La Cygne Reservoir
La Cygne, KS
SE of La Cygne
Kansas Department of Wildlife,Parks and Tourism, Don George, Fisheries Biologist 913-795-2218
www.linncountyks.com Linn County Park 913-757-6633
GPS Location: N38 20 40.67 W94 40 8.60
LaCygne, KS 66040
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 2,600 acres
Maximum Depth: 40 feet
Normal Lake Level: 841 msl
Current Lake Level: below conservation pool
Lake Temperature: varies with the time of year, but lake rarely freezes over completely
Lake levels vary some but normally are at conservation pool. There are three boat ramps in the main lake and one boat ramp in the cooling pool on the east side of the project. Two of these ramps are inside the Linn County Park and one ramp is maintained by KDWP. Usability is determined by the weather. For winter time ramp conditions call the Linn County Park at 913-757-6633. With cold weather anglers can always use the walk-in area on the east side of the lake. This trail provides access to the hot water outlet into the lake. In cold weather this is one of the premier angling spots. The warm water produced by the KCP&L Plant attracts quantities of bait fish and predators of all kinds. Best baits are shad imitations.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 1/6/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Channel, blue and flathead catfish,||Good||all sizes,||The feeders are OFF, Use sunfish or cutshad,worms, liver, prepared baits. The lake has big flathead and blues to catch.|
|Crappie||Slow/Good||10 - 13 inches||fish are Off/On, when they are On the fishing is good, try the tubes at the plant entrance, the outlet at the dam, center lake over the bridge, best on minnows some on jigs white/blue, most fish over 10 - 12 inches|
|Largemouth bass||Good||varies||bass are best along weedbeds or along the riprap, use cranks, plastic worms, lizards or spinner baits like shad imitations|
|white bass||Good||varies, some 1.5 pounds||use shad imitations, silver spoons big jigs, or cut shad. best at the hot water outlet,|
|wiper||Good||some up to 12 pounds||trolling with sassy shads, best at the hot water outlet area, with crankbaits, spoons, or cut shad|
Wipers around 6-8 pounds and white bass up to 2 pounds are good at the hot water outlet with warm water production.
Water levels are good for fishing. Recent bass sampling indicates that La Cygne produces some of the best large largemouth bass in the state. Boat ramps at the marina are usually okay to use.
Fishing at La Cygne produces a mixed bag of fish from big blue or flathead catfish, to white bass and wipers or crappie and largemouth bass. Good shoreline angler access is provided by the Linn County Park on the west side of the lake. Anglers can walk in to the hot water outlet area from the east parking lot. The location is: at 69 HWY and Ks HWY 152, go east on E.2200 Rd., turn north at Young Rd. and go West at E. 2400 Rd. to the parking lot. Unload gear and walk west down the trail to where the hot water from the power plan empties into the lake.
Call the Linn County Park at 913-795-6633 for more information or camping, and cabins reservations.
Get the family, get your friends and Go Fishing. Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats, trailers and equipment. Don't move water from any impoundment.
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KDWPT will be releasing the recently completed “Kansas Crappie Bonanza” video on February 17, 2012. This 25-minute video covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter with tips and tactics to make you a better crappie angler. Visit the KDWPT homepageon February 17th and click on the Kansas Crappie Bonanza link to view the video!
Anglers when fishing at the hot water outlet,or at the outlet gate at the dam, DO NOT GO OVER THE CABLES. FISHING IN A RESTRICTED AREA COULD GET YOU ARRESTED.