Cheney Reservoir

Cheney Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

GPS Location: N37 43.154 W97 49.538

Wichita, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 9,550 acres

Maximum Depth: 42 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1421.6 ft above msl

Current Lake Level: 0 feet high releasing 0 cfs

More reservoir information can be found at,

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50 10"
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15"
Striped Bass 2 21"
Walleye 2 21"
Wiper 2 21"
Blue Catfish 5 35"
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/10/2015

Fishing Newsletter     All KDWPT fisheries districts are offering a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. The newsletters are aimed at keeping anglers informed about fishing opportunities and information in their areas of interest. The first few editions of the Cheney Fisheries District have been completed and are ready for distribution.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS, AND BILGES!!!

Zebra mussel numbers have decreased at Cheney; however, anglers and boaters should still use caution to avoid moving adults and veligers from the lake.

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

White Bass and Wiper Good Various

White Bass and Wiper fishing has improved lately in the upper end of the reservoir, with a few reports of whites being caught.

Fall netting results indicate excellent white bass and wiper populations. There are high densities of temperate bass and lots of quality fish. Fishing should be as good for temperate bass in 2015 as it has been in recent years.

Walleye Good Up to 28"

Walleye spawn is winding down. Look for walleye on humps lakewide.

Gill net samples were encouraging for walleyes. Although numbers will be down slightly in 2015, there are still plenty of sublegal and legal-sized fish in the population.  Decent numbers of of fish from the 2014 stocking were captured, which is a good sign for the future.

Crappie Fair Up to 15" Crappie will be moving to the shallower waters in coves and around brush, as well as along the dam.  
Channel Catfish Good Up to 10 lb Channel and blue catfish can provide fun winter angling. Focus on structure and channel borders.
White Perch    

Netting results this fall indicate that white perch numbers increased this year; however, there are many catchable-size white perch (10+") in the lake.

White perch cannot be used as live bait, but they do make good cut bait. For tips on identifying a white perch from a white bass, wiper or striped bass click HERE.

All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.