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: 9/26/2014
|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 five, no big jump in numbers!|
|Fall 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 Leavenworth State Fishing Lake are in this edition. If you would like the letter e-mailed to you click Perry/Leavenworth SFL Newsletter and fill in the blanks.|
|Channel Catfish||Fair-Good||up to 10.0 lbs||I've removed the fish feeders for the winter, look for them next spring. Shad sides work great this time of year, fished shallow on wind swept banks. Saw good numbers of shad when we sampled, 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.|
|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 will be schooling as the water is cooling, tube jigs or minnows, 10-12' of water over brush and along the creek channels.|
|Blue Catfish||Slow||up to 2 lbs.||Electrofished a couple weeks ago 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!
We'll be sampling in October so I'll have some new pictures for you to look at!
Few gizzard shad pictures from our sampling a month or so ago.
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.