Try areas from 4-8 feet along points. Tolling crankbaits and covering a lot of water can help locate schools of white bass. Last Updated: 11/6/2020 Print. Recently there were 2,000 channel catfish stocked to spice up the fishing. Fish population sampling lots of nice channel catfish from 7 to 12 pounds. Current water temperature: 49°F Current water level: 2.0 feet below conservation pool, ROOKS STATE FISHING LAKE - The creel limit of fish over 9 inches is five per day and there is still unlimited daily harvest of fish less than 6 inches. The best way to measure social distancing is with a fishing pole. Most anglers drift for channel catfish and blue cats, typical catfish baits should work, but for blues drifting fresh cut bait will be most productive. Another goal for this lake is to improve blue cat angling. It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. Many of the strip pits have quality populations. Well you should find out more information before you write Kansas off the list of places to fish. Look for white bass chasing shad on calm days. For the latest information on KDWPT facilities and services, visit https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-COVID-19-Updates. The two fish feeders have been repeatedly vandalized and the program has been suspended at the lake. Have FUN,Get the kids, get your friends and Go Fishing. Some fish have been caught off the wall gates where water is released at the dam. and look for schools of shad or focus on wind blown flats or rocky points. The floating dock is finished and compliments this great fishing lake. Use worms, shad sides, or stink bait on channel breaks. Cooling water temps and rain have improved the fishing. Zebra mussels, white perch, and asian carp are all invasive species that can be found in Kansas. The East bank, South cove and around the island are usually the best largemouth spots. This aquatic nuisance plant is present and abundant on multiple strip pits on the Mined Land Wildlife Area. have been reported. The white bass population is well above average for abundance with 88% of the fish sampled last fall being over 12 inches and 4% were over 15 inches. All rights reserved. There is a great channel cat population, with a lot of fish in the 2 to 8 pound range. Fish feeders are Off. Bluegill and redear sunfish, or "shellcrackers", can be found lakewide near the shoreline. Try using large spinning baits or live sunfish. Try swimbaits and jerkbaits. Worms under a slip bobber, or 1/16 jigs will be a good bet to try. Use the good ol nightcrawler or mealworm under a bobber or small jigs around the water willow or timber. Also nightcrawlers or prepared baits where the wind is blowing in. Last Updated: 9/4/2020 Print. Fair. Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my district. Fishing for non-existing sauger on the lower Kansas (Kaw) River and caught a nice walleye. Crappie numbers have been improving the last three years and the population is offering decent numbers of fish over 10 inches. Did have reports of fish being caught along the Dam, up in the coves and around the breakwater using crankbait's and plastic imitations. Fish have been found near vegetation beds in the coves as well. Many anglers use kayaks or tubes to float into the cover and are very successful. The best way to measure social distancing is with a fishing pole. Last Updated: 11/17/2020 Print. Trolling cranks or casting slab spoons, roadrunners, and Rattletraps are all good lures to try for some fall whites and wipers. LOUISBURG-MIDDLE CREEK SFL - The best walleye fishing can now be found along the river channel south of the bluffs west to Wally World. Please search ksoutdoors.com for more information about zebra mussels. Anglers are responsible for deciding what species to fish for, what methods to use, and where and when to fish. To protect the population until it can sustain itself, a 35-inch minimum length limit went into effect in 2018. The gps coordinates are: Habitat longititude latititude description date, LYON STATE FISHING LAKE - The lake supports high number of 2 to 8 pounders, in the lake. Nearly all KDWPT facilities remain open to the public. Try transitional areas of moderate depths toward the mouths of the coves. Last Updated: 9/4/2020 Print, If you would like to contribute to this fishing report, contact Nick Kramer at email@example.com, The locations of fish habitat placed in this lake can be found here. River Mile 0 – Kaw Point Access River Mile 9 – Turner Bridge Access Ramp 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. Wipers can be caught along with white bass so it is important to properly identify your catch before putting it on a stringer. Largemouth bass, overall are in very good condition and health. each. The reservoir is open to all fishing activities and anglers are encouraged to enjoy the warmer spring weather and try to catch some fish as long as social distancing is practiced! Recently there were 3,500 channel catfish stocked to spice up the fishing. These pages are updated on Friday. Try dragging chartreuse, white, or pink jigs tipped with an earthworm around points. Sign up for the most recent Milford district fisheries newsletter today! If you have individual strip pits that you'd like to see habitat improvements made, please contact Connor Ossowski, District Fisheries Biologist, at (620) 231-3173. Four Georgia Cube Fish Attractors were placed by the fishing dock (2on the East end and 2 on the West end) on the north end of the lake. Release all walleye/saugeye less than 18 inches and largemouth bass less than 15 inches. Anglers should focus on coves and jetties using a variety of methods, which include spinnerbaits, top-water lures, plastic lures, and jerkbaits. Largemouth bass, walleye and wipers, as well as more channel catfish, will be stocked when they are available. KEITH SEBELIUS RESERVOIR - Try deeper points around the state park (Hell Creek, Otoe, Pelican Point). Fishing is productive in the evening or at night. some up to 7 pounds. Spinnerbaits, swimbaits, crankbaits, or vibrating jigs should produce some fish. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. REMEMBER!! Some recent reports of a good bite near docks. If you would like to provide a fishing report for Crawford State Fishing Lake, don't hesitate to contact Connor Ossowski, District Fisheries Biologist, at (620) 231-3173. Last Updated: 11/16/2020 Print. ATTENTION! There is a parking lot and gravel ramp and provides shoreline angling also. Use small jigs or minnows around deep brush piles and channel breaks. Typically minnows fished on a Texas rig work best in 15 to 20 feet of water. Wiper numbers were below average in the 2020 fall sample. Some are taken on jigs tipped with worms, spinners, dam and upper creek channel. Docks have been put in at both the North and South shore ramps. Fishing with jigs and minnows or jigs and nightcrawlers along river channel drops has yielded high numbers of fish as well. Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit. Fish may also be found near the flooded aquatic vegetation around the lake. Ft Scott Lake has several docks and good shoreline access for fishing. Fishing in downtown Kansas City can provide a unique experience. Blue catfish – native to major river basins in eastern Kansas – can reach massive sizes. Last Updated: 9/11/2020 Print. The blue catfish population is finally starting to get established with the first successful natural spawn documented in 2016. Nice redear sunfish are available by slow fishing along the piers with jig, worm under a float. Catfishing has improved. All white perch in your possession must be dead. Ladyfish@anglersfishinginfo.com. This area makes it easier for anglers in small craft to launch and paddle/fish the more timbered areas. We have received very few reports from anglers. Stripers were located throughout the upper end of the reservoir in Horseshoe Bend and the flats around Spring Creek in 4-6 feet of water. If you would like to provide a fishing report for Neosho State Fishing Lake, don't hesitate to contact Connor Ossowski, District Fisheries Biologist, at (620) 231-3173. Fishing is cooler in the evening or at night. Thanks! N38.76493 W095.674210 2. After hard rains fish the south end where the water comes in. Focusing on habitat near or in the warm water discharge area will be best bet. This lake has great shoreline angling, lots of room to spread out, for social distancing. Cast a jig along the rocks or along the dam to target them. The water is extremely clear so use light line and small lures. Channel catfish are in great shape many in the 2 to 4 pound range. Vertically fishing minnows, jigs, and slab spoons over the tops of the fish attractors and other deeper structures. Use a jig, worm, spinner or crank bait around stumps and brush in the river. 31% of the saugeye were over the 18 inch minimum length limit with a lot of 15 inch saugeye coming on. There are a variety of coves that will hold crappie during the spawn in the spring time. Fishing reports provide general angling information from KDWPT staff. Other opportunities would be to try a slip bobber with live bait, or chicken liver has been reported to yield a few fish. As the population grew, it became apparent that the fishery would benefit from harvest of smaller fish. Bluegill can be caught with a nightcrawler under a bobber near brushpiles. Water is dirty so choose baits that will make a lot of noise both in color and in sound. Jigs and shad imitation lures are the best baits right now. Release all Largemouth Bass 15-21" in Length, daily creel remains 5/day. Please leave all habitat at these locations. Of the ballpark 900cfs flowrate, close to 500cfs of that is release water out of Twin Lakes and Clear Creek Reservoirs. 1 - swimbaits in 12-18 ft. of water. The high release rates last year moved a lot of saugeye from the Reservoir downstream which has led to good fishing in the River Pond, the river below the dam or at Rocky Ford. Use live bait or shad imitations, and hang on. Fishing for trout has been good on Powerbait, cheese, small jigs, spinners, and spoons. Cooler temps and rainfall have improved catfishing. All boat ramps are open with the exception of Devil's Gap. Email Page. For information on the Linn County Marina boat ramps call 913 757-6633. Fishing near the brushpiles has provided some good panfish action. This will allow for anglers to view the depths of the lake to choose different habitats and lake depths to fish for different species, year-round. Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats and equipment. GPS coordinates are listed below in the comments section. A multi-year telemetry study is underway examining walleye mortality patterns, habitat use, and movement. The boat ramp is fine. Also, dragging carolina rigs with 7-inch worms or tubes works well. A good population of both species is present in this lake. Fall is a great time to catch bass as they feed heavily throughout the day. Lake users should follow recommended control practices found HERE . Look for bluegill and redear near the shallow vegetation. Bass activity has been FAIR recently at Cowley. Channel catfish can be taken right now on a variety of baits lakewide. Plastic baits are producing the most fish right now. Use cut shad, cut sunfish, worms, liver, prepared baits, lakewide or along the piers along the parking lot. The first rainbow trout stocking of the winter and spring of 2020/2021 in the Trout Pit (Unit #30) was on Thursday, October 29, 2020 of 1,411 rainbow trout. Look for bass near shoreline structure with cooling weather. Fish drop offs and at the head of the inflow areas using crank baits, jigs and or minnow. Where foot traffic is allowed, please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Current water levels and discharge can be viewed HERE. Last Updated: 11/6/2020 Print. Prepared baits, gizzard shad, live bait, and chicken liver are all popular baits that anglers might give a try. Recently there were 500 channel catfish stocked to spice up the fishing. Anglers have the opportunity to harvest fishes generally associated with moving water. This lake has great shoreline angling, lots of room to spread out, for social distancing. There are good numbers in the reservoir but are difficult to target. Have been catching them on flies, power bait, salmon eggs and small spinners. This is an ongoing effort by the District Fisheries Biologist, so new pits will be added on a weekly basis. Warm weather will really speed up the fishing. The catfish population in this impoundment is good, try fishing with live bait, liver or shad or assorted stink baits, especially after rain/inflow events. PERRY RESERVOIR - Banner Creek has been mapped by the Kansas Biological Survey and there is a map available at, Twice a year I will publish a newsletter discussing Perry and other waters in the district. Some walleye are being caught on shallow flats and mud banks. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. Also, catfishing has been good in the flooded timber during the day. The water is clear. Using nightcrawlers, minnows, stink bait, shad, and sunfish. Find the best places to go fishing for bass, stripers, crappie and more. There is a good population of channel catfish, many around 3-4 pounds. If you would like to provide a fishing report for Bone Creek Lake, don't hesitate to contact Connor Ossowski, District Fisheries Biologist, at (620) 231-3173. Curly-tailed grubs, crankbaits or swim baits around schools of shad. Last Updated: 11/6/2020 Print, WELLINGTON HARGIS CREEK - Smallmouth bass fishing is slowing down but anglers catching some fish around the state park along the north shore. Try fishing any areas of inflow from recent rains. Try any of the brushpiles or Georgia cubes placed for fish habitat. Use spinners, plastic baits, crankbaits. Fishing with minnows and jigs works well but casting roadrunners and small slab spoons can also produce in the coves when the fish move in shallow to feed. Current fly fishing reports and conditions for White River in Arkansas! The Kaw drains almost the entire northern half of Kansas, as well as part of Nebraska and Colorado (53,000 square miles in all), and is the longest prairie based river in the world. Catfishing remains steady. Fish can be found in 15 to 25 feet of water and are feeding aggressively now. # 2 is noted for family outings, scenic views, catch and release bass fishing, harvest of small crappie and channel catfish. Look for catfish to be near any inflowing water and near the shallows in the evenings. If you would like the letter e-mailed to you click. A mentor may take more than one youth fishing, but only one mentor may fish per youth they accompany. Special note: The lake has non-native aquatic plants! Channel Catfish. Located north of Silver Lake, Shawnee State Fishing Lake is the site of good catch and release largemouth bass fishing. Many fish are up shallow right now. There are a few walleye between 14 and 21 inches were seen as well. Shad sides are working best. Anglers should focus on flats in the fall and winter months where the gizzard shad congregate, if utilizing a boat, in 12-14'. White bass can be taken on shad imitation lures and white marabou jigs. Surfacing feeding whites are alot of fun. A bobber and worm, fly rod with small flies, and 1/16 ounce jig with a twister tail will be good baits to try. Lakes & Reservoirs. The 2020 sample recordeds that the number of channel catfish are up, but the average size of fish is down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngvw2uz3oH0, ELK CITY RESERVOIR - For largemouth bass try fishing some of the standing timber and weedbeds with spinners and buzzbaits. All artificial statewide fish attractors' GPS (PDF). Anglers need to check into the Jeffrey Energy Center Guard House located north of St. Mary's, then west off K-63 Hwy. Jerk baits are also picking up some fish. jigs on windblown points and breaks with structure. Therefore, anglers may keep brown trout in combination with rainbow trout for a combined daily creel of 5. Try your luck with roadrunners, jigs, and spinners for these sizeable fish! 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