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: 5/1/2015
|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'll start sampling soon.|
|Spring Fishing Opportunities||COOL||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 Horton Little Lake are in this edition. If you would like the letter e-mailed to you click Perry/Horton Little Lake Newsletter and fill in the blanks.|
|Channel Catfish||Fair-Good||up to 10.0 lbs||Cut bait, either shad or bluegill/greensunfish on those areas where the wind is blowing in.|
|Sauger||Fair||up to 2.6 lbs.||Stocked 1,000,000 sauger fry on Tuesday. These guys are about done spawning, few fish up the river. Fish those rocky areas along the west side down towards the dam or look for them moving up river to spawn. We are done netting unless something bad happens, saw plenty of nice fish. Ran nets just north of Devil's Gap boat ramp and collected lots of sauger.|
|Largemouth Bass||Slow-Fair||up to 3.0 lbs.||Crank baits or plastics worked slow around the shallow brush.|
|White Bass||Fair-Good||up to 2.0 lbs.||Fish are done spawning but there are still some hanging around the low water dam in Valley Falls. Use twisters and jigs around the low water dam in Valley Falls and on the rocky shores in the Reservoir.|
|White Crappie||Good||up to 1.0 lbs.||Fish in Rock Creek and Slough Creek fishing jigs and minnows. Lots of 97/8" - 101/4" fish being caught Reservoir wide!|
|Blue Catfish||Slow||up to 8 lbs.||Fresh shad in the northern 3rd or the Reservoir, up towards Hwy 92 and north.|
Fish cleaning station will be down for a little bit while the Park Staff is replacing the sewage pumps.
Take the day off and go catch some crappie! Still some mushrooms to be found!
Added a couple new sauger pictures.
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!
Click on Perry Reservoir above the fishing report to look at the October netting 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.