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 Kansas Fishing Report
Region 4 South-Central Kansas

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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.

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State reports last checked April 19, 2018 at 7:25 p.m.

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RESERVOIRS

Check reports from Kansas Anglers for reports from Cheney

CHENEY RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 4/12/2018

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 Fair Up to 24" Look for Wipers and White Bass near the dam or on windswept points and underwater humps. They should be looking to spawn soon. I have not received any reports of fish in the river yet.
Walleye Poor Up to 28" The walleye spawn is winding down. Some fish are still near the dam, others are transitioning to post spawn locations. Some fish are being caught, mostly males, few are keeper sized. 
Crappie Good to Excellent Up to 15" Warm weather this week activated the bite, but cold weather in the weekend forecast may have a negative effect. Some good catches have been made recently, but the bite will be highly weather dependent until the weather stabilizes some. 
Blue Catfish Fair Up to 15 lb Try live or cut shad near the old river channel and adjacent flats.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 10 lb Channel catfish have been biting on cut bait.
White Perch Good  

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: 4/18/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove Reservoir.

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 Fair   near wind blown flats on cut bait
Saugeye Fair   near dam and gravel points on jigs and minnow baits
White Bass Fair   along dam and creek mouths on spinners
Wiper Fair   a few in with white bass
White Crappie Fair  

5-10 ft deep on minnows and jigs near points leading to coves

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

2.31 feet low, releasing 10 cfs

Outlet fishing is slow

Click HERE for water level information.


EL DORADO RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -   Last Updated: 4/16/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
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 Up to 36 inches

A few blue catfish are being caught on fresh cut bait on wind blown points and shorelines.

25 inch to 35 inch protective slot limit on blue catfish.  Daily creel limit is 5 per day with no more than 2 35 inches and longer.

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

Wiper Fair 18 to 23 inch

Few wiper reports this past week.  Need some warmer weather to get these fish back in to the shallows!  Look for wiper on shallow, rocky, windblown points when the water temps begins rising again.

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 Slow to Fair up to 14 inches

Not many angler reports available on white bass this week. 

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 Fair up to 12 inch

Worms on humps and ledges in 8 to 11 feet of water.

Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.

White crappie Fair to Good up to 15+ inch

20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018.

Jigs or minnows fished in brush or near timbered creek channels 9 to 11 feet down.  Also some activity picking up in the creeks. 

Channel Catfish Fair up to 20 inch A few channel catfish have been caught on windy shorelines on shad sides.
Walleye Fair up to 28 inches

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

The walleye spawn is slowing down, but numbers of fish remain on rocky shorelines.  Casting floating jerk baits, suspending crankbaits, or working jig and minnow combos along shallow rocky shorelines after dark are good tactics.  

The 2018 Walleye Egg Collection Project has concluded and nets will not be set the remainder of the walleye spawn!
 

General Comments

New crappie creel limit of 20/day effective January 1, 2018.

4.34 feet low, releasing 7 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: 4/16/2018

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!
Channel Cat Fair up to 26 inches Shad sides, fresh cut bait, or stink bait along windy shorelines
White Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12 inch

20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018.

Jigs or minnows in brush and channels in 9 to 11 feet of water.

Walleye Fair up to 25 inch Walleye spawn is beginning to wind down for the season.  Casting floating/shallow diving crankbaits is a great tactic during the spawn.  The dam, rocky points, and rocky shorelines are good locations with night time being the most productive part of the day.  Walleye will be heading to the flats in a couple of weeks.
White Bass Slow   Few reports this week
Wiper     Same as white bass
Coordinates for habitat cubes    

4 cubes N38 22.450’ W 097 04.669’

4 cubes N38 22.455’ W 097 04.664’

4 cubes N38 22.426’ W 097 04.694’

3 cubes N38 22.757’ W 097.05.227’

3 cubes N38 22.763’ W 097 05.211’

3 cubes N38 23.407’ W 097 05.460’

2 cubes N38 23.467’ W 097 05.384’

2 cubes N38 23.478’ W 097 05.399’

4 cubes N38 23.481’ W 097 05.408’

Coordinates for brushpiles and cubes.   The first 3 coordinates are for one large brushpile. Coordinates mark areas with multiple habitat structures in the area.

N 38 21.907' W 097 05.562'

N 38 21.912' W 097.05.560'

N 38 21.920' W 097.05.557'

N 38 22.425' W 097 04.697'

N 38 22.767' W 097 05.208'

N 38 22.757' W 097 05.227'

N 38 23.250' W 097 05.491'

N 38 23.357' W 097 05.470'

Coordinates for brushpiles   Near shore brushpile placements fishable from shore in Cottonwood Cove.

N 38 23.438' W 097 05.398'

N 38 23.436' W 097 05.404'

N 38 23.428' W 097 05.402'

N 38 23.426' W 097 05.405'

N 38 23.499' W 097 05.393'

N 38 23.489' W 097 05.399'

N 38 23.480' W 097 05.401'

N 38 23.472' W 097 05.398'

Coordinates for brushpiles constructed March 2018    

N 38 24.459' W 097 06.907'

N 38 24.450' W 097 06.975'

N 38 22.685' W 097 06.279'

N 38 22.680' W 097 06.279'

N 38 22.216' W 097 06.065'

Coordinates for historical habitat sites that had brush added to them in March 2018.    

N 38 21.911' W 097 05.569'

N 38 22.426' W 097 04.702'

N 38 22.776' W 097 05.220'

General Comments

New crappie creel limit of 20/day effective January 1, 2018.

2 feet below pool, releasing 3 CFS

 

STATE FISHING LAKES

BLACK KETTLE STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 3/16/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Poor 6" 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 Poor   Worms under a bobber. There are mostly small bluegill in the lake.
Channel Catfish Fair 2-6 lbs. Fish with cut bait, stink bait, or chicken livers lakewide.
Largemouth Bass Fair 12" to 20" Fish shallow brush with Texas rigged softbait, jigs, and spinnerbaits. The water here is typically murky so try darker colored lures (black & blue, dark purple, green pumpkin).

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

Last Updated: 4/16/2018
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 (Sumner, Cowley, Butler, Chase, & Marion counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Fair up to 4 lbs

Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches

Shad sides or guts fished on the windy side of the lake has produced recently.

Largemouth Bass Fair and improving up to 16 inch Jerk baits, crank baits, or spinner baits fished at slow to medium speeds.  Fish activity is picking up as water warms.  Middle to late afternoon has been best.
Crappie     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 Fair up to 6 inch Small piece of worm or small jig under a float next to rocky or woody cover.


CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 4/16/2018
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.    

Chase SFL is 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.

Channel Catfish Fair up to 5 lbs

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

A few cats have been caught recently on shallower windswept shorelines on shad sides or cut bait.

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 16 inch

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

Crankbaits and plastics fished on warmer days in the backs of the coves.

Saugeye     Few recent reports.  Try jigs or crankbaits off the rocky points and along the dam.
Spotted Bass Fair up to 14 inch Smaller plastics or crankbaits along the piers and dam
Bluegill Slow    
White Crappie Fair up to 12 inch Near brush in water 11 to 14 feet deep on minnows or jigs.


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

Last Updated: 4/16/2018
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Bluegill Fair up to 7 inch Small live bait rigs next to brush, rock, or cover.  Look for the warmer water on the north side of the lake.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 3 lbs

15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit

Worms or dough bait off the piers and in the coves.

Largemouth Bass Fair and improving up to 16 inch Crankbaits and spinnerbaits fished slowly near cover.  Also larger plastic baits.  
Redear Sunfish No recent reports    

KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

- Last Updated: 4/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair 10" to 7 lb. Try cutbait on the windy side of the lake. Shad works best, but bluegill works well too.
Largemouth Bass Good up to 5lbs Try a senko or trick worm rigged weightless. Work it slowly, letting it rest on the bottom for up to 30 seconds at a time. Bass will usually pick it up on the pause, so watch your line and set the hook if it starts moving. Shallow flats are good during warm weather, look closer to cover after a cold front. 
Northern Pike Fair Up to 35" Try a weedless spoon fished near any green vegatation.
Bluegill Poor Up to 7" Use worms under a bobber near structure, or a small spinning lure. Few quality-sized Bluegill are present.
General Comments
The lake is a couple feet low to facilitate habitat work on Byron Walker Wildlife Area. Boat access to the western and northern lobes of the lake will be difficult during this time. 

MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

 Last Updated: 4/9/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair 1 - 5 lbs. Fair. Only a few being caught as water temps have dipped back into the high 40s.
Crappie Good 8-13" Good. A few crappie are being caught. Try small jigs and live minnows near cover (pvc cubes, logs).
Largemouth bass Good Up to 7 lb. Good. Many were being caught during warmer water temps but catches have slowed as temps have dropped back to the high 40s. The predicted warm spell will have bass biting again this week. Bass are still likely in their prespawn mode for the next couple of weeks. Try shaky head worms and small, shallow crankbaits. Keep your presentations slow.
Saugeye Fair 15-23" Fair. There hasn't been any reports of saugeye biting yet. Look for fishing to pick up in mid to late April. Try dragging chartreuse, white, or pink jigs tipped with an earthworm around points. Small, deep-running crankbaits should produce as well. Fish slow and on the bottom towards evening and at night. Remember) The minimum length limit has changed from 18" to 21" and only 2 fish can be kept per day.

General Comments

Water temperature: 48 degrees

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ANTHONY CITY LAKE -

Last Updated: 4/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair up to 2lbs Channel Catfish are biting on cut bait.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 13" Crappie are hit and miss this time of year. Your best bet is after two or more days of warming water temps. A small tube jig or minnow under a bobber is a good bet. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Morning and evening hours are best.



BLACK KETTLE STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 5/3/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Poor 6" 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 Poor   Worms under a bobber or very small jigs.
Channel Catfish Fair 2-6 lbs. Fish with cut bait, stink bait, or chicken livers lakewide.
Largemouth Bass Fair 12" to 20" Fish shallow brush with Texas rigged softbait, jigs, and spinnerbaits. The water here is typically murky so try darker colored lures (black & blue, dark purple, green pumpkin).



ANTHONY CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 3/23/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Largemouth bass Fair   Largemouth bass fishing should be picking up in the later part of April or early May as we reach warmer water temperatures.  Bass can be caught on large spinning lures, or rubber worms.
Channel catfish Fair   Channel Catfish will start biting soon, and are best caught on prepared catfish baits or prepared cutbait.
Bluegill Fair   Bluegill will start preparing for spawning in mid-april and will bite on any small lure or a piece of worm fished under a bobber.
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.




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: 4/18/2018
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 Fair   near gravel banks on small jigs
Crappie Fair   5-10 ft deep near drop offs and points on jigs and minnows
Channel catfish Fair   near windy flats on cut bait
Black bass Fair   on jerk baits and jigs 5-10 ft deep in coves near points
Walleye Fair   along dam on jigs and minnow baits
White bass Fair   along dam on spinners
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 COUNTY LAKE-EAST - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 4/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-4lbs Channel Catfish have been hitting on cut bait.
Crappie Good up to 13 inches Recent warming temperatures have activated the bite, but cold weather in the forecast may have a negative effect. Vary your depth until you locate fish.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5 lbs Try a senko or trick worm rigged weightless. Work is slowly, letting it rest on the bottom for up to 30 seconds at a time. Shallow flats are good on warm, sunny days. Look deeper and closer to structure after a cold front.
Saugeye Poor up to 4 lbs Try fishing on rocky points or along the dam.
Bluegill Fair up to 8 inches Most bluegill will be out in deeper water this time of year. Try a small worm under a bobber.


HARVEY CO. LAKE WEST - Last Updated: 6/9/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Bluegill Excellent up to 1/2lb Bluegill will be excellent throughout June and into July as the fish spawn. The best baits are small spinning lures (white, chartreuse) or a small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the rocky shorelines. Bluegill on a fly rod are a really nice opportunity at West Lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18 inches Largemouth bass are moving into the shoreline areas, and can be caught lakewide. They are most active beginning this month and throughout the summer. Large spinning lures are best during windy days, while dark colored worm rigs and creature baits are effective around structure.
White Crappie Good 8-12 inches After a few years of small crappie, the population is showing some real promise this year. Crappie bite best on jigs near brush, especially on the west side of the lake.
Channel Catfish Good 1 lb plus Channel Catfish are stocked periodically throughout the year at West Lake, and will provide plenty of catfishing for anglers in 2016.
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


HUTCHINSON CAREY PARK POND -

Last Updated: 6/9/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-3 lbs. Catfish will be stocked 3/16, 4/29, 5/27, 7/7 and 9/8
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: 6/9/2016
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Rainbow trout N/A 10 to 18-inches The next trout stocking will occur in November, 2016. Trout season ends April 15.
Channel catfish Good 1-5 lb Catfish will be stocked 3/16, 4/29, 5/27, 7/7 and 9/8 .
Bluegill Good Up to 8" Near the bank and around structure on night-crawlers.


MARION COUNTY LAKE REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 4/16/2018
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair up to 4 lbs Worms, stinkbaits, and cut bait fished on windy shallow areas.
White Crappie Fair up to 12 inch

New 20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018

Jigs and minnows near cover or brush in 8 to 11 feet of water

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 16 inch

13 inch to 18 inch slot limit effective January 1, 2018

Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, or plastics fished in shallow water near cover during the warmer parts of the day.

Saugeye Fair   Few reports available on saugeye this week.
Bluegill Fair to Good up to 8 inch Worm and bobber near brush or near docks
White Bass     Few reports available this week
Wiper     Few reports available this week
General Comments

New crappie creel limit of 20/day effective January 1, 2018.

New largemouth bass 13 inch to 18 inch slot length limit effective January 1, 2018.

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: 4/16/2018
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair to Good up to 6 lbs Shad sides or cut bait on windblown points.
Wiper Fair   Look for wipers along windblown points or shorelines on warmer days.
Crappie Fair up to 12 inches Lower end of the lake near timber on jigs or minnows.
Saugeye Fair up to 20 inch Along the dam with crankbaits or stick baits.  Also fluke style plastic baits on windy points.


WELLINGTON - HARGIS CREEK -

Last Updated: 4/16/2018
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair up to 2.5 lbs Worms and stink baits on wind blown shorelines.
Crappie Fair up to 9 inches Jigs fished near standing timber in the deeper areas.  
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 17 inch Crank baits or spinnerbaits fished in shallower pockets and near cover during warmer parts of the day.
Saugeye Fair up to 20 inch Crank baits, stick baits, or jigs along the dam.

WINFIELD CITY LAKE FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 4/16/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and 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!!!

Crappie Fair up to 12 inches Jigs and minnows in the coves near timber.  Also check the south shore ledges in 8 to 9 feet of water.
Channel catfish Fair up to 4 lbs Wind swept shorelines on shad sides, guts, or worms.  Late afternoon on warmer days have been most productive.
Black bass Fair varied Look for largemouth in the coves and along the rocky southern shorelines for smallmouth.  Crankbaits fished at a slow to medium speed is producing.
White bass      
Wiper     Look for white bass and wipers along windblown shorelines or on points during the warmer days.  Casting jig and plastic or lipless crankbaits are good choices.
Walleye Fair up to 27 inches

Walleye minimum length limit 18 inches.

Walleye spawn is winding down for the year but there are still some walleye up on the rocky points and shorelines, especially after dark.  Suspending jerk baits or jig and minnows are good baits this time of the year.  Walleye will be heading to the flats soon.

   
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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