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State reports last checked December 12, 2017 at 8:25 p.m.

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CHENEY RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 11/30/2017

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 on points and underwater humps. Shad-imitating lures and live shad are the best options.
Walleye Fair Up to 28" Try crankbaits on points, drop-offs, and underwater humps.
Crappie Poor Up to 15" Crappie should become more active with the cooling weather. They can be caught if you can locate them.
Blue Catfish Fair Up to 15 lb Try live or cut shad near the old river channel and adjacent flats.
Channel Catfish Good Up to 10 lb Winter time fishing for Channel Catfish can be excellent if water temperatures drop low enough to cause a die-off of Gizzard Shad. When this happens, look for catfish to be biting on cut shad fished close to shore on the windy side of the lake. Move locations often until you locate fish. 
White Perch Excellent  

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: 12/13/2017

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 up to 12 lbs drifting worms and cut bait along edges of wind blown flats
Saugeye Good 2-4lbs rocky points and banks 10-20ft deep on crankbaits, worms, and spinners
White Bass Fair 1-2lbs near rock points and ledges on crankbaits, jigs, and spinners
Wiper Fair up to 24 inches crankbaits and large jigs/swimbaits near windy rock banks and channel ledges
White Crappie Fair/Good up to 15-inch

Near brush and rock banks 10-20ft deep on jigs and minnows.

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

1.4 feet low, releasing 11 cfs

Outlet fishing is slow

Click HERE for water level information.


COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE -

Last Updated: 11/28/2017

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 .
Bluegill Fair Up to 7 inch Fishing with small worms or other live bait close to shore near rock or weeds.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 6 lbs

15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit

Stinkbaits off the piers and along windblown shorelines.  Feeders are done feeding for the year.

Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 17 inch Few reports available this week.
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 9 inch A few redears are being caught on small live bait rigs fished on the bottom in 4 to 7 feet of water.


EL DORADO RESERVOIR FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -  Last Updated: 11/28/2017

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 17 to 28 inches

Shallow windblown main lake points are holding some blue cats as well as the main lake river channels.  Fresh cut shad is always a good choice for blues.

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 17 to 21 inch

Still a few fish being caught trolling crankbaits near concentrations of shad.  Vertically fishing jigs or slab spoons is also productive once the wiper are located.

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 16 inch

See Wiper report.

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 11 inch

Small hooks and live bait, smaller jigs, or spoons fished on rocky points and shorelines.  White perch also being found on top of humps and old roads.

Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.

White crappie Fair up to 15 inches 8 to 11 feet deep along the timbered creek channels on larger jigs.  Better numbers of fishing beginning to show up in brushpiles.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 8 lbs Still fishing or drifting points and flats with worms, cut bait, or stink baits.
Walleye Slow Up to 27 inches

The walleye bite has been pretty slow recently with few anglers reporting much action.

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

General Comments

3.1 feet low, releasing 0 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: 11/28/2017

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 8 lbs Fresh cut bait and stinkbaits fished along windy shorelines or points.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12 inch 6 to 8 feet deep near brush or other cover on jig or minnows.
Walleye Fair Up to 23 inch Pulling crankbaits on windblown shorelines and points
White Bass Fair up to 14 inch Same as wiper report
Wiper Fair Up to 22 inch Few recent reports on wiper.
General Comments
1.61 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: 11/28/2017
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 8 lbs

Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches.

Feeders are done for the year.

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 17 inch Spinnerbaits and crankbaits next to cover.  Jerkbaits will be a good bet as the water continues to cool.
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 Good up to 7 inch Small live bait offerings near shoreline cover and in the water willow beds.


CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 11/28/2017
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.

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 (Sumner, Cowley, Butler, Chase, & Marion counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 11 lbs

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

Fresh cut bait on wind blown shorelines.  Feeders are done feeding for the year.

Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 16 inches

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

Spinnerbaits and crankbaits are catching some fish.  Lake level is dropping and the humps between the fishing piers are easily seen.  Bass are hanging on these humps and can be caught on crayfish imitating lures and other plastics.

Saugeye Slow to Fair Up to 18 inches Few recent reports available
Spotted Bass Fair up to 14 inch Crank baits or plastics along the dam and rocky points.
Bluegill Fair up to 6 inchess Live bait fished in shallow near shore areas close to vegetation, brush, or rock.
White Crappie Fair to Good 9 to 12 inches Jigs or minnows in water 10 to 14 deep along ledges on the south bank and along the dam.


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

Last Updated: 9/29/2017
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 .
Bluegill Fair Up to 7 inch Fishing with small worms or other live bait close to shore near rock or weeds.
Channel Catfish Good up to 6 lbs

15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit

Fish feeders are up and running.

Stinkbaits off the piers and along windblown shorelines or near the feeders.

Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 17 inch Good numbers of smaller fish have been caught over the last week on plastics worked along the southern shoreline.  Throwing shallow running crank baits along the edges of the fishing piers is always a good method for picking up some bass at Cowley.
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 9 inch A few redears are being caught on small live bait rigs fished on the bottom in 4 to 7 feet of water.

KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE FISHING REPORT -

- Last Updated: 11/30/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair 10" to 7 lb. Look for catfish to bite well on cut shad if the water temperature gets cold enough to cause a shad kill in the coming weeks and months.
Largemouth Bass Poor up to 5lbs Try near any submerged brush or along the rip-rap shoreline. Mornings and evenings are best.
Northern Pike Fair Up to 35" Pike can be found throughout the lake during to cold water seasons.
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: 10/26/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair 1 - 5 lbs. Fair. Temperatures are dropping and the bite will slow down. Last years' reports show a lot of fish below the 15" length limit and some from 15" to 18". Try dip/sponge bait and cutbait this time of year.  Expect very small (sublegal) catfish to start biting. We just stocked 8" catfish in the first week of September.
Crappie Good 8-13" Good. Very few reports but the bite should be reasonable on brush piles and sunken logs and even a few off the piers. Try jigging small jigs from 6 - 10' depths. Try fishing the PVC cubes we've put in the lake the last 2 years (see map below).
Largemouth bass Good Up to 7 lb. Good. Bass activity should slow down with falling water temperatures. Try small texas rigs (dark colors) in and around fallen logs and brush. Try frogs or other topwater baits near vegetation. Tip: try something you normally wouldn't expect others to use (e.g. a small bitsy tube or shaky head worm of odd colors) because they've seen a lot of the regular baits this summer.
Saugeye Fair 15-23" Fair. No recent reports. Try jigs and crawlers in 8+ feet of water off the dam or shoreline. Remember) The minimum length limit has changed from 18" to 21" and only 2 fish can be kept per day.
General Comments

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ANTHONY CITY LAKE -

Last Updated: 11/30/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Good up to 2lbs Channel Catfish are biting on cut bait.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 13" Crappie activity should be decent with the cool 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. A recent population survey showed good numbers of Crappie up to 13 inches in the lake.



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: 12/13/2017
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 Slow 5-8 inches near gravel banks and docks on jigs and worms
Crappie Fair/Good up to 11-inch Jigs and minnows 10ft deep near drop offs with cover
Channel catfish Fair up to 4 lbs Cut bait and worms near edges of windblown flats
Black bass Fair up to 4lbs near docks and points on jerkbaits, and jigs near points and channel ledges near coves
Walleye Fair 2-5lbs on points and edges of flats using jigs, worms, and crankbaits
White bass Fair 1.5 lbs along dam on crankbaits and 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: 11/30/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-4lbs Channel Catfish have been hitting on cut bait.
White Crappie Fair up to 12 inches Crappie fishing has been decent up with the cooler water temps. Try a minnow or tube jig under a bobber along the dam. Vary your depth until you locate fish.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5 lbs Try near any submerged structure such as rip-rap or the flooded timber. A slower presentation may be needed during the cold water season, but bass will still bite in the winter. 
Saugeye Poor up to 4 lbs There are some nice saugeye at East lake. Try fishing on rocky points or along the dam.
Bluegill Fair up to 8 inches 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: 11/28/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair up to 4 lbs Worms and stink baits.  Shrimp beginning to pick up some fish as well.
White Crappie Fair Up to 11 inch Close to brush/cover 8 to 10 feet of water.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 16 inch Spinnerbaits or plastics near shoreline cover.
Saugeye Fair Up to 19 inch Worms, minnows, or jigs on rocky shorelines.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8 inch Worms or jigs in weedy, brushy or rocky areas.
White Bass Fair Up to 14 inch Jigs and crankbaits on windblown shorelines.
Wiper Fair Up to 18 inch Same as white bass.
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: 11/28/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 8 lb Drifting night crawlers along windy flats.  Stink baits and livers from shore.
Wiper Fair Up to 22 inch Crankbaits along windy, rocky shorelines.
Crappie Fair Up to 11 inch Jigs or minnows near timber or brush.
Saugeye Fair up to 22 inch Look for saugeye on the edges of shallow flats along the break to deeper water.  Windy points and along the dam and old dam are good areas.


WELLINGTON - HARGIS CREEK -

Last Updated: 11/28/2017
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 3 lbs Shad sides or prepared baits in shallow, windy areas.
Crappie Fair Up to 10 inch Jigs or minnows close to cover
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 17 inch Crank baits, spinner baits, or plastics near shoreline cover or brush piles.
Saugeye Slow to Fair up to 22 inch Crank baits along windy shorelines.

WINFIELD CITY LAKE FISHING REPORT - Need a Map? -

Last Updated: 11/28/2017

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     No reports on crappie this week.
Channel catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Drifting night crawlers on the flats and old road.  Also prepared baits and livers along windy shorelines.
Black bass Slow   Smallmouth bass are protected with an 18-inch minimum length limit and few, if any, smallies have reached this size.  Look for largemouth around flooded shoreline cover and look for smallies along rocky shorelines, points, and along the dam.
White bass Fair to Good Up to 14 inch Same as wipers
Wiper Fair Up to 20 inch Jigs on the old road and off the points. Trolling crankbaits along windy shorelines is a great way to located active fish.  Anglers casting from windy shorelines have been doing well.
Walleye Slow Up to 21-inch

Walleye minimum length limit 18 inches.

Few recent reports on walleye.

   
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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