Butler State Lake

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Latham, KS

3 miles W, 1 mile N of Latham

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks 316-683-8069

GPS Location: N37 32.708 W96 41.832

Latham, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 124 acres

Maximum Depth: 22 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: 3.5 feet low

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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Channel Catfish Fair to Good up to 6 pounds

Anglers did well last weekend at Butler.  Shad sides are a great early spring channel catfish bait.  Fish the windblown shorelines. 

Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches.

Largemouth Bass Fair and improving up to 16-inch Bass are becoming more active with the warming water temperatures.  Plastics, jigs, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits have all produced fish on the warmer days.
Black Crappie Fair up to 8-inch Jigs or minnows fished close to cover.
Bluegill     Few reports available.
Redear Sunfish     Few reports available.
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