GPS Location: N39 08.659 W95 29.372
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 11,630 acres
Maximum Depth: 43 feet
Normal Lake Level: 891.5 feet
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** 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|
|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. I've taken four, no big jump in numbers!|
|Summer Fishing Opportunities||RED HOT||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. I'll be working on a new newsletter shortly!|
|Channel Catfish||Fair-Good||up to 8.0 lbs||The fish feeders are in and feeding sinking food at: 7:30, 8, noon, 7 and 8 pm. Shad sides work great this time of year, fished shallow on wind swept banks. Saw good numbers of shad when we sampled a couple of weeks ago, little bigger than I'd like but there are tons of them!|
|Sauger||Fair||up to 2.0 lbs.||Jigs and twisters off of the those gravel rocky points, fish are just feeding now.|
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||up to 4.5 lbs.||
Crank and spinner baits worked slow around the structure, rip-rap. Made time to work on the May electrofishing data: we sampled 131 lm bass in 4.45 hours of electrofishing time, or 19.55 Stock length fish (8" or greater)/hr with the largest being 5.66 lbs. All these fish were in good body condition and we had a pretty good number of young fish from last year.
Smallmouth bass are showing up in lots of places! We sampled 108 sm bass in the same 4.45 hours however the majority of these were 4-5" fish from last year. The largest we sampled was 2.32 lbs and was in good body condition.
|White Bass||Fair-Good||up to 1.5 lbs.||Twister or roadrunners will produce fish off of those rocky points or the humps or islands. Have seen some busting shad on the surface.|
|White Crappie||Fair||up to 1.0 lbs.||Fish have scattered for the summer, tube jigs or minnows, 12-14' of water over brush.|
|Blue Catfish||Slow||up to 2 lbs.||Electrofished the other day and saw a few small ones. Tried a couple new spots on Wednesday and sampled one that was 24" long, I know we are getting some bigger fish out there.|
I see some of you have visited the new Facebook page. I've been posting on it: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing photos from other lakes that are not on the fishing reports click this link https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!
Water is about 2'3 over conservation pool and the Corps is releasing so the outlet fishing will be getting better!
Added some pictures from our gizzard shad sampling on Tuesday.
Click on Perry Reservoir above the fishing report to look at the May electrofishing 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.