Clark State Fishing Lake

This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast

8 1/2 miles SW of Kingsdown

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks

Dodge City Office 620-227-8609

GPS Location: 37.3826 -99.7823

Kingsdown, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 300 acres

Maximum Depth: 42 feet

Normal Lake Level: Normally at conservation, but will vary depending on rainfall.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Black Bullhead
Green Sunfish
Saugeye 5 15
White Bass
Walleye 5 15
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye Fair up to 23 inches Try drifting a jig and worm across flats and points.
Flathead catfish No report   Try live bait around channel swings and bends.
Crappie slow   Fish around any sun washed rock or brush you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows & jigs.
Largemouth bass slow   Try jigs, crankbaits, rattling baits and finesse plastics should work.
White bass Good Up to 1 lb Small jigs or roadrunners or minnow type baits along the along windswept shorelines for schooling fish.
Channel catfish Fair   Try liver, shrimp, worms or other live baits or also any cut baits.
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows.  Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for walleye using a jig and nightcrawler or leech combination drifted with the wind. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

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