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BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE - LOWER -

Last Updated: 9/20/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report Up to 12 inches Fish any brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish No report Up to 5 lbs Try prepared stink bait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting night crawlers off of points and the ned of flats.
Largemouth bass No report Up to 4 lbs Typical summertime patterns.  Try top water baits early and late.  Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs and soft plastic later in the day around wood or vegetation.
Bluegill No report Up to 8 inches Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Walleye No report Up to 4 lbs Walleye should be on points and flats.  Try wobble jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or trolling small minnow type crank baits. You can also try slab spoons.

Typical summer time patterns should still work for most species, but the cooler temperatures should have the fish active throughout the day.

To phone in a report, please call the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE - UPPER -

Last Updated: 6/13/2011

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

General Comments

Nothing has been stocked since it refilled but there are probably some bullheads and small crappie. Try for them using worms or grubs. Please remember not to litter.

CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 9/20/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Slow Up to 12 inches Fish any brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Try prepared stink bait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting night crawlers.
Largemouth bass Good Up to 7.5 lbs Typical summertime patterns.  Try top water baits early and late.  Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs and soft plastic later in the day around wood or vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 8 inches Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Walleye Fair Up to 4 lbs Walleye should be on points and flats.  Try wobble jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or trolling small minnow type crank baits. You can also try slab spoons.
White bass Good Up to 1.5 lbs White bass are schooling on shad.  Try small crank baits, top water popping baits, small jigs and spinners in areas the wind is blowing into the shore.  

Typical summer time patterns should still work for most species, but the cooler temperatures should have the fish active throughout the day.

To phone in a report, please call the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

COLDWATER CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 3/7/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report No report Fish around any deeper brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Wiper No report No report Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to theDodge Cityoffice at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District


FINNEY STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 10/9/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
General Comments
Minnows have been stocked and if there is additional water in the spring of 2016, restocking efforts will begin.



GOODMAN STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

       
General Comments
The recent rains have continued to miss the lake and it is basically dry.


HAIN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 3/7/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bullhead No report No report Wormsand liver
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



HODGEMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 3/7/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
General Comments
 

Hoidgeman SFL has recieved a good inflow of water last year and restocking efforts will continue.  The table below shows what has been stocked so far.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish.  Remember is is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water.  

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansaswill be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District


HAMILTON STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 6/30/2011

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

General Comments

Lake is still dry.



KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 3/7/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report No report Fish around any deeper brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Wiper No report No report Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons. 

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017. 

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District


Meade Kansas FlatheadMEADE STATE LAKE - December 17, 2012 - Meade Lake State Park - My flathead caught in may of 2012 at meade lake state park by dam. Weight was 55lb and 43" long

Last Updated: 9/20/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report Up to 12 inches Fish any brush or vegetation you can find especially around a drop-off.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish No report Up to 5 lbs Try prepared stink bait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting night crawlers.
Largemouth bass No report Up to 4 lbs Try top water baits early and late.  Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs and soft plastic later in the day around wood or vegetation.
Flathead catfish   Up to 53 lbs Live bait fished around cover.

Typical summer time patterns should still work for most species, but the cooler temperatures should have the fish active throughout the day.

To phone in a report, please call the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

SCOTT STATE LAKE -

Last Updated: 10/5/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair/Good Most in the 13 to 18 inch range Cut or whole bluegill and sunfish or prepared baits fished off the bottom on shallow flats at night has been best.  Small fish make up the majority of the catch, but fish up to 11 lbs. have been reported.
Crappie Slow/Fair Up to 13 inches Fishing minnows under a bobber around brush or drifting jigs or minnows over deeper water in the main body of the lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 5.5 lbs. Fishing suspending jerkbaits, swimbaits, or plastic worms around shoreline vegetation and brush.
Sunfish Good Up to 8 inches Small pieces of nightcrawler fished under a bobber along rip-rapped shorelines and edges of weedbeds.
Saugeye/Walleye Fair Up to 7 lbs. Swim baits, crank baits, and minnows under a bobber over shallow shelves and edges of cattails early and late.
General Comments

Release all walleye/saugeye less than 18 inches and largemouth bass less than 15 inches.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related projects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.


CIMARRON GRASSLAND PITS - Last Updated: 3/7/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Rainbow Trout Fair  2 fish per pound Try small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits. 
General Comments

The final stocking of rainbow trout were stocked on February 27th. Most trout are 10 inches in length when stocked, and average 1/2 lb. each. The Cimarron National Grasslands Meade SFL is a Type 2 trout area, a trout permit is required only for those fishing for trout.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! 

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

COLDWATER CITY LAKE -

Last Updated: 10/9/2015
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie     Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs. Using minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs work.
Channel catfish     Try liver, shrimp, worms, or other live baits. Normally they will be feeding on the wind blown side of the lake. You can also try drifting nightcrawlers or using cut bait.  Numbers have been boosted recently with annual stockings from the hatchery section.
Wiper     Try jigs and crankbaits on wind blown shores or shrimp fished on the bottom off the face of the dam.
Largemouth bass     Fishing with any shad imitation lures should work, especially around the stump rows and along shoreline vegetation.
General Comments

Call the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609 if you have additional questions about fishing.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

JETMORE CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 3/7/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Wiper No report No report Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to theDodge Cityoffice at 620-227-8609.  A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District


DODGE CITY LAKE CHARLES - Last Updated: 3/7/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Largemouth bass No report No report Try spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jigs. 
Channel catfish No report Up to 2 lbs Try  stinkbait, worms, shad sides or liver
Rainbow trout Fair 2 per pound Try for them using small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits. 
General Comments

Trout were stocked on February 27th.  All anglers fishing at Lake Charles from November 1 through April 15 are required to have a trout stamp.   A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season.   

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District


PRATT COUNTY LAKE -

Last Updated: 9/20/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair Up to 12 inches Fish any brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish Fair Up to 5 lbs Try prepared stink bait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting night crawlers.
Largemouth bass Good Up to 4 lbs Try top water baits early and late.  Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs and soft plastic later in the day around wood or vegetation.
Bluegill good Up to 9 inches Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rocks.
Wiper Slow   Try topwater baits and slim minnow baits where the wind is blowing into the shore.
Walleye Slow Up to 6 lbs Try drifting jig and night crawlers across the points.  

Typical summer time patterns still  should work for most species, but the cooler temperatures should have the fish active throughout the day.

To phone in a report, please call the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

GREAT BEND (VETERAN PARK) - Last Updated: 1/20/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Rainbow Trout Good 10" - 18" Vet's Lake received its second stocking of trout on 1/20/2016.  A TROUT PERMIT PLUS A FISHING LICENSE IS REQUIRED TO FISH FOR OR POSSESS TROUT AT THIS LOCATION. Good luck!
General Comments

Veteran's Lake has finally been temporarily removed from a Public Health Warning- http://kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Conditions are improving at the lake.

Additional information on blue-green algae can be found here:

http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/BLUE-GREEN-ALGAE-INFORMATION/BLUE-GREEN-ALGAE-INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns, KDHE can be contacted during normal business hours at 785-296-6603

LIBERAL ARKALON AREA - Last Updated: 9/13/2016

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, Location
Channel catfish Good up to 2 lbs Stinkbait, liver, worms.
       
General Comments

On September 12, 450 lbs of channel catfish averaging 1 lb each were stocked.

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District


GREAT BEND STONE LAKE -

Last Updated: 12/15/2015
Species Rating Size Bait, Method, & Location
Rainbow trout No report 2/lb Tout are still in the lake and require a permit, HOWEVER FUTURE STOCKINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED AND ALL REMAINING STOCKINGS WILL OCCUR AT VETERAN'S MEMORIAL LAKE.
Channel catfish No report   Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom.
Bluegill No report   Try small pieces of worm or crickets under a bobber or small twister tail jigs. Use a very small hook (size 4 or 6).
Largemouth bass No report   Try jigs and finesse plastics early in the morning and later in the evening but as the water cools fish can be caught midday.
Crappie No report   Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows or jigs
Wiper No report   Try trolling jigs and crankbaits, or shrimp fished on the bottom. You can also try jigging slab spoons and bucktail jigs. Drifting live shad, sunfish or minnows may also work.
General Comments

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

REMEMBER: 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.


LACROSSE WARREN STONE MEMORIAL LAKE -

Last Updated: 11/2/2015
Species Rating Size Bait, Method, Location
Channel catfish No report No report Try stinkbait, worms or shad sides
General Comments

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to theDodge Cityoffice at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2016.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansaswill be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

CONCANNON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 3/7/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bullhead No report No report Worms and liver
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.

This is a generic winter fishing report and will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District




FORD COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 3/7/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bullhead No report No report Wormsand liver
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District




DODGE CITY - MARIAH HILLS GOLF COURSE POND -

Last Updated: 7/29/2011

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method & Location

Channel catfish

No reports

 

Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver. Also try using nightcrawlers.

Largemouth Bass

No reports

 

Topwater baits early and late and crankbaits and plastics in the heat of the day sould work. Try fishing around deeper brush also. You could try using and shad imitating lures also.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing. You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District




PRATT CENTENNIAL POND - Last Updated: 3/7/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Rainbow trout Fair  2 per pound Try using spinners, swim baits, and topwaters.
General Comments

the last stocking of rainbow trout were stocked February 27th.  Try for them using small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits.  All anglers fishing at Centennial Pond from November 1 through April 15 are required to have a trout stamp.   

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District





LARNED CITY POND -

Last Updated: 10/27/2011

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel catfish

No Report

No Report

No recent reports available

Bluegill

No Report

No Report

No recent reports available

Other Comments

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing. You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



HORSETHEIF RESERVOIR -

 - Last Updated: 9/20/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Slow Up to 12 inches Fish any brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Try prepared stink bait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting night crawlers.
Largemouth bass Slow Up to 4 lbs Try top water baits early and late.  Crankbaits, jigs and soft plastic later in the day around wood or rocks or any vegetation you can  find.
Bluegill Good Up to 8 inches Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Walleye Slow Up to 4 lbs Walleye should be on points and flats.  Try wobble jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or trolling small minnow type crank baits. You can also try slab spoons.

Typical summer time patterns should still work for most species, but the cooler temperatures should have the fish active throughout the day.

To phone in a report, please call the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

Typical summer time patterns should work for most species, but the cooler temperatures should have the fish active throughout the day.

To phone in a report, please call the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

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