Kingman State Fishing Lake

Kingman SFL 3D
Kingman State Fishing Lake Map
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Wildlife Area Area Information

Kingman, KS

7 miles W of Kingman

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks 620-532-3242

GPS Location: 37.6511 -98.2584

Location/Address:
Kingman, KS 67068

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 144 acres

Maximum Depth: 11 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: normal level

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Northern Pike 2 30
Walleye 5 18
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/21/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Good 10" to 10 lb. Kingman is a good channel catfish destination. There are lots of catfish and good numbers of large fish. Fish lakewide with cutbait during the cold-water period.
Largemouth Bass Fair 6" to 16" Fish lures with slow presentations during winter. Jerk baits are a good cold-water bait. The bass are growing quickly after the renovation.  The largest bass in fall samples was about 16".
Northern Pike Fair Up to 28" Pike are active in cold water and will bite about any lure at any time. There were pike approaching 30" captured in fall samples.
Bluegill Fair Up to 6" The biggest bluegill in the lake are around 6 inches.  Use worms under a bobber near structure.
General Comments

This is a general winter fishing report. If a good bite is reported, it will be posted. Otherwise, weekly fishing reports will resume in March.

The unarmored portion of the dam is currently being protected with rip rap from the highway project. Please be careful in these areas as the material will need to be cleaned of excess metal before next spring. Thank you!

A bathymetric map of the lake is now posted on the lake page.  It clearly shows the location of the springs at the north end.