Perry Reservoir

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Perry Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 2 Public Fishing Reports State Park Wildlife Area

Priller working eggs

Sauger female

Sauger throwing eggs

Chairman Lauber helping in Luv Shack

GPS Location: N39 08.659 W95 29.372

Perry, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 11,630 acres

Maximum Depth: 43 feet

Normal Lake Level: 891.5 feet

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 20 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Sauger 5 18
Saugeye 5 18
White Bass
Walleye 5 18
Blue Catfish 5 35
* 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
Zebra Mussels Super Infectious! up to 3/4" Since the infestation was discovered in Oct. of 2007 these mussels have spread throughout the lake. It's up to all of us to make sure these are not spread to other area lakes, Clean-Drain-Dry everything that is taken out of Perry. Mussels will be start spawning as the water temperature gets to around 54 degrees. If you haven't heard Clinton has them now!!!!
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-Excellent 4 Pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a news letter for Perry and other waters in my District. The next issue is available now, Perry Reservoir and Holton Banner Creek are in this edition. If you would like the letter e-mailed to you click Perry/Banner Creek Newsletter and fill in the blanks. You can read it while you're waiting for the fish to bite!
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 10.0 lbs Shad sides work great this time of year, fished shallow on wind swept banks.
Sauger Fair up to 2.0 lbs. Jigs and twisters off of the those gravel rocky points, fish are trying to spawn.  Done running nets, saw a good number of large females and plenty of males.
Largemouth Bass Slow up to 6.2 lbs. Big plastics worked slow around the structure.
White Bass Fair-Good up to 2.1 lbs. Twister or roadrunners will produce a few fish off of those rocky points or off of the Hwy 92 rip-rap.  Fish are moving up the river to spawn.  Most people catching a few fish up the River but fish are scattered.  Rain will murk the water for a couple of days, you may have to take a day off work when the river clears.
White Crappie Fair-Good up to 1.5 lbs. Fish on brush 8-12', catching pretty good numbers in the marinas on the sunny days.  Fishing is going to get better as the temps. increase, tube jigs or minnows.
Blue Catfish Slow up to 2 lbs. We will continue to see these fish mature, hopefully into a population like Milford has.

Stocked almost 1,000,000 Sauger fry this week, these guys are about 3/16" in length.  Mostly mouth, eyes and stomach at this stage of life.   

Click on Perry Reservoir above the fishing report to look at the October Netting fish pictures. Click on the underlined fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast. Zebra mussels were confirmed on 10-9-07, so make sure you clean, drain and dry your boat after leaving Perry.