Pratt County Lake

Pratt County Lake
This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast

2 1/2 miles E of Pratt, KS

Pratt County 620-672-4115

GPS Location: 37.63093 -98.68059

Pratt, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 51 acres

Maximum Depth: 10 feet

Normal Lake Level: Under normal conditions, this lake remains full.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 50
Largemouth Bass 2 18
Walleye 2 18
Wiper 2 18
* 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, Method, & Location
Largemouth bass No report   Try rattling baits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around sunny banks later in the day.
Bluegill No report   Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around the rocks. 
Walleye No report   Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or slim minnow type crankbaits.
Channel catfish Fair   Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Crappie Fair   Fish around brush, logs, rocks or vegetation. Usually best on minnows, but jigs should work as well.
Wiper No report   Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.
Zebra Mussels    

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.

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. Six hundred pounds of channel catfish averaging 1.25 lbs each were stocked March 20.  Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for walleye using a jig and night crawler or leech combination drifted with the wind. 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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Release all largemouth bass, walleye and wipers less than 18 inches.