Holton - Banner Creek Reservoir

Banner Creek Lake
This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast Region 2 Public Fishing Reports

1 ½ miles West of Holton, KS

Jackson County 785-364-4236

GPS Location: 39.45986 -95.72701

Holton, KS

Surface Acres: 535 acres

Walleye eggs in Hatching Jars

Priller working eggs

Banner Creek Walleye Bags

Walleye fry in bag

New single lane N

Single Lane North

Banner Creek N Boat Ramp


Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Crappie 20
Channel Catfish 5 15
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 2 18
Sauger 2 18
Smallmouth Bass 2 18
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: 4/18/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Lake Contour Map Pretty Good 8.5"x11" Color Banner Creek has been mapped by the Kansas Biological Survey and there is a map available at Contour Map
Spring Fishing Opportunities Good   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 Banner Creek. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek Newsletter and fill in the blanks. You can read the letter while you're waiting for the fish to bite.
Black Crappie Fair-Good up tp 1.0 lbs. Tube jigs and minnow around brush, boat ramp cove and the dam.  Fish will be moving shallow as the water temp. goes up, next to spawn.
Bluegill Fair up to 0.44 lbs. Small jig or spinner tipped with a worm in the brush.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 8.0 lbs. Shad sides work great this time of year, wind swept banks.
Largemouth Bass Slow up to 6.4 lbs. Spinners or plastics worked slow around the brush and standing timber.
Walleye/ Sauger Fair up to 3 lbs. Fish will be moving out to feed, walleye on the dam and sauger by the beach.  Jigs tipped with a minnow.
General Comments

I have had several calls about getting a boat in at Banner Creek, attached are some pictures.  I wadded in and I think the south lane of the double lane north ramp is the best option. 

Stocked 500,000 walleye fry last week, will be about 10" by this fall.

Stocked 250,000 sauger fry on Tuesday, will be about 5" by this fall.

Boat Ramp pictures uploaded, saw some nice walleye, crappie and catfish. Click on Banner Creek above fishing report to see some of these fish . Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.