Great Bend Stone Lake

SW of Great Bend, KS at Washington St. & Railroad Ave
 Great Bend 620-793-4160

GPS Location: 38.35266 -98.7714

Location/Address:
Great Bend, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 50 acres

Maximum Depth: 20 feet

Normal Lake Level: Lake is full

Trout Type 2 water - Trout permit required only for trout anglers.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Wiper 2 18
Black Bullhead
Bluegill
Green Sunfish
Trout 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/9/2015

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, & Location
Rainbow trout No report 2/lb Try small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits.
Channel catfish No report   Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom.
Bluegill No report   Try small pieces of worm or crickets under a bobber or small twister tail jigs. 
Largemouth bass No report   Try jigs and finesse plastics later in the day.
Crappie No report   Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows or jigs
Wiper No report   Try trolling jigs and crankbaits, or shrimp fished on the bottom. You can also try jigging slab spoons and bucktail jigs. Drifting live shad, sunfish or minnows may also work
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows.  Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for wiper casting jigs and large crankbaits in the windswept shores. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

REMEMBER: Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.