Cedar Bluff Reservoir

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Cedar Bluff Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast Good Fishnig Spots State Park Wildlife Area

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 PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Walleye 5 18''
White Bass No Limit
Crappie 50
Wiper 2
Channel Catfish 10
Largemouth Bass 5 15"
Smallmouth Bass 5 15"
Spotted Bass 5 15"
Flathead Catfish 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** 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