Washington State Fishing Lake

7 miles N, 3 miles W of Washington

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism 785-461-5402

GPS Location: 39.9234 -97.1164

Washington, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 65 acres

Maximum Depth: 25 feet

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/20/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Slow to Fair Up to 1/3 lb The lake has a large bluegill population, but is dominated by small fish. Just North of the boat ramp is usually a good spot for bigger gills.
Channel catfish Fair Up to 7 lbs Fair numbers of channel cats are available.  The upper end of the lake is a good spot this time of year.
Crappie Fair Up to 1lb The lake has lots of crappie, but not too many over 10 inches. Along the dam or East bank tends to be the best spots.
Largemouth bass Slow Up to 4 lbs The largemouth bass population has struggled in recent years and current numbers are low, but improving.
Saugeye Slow Up to 3 lbs Recent saugeye samples have been low, but there are some keepers around. There is a 18 inch minimium length limit.
General Comments
Washington State Fishing Lake is full.