Eskridge - Lake Wabaunsee

Wabauness Lake 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 2 Public Fishing Reports

City of Eskridge 785-449-2621

4 miles W of Eskridge, KS

GPS Location: 38.8669 -96.1959

Eskridge, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 216 acres

This lake declined participation in the CFAP lease program and requires a local permit to fish.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Saugeye 5 18
Smallmouth Bass 5 18
Walleye 5 18
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair Up to 7 pounds The lake has fair numbers of both largemouth and smallmouth. Bass are protected by an 18 inch minimum length limit.  Smallmouth fishing has been decent off of the rocky points and a few largemouth being caught under docks.
Bluegill and Yellow Perch Fair Up to 1/3 pound There is a good population of bluegill at the lake.
White Crappie Fair to Good 1/2 to 1 pound Good numbers of bigger crappie at the lake.  They are holding around 10 feet deep along rocky banks or near brush.
Channel Catfish Slow 1 to 15 pounds The lake does not have a lot of catfish, but they tend to be big.
General Comments

Zebra mussels have been found at Lake Wabaunsee. The lake is now designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species Water. Fish may not be transported alive from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies and dump your bait.

This scenic lake is noted for largemouth bass fishing along the abundant shoreline weed beds during the spring and summer. Smallmouth bass are also available along the dam and rocky shoreline. Saugeye and crappie can also be taken at this 200 acre lake located in the flint hills. Since this lake is not part of the CFAP Program, annual or day use permits are available at the boat ramp bait house on the northeast shore.