Herington City Lake (New)

Herington City Lake (new)
This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast

2 1/2 miles W of Herington, KS

City of Herington 785-258-8871

GPS Location: 38.6618 -97.0062

Herington, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 555 acres

Maximum Depth: 40 feet

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Walleye 5 18
Wiper 2
White Bass
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/23/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Catfish Fair 1-4 lbs Good numbers of small channel catfish should be caught lakewide using traditional catfish techniques. Good numbers of flatheads of all sizes may be caught along the dam and rocks using live bait.
Crappie Good .5-1.5lb Good numbers of harvestable crappie are available to anglers. Best fishing should be in the Spring near cover on jigs and spinners. Summer fishing would be best using jigs and/or live bait near standing timber, the same for Winter.
Largemouth bass Poor up to 3 lbs Largemouth abundance is low, but best fishing is using lures near cover, and crankbaits along dam.
Walleye Fair up to 5 lbs Most walleye will be below the length limit. Good catch and release angling should be available throughout the fishing season with a few keepers present.
White bass Good up to 2 lbs White bass abundance is good. Large white bass are available, and should be accessible throughout the year.
Wipers Good up to 10 lbs Wipers should provide good fishing along with trophy possibilities for lucky anglers.
Current Fishing Opportunity     Listed Below
Catfish Good up to 4 lbs cutbait and worms along windy banks
Crappie Good up to 2 lbs jigs and minnows near brush 5-10ft deep
Walleye Fair up to 5 lbs along dam on jigs and minnow baits, and deep edges of flats on crawlers and crankbaits
White Bass/Wipers Fair   along dam and near creek mouths on jigs
General Comments

This includes a fishing report covering the fishing forecast for the upcoming 2015 fishing season. The Current Fishing Opportunity section will be updated with regular weekly fishing reports starting March 2015.

This lake provides a diverse fishery, but best in 2015 should be crappie, wiper, and white bass.