Council Grove Reservoir

Council Grove 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Wildlife Area

Council Grove, KS

1 mile N of Council Grove

Council Grove Lake Office - (620) 767- 5195

GPS Location: 38.690602 -96.495552

Council Grove, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 3,280 acres

Maximum Depth: 56 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1274 msl

Current Lake Level: See link

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 20
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Saugeye 5 15
Spotted Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 15
Wiper 2 18
Green Sunfish
White Bass
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/13/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove Reservoir. Click HERE for the news release.

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream


Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at .

Channel Catfish Fair to Good up to 4 lb A few cats are being caught in shallow water where wind is blowing in.  Liver, cut shad, and shad sides have been productive.
Saugeye Fair up to 5 lb Casting plastics or jerk baits on flats 5 to 7 feet deep, shallower if the water is stirred up.
White Bass Fair up to 15-inch Jigging on breaks and channel edges.  Casting crankbaits and jigs to rocky shorelines will produce fish as water continues to warm.
Wiper Fair up to 20-inch See white bass report.
White Crappie Fair up to 13-inch

Some fish beginning to move up in shallower water during the warmer days along rip rapped areas in the 4 to 6 foot range and a few fish have been caught shallow in the coves but we are still a ways out from the spawn.  Warm stable weather should get the crappie headed to the spawning banks in the next couple of weeks.

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

3.0 feet below normal pool, releasing 8 CFS.

Click HERE for water level information.