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 Kansas Fishing Report
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RESERVOIRS

Check reports from Kansas Anglers for reports from Cheney

CHENEY RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map?

Last Updated: 10/21/2015
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 and white bass have been great this fall, trolling in deeper water 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 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 have been good recently, prepared baits work well for channel cat, use live or fresh shad for blues. Focus on structure and channel borders.
White Perch    

Netting results this fall indicate that white perch numbers decreased 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.

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


COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 1/7/2016
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 Poor up to 7-inch jigs, worm and bobber near cover 10ft deep
Crappie Fair up to 11-inch Jigs or minnows in water 15-20 feet deep near brushpiles, rocks, and dropoffs
Channel catfish Fair up to 4 lbs Cut bait in windblown areas 10 ft deep
Black bass Fair up to 16-inch Jigs near cover 10ft deep
Walleye Fair Up to 22-inch Walleye near deeper points on jigs.
White bass Fair up to 2 lbs near dam on jigs and spoons
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.



COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 10/16/2015 Print
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 8-inch Bluegill are being caught near rock, piers, and other cover.  A small piece of worm under a small float works well.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 6 lbs

Worms, stink baits, or liver fished off of the piers.

15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 16-inch Working plastic worms or jigs through weeds or rock.
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 8-inch Fishing half of a nightcrawler over a gravel bottom in 7 to 10 feet of water.


EL DORADO RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? - Last Updated: 1/28/2016

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    

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

Few recent reports

Take time to properly identify your catfish catch. Click HERE for information on how to properly identify your catch.

Wiper    

Few recent reports

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    

Few recent reports

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    

Few recent reports

Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.

White crappie Fair up to 12 inches Fishing brushpiles and timber near ledges and river channels 14 to 18 feet deep.
Channel Catfish     Few reports available this week
Walleye    

Few recent reports

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

Rainbow Trout Poor, Ice is Restricting Access up to 17-inch

The El Dorado Trout Stream received its first stocking of the year on Monday November 9th.  A video showing the stocking can be seen HERE.

The most recent stocking occurred January 28, 2016. 

As of 9:00AM 1/28/2016, the trout stream was mostly ice covered with a few small open pockets near the bridge.  Fishing will be good to excellent once the ice melts enough to allow access.

Few anglers have been out recently due to the ice cover.

Additional information on the KDWPT trout program can be found HERE.

General Comments

0.4 feet low, releasing 5 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: 10/16/2015
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 6 lbs Drifting fresh shad along breaks and off the points.
White Crappie Slow 8 to 12-inch Anglers are reporting tough fishing for crappie this week.
Walleye Fair to Good Up to 24" Trolling shad imitating crankbaits and working spoons on ledges and drop offs.
White Bass Fair up to 15-inch Same as wiper report.
Wiper Good up to 25" Trolling crankbaits and casting or vertical fishing spoons have been producing some nice wipers recently.  Surface feeding activity is on so keep your eyes on the birds to locate the actively feeding fish.
General Comments
0.35 feet below Normal Pool, releasing 7 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: 10/16/2015
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 15 lbs

Channel catfish action has been good the past several weeks.  Anglers are picking up fish throughout the lake.  Good baits have been cut shad, liver, and night crawlers and grasshoppers if you can find them.  

Feeders are done dispensing feed for the year.

Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches.

Largemouth Bass Good to Very Good up to 22-inch Much improved bass action lately.  Working the water willow along the shorelines is producing some nice bass catches.  
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.


CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 10/16/2015
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

Livers, stinkbaits, and cut bait fished off the piers.  Feeders are done feeding for the 2015 season.

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 to Good up to 12-inch Minnows and jigs fished near brushpiles and ledges.


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

Last Updated: 10/16/2015
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 8-inch Bluegill are being caught near rock, piers, and other cover.  A small piece of worm under a small float works well.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 6 lbs

Worms, stink baits, or liver fished off of the piers.

15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 16-inch Working plastic worms or jigs through weeds or rock.
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 8-inch Fishing half of a nightcrawler over a gravel bottom in 7 to 10 feet of water.

KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 10/21/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Excellent 10" to 10 lb. Kingman is a good channel catfish destination. There are lots of catfish and good numbers of large fish. Fish lakewide with cutbait or commercially prepared baits.
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair up to 18" Bass are growing and reaching lengths up to 17-18 inches since the lake was renovated. Try white spinners or pumpkin colored worms along rocky shorelines.
Northern Pike Poor Up to 28" Pike are active in colder water and will bite about any lure at any time. There were pike approaching 30" captured in fall samples.
Bluegill Fair Up to 6" The biggest bluegill in the lake are around 6 inches.  Use worms under a bobber near structure.
General Comments
A bathymetric map of the lake is now posted on the lake page.  It clearly shows the location of the springs at the north end.


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

MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 11/23/2015
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. Fish feeders have been cancelled due to blue green algae.
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. Currently, largemouth are being reported as good for fish up to 2 lbs, but larger fish can be caught, with texas rigged softbaits in the aquatic vegetation.  The bite is slowing due to colder water conditions.
Saugeye Fair 15-20" Saugeye seem to like the lower end of the reservoir around rocks.  Try using jigs with nightcrawlers or horsehair jigs. Recent reports are good for 12 - 20" fish with spinning jigs and plastic worms around aquatic vegetation and near the shoreline.
General Comments

Be cautious of blue green algae in the lake and potential health issues that come from the toxins that they release.  Do not drink the water or allow pets to drink the water.  Fish fillets are safe to eat.

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: 10/21/2015
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: 12/10/2015

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 Poor up to 7-inch jigs, worm and bobber near cover 10ft deep
Crappie Fair up to 11-inch Jigs or minnows in water 10 feet deep near brushpiles, rocks, and dropoffs
Channel catfish Fair up to 4 lbs Cut bait in windblown areas 10 ft deep
Black bass Fair up to 16-inch Jigs near cover 10ft deep
Walleye Fair Up to 22-inch Walleye near deeper points. A jig is effective when drifted. Trolling crankbaits is a good method to find active fish.
White bass Fair up to 2 lbs along dam on crankbaits
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: 10/21/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Bluegill good up to 1/2lb Bluegill and sunfish fishing has been good recently. stay close to the shoreline and use a small piece of worm under a bobber, or a small spinner.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18 inches Dark colored worms, fish around rocks on the piers.
White Crappie Fair 8-12 inches Crappie at west lake are numerous, but small.  Fish with a jig around shoreline brushpiles for the best success.
Channel Catfish Good 1 lb plus Channel Catfish were stocked before labor day, lots of good fish right now.
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. 

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: 10/21/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-4lbs Channel catfish can be caught lakewide, and there are some nice channels at east lake!
White Crappie Fair  up to 12 inches Try small jigs or minnows especially around brush piles. 
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5 lbs Use plastic worms or white spinners near the rocks
Saugeye Fair to Good up to 4 lbs There are some nice looking saugeye at East lake, but they're spread out.  Try fishing over shad on muddy flats this fall.
White bass Fair to Good Up to 2 lbs White tubes and spinning jigs no more than 10 feet from the bank
General Comments

The campsites and boat ramps are currently open, but check the Harvey County Parks Facebook page for the most recent information.

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: 10/21/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-3 lbs. Catfish are being stocked Sept. 17. Stockings will resume in April, 2016.
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.


HUTCHINSON - DILLON NATURE CENTER -

Last Updated: 2/1/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Rainbow trout Excellent 10 to 18-inches Trout were stocked January 28. The next stocking is planned for February 11, 2016.
Channel catfish Good 1-5 lb Catfish stockings will resume in April 2016.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8" Near the bank and around structure on night-crawlers.


MARION COUNTY LAKE REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 10/16/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good 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 15 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: 10/16/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lb. Worms, livers, and stink baits on windy shorelines.
Wiper Good Up to 5 lb. Crankbaits and jigs near drop offs.  Watch for surface activity mornings and evenings.
Crappie Slow   No recent reports
Saugeye Fair to Good Up to 5 lb. Jig and crawler or worm harnesses fished on shallow flats and shorelines or trolling crank baits near points or breaks.


WELLINGTON - HARGIS CREEK -

Last Updated: 10/16/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good 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 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: 10/16/2015
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, worms, or drifting shad on the flats.
Black bass Slow   Few recent reports
White bass Fair to Good up to 14 inch Pulling crankbaits or casting jigs, spoons, spinners, or small crank baits along the points. 
Wipers Fair to Good up to 22-inches Same as white bass.
Walleye Fair to Good up to 25-inch

Trolling shad imitating crankbaits along the south shore and upper end flats.

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.


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