Meade State Lake

GPS Location: 37.1639 -100.4321

Meade, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 80 acres

Maximum Depth: 10 feet

Normal Lake Level: 12 to 15 Foot

Current Lake Level: 2ft. 2in. inches below spillway

Lake Temperature: 57

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 13-18
Green Sunfish
Redear 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 Baits, Methods, & Location
Rainbow trout Fair    2 / lb Try small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits. 
Crappie No report   Fish around any brush or vegetation. Minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs should work.
Bluegill No report   Try small pieces of worm under a bobber.
Channel catfish No report   Try liver, shrimp, worms, or cut bait.
Largemouth bass No report   Try jigs, finesse plastics and slow rolled spinnerbaits later in the day. 
Flathead catfish No report    Live bluegill at night close to the shore.
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 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!

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