Perry Reservoir

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Perry Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

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



Perry Sauger

Chucks WB

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: 3/26/2015

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. The numbers were up a little from last year!
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  
Sauger Fair up to 2.6 lbs. These guys are trying to spawn.  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 up to 3.0 lbs. Crank baits or plastics worked slow around the shallow brush.     
White Bass Fair up to 2.0 lbs. Fish will be moving up the rive to spawn shortly.  We twisters and jigs around the low water dam in Valley Falls and on the rocky shores in the Reservoir.  Started seeing them in the nets on Tuesday, they are moving shallow.    
White Crappie Fair up to 1.0 lbs. Fish in Rock Creek and Slough Creek fishing jigs and minnows.  12-16 ft. brush seems to be producing the best.
Blue Catfish Slow up to 8 lbs. Fresh shad in the northern 3rd or the Reservoir, up towards Hwy 92 and north.  

Corps will be releasing 650 CFS until Friday and then they will shut it down! 

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 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.