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: 2/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Winter 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 Leavenworth State Fishing Lake. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Leavenworth SFL Newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Black Crappie Fair up to 0.8 lbs We sampled 37 black crappie in 4 traps with the largest being 11.3 inches and weighing 0.7 lbs.  We also sampled 59 white crappie in 4 traps with the largest being 12.4" and weighing 1.01 lbs.  
Bluegill Fair up to 0.5 lbs We sampled 122 bluegill in 4 traps with the largest being 8.1" and weighing 0.5 lbs.   
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 4.0 lbs We sampled 41 channel catfish in 4 core panel gill nets with the largest being 21.5" and weighing 3.46 lbs. 
Largemouth Bass Fair-Good up to 4.5 lbs In May we electrofished 250 largemouth bass with the largest being 20.7" and weighing 4.3 lbs.
Redear Sunfish Good up to 1.1 lbs. We sampled 29 redear sunfish in 4 traps with the largest being 10.8" and weighed 1.13 lbs.  
General Comments

Good seeing you guys at the Topeka Boat Show, thanks for coming out!

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!  

This is a generic report and will be updated as current information is available.  Look for updated reports starting again in March.  

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.