Kingman State Fishing Lake

Kingman SFL 3D
Kingman State Fishing Lake Map
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Kingman, KS

7 miles W of Kingman

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks 620-532-3242

GPS Location: 37.6511 -98.2584

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
Redear Sunfish
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 9/26/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Good 10" to 10 lb. Anglers are having success with cut bait, stink bait, or livers lakewide. 
Largemouth Bass Good 6" to 15" Fish jigs near brush and rocks.
Northern Pike Fair Up to 19" Anglers are catching some small pike, up to about 26".  The pike are in the north end around the cool water spring (see bathymetric map on lake page).  Pike will bite pretty much any bait that resembles fish, frogs, or lizards.  Pike will be dispersing lakewide with cooling temperatures.
Bluegill Fair Up to 6" The biggest bluegill in the lake are around 6 inches.  Use worms under a bobber near structure.
General Comments

The unarmored portion of the dam is currently being protected with rip rap from the highway project. Please avoid these areas until construction is complete. Thank you!

The lake is responding nicely to renovation and angling should be very good for channel catfish this year. Lots of small bass, northern pike, and bluegill will be available to anglers in 2014. 

Much of this vegetation has died back, but the warmer-season vegetation is coming on quickly. 

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.