Atchison State Fishing Lake

Atchison State Lake Office 913-367-7811

GPS Location: 39.6371 -95.17722

Atchison, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 66 acres

Maximum Depth: 32 feet

Normal Lake Level: Full

Current Lake Level: Full


Black Crappie




Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 20
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 2 18
Smallmouth Bass 2 18
Redear Sunfish
Walleye 2 18
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/16/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Spring 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 Horton Little Lake. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Horton Little Lake  newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Black Crappie Slow-Fair up to 0.8 lbs Fish are moving shallow to spawn, below the cabin and off the piers with a jig and minnow, piers on the east side are producing a few fish.  
Bluegill Fair up to 0.5 lbs   Small hunk of worm under a bobber around the brush piles 
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 4.0 lbs Fresh shad or cut bait in the shallows.  I'll get the fish feeders going shortly. 
Largemouth Bass Slow-Fair up to 2.5 lbs Spinner or plastics worked slow around the shallow brush.
Redear Sunfish Slow up to 1.1 lbs. Small hunk or worm or cricket under a bobber around the shallow brush off of the piers.  
General Comments

It is time to be fishing and stop the wishing!

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 hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!  

October netting 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.