Pottawatomie No. 2

1.5 miles east and 2.5 miles north of Manhattan

Pottawatomie State Lake Office 785-539-9999

GPS Location: 39.22785 -96.51569

Manhattan, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 75 acres

Maximum Depth: 30 feet

Current Lake Level: Full

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Redear Sunfish
Smallmouth Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 15
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/23/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair 1/2 to 4 pounds The lake has good numbers of both largemouth and smallmouth bass. 
Channel Catfish Fair 3/4 to 3 pounds The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch channel catfish. This allows for good harvest rates of eater size catfish.  1,300 channel catfish were stocked on 04/23/2015.  This brings the yearly total to 2,300 channel catfish stocked so far this year.
Crappie Fair to Good 1/4 to 1 pound Crappie fishing has been good the last week along the dam and rocky piers.  Most being caught with a minnow under a bobber.
General Comments

Pott. # 2 is noted for family outings, scenic views, catch and release bass fishing, harvest of small crappie and channel catfishing. The channel cat population is maintained with 2 fish feeders and frequent stockings of 12+ inch fish from March through September.

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