Howard Polk Daniels Lake

Howard Lake pier

Howard Lake fishing pier

This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast

Howard, KS

1.3 miles east of Howard on Killdeer

City of Howard 620-374-2202

GPS Location: 37.46073 -96.22736

Howard, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 69 acres

Maximum Depth: N/A

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: N/A

Howard Lake dock

Howard Lake dock

Howard Lake boat ramp

Howard Lake boat ramp & dock

Howard Lake shelter house

Howard Lake shelter house

Howard Lake shelter house pier

Howard Lake shelter house pier

 Howard (Polk Daniels) City Lake is located 1.5 miles east of the City of Howard. The city purchased the 165 acres of land in 1934. Lake construction was completed in 1936 by the WPA and CCC. The lake was constructed for city water supply. The drainage basin consists of eight square miles of 40 percent crop ground and the remainder native and fescue pasture. The area around the lake is surrounded by timber and native pasture. There is a large watershed lake upstream of the lake that buffers flood waters and acts as a silt trap. Water transparency averages 36 inches. The lake was renovated in 1978. Amenities at the lake include two boat ramps, two boat loading docks, five fishing piers with picnic tables and grills, two shelter houses with picnic tables and grills, playground, and two vault toilets. A fish feeder was added in 2007. 

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5 15
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 13-18
Spotted Bass 5 15
Saugeye 5 15
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination