Chase State Lake

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This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 4 Public Fishing Reports Wildlife Area

Cottonwood Falls, KS

3 miles W of Cottonwood Falls

Regional Office: 316-683-8069

Public Land Manager: Brent Konen - 620-767-5900

GPS Location: N38.3698 W96.5818

Cottonwood Falls, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 109 acres

Maximum Depth: 45 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: 5 feet low

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5 15
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 13-18
Saugeye 5 18
Smallmouth Bass 5 15
Spotted Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 18
Crappie 50
Green Sunfish
White Bass
* 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
Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.    

Chase SFL is now and ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.

 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, 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.

New Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Fair to Good up to 5 pounds

Fishing is improving for channel catfish at the lake.  Shad sides or gizzards have produced some good catches.

Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.

Largemouth Bass Slow  

Bass action is slowly picking up.  Look for bass in shallow water during warmer days.  Big slow baits are good choices while the water temps are still cold.

There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.

Saugeye Slow   No recent reports
Spotted Bass Slow   No recent reports
Bluegill Slow   No recent reports
White Crappie Slow up to 10-inch Crappie are being caught in brushpiles and on breaks with jigs and minnows.  Most of the crappie that are caught have been less than 10-inches.
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