Tuttle Creek Reservoir

Tuttle Creek 3D
Tuttle Creek Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

GPS Location: N39 15.445 W96 34.77

Location/Address:
Manhattan, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 12,500 acres

Maximum Depth: 50 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1075 mls

Lake Temperature: 60

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Blue Catfish 10
Bluegill
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Saugeye 5 15
White Bass
Walleye 5 15
Trout 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/18/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair 1/2 to 1.5 pounds Crappie fishing has been spotty with some occasional good catches in brush around 16 to 20 feet of water.  Fishing at the tubes has been fairly good with white or chartreuse jigs.  A few are being caught in the river pond.
White Bass Slow 1/2 to 2 pounds Overall numbers are down this year, but the fish are of a good size.
Catfish Slow to Fair Up to 20 pounds For a couple of weeks after ice-out is a good time to catch channel catfish and blue catfish when they come into the shallows to feed on winter-kill shad.  Best places are where the wind is blowing into the shore.
Largemouth Bass Slow 1 to 5 pounds Coves in southern third of the Reservoir have some locally good largemouth bass populations. The McIntyre Cove area tends to produce the best fishing.
Saugeye Fair Up to 6 pounds Fishing at the tubes has picked up the last week.  Most fish being caught on large plastic jigs.
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good Up to 5 pounds

1,500 rainbow trout were stocked into Willow Lake on February 26th for a total of 7,000 trout this season.  The lake is free of ice as of 3/9/15 and fishing is starting to pick up.  The best bait has been brightly colored trout baits suspended a foot from the bottom.  Fish have also been caught on worms, minnows, corn or lures. 

Willow Lake is located in the Southeast corner of the Tuttle Creek River Pond area.  A trout permit is needed to fish at Willow Lake during trout season.  Anyone under 16 years of age with a properly licensed adult can harvest up to 2 trout without a trout permit.

General Comments

Tuttle Creek is one foot below conservation pool. You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

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