Kanopolis Reservoir

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Kanopolis Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast Region 1 Public Fishing Reports State Park Wildlife Area

33 miles SW of Salina on K-149 & K141 US

Corps Of Engineers 785-546-2294

GPS Location: N38 38.709 W097 59.244

Kanopolis, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 3,550

Maximum Depth: 35

Normal Lake Level: 1463 msl This lake is generally held 4 feet above this conservation level during the summertime.

Lake Temperature: 77 F

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Saugeye 5 15
Walleye 5 15
Wiper 2
Trout 5
White Bass
Black Crappie
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Variety Catfish should be on the summer pattern on dropoffs and channel ledges. The humps on the south side of the reservoir are a popular spot this time of year.  Remember floatline fishing is allowed (with a $2.50 permit) on Kanopolis until September 15.
Crappie Fair Variety of Sizes - mostly 11 to 12 inches A few fish are being caught on the deep brush.
Trout Slow   The last stocking for the year occurred on the 11th of March.  Please call Jeff at the Cheney Wildlife Area (620-459-6922) for questions regarding trout stockings.  Trout stockings will resume in November.
Walleye/Saugeye Fair Variety, up to 21" Fishing has been slow. Trolling crankbaits or rattletraps is a productive method as the young shad get larger.
White Bass Good All sizes - up to 17 inches Look for white bass chasing shad on the surface around points.  Use kastmasters and flashy lures that resemble gizzard shad.
Wiper Fair All sizes Some big wipers have been mixed in with white bass and generally hang below their schools.
General Comment
Current lake elevation and water temperature is available on the location page linked to this fishing report. It is updated daily by the Corps of Engineers.