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

Banner Creek N Boat Ramp

Banner CC

Banner BG

Banner BC

Banner SMB

Banner LMB


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: 8/29/2014

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
Summer 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. I'll be working on a new newsletter shortly!
Black Crappie Fair up tp 1.0 lbs. Tube jigs and minnow or small spinner around brush, boat ramp cove and the dam.  Fish have scattered for the summer.
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.5 lbs. Small jig or spinner tipped with a worm in the brush and along the weed edges. May electrofising data: we sampled 164 bluegill in 1.97 hours of electrofishing, the largest was 8" and weighed almost 0.5 lbs.  These fish were all in good body condition. 
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 12.0 lbs. Fish feeders are in and feeding sinking feed at 7, 7:30, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm. Shad sides work great this time of year, wind swept banks.  Fish were pretty active all day around the feeder on the north side.  Looks like tons of small gizzard shad.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5.0 lbs.

Spinners or plastics worked slow around the brush, standing timber and flooded vegetation. We sampled 157 lm bass in 1.97 hours of electrofishing time or 63.96 Stock length fish (8" or greater)/hour.  The largest lm bass we sampled was 5.6 lbs and all the fish were in pretty good body condition even with the extended period of low water.

We also sampled 6 smallmouth bass, one young fist from last year with the largest smallmouth being 3.2 lbs, these fish weren't as plump as the lm bass.

Walleye/ Sauger Fair-Good up to 3 lbs. Fish are feeding like crazy, jigs tipped with a minnow or crawler or trolling.  Saw some small shad being chased around by something.
General Comments

I see some of you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've posted a bunch of photos: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing of lakes that are not in the fishing reports.  Just click this link  https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see! 

May Electrofishing pictures are up, saw some nice largemouth, smallmouth, bluegill 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.