Cedar Bluff Reservoir
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Cedar Bluff Area Office 785-726-3212
13 miles South of I-70 Ogallah Interchange (exit 135) on K-147
GPS Location: 38.7961 -99.7244
Ellis, KS 67637
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 6,869 @ conservation level
Maximum Depth: 42'
Normal Lake Level: 2144' MSL
Current Lake Level: 2121.03' ----22.97' below conservation
Lake Temperature: 33
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|White Bass||No Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 1/29/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||No Report||Up to 15 inches||Vertically fishing jigs, and small slab spoons over the fish attractors has been pretty good for nice sized 12 to 15 inch fish.|
|Walleye||No Report||Up to 28 inches||Vertically fishing larger slab spoons over mainlake points, drop-offs, and around the fish attractors should be productive.|
|White Bass/Wipers||No Report|| |
Whites up to 17 inches
Wipers up to 13 lbs.
|Vertically fishing slab spoons over mainlake points and drop-offs should be best.|
|Rainbow Trout||No Report||0.5 lb. average||
We stocked 625 rainbow trout in the stilling basin on 10-31-2014.
Stillfishing powerbait, corn, worms, marshmallows, and combinations of these baits are popular and effective. Anglers casting small inline spinners and fly anglers fishing small nymphs and wet flies can be successful too.
No trout have been stocked since the initial stocking during late October 2014 due to lack of trout availability and scheduling conflicts with trout vendors. We are still working to negotiate additional stockings and hope to have more trout stocked by the first week of February. This stocking date is tentative so check this fishing report in upcoming days as I will publicize the date of the next stocking as soon as a stocking is made. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Attention: The stilling basin is 100% ice free. The ice on the reservoir really melted quickly overnight last night with the wind and warm temperatures. There is still a little ice in some coves and toward the west end of the reservoir, but most of the ice is gone and the boat ramps are open.
SURFACE ELEVATION- 2121.03'----22.97' below conservation
It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. So please discard any leftover bait in a trash can.
Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related prospects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District