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Fishing reports provide general angling information from KDWPT staff. The department cannot update the reports on a regular, frequent basis. Many factors determine angling success, and fishing conditions and individual fishing success may vary from the report. Anglers are responsible for deciding what species to fish for, what methods to use, and where and when to fish. You can help fellow anglers by sharing successful fishing notes on the KDWPT Public Fishing Reports blog at http://ksfishing.blogspot.com.

CLINTON RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 8/28/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location

Zebra Mussels are present at Clinton Reservoir

Be sure to CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment that comes in contact with the water to keep from spreading them to another lake.

Channel catfish Fair-Good 0.5-4 lbs Catfish are being taken primarily on prepared baits over baited areas.  Anglers are doing well drifting shad also.
Crappie Slow 0.5-1.5 lbs anglers are mainly catching small fish.  Minnows and jigs near timber have produced a few fish.
Wiper/white bass Slow-Fair 4-8 lbs On calm days, anglers have done well by casting crankbaits into schools of surfacing shad.  Some have caught fish drifting a jig and nightcrawler on bottom.
Carp Good 3-5 lbs Using worms and corn around feeders.
Fish Feeders     Bloomington and Marina Cove feeders are set to run every 30 minutes between 7 AM and 7 PM, except 12:30 PM.  The feeder in the cove west of the west most state park boat ramp runs about every 1 hr 45 min between 7 AM and 7 PM. 
District Newsletter     If you want to keep up with what is going on with Clinton Reservoir (including GPS coordinates to any newly placed brush piles) and other lakes in DG, SN, and OS Counties sign up for the Lawrence District Newsletter by clicking this link: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
General Comments
Water level August 28 was 0.59 feet below normal pool level, release rate = 21 cfs, water temperature =  80.  Be aware there are a lot of Asian Carp in the outlet, these fish are illegal to possess alive. Brushpiles placed into Clinton August 11 and 12, 2008. GPS locations in degrees, minutes, seconds using Datum WGS 84: 1) N38 55.755 W095 24.146, 2) N38 56.4444 W095 24.466, 3) N38 56.283 W095 23.465, 4) N38 56.014 W095 23.096, 5) N38 55.036 W095 22.568, 6) N38 56.011 W095 23.085, 7) N38 55.073 W095 22.565, 8) N38 55.785 W095 22.235.



HILLSDALE RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 9/2/2014

Species  Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
2014 Fishing Forecast H
Walleye Fair Up to 10 lbs. Fall netting indicated a low abundance of walleye. The biggest walleye captured during fall netting was 6 lbs.
Crappie Fair to Good Fish are 9 to 11 inches and few up to 13 inches Good numbers of crappie were captured during fall netting. Try fishing jigs or minnows near brushpiles or fishing along rocky areas during the spawn.
White Bass Fair to Good Up to 2 lbs. Fall netting indicated a moderate abundance of white bass. Most of the white bass captured were 12-15 inches in length. Try fishing jigs off mainlake points for white bass.

Largemouth

Bass 

Fair Up to 4 lbs. Spring electrofishing indicated a low abundance of largemouth bass. Some larger bass are available to anglers as the biggest bass captured was 5 lbs. A research project aimed at improving the bass population will be continued in 2014 at Hillsdale Reservoir.
Newsletter Good 4 pages Click the following link to sign up for the newsletter http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Kansas-City-Fishing-District
Current    Fishing  Information 
Crappie  Fair Fish are 9 to 11 inches and few up to 13 inches Jigs or minnows fished in 12-15 ft. of water near fish attractors and causeways.  A few fish shallower near standing timber. 
Walleye Fair Up to 8 lbs. Jigs tipped with nightcrawlers, slabs or deep diving crank baits near deep channels or drop offs. 
Catfish  Fair to Good    Channels and flatheads continue to be taken on a variety of baits using the traditional prepared or live baits on pole & line and set lines. Float line fishing season opened on July 15 to anglers purchasing the $ 2.50 Float line fishing permit.  
White Bass Fair/Good  1/2 to 1 1/2 pound White bass can and are being taken a wide range of shad imitation lures 
General Comments

BOAT RAMP CONDITIONS: All ramps are open.

WATER LEVEL: The water level is currently 0.2 ft. below conservation pool.



MILFORD RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 8/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black bass Good up to 7 lbs Smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass are all available to anglers in Milford. Smallmouth are most abundant, and provide a trophy opportunity. Largemouth are less abundant but increasing, and trophys are also present. Spotted bass are few in numbers, but provide a unique fishery. In combination, these species should provide good angling.
Catfish Good up to 50 lbs Channel, blue, and flathead catfish are present in Milford. Blue cats provide both a trophy and abundant fishery, while channel cats offer good numbers of smaller fish. Flatheads also provide a trophy fishery of their own, although not as abundant as channels or blues. Together these 3 species offer good fishing to anglers.
Crappie Fair .5-1.5lbs Crappie numbers have decreased. Although most are smallish, keepers are present. Fishing can be good in Spring and late Fall/Winter when crappie become more concentrated.
Walleye Good up to 8 lbs Walleye numbers are good in Milford. Many fish will be sub-legal, but there are still keepers available. Fishing along the dam during the spawn, drifting the flats in late Spring/early Summer, and summertime trolling are the most reliable methods.
White bass Fair .5-2lbs White bass density declined. Fishing the river and rocks in the Spring, jigging and trolling in early summer, and topwater in the late Summer/early Fall should be most productive.
Wiper Good up to 10 lbs Wiper of all sizes are also abundant in Milford. In addition to the techniques for white bass listed above, live bait fishing for Wipers can produce real lunkers for those with appropriate tackle.
Current Fishing Opportunity     Listed Below
Catfish Good up to 30lbs blue cats good on fresh cut bait 15-25ft deep near channel ledges, channel cats near rock banks, flatheads on live bait along rock banks
Crappie Fair up to 2 lbs tube jigs and minnows 15ft deep near points and ledges with brush or rock or channel ledges
Walleye Fair up to 7lbs deep edges of flats and points on jigs and worms and spoons, and trolling crankbaits
White Bass/Wipers Good   near rocky points, humps, and drop offs on crankbaits, jigs, and shad, good surface activity under low light conditions
Smallmouth Bass Good up to 4 lbs topwater lures and crankbaits near deep rock points and gravel
Largemouth Bass Good up to 4 lbs topwater baits, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs near points with flooded brush and rock, crankbaits along steeper rock banks
Outlet Good   catfish on cut bait and white bass/wipers on jigs
General Comments

CAUTION: DO NOT TRANSFER LIVE BAIT FROM ONE BODY OF WATER TO ANOTHER!!! ALONG WITH ZEBRA MUSSEL INFESTATION, ASIAN CARP ARE IN DRAINAGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE KANSAS RIVER AND CAN EASILY BE MISTAKEN FOR SHAD!!!

Blue-Green Algae: Current information listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

This includes a report covering the fishing forecast for the 2014 fishing season. The Current Fishing Opportunity section will be updated with regular weekly fishing reports starting March 2014.

WARNING! ZEBRA MUSSELS NOW IN RESERVOIR AND OUTLET!

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PERRY RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels Super Infectious! up to 3/4" Since the infestation was discovered in Oct. of 2007 these mussels have spread throughout the lake. It's up to all of us to make sure these are not spread to other area lakes, Clean-Drain-Dry everything that is taken out of Perry. Mussels will be start spawning as the water temperature gets to around 54 degrees. I've taken four, no big jump in numbers!
Summer Fishing Opportunities RED HOT   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good-Excellent 4 Pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a news letter for Perry and other waters in my District. The next issue is available now, Perry Reservoir and Holton Banner Creek are in this edition. If you would like the letter e-mailed to you click Perry/Banner Creek Newsletter and fill in the blanks. I'll be working on a new newsletter shortly!
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 8.0 lbs The fish feeders are in and feeding sinking food at: 7:30, 8, noon, 7 and 8 pm.  Shad sides work great this time of year, fished shallow on wind swept banks.  Saw good numbers of shad when we sampled a couple of weeks ago, little bigger than I'd like but there are tons of them!
Sauger Fair up to 2.0 lbs. Jigs and twisters off of the those gravel rocky points, fish are just feeding now.  
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 4.5 lbs.

Crank and spinner baits worked slow around the structure, rip-rap.  Made time to work on the May electrofishing data: we sampled 131 lm bass in 4.45 hours of electrofishing time, or 19.55 Stock length fish (8" or greater)/hr with the largest being 5.66 lbs.  All these fish were in good body condition and we had a pretty good number of young fish from last year. 

Smallmouth bass are showing up in lots of places!  We sampled 108 sm bass in the same 4.45 hours however the majority of these were 4-5" fish from last year.  The largest we sampled was 2.32 lbs and was in good body condition. 

White Bass Fair-Good up to 1.5 lbs. Twister or roadrunners will produce fish off of those rocky points or the humps or islands.  Have seen some busting shad on the surface.  
White Crappie Fair up to 1.0 lbs. Fish have scattered for the summer, tube jigs or minnows, 12-14' of water over brush.
Blue Catfish Slow up to 2 lbs. Electrofished the other day and saw a few small ones.  Tried a couple new spots on Wednesday and sampled one that was 24" long, I know we are getting some bigger fish out there.
Comments

I see some of you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've been posting on it: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing photos from other lakes that are not on the fishing reports click this link https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

Water is about 2'3 over conservation pool and the Corps is releasing so the outlet fishing will be getting better!

Added some pictures from our gizzard shad sampling on Tuesday.

   

Click on Perry Reservoir above the fishing report to look at the May electrofishing pictures. Click on the underlined fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast. Zebra mussels were confirmed on 10-9-07, so make sure you clean, drain and dry your boat after leaving Perry.



TUTTLE CREEK - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair 1/2 to 1.5 pounds Crappie are still in a summer pattern and can be caught around standing timber or brush in 8 to 14 feet of water.  
White Bass Fair to Good 1/2 to 2 pounds They are chasing schools of small shad and can be found by looking for splashing at the surface or main lake points.  Overall numbers are down some this year, but the fish are of a good size.
Catfish Good Up to 20 pounds With all the rain, fishing for catfish has been good where the creeks enter the reservoir or in the river upstream.  As the water level comes up, fishing will be good in all the newly flooded vegetation.
Largemouth Bass Fair 1 to 5 pounds Coves in southern third of the Reservoir have some locally good largemouth bass populations. The McIntyre Cove area tends to produce the best fishing.
Saugeye Fair to Slow Up to 6 pounds Saugeye can be caught in the reservoir trolling or casting crankbaits along rocky/gravel points.  Most fish being caught in 10 to 15 feet of water.  Fishing at the River Pond has been fair with anglers doing good around the beach.  A few being caught at the tubes with jigs or spoons.
General Comments

Tuttle Creek is one foot above conservation pool. You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

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ATCHISON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Summer Fishing Opportunities RED HOT   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Holton Banner Creek. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek Newsletter and fill in the blanks. I'll be working on a new newsletter shortly!
Black Crappie Fair up to 0.8 lbs Tube jigs tipped with a minnow off the piers on the east side, fish have scattered for the summer.  
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.35 lbs Small jug or spinner tipped with a worm around the brush piles.  Curly leaf pondweed has died back so work the brush piles and piers.  May electrofishing data: we sampled 210 bluegill in 1.19 hours of electrofishing time, the largest fish was just over 8" and weighed 0.4 lbs.  There are lots of 6-8" fish in good body condition. 
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 8.0 lbs Fish feeders are feeding sinking food at 7, 7:30am, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm.  Shad sides work great this time of year, fish shallow with the stinky stuff. 
Largemouth Bass Fair-Good up to 3.0 lbs Smaller spinner baits or twisters in that shallow water around brush and vegetation.  We sampled 250 largemouth bass in 1.19 hours of electrofishing or 205.04 Stock length fish (8' or greater)/hour with the largest lm bass weighing 4.32 lbs.  These fish are in pretty good body condition.
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 0.75 lbs. Small jig tipped with worm around the boat ramp and in the open spots in the curly leaf pondweed.  We also sampled some nice redear while electrofishing, 76 of them with the largest being 9" and weighing 0.6 lbs these fish are healthy!
General Comments

I see some of you have visited my Facebook page.  I've been posting a bunch of photos: walleye egg collection, fish stocking and electrofishing photos of lakes that are not in the fishing reports.  Just click this link https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!  

I filled the fish feeders for the last time on Thursday, you'll have about 3 weeks of fishing until the feeders run dry.  

May electrofishing pictures, check out these fish! To see the new electrofishing pictures, click on Atchison State Fishing Lake. Also Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.



BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Summer Fishing Opportunities RED HOT   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Blue-Green Algae Warning Level   KDHE re-sampled the lake last week and the lake will remain at a warning level for HAB's.  You can still fish the lake but don't let you or your pets drink the water, don't let pets eat the dried algae, clean fish fillets with clean potable water and wash skin or pet fur with clean water if come into contact.  Take a look at the new pictures.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Holton Banner Creek. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek  Newsletter and fill in the blanks. I'll be working on a new newsletter shortly!
Black Crappie Fair up to 1.0 lbs. Tube jig around the piers, brush piles and off the end of the dock.  These fish have scattered for the summer.
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.43 lbs. Small jig or spinner tipped with worm around the brush piles, Curly leaf pondweed has died back.  May electrofishing data: we sampled 247 bluegill in just over an hour, the largest was 8.2" and weighed 0.5 lbs.  These fish were in very good body condition, just right for the frying pan.   
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 8.0 lbs Filled the fish feeders for the last time on Thursday so you'll have a couple weeks before the feeders go dry.  Fish feeders are feeding sinking feed at 7, 7:30 am, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm.  Shad sides work great this time of year, stink baits under the feeders.
Largemouth Bass Fair-Good up to 4.0 lbs. Spinner baits worked slow around the brush piles and off the end of the piers.  We sampled 231 largemouth bass in 1.02 hours of electrofishing time or 182.35 Stock length fish (8" or greater)/hour.  The largest lm bass sampled was 4.31 lbs and these bass were in fair body condition, little skinner than I'd like to see.
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 0.4 lbs. Small hunk of worm or jig in the brush piles with the bluegill.  We did sample a few redear as well, 15 with the largest being 8.5" and weighing 0.6 lbs and in very good body condition.
General Comments

I see a few of you have been to my new Facebook page.  I've been posting a bunch of photos: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing pictures of lakes that are not in the fishing reports.  Just click on this link https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

The Fish Feeder on the east side of the lake will be removed after the Labor Day weekend due to the amount of trash and a picnic table being thrown into the lake!

May electrofishing pictures, lots of bass and good crappie and bluegill, click on Brown State above the fishing report to see some of these fish. Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast.



DOUGLAS STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/28/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
       
Fisheries Newsletter     If you want to keep up with what's going on at Douglas State Fishing Lake sign up for the Lawrence District Newsletter at the following link: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
Channel catfish Fair 0.5-3 lbs Using worms, cut bait and prepared baits.
LM Bass Fair 0.3-2 lbs Using minnows and spinnerbaits along weedbeds.
Bluegill Slow-Fair Up to 0.3 lbs Using worm under bobber.
General Comments
 



GEARY STATE FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 8/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black bass Good up to 22" Largemouth and smallmouth are both available, with the majority being largemouth. They can be caught with traditional methods lakewide throughout the seasons.
Bluegill Fair up to 8" Bluegill are found near shallow water cover, and caught on small jigs and live bait.
Catfish Fair up to 20" Although smaller in size, channel catfish can be caught lakewide on standard catfish baits. Flatheads can be caught along rocky areas on live bait.
Crappie Good up to 14" Crappie numbers are good, and should provide fun angling, primarily in the Spring and Winter periods.
Saugeye Good up to 21" Saugeye numbers remain steady, with some keepers available for harvest. Most are caught along the dam and rock points on crankbaits and jig/worm.
Current Fishing Opportunity     Listed Below
Crappie Good up to 2 lbs jigs and minnows near rock and creek channels 15ft deep
Catfish Fair  up to 3 lbs cutbait, worms, and stinkbait along windy banks
Saugeye Fair up to 5 lbs jig n worms and crankbaits along dam and rock points/banks
Black bass Good up to 4 lbs topwater lures, spinnerbaits and jigs near points, brush, and rocks, crankbaits along dam
Bluegill Fair   tube jigs and worms near shallow cover
General Comments

This includes a fishing report covering the fishing forecast for the upcoming 2014 fishing season. The Current Fishing Opportunity section will be updated with weekly fishing reports starting March 2014.

This deep clear lake offers a diverse fishery. Best for 2014 should be saugeye, crappie, and largemouth bass.



LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Summer Fishing Opportunities RED HOT   For Fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click on Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry Newsletter Good 4 pages (Lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Holton Banner Creek. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek  Newsletter and fill in the blanks.  I'll be working on another newsletter shortly!
LM Bass Fair up to 2.0 lbs Work those shallow areas along the new flooded vegetaion, plastics or small spinners.  A little top water in the mornings or evenings will put a little pop in your fishing trip.  Mays electrofishing data:  sampled 146 lm bass in 1.19 hrs of electrofishing or 94.12 Stock length (8" or greater)/hr.  Largest was 3.12 lbs and fish were in fair body condition.
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 5.0 lbs Fish feeders are feeding sinking food 5 times a day, 7, 7:30 am, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm.  Liver, worms or stinky stuff under the feeders.  Just stocked 3,500 young fish on Tuesday, they will be stealing your bait.  
Bluegill Fair up to 0.3 lbs Small tube jig or spinner tipped with a worm along weed edges and in the brush.  We sampled 93 bluegill while electrofishing the largest was over 8" and weighed .46 lbs. 
Crappie Slow-Fair up to .75 lbs Small tube jigs tipped with a minnow around those brush piles 8-10' of water.  These guys have scattered for the summer.
Redear Sunfish Fair-Good up to 0.6 lbs Small hunk of worm or small spinner right in the pondweed.  We sampled 84 redear while electrofishing the largest was over 9" and weighed 0.8 lbs, these fish were in better body condition than the bluegill or lm bass.
Wiper Fair-Good up to 5.0 lbs Large shad colored plastics off of the points, look for the schools of young gizzard shad being attacked!  Trolling a crankbait will produce something.
Walleye fair Up to 4.5 lbs Fish the points and face of the dam with big jig tipped with minnow, fish are done spawning.
General Comments

I some of you have been visiting my new Facebook page.  I've been posting lots of photos to.  All kinds of things like walleye spawning, fish stockings and lots of other stuff.  Just click on this link and your there https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see! 

Lake has come up a little more and allowed me to pull lucky #7 fish feeder out of the new fish habitat.  I'll get new floats on it next week and fill it and the other feeders one last time for the year.

May electrofishing pictures, check out these fish! To see the new netting pictures, click on Leavenworth State Fishing Lake. Also Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.



MIAMI STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 6/6/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
LM Bass Fair 0.5-4 lbs Finesse plastics fished off the fishing piers.
Bluegill Good Up to 0.33 lbs Jigs fished near shoreline structure.
Channel Cat Slow 1-5 lbs No Reports.
General Comments

Fishing has been tough due to heavy curly-leaf pondweed infestation.

NEW FOR 2014:  13-18 inch protected slot limit on largemouth bass



LOUISBURG-MIDDLE CREEK SFL - Last Updated: 9/2/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair/Good 1/2 to 11 lbs. Prepared baits in 6-10 feet of water or near the fish feeder.
Crappie Slow to Fair Up to 15 inches Jigs fished near the submerged roadbed.
Saugeye Slow to Fair Up to 3 lbs. Jigs tipped with a nightcrawler fished near submerged roadbed.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 3 lbs. Finesse plastics fished near trees in the coves.
Wiper/White Bass Fair Up to 4 lbs. Crankbaits fished near mainlake points.
General Comments
 



NEBO STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Summer Fishing Opportunities RED HOT   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available shortly and features Perry and Holton Banner Creek. If you would like to have the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek  newsletter and fill in the blanks. I'll be working on a new newsletter shortly!
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.3 lbs. Small hunk of worm or spinner around the piers and the corners of the dam.  May electrofishing data:  we sampled 232 bluegill in 0.85 hours of electrofishing time.  The largest fish was about 7" and weighed 0.32 lbs.
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 8.0 lbs Filled the fish feeders for the last time on Thursday, will last a couple weeks.  Fish feeders are feeding sinking food at 7, 7:30am, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm.  Fresh shad or cut bait work great this time of year or a dough bait.   
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5.0 lbs Spinner baits and crankbaits worked slow around the brush fish are done spawning.  We sampled 89 lm bass in 0.85 hrs or 96.47 Stock length fish (8" or greater)/hr with the largest fish being 8.47 lbs.  I wish we had netted the big one off the face of the dam, probably 10 lbs!
White/ Black Crappie Fair-Good up to 1.0 lbs. Tube jigs close to the shore, still a few males in next to the bank bigger fish have scattered for the summer!
 Comments

Ken Heaton is the new Creel Clerk for NEBO.  He will be asking you fishermen a few simple questions and recording the information to help us better manage the fishery for you!

I see a few if you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've been posting lots of photos that aren't in the fishing reports: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing.  Just click on this link https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

May electrofishing pictures are up now, take a look at these largemouth bass! Click on NEBO above fishing report to see these fish. Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast.



POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE NO. 1 - Last Updated: 8/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 8 inches The lake has a fairly good bluegill population this year. 
Channel Catfish Slow 3/4 to 5 pounds The lake has a low level catfish population.
Crappie Fair to Slow 1/2 to 1 pound Crappie numbers are down some this year, but the fish in the lake are of nice size.  A few being caught along the rock piers with jigs or minnows.
Largemouth Bass Good 1/2 to 5 pounds The lake has excellent numbers of bass with most of the fish 12 to 15 inches.  Early morning topwater has been good!
General Comments
This small 24 acre lake is similar to pond fishing. The lake is known for catch and release of largemouth bass and harvest of nice bluegill. The lake's channel catfish are protected by a 15 inch minimum length limit.



POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE NO. 2 - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair 1/2 to 4 pounds The lake has good numbers of both largemouth and smallmouth bass. 
Channel Catfish Good! 3/4 to 3 pounds The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch channel catfish. This allows for good harvest rates of eater size catfish. The most recent stocking was on August 6th when 725 channel catfish were put into the lake.   So far this year 5,400 channel catfish have been stocked.  These fish can be caught along the rock piers, in the flooded vegetation or near the two fish feeders with worms or commercial bait.
Crappie Slow 1/4 to 1 pound A few crappie are being caught around the fishing docks.
General Comments

Pott. # 2 is noted for family outings, scenic views, catch and release bass fishing, harvest of small crappie and channel catfishing. The channel cat population is maintained with 2 fish feeders and frequent stockings of 12+ inch fish from March through September.

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SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth Bass Fair to Good 1/2 to 5 pounds The lake has an excellent population of black bass over 15 inches.  They can be found around structure or the dam in 5 to 12 feet of water.
Crappie Slow 1/2 to 1 pound Crappie numbers are below average for the lake this year. 
Channel Catfish Good 1/2 - 4 pounds The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch catfish. 1010 channel catfish were stocked on August 5th. So far this year 5,560 channel catfish have been stocked at the lake.  Channel catfish daily limit is 5.  Cats are being caught with worms or dip bait along the rock piers or near the two fish feeders.
General Comments

Located north of Silver Lake, Shawnee State Fishing Lake is the site of good catch and release largemouth bass fishing. The lake is also noted for channel catfish harvest since the lake receives frequent stockings of harvestable sized catfish from March through September. The Jeffrey Energy Center Lakes and Perry Reservoir both have zebra mussels and with Shawnee State Lake being close it is at high risk. Please, always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies.

Brush piles at GPS coordinates

N 39.200640° W - 95.805438°
N 39.200351° W -95.801881°
N 39.201053° W -95.801924°



WASHINGTON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair Up to 1/3 lb The lake has a large bluegill population, but is dominated by small fish. Just North of the boat ramp is usually a good spot for bigger gills.
Channel catfish Fair Up to 7 lbs Fair numbers of channel cats are available.
Crappie Fair Up to 1lb The lake has lots of crappie, but not too many over 10 inches. Along the dam or East bank tends to be the best spots.
Largemouth bass Slow Up to 4 lbs The largemouth bass population has struggled in recent years and current numbers are low, but improving.
Saugeye Slow Up to 3 lbs Recent saugeye samples have been low, but there are some keepers around. There is a 18 inch minimium length limit.
General Comments
Washington State Fishing Lake is full.



CENTRALIA CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 8/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 12 pounds The lake has good numbers of nice sized catfish.  Fishing has been really good the last month.
White Bass Slow 1/2 to 1 lb. Low numbers of white bass this year.
Wiper Slow Up to 12" Wiper were introduced last year to help control the gizzard shad population.  The first stocking did well and there are low numbers of 10 to 12" wiper in the lake.  Wiper creel limit is 2 a day.  To determine if it is a wiper or white bass, you can look at the tooth patch on the tongue. Wiper has two tooth patches. White bass has only one tooth patch. The fishing regs has good pictures for identification.
Crappie Fair 1/2 to 1 pound Highest sample numbers of crappie in over 10 years. Most of the crappie are below 10 inches, but fair numbers of larger crappie around.  They can be found in the standing timber with minnows.
Saugeye Fair 2 to 8 lbs. Overall, saugeye numbers are looking good.  Near the dam or road beds with big jigs, crankbaits or worms.
Largemouth Bass Poor 1/2 to 5 pounds Bass are few and far between at this lake, but they are big. Best places are the rock piers, standing timber and around the West boat ramp. Bass are covered by an 18 inch minimum lenght limit.
General Comments
Centralia Lake is a 400 acre lake that is noted for good channel cat, white bass and crappie fishing. The lake facilities include multiple ramps, picnic tables, plenty of camping pads and many sites with electricity. Centralia is enrolled in the CFAP program, which means a City permit is not required for fishing visits. Perry Reservoir has zebra mussels and with Centralia Lake being close it is at high risk. Please, always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies.



DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONE STAR LAKE - Last Updated: 8/28/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
       
Fisheries Newsletter     If you want to keep up with fisheries developments at Lonestar (including GPS coordinates for any newly placed brush piles), sign up for the Lawrence District Newletter at the following link: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
Bluegill Fair Up to 0.3 lbs Using worm under bobber.
LM Bass Fair 0.5-4 lbs Using crankbaits, plastic worms and jigs.
Channel catfish Fair 0.5-5 lbs Using stinkbait, chicken liver, worms and minnows.
       
General Comments
 



ESKRIDGE-LAKE WABAUNSEE - Last Updated: 8/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair Up to 7 pounds The lake has fair numbers of both largemouth and smallmouth. Bass are protected by an 18 inch minimum length limit. 
Bluegill and Yellow Perch Good Up to 1/3 pound There is a good population of bluegill at the lake.
White Crappie Fair to Slow 1/2 to 1 pound Crappie can be found in 8 to 15 feet of water.  The lake has a very good crappie population.
Channel Catfish Fair 1 to 15 pounds The lake does not have a lot of catfish, but they tend to be big.
General Comments

Lake Wabaunsee is designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species Water since zebra mussels were discovered there in 2013. It is illegal to transport alive fish from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies and dump your bait.

This scenic lake is noted for largemouth bass fishing along the abundant shoreline weed beds during the spring and summer. Smallmouth bass are also available along the dam and rocky shoreline. Saugeye and crappie can also be taken at this 200 acre lake located in the flint hills. Since this lake is not part of the CFAP Program, annual or day use permits are available at the boat ramp bait house on the northeast shore.



GARDNER CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 6/6/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Livebait under a bobber fished near structure.
Channel Catfish Good Up to 14 lb. Liver or doughbait fished near the fish feeder.
Saugeye Slow Up to 3 lb. No Reports.
Crappie Fair Up to 12 inches Jigs fished in 12-15 ft. of water.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 4 lbs Finesse plastics fished near the docks.
General Comments
 



HERINGTON CITY LAKE (NEW) - Last Updated: 8/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Catfish Fair 1-4 lbs Good numbers of small channel catfish should be caught lakewide using traditional catfish techniques. Good numbers of flatheads of all sizes may be caught along the dam and rocks using live bait.
Crappie Good .5-1.5lb Good numbers of harvestable crappie are available to anglers. Best fishing should be in the Spring near cover on jigs and spinners. Summer fishing would be best using jigs and/or live bait near standing timber, the same for Winter.
Largemouth bass Poor up to 3 lbs Largemouth abundance is low, but best fishing is using lures near cover, and crankbaits along dam.
Walleye Fair up to 5 lbs Most walleye will be below the length limit. Good catch and release angling should be available throughout the fishing season with a few keepers present.
White bass Good up to 2 lbs White bass abundance is good. Large white bass are available, and should be accessible throughout the year.
Wipers Good up to 10 lbs Wipers should provide good fishing along with trophy possibilities for lucky anglers.
Current Fishing Opportunity     Listed Below
Catfish Good up to 4 lbs cutbait, worms, and stinkbait along windy banks and rocks
Crappie Fair up to 2 lbs jigs and minnows near brush 10ft deep
Walleye Fair up to 5 lbs along deeper flats/breaks and points trolling crankbaits
White Bass/Wipers Good up to 6 lbs along dam on jigs and crankbaits, and near deeper points, topwater lures when low light conditions
General Comments

This includes a fishing report covering the fishing forecast for the upcoming 2014 fishing season. The Current Fishing Opportunity section will be updated with regular weekly fishing reports starting March 2014.

This lake provides a diverse fishery, but best in 2014 should be crappie, wiper, and white bass.



HOLTON - BANNER CREEK - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Lake Contour Map Pretty Good 8.5"x11" Color Banner Creek has been mapped by the Kansas Biological Survey and there is a map available at Contour Map
Summer Fishing Opportunities Good   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available NOW and features Perry and Banner Creek. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek Newsletter and fill in the blanks. I'll be working on a new newsletter shortly!
Black Crappie Fair up tp 1.0 lbs. Tube jigs and minnow or small spinner around brush, boat ramp cove and the dam.  Fish have scattered for the summer.
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.5 lbs. Small jig or spinner tipped with a worm in the brush and along the weed edges. May electrofising data: we sampled 164 bluegill in 1.97 hours of electrofishing, the largest was 8" and weighed almost 0.5 lbs.  These fish were all in good body condition. 
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 12.0 lbs. Fish feeders are in and feeding sinking feed at 7, 7:30, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm. Shad sides work great this time of year, wind swept banks.  Fish were pretty active all day around the feeder on the north side.  Looks like tons of small gizzard shad.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5.0 lbs.

Spinners or plastics worked slow around the brush, standing timber and flooded vegetation. We sampled 157 lm bass in 1.97 hours of electrofishing time or 63.96 Stock length fish (8" or greater)/hour.  The largest lm bass we sampled was 5.6 lbs and all the fish were in pretty good body condition even with the extended period of low water.

We also sampled 6 smallmouth bass, one young fist from last year with the largest smallmouth being 3.2 lbs, these fish weren't as plump as the lm bass.

Walleye/ Sauger Fair-Good up to 3 lbs. Fish are feeding like crazy, jigs tipped with a minnow or crawler or trolling.  Saw some small shad being chased around by something.
General Comments

I see some of you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've posted a bunch of photos: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing of lakes that are not in the fishing reports.  Just click this link  https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see! 

May Electrofishing pictures are up, saw some nice largemouth, smallmouth, bluegill and catfish. Click on Banner Creek above fishing report to see some of these fish . Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.



JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE-UP LAKE - Last Updated: 8/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair to Slow 1 to 5 pounds The lake has a good smallmouth bass population. The dam and along the East bank tends to be the best places for smallmouth.   Around 10 feet deep with jigs.
Crappie Fair 1/2 to 2 pounds Crappie numbers have greatly improved the last few years and there is currently good numbers of fish around 10" long. 
Channel Catfish Good 1/2 to 6 pounds A lot of catfish have been caught over the last month!  Worms or cut bait.
Walleye Slow 1 to 5 pounds Not many walleye being caught lately.  Walleye regulations are 2 a day and a 15 inch lenght limit.
White Bass Good 1/2 to 2 pounds White bass can be found chasing schools of small shad and can be seen breaking the surface while feeding on shad.
Wipers Good 1 to 12 pounds Wiper can be found with the white bass around schools of shad.  The lake has good numbers of 16-22" wipers with a few bigger ones around. The daily creel limit for wipers is 2.
General Comments

Anglers need to check into the Jeffrey Energy Center Guard House located north of St. Mary's, then west off K-63 Hwy. The Jeffrey Energy Center allows 30 anglers to fish at any one time. If the inlet is flowing, then good fishing can be found there. As of July 29th the boat ramp was usuable.

Zebra mussels have infested Make-Up Lake. The lake has been designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species water. It is illegal to transport alive fish from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment when changing water bodies and dump your bait.

Do you want some more information on fishing in the Manhattan area? You can subscribe to the free Manhattan Fisheries Newsletter by clicking the link.



SHAWNEE MISSION PARK LAKE - Last Updated: 6/6/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Livebait under a bobber fished near shoreline structure.
Crappie Fair Up to 15 inches Jigs or minnows fished in 12-15 ft. of water.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 6 lbs. Doughbait or liver fished along the north shore.
Wiper Fair Up to 9 lbs. Topwater fished near mainlake points.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 4 lbs. Finesse plastics fished near shoreline structure.
Trout Slow Catchable No Reports.
General Comments
In addition to a state fishing license, a Johnson County fishing permit is required. If you plan to fish for trout, a Johnson County trout permit is also required. Johnson County fishing/trout permits are available through Johnson County Parks and Recreation District and other select vendors.



OLATHE - LAKE OLATHE - Last Updated: 6/6/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Livebait under a bobber fished near shoreline structure.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 5 lbs. Doughbait fished near mainlake points.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 6 lb. Finesse plastics fished near shoreline structure.
Saugeye Fair Up to 3 lbs. Jigs tipped with a nightcrawler fished on the flat.
Wiper Fair Up to 11 lbs. Jigs fished near mainlake points.
White Crappie Fair Most fish around 9 inches, but some up to 13 inches. Jigs or minnows fished near brushpiles.
General Comments
 



PAOLA CITY LAKE - LAKE MIOLA - Last Updated: 6/6/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
LM Bass Fair/Good 0.5-4 lbs Finesse plastics fished near shoreline structure.
Channel catfish Fair 0.5-6 lbs Liver or worms fished near mainlake points.
Crappie Fair 0.5-1 lbs Minnows fished near brushpiles.
 
General Comments
Brushpiles were placed at several locations November 07. Locations were marked using WGS 84 in decimel degrees: 1) N38.58320 W094.84451; 2) N38.58696 W094.84709; 3) N38.58315 W094.84453; 4) N38.58710 W09484722; 5) N38.58785 W094.84595; 6) N38.58768 W094.84595; 7) N38.58770 W094.84600; 8) N38.58727 W094.84810; 9) N38.58734 W094.84807; 10) N38.58736 W094.84768; 11) N38.58706 W094.84595; 12) N38.58715 W094.84641; 13) N38.58726 W094.84611; 14) N38.59237 W094.84518; 15) N38.58313 W094.84462; 16) N38.58318 W094.84466; 17) N38.59250 W094.84519; 18) N038.59231 W094.84511; 19) N38.59077 W094.84518; 20) N38.59158 W094.84512; 21) N38.59444 W094.84327; 22) N38.58772 W094.84164; 23) N38.58538 W094.84326; 24) N38.58583 W094.84547; 25) N38.58771 W094.84779.



POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 8/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Crappie Fair to Slow 1/3 to 1 lb. The lake has fair numbers of 8 - 10" crappie.
Bluegill Fair to Good 6 to 10 inches The lake has a nice bluegill population.
Channel Catfish Fair 1/2 to 6 lbs. The lake contains good numbers of catfish for a small lake.
Largemouth Bass Good 1/2 to 4 lbs. The lake has a large population that contains all sizes of fish, but the fishery is dominated by 12 to 15 inch bass.
General Comments
This small 49 acre lake is located in northeast Pott. County. The fishing conditions are very similar to that of a large farm pond. The lake is noted for good catch and release largemouth bass fishing due to the abundance of the species. Bass 13 to 18 inches long are protected.



SABETHA PONY CREEK - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Summer Fishing Opportunities RED HOT   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Holton Banner Creek. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek newsletter and fill in the blanks. I'll be working on a new one very shortly!
Black Crappie Fair up to 1.0 lbs Tube jigs tipped with minnows in structure, these guys are done spawning and have scattered for the summer.
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.5 lbs Small jig or spinner tipped with a hunk of worm around the shallow brush and weed edges.  May electrofishing data: sampled 217 bluegill in 1.36 hours of electrofishing time, largest was 8" and weighed 0.52 lbs.  There were bunches of 6" or greater bluegill and they all were in good body condition.
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 15.0 lbs Shad sides are great this time of year, fish them shallow on the wind swept banks.  Late night fishing will produce some fish.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 3.5 lbs. Large jigs or spinners worked slow around the shallow brush and weed edges.  A little top water will put a pop in your fishing trip.  We sampled 168 lm bass in 1.36 hrs of electrofishing or 120 Stock length (8" or greater) fish/hr.  The largest bass we sampled was 5.65 lbs, all of these fish were in good body condition.
Walleye Fair up to 3.0 lbs. Stocked 300,000 walleye fry in April, will be several years before they are keeper size. Twisters off of the points either side of the pump house cove, fish are feeding like crazy now.  Try a little drifting on a less windy day.
Wiper Fair-Good up to 7.0 lbs. Large twisters or shad at the mouth of the cove on the east side.  Lots of young gizzard being attacked on the surface!
General Comments

I see a few of you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've been posting lots of pictures: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing pictures.  Just click on this link  https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

May electrofishing pictures, nice largemouth, good crappie, catfish and bluegill! Click on Pony Creek above the fishing report and see some nice fish! We electrofished some nice fish. Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.



SHAWNEE CO. LAKE SHAWNEE - Last Updated: 8/28/2014

Fisheries Newsletter     If you want to keep up with what's going on at Lake Shawnee (including GPS coordinates for any new brush piles placed into the lake) sign up for the Lawrence District Newsletter at the following link:
http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
Zebra Mussels were found in Lake Shawnee during the summer of 2013. Lake users should Clean, Drain, and Dry boats, trailers, and any equipment that comes in contact with the water to keep from moving zebra mussels elsewhere.
LM Bass Fair 0.5-3 lbs Using crankbaits and jigs.
Bluegill Fair Up to 0.3 lbs Using worm under bobber.
Channel catfish Fair 1-5 lbs Using minnows, prepared baits and worms.
General Comments
Brushpiles were constructed and placed at 5 locations in April 2010. Locations were marked with GPS using datum NAD83: 1) N38.99217 W095.63188, 2) N39.00736 W095.62968, 3) N38.99254, W095.63210, 4) N38.99619 W095.632202, 5) N39.01043, W095.63014. November 07 locations were marked with GPS using datum WGS84 in decimel degrees: 1) N39.00740 W095.62978; 2) N39.00819 W095.63046; 3) N39.00810 W095.63055; 4) N39.00806 W095.63043; 5) N39.00638 W095.62261; 6) N39.00247 W095.62495; 7) N38.99622 W095.63205; 8) 39.00274 W095.63202.



WYANDOTTE COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 6/6/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Crappie Fair Up to 12 inches Jigs or minnows fished in the mainlake.
Bluegill Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Livebait under a bobber fished near shoreline structure.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 10 lbs. Liver fished near mainlake points.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 5 lbs. Finesse plastics fished near shoreline structure.
Smallmouth Bass Good Up to 2 lbs. Finesse plastics fished near rocky habitats.
Wiper/White Bass Fair Up to 6 lbs. Jigs fished near mainlake points.
Walleye Slow Up to 2 lbs. No Reports.
General Comments
A Wyandotte County fishing permit is required to fish this property. A Wyandotte County trout permit is required for trout fishing. Please contact Wyandotte County Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department at 913-573-8327 for more information.



ROCKY FORD FISHING AREA - Last Updated: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Catfish Fair to Good 1 to 20+ pounds

Fishing for channel catfish has been good and they are being caught on worms or cut bait.

Flathead fishing has been good while the release rates have been low.  They can be taken on live bait or lures.

White Bass & Wipers Fair 1/2 to 6 pounds

Fishing for white bass and wipers has been fair lately, with a few always being caught. 

To distinguish between the two species you can look at the tooth patch on the tongue. Wiper has two tooth patches. White bass has only one tooth patch. The fishing regs has good pictures for id. Wiper daily creel is 2.

Drum Good 1/2 to 5 lbs. Drum fishing has been good. They can be caught on worms, minnows, and jigs. 
Saugeye Fair 3/4 to 5 pounds Anglers have been catching a few saugeye with jigs or crankbaits.  There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on saugeye. 
General Comments
Rocky Ford , a river fishery, is located just south of the Tuttle Creek Dam on the Big Blue River. Anglers have the opportunity to harvest fishes generally associated with moving water. Saugeye, white bass, the catfishes, drum, crappie and carp can be harvested. Angler access and success is affected by release rates from the nearby Tuttle Creek Reservoir. You can check current conditions at  http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx



HERINGTON CITY LAKE (OLD) - Last Updated: 8/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair up to 8" This lake contains a population of 6-8" bluegill. They are caught primarily on live bait near shallow water cover and rock.
Catfish Fair up to 26" Good numbers of smaller channel cats are caught lakewide on traditional catfish baits. Flatheads are caught along the rocky dam on live bait.
Crappie Fair up to 14" Crappie are available, some up to 14". They are caught on jigs and/or live bait near brush, primarily in the Spring and Winter.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 3 lbs Largemouth bass are present, but in low numbers. They are caught near brush on artificials, and along the dam on crankbaits.
White bass Fair up to 17" There are decent numbers of white bass currently available, some rather large. Most can be found in the creek and along the dam in the Spring and Fall. Best baits are jigs and spinners.
Current Fishing Opportunity     Listed Below
Catfish Good up to 3 lbs cutbait, worms, and stinkbait along windy banks
Crappie Fair up to 1.5 lbs jigs and minnows near brush and rocks
Largemouth Bass Slow    
Bluegill Fair   tube jigs and worms near brush and rocks
White Bass Fair up to 2 lbs jigs and spinners near dam
General Comments

This includes a fishing report covering the fishing forecast for the upcoming 2014 fishing season. The Current Fishing Opportunity section will be updated with weekly fishing reports starting March 2014.

This shallow lake has the best fishing for crappie and channel catfish which are stocked annually.

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



JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER AUX. LAKE - Last Updated: 8/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair to Slow Up to 5 lbs The lake has a good smallmouth population.  They can be caught along any of the rocky shoreline, but the dam is the best spot.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 8 lbs The lake has a fair catfish population.  The cove just North of the boat ramp is one of the better spots. 
Walleye Fair Up to 6 lbs A few being caught trolling crankbaits.  Walleye regulations are 2 a day over 15 inches.
White Bass Good Up to 16" White bass numbers are doing good this year, with most of the population being 12 to 15" long.
Wiper Slow to Fair Up to 8 lbs The lake supports a moderate wiper population.  A few nice fish are being caught.
General Comments

As of July 29th the boat ramp was usable.

Anglers need to check into the Jeffrey Energy Center Guard House located north of St. Mary's, then west off K-63 Hwy. The Jeffrey Energy Center allows up to 30 anglers to fish at any one time. As of September 4th, the lake was full and the boat ramp was usable.

Zebra mussels have been found at Auxiliary Lake. The lake has been designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species water. Fish may not be transported alive from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment when changing water bodies and dump your bait.

Brush piles at GPS coordinates

N 39.24842° W -96.15163°
N 39.24899° W -96.15149°
N 39.25150° W -96.14638°
N 39.23917° W -96.15172°
N 39.23441° W -96.14757°
N 39.23475° W -96.14803°