Cedar Bluff Reservoir
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Cedar Bluff Area Office 785-726-3212
13 miles South of I-70 Ogallah Interchange (exit 135) on K-147
GPS Location: 38.7961 -99.7244
Ellis, KS 67637
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 6,869 @ conservation level
Maximum Depth: 42'
Normal Lake Level: 2144' MSL
Current Lake Level: 2120.90' ----23.10' below conservation
Lake Temperature: 33
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|White Bass||No Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/5/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||No Report||Up to 15 inches||Vertically fishing jigs, and small slab spoons over the fish attractors has been pretty good for nice sized 12 to 15 inch fish. Anglers reported catching a few fish this past weekend.|
|Walleye||No Report||Up to 28 inches||We are inching ever closer to the walleye spawn so fishing jigs and crankbaits over shallow mainlake points during low light periods of the day should produce fish.|
|White Bass/Wipers||No Report|| |
Whites up to 17 inches
Wipers up to 13 lbs.
|Vertically fishing slab spoons over mainlake points and drop-offs should be best.|
|Rainbow Trout||Good/Excellent||0.5 lb. average||
We stocked approximately 1,800 rainbow trout on Monday, February 9, 2015.
Stillfishing powerbait, corn, worms, marshmallows, and combinations of these baits are popular and effective. Anglers casting small inline spinners and fly anglers fishing small nymphs and wet flies can be successful too.
Anglers report catching good numbers of fish stillfishing salmon eggs and powerbait.
Attention: The stilling basin is currently 80% covered by a thin sheet of ice that should disappear fairly quickly with forecasted warm temperatures. The reservoir is approximately 40% covered by a thin sheet of ice as most of the major coves and mainlake from the northshore cabins west are ice covered. The Overland and Muley boat ramps are currently iced in, but like the stilling basin, should open up within the next day or so.
SURFACE ELEVATION- 2120.90'----23.10' below conservation
It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. So please discard any leftover bait in a trash can.
Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related prospects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District