Washington State Fishing Lake

7 miles N, 3 miles W of Washington

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

GPS Location: N39.9234 W97.1164

Location/Address:
Washington, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 65 acres

Maximum Depth: 25 feet

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
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: 7/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill 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.
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.