Rocky Ford Fishing Area
4 miles NE of Manhattan
GPS Location: 39.2389 -96.5872
Surface Acres: 18 acres
Normal Lake Level: Full
Current Lake Level: 12 feet
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/25/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Catfish||Slow to Fair||1 to 20+ pounds||
Channel catfish can be caught on worms, cut bait or prepared bait.
Flathead can be taken on live bait or lures.
|White Bass & Wipers||Fair||1/2 to 6 pounds||
Fishing for white bass and wipers has been fair, with a few always being caught.
To distinguish between the two species you can look at the tooth patch on the tongue. Wiper has two tooth patches. White bass has only one tooth patch. The fishing regs has good pictures for id. Wiper daily creel is 2.
|Drum||Good||1/2 to 5 lbs.||Drum fishing has been good. They can be caught on worms, minnows, and jigs.|
|Saugeye||Fair||3/4 to 5 pounds||A few saugeye being caught with jigs or crankbaits below the dam. There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on saugeye.|
|Rocky Ford , a river fishery, is located just south of the Tuttle Creek Dam on the Big Blue River. Anglers have the opportunity to harvest fishes generally associated with moving water. Saugeye, white bass, the catfishes, drum, crappie and carp can be harvested. Angler access and success is affected by release rates from the nearby Tuttle Creek Reservoir. You can check current conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx|