Kansas Angler
Online Edition
 
Google
 
Web www.zeiners.com
www.kansasangler.com cottonwoodmercantile.com
 
Store
| Shopping

  


Angler Home

State
Fishing Reports

Kansas
Region 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

Arknsas Fishing Reports
Colorado Fishing Reports
Iowa Fishing Report
Missouri Fishing Reports
Nebraska Fishing Reports

Oklahoma Fishing Reports
Texas Fishing Reports
Moon Phases

Angler Reports
Kansas ~ Arkansas,
Colorado ~ Iowa,
Missouri ~ Nebraska,
Oklahoma ~ Texas 

Anglers' Academy
Fishing and Tackle Tips

Tackle Manufacturer Tips
Lure Making Tips

Fishing Guides
Kansas, Arkansas
Missouri, Oklahoma
Texas

Kansas Club Corner
Kansas Fishing Clubs
Tournament Schedule
Tournament Results

 Tournament Trail
Contacts | Schedules
Kansans on the Trail

Photo Gallery
Fish Photographs

Kids Cove
Kids Home
News, Information,
Games, Photo Gallery,
Fishing Stories, Fishing Tips

Reader's Nook
The Latest Angler News
Current Articles
Kansas Angler Archives

Angler Links
Manufacturers
State Agencies
Other Links of Interest

Kansas State Info
State Record Fish
License Information 

Kansas Angler Info
About The Angler
Advertising Info
Contact The Angler 

 



Visit Zeiner's Bass Shop Online

 Kansas Fishing Report
Region 4 South-Central Kansas

Current Blue-Green Algae
Warnings and Advisories

Help The Angler keep others informed by emailing reports to us. Include your name in the message part of your report if you'd like to receive credit for the report.

Source: Kansas Wildlife and Parks, Local marinas and bait shops, Kansas Anglers like you. Send us a report.

Kansas Reports Region 1 NW KS | Region 2 NE KS
Region 3 SW KS | Region 4 SCen KS | Region 5 SE KS
Kansas Reports from Anglers | KS and OK Lake Levels

REGION 4
Reservoirs are listed first, then state lakes, city and local lakes and streams
Update dates are shown at the top of the report of the individual lake.

State Reports for Wichita Area Lakes

State reports last checked July 31, 2015 at 6:33 p.m.

Send us reports for our Reports from Kansas Anglers Page

Here is a list of Kansas Counties

RESERVOIRS

Check reports from Kansas Anglers for reports from Cheney

CHENEY RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map?

Last Updated: 7/2/2015
SPECIES RATING SIZE BAITS, LOCATION, METHODS
Fishing Newsletter     All KDWPT fisheries districts are offering a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. The newsletters are aimed at keeping anglers informed about fishing opportunities and information in their areas of interest. The first few editions of the Cheney Fisheries District have been completed and are ready for distribution.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS, AND BILGES!!!

Zebra mussel numbers have decreased at Cheney; however, anglers and boaters should still use caution to avoid moving adults and veligers from the lake.

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

White Bass and Wiper Good Various Wiper have been pretty hot for the last week, with fish up to and over 21". Fall netting results indicate excellent white bass and wiper populations. There are high densities of temperate bass and lots of quality fish. Fishing should be as good for temperate bass in 2015 as it has been in recent years.
Walleye Fair Up to 28"

Walleye have moved off the dam and are being caught sporadically by trolling.

Gill net samples were encouraging for walleyes. Although numbers will be down slightly in 2015, there are still plenty of sublegal and legal-sized fish in the population.  Decent numbers of of fish from the 2014 stocking were captured, which is a good sign for the future.

Crappie Fair Up to 15" Crappie will be moving to the shallower waters in coves and around brush, as well as along the dam.  
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 10 lb Channel and blue catfish are picking up, with a few recent reports. Focus on structure and channel borders.
White Perch    

Netting results this fall indicate that white perch numbers increased this year; however, there are many catchable-size white perch (10+") in the lake.

White perch cannot be used as live bait, but they do make good cut bait. For tips on identifying a white perch from a white bass, wiper or striped bass click HERE.

All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.

COMMENTS
Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please email Jessica.

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


COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 7/28/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove Reservoir. Click HERE for the news release.

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Channel Catfish Good up to 4 lb Reservoir cats are being caught near wind blown shorelines. Some are being caught near shallow flooded water areas and in the creeks where the current is slowed.  Liver, cut shad, and worms have been productive.
Saugeye Fair up to 5 lb Drifting worms and casting plastics or crankbaits on flats and points 10-20 feet deep. Trolling crankbaits is also effective.
White Bass Fair/Good up to 15-inch Jigging on breaks and channel edges, near points on crankbaits, and near rocks on spinners
Wiper Fair up to 20-inch See white bass report.
White Crappie Fair up to 13-inch

Near brush and rock 10-15ft deep on jigs and minnows.

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

.6 feet above normal pool, releasing 213 CFS. Fishing below the dam varies with release rate. White bass fair/good on jigs, catfish fair/good on worms.

Click HERE for water level information.


EL DORADO RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? - Last Updated: 7/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in the Trout Area below the dam!!

Blue catfish Fair 15 to 30 inch

A video showing electrofishing for blue catfish at El Dorado Reservoir can be seen HERE.

Most blue cat action recently has been in the mainlake areas on the river channels.  Worms and cut bait have been producing.  Most fish are less than the 35 inch minimum length limit and must be released.

Minimum length limit of 35-inches in effect.  Fish less than 35-inches must be immediately released.

Most of the blue catfish in the lake are below the 35-inch minimum length limit and must be released immediately. Take time to properly identify your catfish catch. Click HERE for information on how to properly identify your catch.

Wiper Fair Up to 25-inch

Boat anglers are picking up a few wipers off of points trolling crankbaits.

Be sure to properly ID your catch as there is there is an 21-inch minimum length limit and 2/day creel limit on wiper.. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White bass Fair up to 14-inch

Trolling crankbaits or casting jigs to windswept shorelines and points.

Wipers can be caught along with white bass so it is important to properly identify your catch before putting it on a stringer. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White Perch Good Up to 8-inch

White perch can be found on old roads, humps, and river channels.  Live bait is deadly on white perch but they can also be caught on small spoons, jigs, and small crankbaits.  Best white perch action has been found at depths less than 8 feet.

Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.

White crappie Slow up to 14 inches Crappie anglers aren't reporting much action this week
Channel Catfish Fair up to 4 lbs On liver and worms in old Bluestem Lake.  Drifting cut bait on the mainlake points is also producing.
Walleye  Fair to Good up to 26-inch

Walleye are being caught on jig and crawler, crawlers with spinners, and crank baits along points, flats, and old roads.

THE WALLEYE LENGTH LIMIT IS 21-INCHES WITH A 2/day CREEL LIMIT.

General Comments

2.7 feet high, releasing 518 CFS. Click Here for the most up to date lake level information.

ZEBRA MUSSEL; WHITE PERCH WARNING! El Dorado Reservoir and the Walnut River below the reservoir contain zebra mussels and white perch. Take zebra mussel control precautions when leaving the lake, Trout Area, and Stilling Basin. For information on Zebra Mussels click Here.

 

MARION RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 7/9/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Zebra Mussels     Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Channel Cat Fair up to 10 lbs Shallow windblown shorelines on nightcrawlers or liver.
White Crappie Slow 8 to 12-inch Anglers are reporting tough fishing for crappie this week.
Walleye Slow to Fair Up to 25" Walleye are being caught off of the points and are also being found on the flats.  Drifting a jig and crawler or pulling spinners with crawler harnesses work well this time of the year.  Trolling larger crankbaits is also a good way to find active fish.
White Bass Slow   Very little white bass activity being reported recently.
Wiper Good up to 24" Drifting or slow trolling live bait or jigs.  Spinner rigs are also producing some nice fish.  Casting jigs or crankbaits in shallow, windblown areas is also productive.
General Comments
2.5 feet high, releasing 1 CFS.

STATE FISHING LAKES

BLACK KETTLE STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 5/6/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair 8" to 10" Fish with small minnows and jigs around brush. There are a few nice crappie in the lake although most are fairly small.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8" Worms under a bobber. There are mostly small bluegill in the lake.
Channel Catfish Fair 2-4 lbs. Fish with cut bait, stink bait, or chicken livers lakewide.
Largemouth Bass Fair 12" to 18" Fish shallow brush with Texas rigged softbait, jigs, and spinnerbaits. A few large fish (up to 22") are caught in the lake each year.
General Comments
Water is warming up and Largemouth and crappie might be spawning.

BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 7/9/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Good up to 12 lbs

Some nice cats have been caught recently during times of inflows and around the feeders.  The south feeder has been repaired.  Productive baits have been stink bait, liver, and fresh cut bait.

Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches.

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 18-inch Bass action has only been fair recently, especially during the day. Best action has been early and late in the day.
Black Crappie Fair up to 8-inch

A few crappie are being caught on minnows in water 8 to 10 feet deep.

The majority of the crappie in the lake are small and the crappie population density needs to be reduced.  Take those smaller crappie home (as long as you don't exceed  the 50/day creel limit!) as they won't get much bigger in Butler if you throw them back.  Overpopulation of the crappie has created slow growth rates so don't feel bad about taking home a nice bucket of smallish crappie...you'll be doing the lake a favor!

Bluegill Good up to 7-inch Shallow areas near cover on worms or small jigs.



CAREY PARK POND - Last Updated: 6/4/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-3 lbs. Catfish were stocked on March 16, and will be stocked monthly until September.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 3 lbs. There are a few bass in the pond, usually caught on live bait and lures.
General Comments
White perch are present in Carey Park Fishing Pond. White perch are a nuisance species that are illegal to possess alive and SHOULD NOT be transported to other waters for any reason.


CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 7/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.    

Chase SFL is now an ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.

 Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

 Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

 CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

 Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

New Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Good up to 10 pounds

Night crawlers during inflow events.  Off the piers and around the feeders with prepared baits.

Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 15-inch

Small spinners and crankbaits near rock and dropoffs.

There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.

Saugeye Fair up to 18-inch Jigs and crawlers or spinners with crawlers behind bottom bouncers.  Not many legal sized fish have been caught recently.
Spotted Bass Fair to Good up to 14 inch Jigs and small crank baits fished near the dam and shoreline breaks.
Bluegill Fair up to 7-inch Worms fish under a float near any available cover, brushpiles, or rocks.
White Crappie Fair up to 10-inch Minnows and jigs fished near brushpiles and ledges.

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

CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 6/5/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.    

Chase SFL is now an ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.

 Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

 Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

 CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

 Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

New Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Good up to 10 pounds

Night crawlers during inflow events.  Off the piers and around the feeders with prepared baits.

Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 15-inch

Small spinners and crankbaits near rock and dropoffs.

There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.

Saugeye Fair up to 18-inch Jigs and crawlers or spinners with crawlers behind bottom bouncers.  Not many legal sized fish have been caught recently.
Spotted Bass Fair up to 14 inch Jigs and small crank baits fished near the dam and shoreline breaks.
Bluegill Fair up to 7-inch Worms fish under a float near any available cover, brushpiles, or rocks.
White Crappie Fair up to 10-inch Minnows and jigs fished near brushpiles and ledges.


COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 7/9/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Black Crappie Fair up to 11-inch Jigs or minnows near brush or dropoffs.
Bluegill Good up to 7-inch Bluegill are being caught near rock, piers, and other cover.  A small piece of worm under a float works well.
Channel Catfish Good up to 4 lbs

Stink bait near the feeders and off the piers.  Worms during times of inflows.

15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 16-inch Working plastic worms or jigs through cover or rock.
Redear Sunfish     Few recent reports

KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 7/2/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-4lbs Channel catfish will be stocked JULY 3, and can be caught lakewide. Catfish have been picking up recently, with a few reports of nice channel cats being caught.
White Crappie Good  up to 12 inches Try small jigs or minnows especially around brush piles. Crappie fishing will pick up as the water warms, and the crappie move into the coves and onto brush piles.
Largemouth Bass Fair All sizes 2014 sampling of bass revealed a small decline in the bass population at East lake, however bass fishing should remain fair in 2015.
Saugeye No Reports 18" length limit No Recent Reports
White bass Fair 12" + No Recent Reports, but white bass will pick up in the next few weeks as spring rain arrives.
General Comments

Recent flooding has receded and the water level has returned to near normal.  The campsites and boat ramps are currently open, but check the Harvey County Parks Facebook page for the most recent information.

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please email Jessica.

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


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

MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 7/10/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel catfish Good Up to 30" Fish with earthworms, cutbait, and liver lakewide, especially on the windblown shore. The lake is an excellent spot for keeper-sized and the occasional trophy-sized channel catfish.
Crappie Fair 8-10" Fish for crappie around trees and brush with live minnows or small jigs. The crappie population at McPherson SFL is generally poor; however, a few big crappie were sampled last spring.  Crappie harvest is slow.
Largemouth bass Good Up to 7 lb. Use Texas rigged softbaits, jerkbaits, and spinnerbaits near vegetation.  You might have some luck fishing large swimbaits and crankbaits off the dam.  In the heat of the summer try fishing topwater baits in the early morning and late evening.
Saugeye Fair 15-20" Saugeye seem to like the lower end of the reservoir around rocks.  Try using jigs with nightcrawlers or horsehair jigs. Decent numbers of saugeye were captured in gill nets and more and more are showing up in angler creels.
General Comments
A bathymetric map with depth contours has been recently completed and is available on the lake page.




CITY AND LOCAL LAKES

ANTHONY CITY LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 7/2/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Largemouth bass Fair   No recent reports.
Channel catfish Fair   No recent reports.
Bluegill Fair   No recent reports.
General Comments

The lake is full and was restocked in the fall of 2013 with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish fingerlings.  These fish will need a year or two to grow into catchable-sized individuals.  Other species such as crappie may be considered for stocking after a few years; however, until the bass population is established in the lake, crappie have a high likelihood of overpopulating. 

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please email Jessica.


COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 7/28/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Zebra Mussel     Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove City Lake. Click HERE for more information.

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Bluegill Good up to 7-inch jigs, worm and bobber near cover 5ft deep
Crappie Fair up to 11-inch Jigs or minnows in water 10-15 feet deep near brushpiles and dropoffs
Channel catfish Good up to 4 lbs Stinkbaits, cut bait, and worms in windblown areas
Black bass Good up to 16-inch Topwater baits, jigs, jerkbaits, and spinnerbaits near cover 2-10ft deep
Walleye Fair Up to 22-inch Walleye near the flats.  A jig and crawler combo is effective when drifted or worked along breaks or weedlines.  Trolling crankbaits is a good method to find active fish.
General Comments
The City of Council Grove requires Aquatic Nuisance Species certification of anglers and boaters at Council Grove City Lake. Go to ANS Certification to obtain the certificate. You must have this certificate in your possession while fishing and/or boating at Council Grove City Lake.


HARVEY CO. LAKE WEST -

Last Updated: 7/2/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Bluegill good up to 1/2lb bluegill fishing should pick up along the shorelines as the water warms and the bluegill begin spawning.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18 inches Largemouth bass samples in 2104 showed some improvement in the bass populations, and bass fishing should be fair in 2015.
White Crappie Fair 8-12 inches Crappie will be moving into the coves and onto brush piles as the water warms. 
Channel Catfish Good 1 lb plus Channel Catfish will be stocked JULY 3 by the county. Channel Catfish are picking up in the next few weeks, and 2014 samples showed good populations of catfish.
Saugeye No recent reports.
General Comments

Recent flooding has receded and the water level has returned to near normal.  Campsites and boat ramps are currently open, but check the Harvey County Facebook page for the most recent information. 

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please email Jessica.

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

HARVEY COUNTY LAKE-EAST - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 7/2/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-4lbs Channel catfish will be stocked JULY 3, and can be caught lakewide. Catfish have been picking up recently, with a few reports of nice channel cats being caught.
White Crappie Good  up to 12 inches Try small jigs or minnows especially around brush piles. Crappie fishing will pick up as the water warms, and the crappie move into the coves and onto brush piles.
Largemouth Bass Fair All sizes 2014 sampling of bass revealed a small decline in the bass population at East lake, however bass fishing should remain fair in 2015.
Saugeye No Reports 18" length limit No Recent Reports
White bass Fair 12" + No Recent Reports, but white bass will pick up in the next few weeks as spring rain arrives.
General Comments

Recent flooding has receded and the water level has returned to near normal.  The campsites and boat ramps are currently open, but check the Harvey County Parks Facebook page for the most recent information.

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please email Jessica.

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


HUTCHINSON CAREY PARK POND -

Last Updated: 7/2/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-3 lbs. Catfish were stocked on July 1st, and will be stocked monthly until September.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 3 lbs. There are a few bass in the pond, usually caught on live bait and lures.
General Comments

White perch are present in Carey Park Fishing Pond. White perch are a nuisance species that are illegal to possess alive and SHOULD NOT be transported to other waters for any reason.

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please email Jessica.


HUTCHINSON - DILLON NATURE CENTER -

Last Updated: 7/2/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Rainbow trout Excellent 10 to 18-inches The last trout stocking until November was made on March 19.
Channel catfish Good 1-5 lb Catfish were stocked on July 1, and will be stocked monthly through September.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8" Near the bank and around structure on nightcrawlers.
General Comments
Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please email Jessica.


MARION COUNTY LAKE REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 7/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 5 lbs Worms, livers, and prepared baits.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12 inches Jigs and minnows in the brush and deeper along the dam.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 18 inches Plastics or crankbaits near cover
Saugeye Fair Up to 18 inches Jig and crawlers off of points and shallow flats.
Bluegill Good Up to 8 inches Bluegill are biting readily on worms and small jigs or spinners.
White Bass Fair Up to 14 inches Crank baits and spinners
General Comments
Boat and bait inspections are MANDATORY at Marion County Lake to prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels and other Aquatic Nuisance Species. Protect our waters... don't forget to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY!

WELLINGTON CITY LAKE -

Last Updated: 6/5/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lb. Worms, livers, and stink baits on windy shorelines.
Wiper Fair to Good Up to 10 lb. Crankbaits and jigs near drop offs.
Crappie Fair Up to 14" Jigs and minnows near cover.
Saugeye Fair Up to 5 lb. Jig and crawler or worm harnesses fished on shallow flats and shorelines.
Flathead Catfish Fair all sizes Use lively bait near structure.


WELLINGTON - HARGIS CREEK -

Last Updated: 7/9/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel Catfish Fair all sizes Fish shallow with shad sides, shrimp, or liver.
Crappie Fair up to 14" Recent netting showed a great crappie population with lots of 9-13" crappie. Use minnows or jigs around brush.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Fish any cover with lures or live bait.
Saugeye Fair Up to 18" Recent netting indicates a very good saugeye population.  Cast crankbaits early and late lakewide for a chance at 25+ inch fish.

WINFIELD CITY LAKE FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 7/9/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels were verified in Winfield City Lake in December 2006. Lake users should follow recommended control practices found HERE .

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Crappie Fair up to 12-inch Minnows or jigs in the coves near cover at a depth from 7 to 11 feet.
Channel catfish Good up to 6 lbs Fishing livers and worms on windblown shallow shorelines
Black bass Slow   Few recent reports
White bass Fair up to 14 inch Pulling crankbaits or casting jigs, spoons, spinners, or small crank baits along the points. 
Wipers Fair up to 22-inches Same as white bass.
Walleye Fair to Good up to 25-inch

Walleye on the flats and can be caught on jig and crawlers or spinner rigs.  Drifting a night crawler across the flats is a great technique this time of the year.

Walleye Minimum length limit 18 inches.

   
General Comments
The City of Winfield requires additional permits for anglers using the lake. Stop in to the lake office before fishing at the lake.


Wichita Area Lakes

State Reports

Kansas Region 1 NW | Region 2 NE | Region 3 SW | Region 4 SCen | Region 5 SE

Other States Arkansas | Colorado | Iowa | Missouri | Nebraska | Oklahoma | Texas

Angler Reports

Kansas | Arkansas | Colorado | Iowa | Missouri | Nebraska | Oklahoma | Texas

 

 

 

 
Website

Shopping Cart

 

Copyright 1999-2014 by The Kansas Angler -737 S. Washington #6 - Wichita, KS 67211 - 316-259-2033
Questions or problems with this website should be directed to webmaster.

logo 1

logo 3