Chase State Lake
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 Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** 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.
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.|