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SEDGWICK CO. - LAKE AFTON - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 8/18/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Adult Zebra Mussels were found 7/31/08 at Lake Afton.

The zebra mussels reproduce during the warmer summer months and veligers (larval zebra mussels) are present in the water column. 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!!!

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

REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in Clearwater Creek below the spillway!

White Perch Fair Up to 1 lb Use a small hook with a small piece of worm, or a small spinning lure. Remember that white perch may not be possessed or transported alive.
Channel Catfish Good 1-3 lbs, up to 20" Channel cat will be stocked monthly until September.  There are lots of nice channel catfish at Afton - use prepared or cut baits for best results.
Saugeye Poor Up to 21" Saugeye are present in small numbers at Lake Afton.
Crappie Poor Up to 12 inches Crappie are in their summer locations. Look for them suspended in open water or near structure such as logs or brush. Vary your fishing depth until you start catching fish.


WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT -

Last Updated: 8/18/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Poor Up to 12" Try a jig or minnow 3-6 feet under a bobber. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18"  Bass are in summer mode. Try fishing shallow in the mornings and evenings and deeper during the day. This is a great time of year to try a topwater lure during low light conditions. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.

The state has discontinued reports on individual lakes
and uses the one above to cover all the Wichita area lakes.

If something changes, we will let you know.

SEDGWICK COUNTY PARK - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle - Bait Shop is Closed -

Last Updated: 10/24/2012

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Crappie

Poor

Try casting small jigs or fishing a minnow under a bobber

Channel Cat

Fair

3/4lb plus

Bluegill

Fair

Up to 1/2lb

Try casting small jigs or fishing a worm under a bobber

White Perch

Rainbow Trout

Poor

Largemouth Bass

Poor

Up to 2lbs

General Comments

Channel Catfish will not be stocked again until March 2013. Trout season starts November 1, 2012

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

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


WICHITA EAST KDOT - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-3 lbs Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume in March 2014.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 18" Remember to release all bass under 18".
Bluegill Fair up to 10" With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year.
Rainbow Trout Excellent Up to 2 lbs Trout fishing season is now open until April 15! Trout will next be stocked 2/20, 3/6, and 3/20
General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

ICE FISHING SAFETY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1n3j8HzjRU

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

WICHITA WEST KDOT - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-3 lbs Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume in March 2014.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 18" Remember to release all bass under 18".
Bluegill Fair up to 10" With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year.
General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

ICE FISHING SAFETY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1n3j8HzjRU

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

WICHITA BUFFALO PARK - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Buffalo Park is currently under renovation and is not open to fishing.

WICHITA EMERY PARK - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

August 25, 2012 -Emery Park Wichita - Went to Emery Park on 8/23/12 and took my girlfriend around 8:00a.m. and finished the day with 11 largemouth bass total. I usually like to try to show up an hour or two earlier but the top water was still good me. All were arounda pound or two but healthy and a blast to catch. A texas-rigged worm(3"-6") was great also. I like this place and is close to my home and feel this page needs more largemouth reports. Wichita needs more largemouth bass period! LETS PRACTICE CATCH-AND-RELEASE TOO, IT WON'T KILL YOU, PLEASE!!! Ended the day around 12:00p.m., was decent and fun, then again it always is! WHAT'S WITH ALL THE TRASH!? Makes me sick,but plan to try to help alittle and spend a few hours out there with some large trash bags and pick it up some, mainly by the shore and the south end. Name is Xzavier B.

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

1-3 lbs

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume in March 2014.

Largemouth Bass

Poor

up to 12"

Remember to release all bass under 18"

When fishing for largemouth bass in the fall and winter, try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structures or along weed lines.

Bluegill

Fair

up to 10"

With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

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

WICHITA SOUTH LAKE - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-3 lbs Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume in March 2014.
Largemouth Bass Poor up to 12" Remember to release all bass under 18".
Bluegill Poor up to 10" With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year
General Comments

ICE FISHING SAFETY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1n3j8HzjRU

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

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

WICHITA WATSON PARK - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-3 lbs Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume in March 2014.
Largemouth Bass Poor up to 12" Remember to release all bass under 18". When fishing for largemouth bass in the fall and winter, try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structures or along weed lines.
Bluegill Fair up to 10" With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year.
General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

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


WICHITA DILLON'S PARK - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

1-3 lbs

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

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

WICHITA HARRISON LAKE - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-3 lbs Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume in March 2014.
General Comments
To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069 or email Jessica here.


WICHITA CRUISER LAKE - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

You might note in your report for Wichita Cruiser Lake that the directions on the KDWP website are obsolete - you can no longer access the lake from 21st Street, and may be charged with trespassing if you try (even though the signs won't tell you that).  Take Hillside and turn west on the first street south of K-96, past the new animal shelter - this will run you right into the parking lot for Cruiser Lake.

-- Randall

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

1-3 lbs

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

Largemouth Bass

Poor

up to 12"

When fishing for largemouth bass in the fall and winter, try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structures or along weed lines.

Bluegill

Fair

up to 10"

With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

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

ANDOVER - LAKE GEORGE - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 5/6/2014
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes. Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow. A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day. For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

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

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

BENTON POLING LAKE - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 5/6/2014
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes. Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow. A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day. For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

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

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

CLEARWATER CHISLOM RIDGE LAKE - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

3/4lb plus

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

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

COLWICH CITY LAKE -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-3 lbs Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume in March 2014.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 12" Largemouth bass were re-stocked in 2012. They should be reaching catchable sizes - but remember to release all bass under 18".
Bluegill Fair up to 8" With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year.
General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

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



DERBY HIGH PARK - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Bluegill

Fair

Up to 1/2lb

With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. Try using worms or small jigs.

Channel Catfish

Fair

3/4lb plus

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

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

DERBY RAINBOW VALLEY - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

1-3 lbs

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

Largemouth Bass

Poor

up to 12"

Remember to release all bass under 18".

Bluegill

Fair

up to 8"

With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

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


DERBY STONE CREEK PARK - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

3/4lbs plus

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

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

HAYSVILLE RIGGS PARK - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

3/4lb plus

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

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

KECHI LAKE - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

3/4lb plus

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

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


MULVANE SPORTS COMPLEX - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

1-3 lbs

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

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

PARK CITY CHISHOLM POINTE - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

1-3 lbs

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

Largemouth Bass

Fair

up to 18"

Remember to release all bass under 18".

Bluegill

Fair

up to 10"

With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year.

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

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

VALLEY CENTER MCLAUGHLIN POND - Wichita Area Bait & Tackle -

Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species

Rating

Size

Baits, Method, & Location

Channel Catfish

Fair

1-3 lbs

Adult Channel Catfish have been stocked for the last time this year. Stockings will resume March 2014.

Largemouth Bass

Fair

up to 12"

Remember to release all bass under 18".

Bluegill

Fair

up to 10"

With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year

General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

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

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