments

This shallow lake has the best fishing for crappie and channel catfish which are stocked annually.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm


HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/27/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Lake Contour Map Pretty Good 8.5"x11" Color Banner Creek has been mapped by the Kansas Biological Survey and there is a map available at Contour Map
Sping Fishing Opportunities Heating Up   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available NOW and features Perry and Horton Little Lake. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Horton Little Lake Newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Black Crappie Fair up tp 1.0 lbs. Fish are done spawning and have scattered for the summer.  You can locate a few on that 12-15' brush, with a jig and minnow. 
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.5 lbs. Hunk of worm under a bobber in the shallow vegetation, fish are spawning.   
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 7.0 lbs. Cut bait in the shallow areas works great this time of year.  Fish feeders are in and feeding floating feed 5 times a day: 7:30, 8, noon, 7 & 7:30 pm.  Fish the west end where the water is running in.
Largemouth Bass Fair-Good up to 3.5 lbs. Spinners or cranks around the shallow vegetation, fish are spawning. 
Walleye/ Sauger Fair-Good up to 5 lbs. Jigs and crawlers on those humps and bumps.  
General Comments

4 fish feeders are in and drawing those fish in right now!   We'll be electrofishing soon and I'll get the new pictures up shortly. 

The lake has come up several feet!  

I see some of you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've posted a bunch of photos: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing of lakes that are not in the fishing reports.  Just click this link  https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

I October netting pictures are up, we have white bass now! Click on Banner Creek above fishing report to see some of these fish . Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.

JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE-UP LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair to Good 1 to 5 pounds The lake has a good smallmouth bass population. The dam and along the East bank tends to be the best places for smallmouth.  
Crappie Fair 1/2 to 1 pound The lake has very good numbers of fish around 10" to 11" long. There are still some fish up shallow for spawning and I saw some good ones in the rocks this week.
Channel Catfish Fair 1/2 to 6 pounds Fishing for cats has been decent lately.  Near the inlet, the Northern end or near the fish feeder with traditional catfish baits.
Walleye Fair 1 to 5 pounds A few being caught with nightcrawlers.  Walleye numbers are down this year.  Walleye regulations are 2 a day and a 15 inch lenght limit.
White Bass Good 1/2 to 2 pounds White bass are up shallow cruising the banks and can be caught casting jigs or plugs.
Wipers Fair 1 to 12 pounds A few being caught along the dam or near the inlet.  The lake has good numbers of 16-22" wipers with a few bigger ones around. The daily creel limit for wipers is 2.
General Comments

Anglers need to check into the Jeffrey Energy Center Guard House located north of St. Mary's, then west off K-63 Hwy. The Jeffrey Energy Center allows 30 anglers to fish at any one time. If the inlet is flowing, then good fishing can be found there. As of May 21st, the lake was full and the boat ramp was usable.

Zebra mussels have infested Make-Up Lake. The lake has been designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species water. It is illegal to transport alive fish from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment when changing water bodies and dump your bait.

Do you want some more information on fishing in the Manhattan area? You can subscribe to the free Manhattan Fisheries Newsletter by clicking the link.


JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER AUX. LAKE -

Last Updated: 4/23/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Good Up to 5 lbs Lots of smallmouth bass being caught!  The dam is usually the best spot.
Channel Catfish Slow Up to 8 lbs No recent reports of much catfish harvest.
Walleye Slow to Fair Up to 6 lbs A few being caught, but still slow so far this spring.
White Bass Good Up to 18" The lake has good numbers of big white bass.  Anglers have been catching them up shallow as the fish are looking to spawn. 
Wiper Fair to Good Up to 8 lbs The lake has moderate numbers of nice sized wipers.  A few being caught with the white bass.
General Comments

Anglers need to check into the Jeffrey Energy Center Guard House located north of St. Mary's, then west off K-63 Hwy. The Jeffrey Energy Center allows up to 30 anglers to fish at any one time. As of September 4th, the lake was full and the boat ramp was usable.

Zebra mussels have been found at Auxiliary Lake. The lake has been designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species water. Fish may not be transported alive from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment when changing water bodies and dump your bait.

Brush piles at GPS coordinates

N 39.24842° W -96.15163°
N 39.24899° W -96.15149°
N 39.25150° W -96.14638°
N 39.23917° W -96.15172°
N 39.23441° W -96.14757°
N 39.23475° W -96.14803°

JOHNSON COUNTY SHAWNEE MISSION LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/4/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Good Up to 8 inches Livebait under a bobber fished near shoreline structure.
Crappie Good Up to 15 inches Jigs or minnows fished in 12-15 ft. of water.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 6 lbs. Doughbait or liver fished along the north shore.
Wiper Fair Up to 9 lbs. Topwater fished near mainlake points.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 4 lbs. Finesse plastics fished near shoreline structure.
Trout Slow Catchable  
General Comments
In addition to a state fishing license, a Johnson County fishing permit is required. If you plan to fish for trout, a Johnson County trout permit is also required. Johnson County fishing/trout permits are available through Johnson County Parks and Recreation District and other select vendors.

OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE -

Last Updated: 5/4/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Livebait under a bobber fished near shoreline structure.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 5 lbs. Doughbait fished near mainlake points.
Largemouth Bass Good  Up to 6 lb. Finesse plastics fished near shoreline structure. High abundance of largemouth bass with the majority of the largemouth bass obtaining 12-20 inches in length.  
Saugeye Fair Up to 3 lbs. Jigs tipped with a nightcrawler fished on the flat.
Wiper Fair Up to 11 lbs. Jigs fished near mainlake points.
White Crappie Good Most fish around 9 inches, but some up to 13 inches. Jigs or minnows fished near brushpiles. Crappie are starting to move towards shallower water.

PAOLA CITY LAKE - LAKE MIOLA -

Last Updated: 5/4/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
LM Bass Fair/Good 0.5-4 lbs Finesse plastics fished near shoreline structure.
Channel catfish Fair 0.5-6 lbs Liver or worms fished near mainlake points.
Crappie Fair 0.5-1 lbs Minnows fished near brushpiles.
Saugeye Fair Up to 22 inches Saugeye can be taken on live bait, jigs, or shad imitation lures along rocky shoreline structure or in open water along mud flats. 
 
General Comments
Brushpiles were placed at several locations November 07. Locations were marked using WGS 84 in decimel degrees: 1) N38.58320 W094.84451; 2) N38.58696 W094.84709; 3) N38.58315 W094.84453; 4) N38.58710 W09484722; 5) N38.58785 W094.84595; 6) N38.58768 W094.84595; 7) N38.58770 W094.84600; 8) N38.58727 W094.84810; 9) N38.58734 W094.84807; 10) N38.58736 W094.84768; 11) N38.58706 W094.84595; 12) N38.58715 W094.84641; 13) N38.58726 W094.84611; 14) N38.59237 W094.84518; 15) N38.58313 W094.84462; 16) N38.58318 W094.84466; 17) N38.59250 W094.84519; 18) N038.59231 W094.84511; 19) N38.59077 W094.84518; 20) N38.59158 W094.84512; 21) N38.59444 W094.84327; 22) N38.58772 W094.84164; 23) N38.58538 W094.84326; 24) N38.58583 W094.84547; 25) N38.58771 W094.84779.


POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Crappie Fair 1/3 to 1 lb. The lake has fair numbers of 8 - 10" crappie.
Bluegill Fair 6 to 10 inches The lake has a nice bluegill population.
Channel Catfish Fair 1/2 to 6 lbs. The lake contains good numbers of catfish for a small lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Good 1/2 to 4 lbs. The lake has a great population that contains all sizes of fish.
General Comments
This small 49 acre lake is located in northeast Pott. County. The fishing conditions are very similar to that of a large farm pond. The lake is noted for good catch and release largemouth bass fishing due to the abundance of the species. Bass 13 to 18 inches long are protected.

SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/12/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Spring Fishing Opportunities Heating Up   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Horton Little Lake. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Horton Little Lake newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Black Crappie Fair-Good up to 1.5 lbs Fish are moving up shallow, time for them to be spawning.  .Few fish are still in the creek to the south end some have moved to the trees, minnow and jig. 
Bluegill Fair up to 0.5 lbs Small hunk of worm under a bobber around the brush piles, these guys will start moving into nesting areas.  
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 10.0 lbs Cut bait or shad on those windblown banks.  
Largemouth Bass Fair-Good up to 3.5 lbs. Spinner baits or plastics worked slow around the shallow brush.   
Walleye Fair up to 4.0 lbs. These guys are done spawning and are feeding like crazy right now!  Drifting jigs and crawlers.   Stocked several hundred thousand walleye fry earlier this spring should be 9-10" by fall.  
Wiper Fair up to 8.3 lbs. Either side of the pump house cove drifting shad or crank baits.   
General Comments

Added a couple of photos, bag of walleye fry-about 1/4" in length and bags of fry tempering on the bank of the lake.

The boat dock has been pulled for repairs but should be back in soon!  

I see a few of you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've been posting lots of pictures: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing pictures.  Just click on this link  https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

October netting pictures, nice wipers, good crappie, catfish and bluegill! Click on Pony Creek above the fishing report and see some nice fish! We electrofished some nice fish. Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.


SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE -

Last Updated: 5/27/2015
Fisheries Newsletter     If you want to keep up with what's going on at Lake Shawnee (including GPS coordinates for any new brush piles placed into the lake) sign up for the Lawrence District Newsletter at the following link:
http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
Zebra Mussels were found in Lake Shawnee during the summer of 2013. Lake users should Clean, Drain, and Dry boats, trailers, and any equipment that comes in contact with the water to keep from moving zebra mussels elsewhere.
Black Bass Fair-Good 0.3-2 lbs Using crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits around shoreline cover
Wiper Slow-Fair Up to 8 lbs Casting jigs.  Some action trolling crankbaits.
Walleye Slow-Fair 1-3 lbs Trolling crankbaits.
White bass Slow-Fair 0.5-1.25 lbs Casting jigs and spinners off rocky areas.
General Comments
Brushpiles were constructed and placed at 5 locations in April 2010. Locations were marked with GPS using datum NAD83: 1) N38.99217 W095.63188, 2) N39.00736 W095.62968, 3) N38.99254, W095.63210, 4) N38.99619 W095.632202, 5) N39.01043, W095.63014. November 07 locations were marked with GPS using datum WGS84 in decimel degrees: 1) N39.00740 W095.62978; 2) N39.00819 W095.63046; 3) N39.00810 W095.63055; 4) N39.00806 W095.63043; 5) N39.00638 W095.62261; 6) N39.00247 W095.62495; 7) N38.99622 W095.63205; 8) 39.00274 W095.63202.

WYANDOTTE COUNTY LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/4/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Crappie Good Up to 12 inches Jigs or minnows fished in the mainlake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8 inches Livebait under a bobber fished near shoreline structure.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 10 lbs. Liver fished near mainlake points.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 5 lbs. Finesse plastics fished near shoreline structure.
Smallmouth Bass Fair/Good Up to 2 lbs. Finesse plastics fished near rocky habitats.
Wiper/White Bass Fair Up to 6 lbs. Jigs fished near mainlake points.
Walleye Slow Up to 2 lbs. No Reports.
General Comments
A Wyandotte County fishing permit is required to fish this property. A Wyandotte County trout permit is required for trout fishing. Please contact Wyandotte County Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department at 913-573-8327 for more information.


STREAMS

ROCKY FORD FISHING AREA -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Catfish Fair 1 to 20+ pounds A few channel catfish are being caught and the occasional flathead in the slower current areas.  Channel can be caught on worms, cut bait or prepared bait.  Flathead can be taken on live bait or lures.
White Bass & Wipers Fair 1/2 to 6 pounds

It has slowed down with all the water coming through, but some still being caught in the eddies on either side of the river.

To distinguish between the two species you can look at the tooth patch on the tongue. Wiper has two tooth patches. White bass has only one tooth patch. The fishing regs has good pictures for id. Wiper daily creel is 2 .

Drum Fair 1/2 to 5 lbs. Drum are a abundant species at Rocky Ford and can be caught on worms, minnows, and jigs. 
Saugeye Fair 3/4 to 5 pounds A few being caught on the East side.  There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on saugeye. 
General Comments

Rocky Ford , a river fishery, is located just south of the Tuttle Creek Dam on the Big Blue River. Anglers have the opportunity to harvest fishes generally associated with moving water. Saugeye, white bass, the catfishes, drum, crappie and carp can be harvested. Angler access and success is affected by release rates from the nearby Tuttle Creek Reservoir. You can check current conditions  HERE

Do you want some more information on fishing in the Manhattan area? You can subscribe to the free Manhattan Fisheries Newsletter by clicking the link.



HERINGTON CITY LAKE (OLD) -

Last Updated: 5/26/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Current Fishing Opportunity     Listed Below
Catfish Good up to 3 lbs cutbait and worms along windy banks and near creeks
Crappie Fair up to 1.5 lbs jigs and minnows near brush and rocks
Largemouth Bass Slow    
Bluegill Fair   tube jigs and worms near brush and rocks
White Bass Fair   along dam and near creeks on jigs and crankbaits
General Comments

This shallow lake has the best fishing for crappie and channel catfish which are stocked annually.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm



JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER AUX. LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/22/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Good Up to 5 lbs Lots of smallmouth bass being caught!  The dam is usually the best spot.
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 8 lbs Saw some big cats up in the flooded vegetation this week.  The cove just north of the boat ramp is usually a good spot.
Walleye Fair to Good Up to 6 lbs Anglers have been reporting doing well that last two weeks.  Nightcrawlers off of rocky points or around the island.
White Bass Good Up to 18" The lake has good numbers of big white bass.   
Wiper Fair to Good Up to 8 lbs The lake has moderate numbers of nice sized wipers.  A few being caught.
General Comments

Anglers need to check into the Jeffrey Energy Center Guard House located north of St. Mary's, then west off K-63 Hwy. The Jeffrey Energy Center allows up to 30 anglers to fish at any one time. As of September 4th, the lake was full and the boat ramp was usable. As of May 21st, the lake was full and the boat ramp was useable.

Zebra mussels have been found at Auxiliary Lake.  The lake has been designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species water. Fish may not be transported alive from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment when changing water bodies and dump your bait.

Brush piles at GPS coordinates

N 39.24842° W -96.15163°
N 39.24899° W -96.15149°
N 39.25150° W -96.14638°
N 39.23917° W -96.15172°
N 39.23441° W -96.14757°
N 39.23475° W -96.14803°





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