Brown State Fishing Lake

8 miles east and 1/4 mile north of Hiawatha

GPS Location: 39.84509 -95.37681

Hiawatha, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 62 acres

Maximum Depth: 13 feet

Normal Lake Level: Full




C cat


Red and blue

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 20
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth 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: 3/4/2015

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 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 Good up to 1.3 lbs. We sampled 177 black crappie in 4 traps with the largest being 12.8" and weighed 1.3 lbs.  We sampled 172 white crappie in 4 traps with the largest being 12.8" and weighed 1.1 lbs.
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.5 lbs. We sampled 146 bluegill in 4 traps with the largest being 8.1" and weighing 0.46 lbs.   
Channel Catfish Fair up to 8.0 lbs We sampled 38 channel catfish in 4 core panel gill nets with the largest being 27.4" and weighed 7.72 lbs. 
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 4.0 lbs. We electrofished 231 largemouth in May with the largest being 20.3" and weighing 4.3 lbs.  
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 0.4 lbs. We sampled 5 redear sunfish in 4 traps with the largest being 9.3" and weighing 0.53 lbs.   
General Comments

The lake is still ice covered however with the forecasted warmer weather and sunshine the ice should be off the lake by next week!

I've had a Facebook page for about a year now and it has photos of: walleye egg collection, sauger collection, stocking, electrofishing and fall netting on lakes in my area.  Just click on this link hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

October netting pictures, lots of bass and good crappie and bluegill, click on Brown State above the fishing report to see some of these fish. Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast.