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CHENEY RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 4/10/2014

SPECIES RATING SIZE BAITS, LOCATION, METHODS
Fishing Newsletter     All KDWPT fisheries districts are offering a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. The newsletters are aimed at keeping anglers informed about fishing opportunities and information in their areas of interest. The first few editions of the Cheney Fisheries District have been completed and are ready for distribution.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

Zebra mussel numbers have decreased at Cheney; however, anglers and boaters should still use caution to avoid moving adults and veligers from the lake.

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

White Bass and Wiper Fair to Good Various Fishing has been hit or miss for wipers and whites.  Some anglers have had luck in the upper end casting jigs or trolling crankbaits. Fishing usually picks up for temperate bass in mid-April when wipers and white bass will either congregate along the dam or run up the river. If we get some runoff, this will trigger a run up the river.  Keep an eye on the river gauge.
Walleye Fair Up to 28"

Fishing has been spotty, which is characteristic of the spawn.  Spawning activity of females is probably winding down, but smaller males will hang around until mid-April.

Fall gill net samples indicate that the walleye population will be fantastic in 2014. Many 23-25" fish will be caught in 2014.

Crappie Good Up to 15" Anglers are starting to have some luck up shallow. Use minnows in brush near rip rap. Good spots are Wenzel Cove, Fish Cove, and the jetties off of Heimerman Point.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 10 lb Anglers have been catching some channel catfish on cut bait on windy points. Fish wind-blown and shallow points with dead shad.  More and more blue catfish are also showing up in angler catches in the last couple years.  Be sure of your fish identification as the minimum length limit on blue catfish is 35".
White Perch    

Netting results in 2013 were encouraging again as there are many catchable-size white perch (10+") in the lake. Netting results indicate that white perch numbers continue to decrease and average size is far larger than in previous years. We still have a long way to go in controlling this invasive species, but it looks like we're on the right track.

White perch cannot be used as live bait, but they do make good cut bait. For tips on identifying a white perch from a white bass, wiper or striped bass click HERE.

All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.

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COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
New Fishing Video     KDWPT has released the “Kansas Crappie Bonanza” video. 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. You can view this new video on YouTube at this LINK.
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.  

Channel Catfish     Few recent reports
Saugeye     Few recent reports.  Looks for saugeye on rocky flats.  Plastic swim baits are good choices for early saugeye.
White Bass Fair up to 14-inch A few whites are being caught off of the deeper points and jigs and spoons.
Wiper     Few recent reports
White Crappie Fair up to 12-inch

Crappie are being caught in water 15 to 20 feet deep along the dam and off of White's Point.  More fish are beginning to show up in the creeks as the water temperatures increase.

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

Lake is 1.6 feet low releasing 7 CFS.

For information on current boat ramp conditions please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at the Council Grove Reservoir Office 620-767-5195.

Click HERE for water level information.



EL DORADO RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location

New Video from KDWPT

Fisheries Management in Kansas

    The video "Fisheries Management in Kansas" is now available on YouTube.  This 24-minute video details fisheries management practices in Kansas that are used by Department biologists to create good fishing for Kansas anglers.  See the video at http://youtu.be/J31chIla9Tk .
Zebra Mussels    

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.  REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in the Trout Area below the dam!!

Blue catfish Fair 15 to 30 inch

Target blue catfish on shallow, windblown shorelines using fresh cut shad.

Reports of legal length (>35-inch) bluecats have been received. These fish are getting BIGGER!

Most of the blue catfish in the lake are below the 35-inch minimum length limit and must be released immediately. Take time to properly identify your catfish catch. Click HERE for information on how to properly identify your catch.

During July 2005, the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks stocked 600 tagged blue catfish in to El Dorado Reservoir. The stocked fish ranged in length from 10 to 23 inches. The minimum length limit for blue catfish at El Dorado is 35 inches so nearly all tagged fish will need to be released. The tag is located at the base of the dorsal fin and is yellow in color. If you catch a tagged fish at El Dorado Reservoir record the 5-digit number on the tag, measure the length of the fish, promptly release the fish with the tag intact, note the location the fish was caught, and contact the fisheries biologist at 316-322-7513. Information received from anglers regarding tagged blue catfish will provide useful information to the biologists and will assist in the tracking of the population. Thank you for your assistance!

Wiper Slow up to 26-inch

The occasional wiper is being picked up on channel edges on jigs and spoons.  As the water continues to warm, the wipers will move up on to shallow flats and the backs of coves where abundant forage is found.

Be sure to properly ID your catch as there is there is an 21-inch minimum length limit and 2/day creel limit on wiper.. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White bass Fair up to 14-inch

White bass are being caught in creek channels and along breaks. 

Wipers can be caught along with white bass so it is important to properly identify your catch before putting it on a stringer. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White Perch   Up to 6-inch

Nearly any live bait, especially night crawlers, is quickly eaten by white perch. Small hooks baited with a piece of worm and drifted over flats or fished on old roads will produce catches of white perch. Unfortunately the majority of the white perch are around 5-inches long and of little interest to anglers. Remember to kill all white perch that you catch.

Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.

White crappie Fair to Good up to 14-inch Fishing jigs along river channels is producing.  A lot of smaller 8 to 9-inch are being caught with the occasional fish up to 14 to 15-inches.
Channel Catfish     Few recent reports
Walleye  Fair up to 26 1/2 inch

Walleye are on the spawning areas.  Look for walleye on the dam, rocky shorelines, and rip rapped causeways.  Fishing at night is your best bet.  Jerkbaits, shallow running crank baits, and jigs are good choices during the spawn.

THE WALLEYE LENGTH LIMIT IS 21-INCHES WITH A 2/day CREEL LIMIT.

Rainbow Trout Good up to 16-inch

Trout Season opened November 1, 2013.

Anglers are doing very good on variety of baits including power bait, small minnows, spoons, hair jigs, and cheese.

Trout were last stocked on Thursday March 20, 2014

For details on the Kansas trout program, click HERE.

General Comments

0.7 feet low, releasing 5 CFS. Click Here for the most up to date lake level information.

ZEBRA MUSSEL & WHITE PERCH WARNING! El Dorado Reservoir and the Walnut River below the reservoir contain zebra mussels and white perch. Take zebra mussel control precautions when leaving the lake, Trout Area, and Stilling Basin. For information on Zebra Mussels click Here.



MARION RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels     Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!
Channel Cat Fair All Sizes In early spring, fish windblown and shallow points with shad sides.
White Crappie Poor 10" and over Crappie tend to congregate in large schools in cooler water. Fish around brushpiles and creek channel dropoffs with small jigs or spoons. Crappie at Marion tend to congregate at the dam and broken bridge but some anglers have good luck in the coves.
Walleye Poor Up to 18" Walleye are hitting the end of their yearly spawn in the next week or two. Try on the dam or off rocky points.
White Bass Fair Up to 2 lbs Fish rocky points and windblown sides of the lake.  The White Bass spawn will begin soon, and there are reports from other lakes of some white bass being caught.
Wiper Fair 1-5 lbs In early spring, fish with shad-like crankbaits or twister tail jigs off of wind blown shorelines and points. Wiper can also be found near brushpiles and other structure this time of year
General Comments
For information about ramp conditions, please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers office at Marion Reservoir by calling (620) 382-2101.

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm



BLACK KETTLE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 4/10/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair 8" to 10" Fish with small minnows and jigs around brush. There are a few nice crappie in the lake although most are fairly small.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8" Worms under a bobber. There are mostly small bluegill in the lake.
Channel Catfish Fair 2-4 lbs. Fish with cut bait in shallow water.
Largemouth Bass Fair 12" to 18" Fish shallow brush. A few large fish (up to 22") are caught in the lake each year.
General Comments
 



BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Fair to Good up to 6 pounds

Anglers did well last weekend at Butler.  Shad sides are a great early spring channel catfish bait.  Fish the windblown shorelines. 

Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches.

Largemouth Bass Fair and improving up to 16-inch Bass are becoming more active with the warming water temperatures.  Plastics, jigs, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits have all produced fish on the warmer days.
Black Crappie Fair up to 8-inch Jigs or minnows fished close to cover.
Bluegill     Few reports available.
Redear Sunfish     Few reports available.
General Comments
 



CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.    

Chase SFL is now and ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.

 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, 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 Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Fair to Good up to 5 pounds

Fishing is improving for channel catfish at the lake.  Shad sides or gizzards have produced some good catches.

Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.

Largemouth Bass Slow  

Bass action is slowly picking up.  Look for bass in shallow water during warmer days.  Big slow baits are good choices while the water temps are still cold.

There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.

Saugeye Slow   No recent reports
Spotted Bass Slow   No recent reports
Bluegill Slow   No recent reports
White Crappie Slow up to 10-inch Crappie are being caught in brushpiles and on breaks with jigs and minnows.  Most of the crappie that are caught have been less than 10-inches.
General Comments
 



COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Black Crappie Fair up to 11-inches Jigs and minnows near cover in water 13 to 18 feet deep.
Bluegill     No recent reports
Channel Catfish Fair up to 4 pounds Shad sides and dough baits fished in shallow water.  Activity is improving with warmer temps.  15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 16-inch Bass are being caught on plastic baits, swim baits, jigs, jerk baits, and spinnerbaits.  Look for shallow cover during the warmer parts of the day.
Redear Sunfish     No recent reports
General Comments
 



KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 4/10/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Fair 10" to 10 lb. Anglers are having success with cut bait lakewide.  Excellent numbers of catfish, many in the 5 lb range, were sampled last fall. Catfishing should be excellent this spring.
Largemouth Bass Good 6" to 15" The bass aren't huge, but anglers have been catching some in the 2-3 lb range.  Use traditional techniques near brush.  Some bass up to 15 inches were sampled last fall. Fish for them near rocks and in the vegetation.
Northern Pike Fair Up to 19" Anglers are catching some small pike, up to about 20".  They are dispersed lakewide and will take most any bait in your tackle box.
Bluegill Fair Up to 6" The biggest bluegill in fall samples were around 6 inches.
General Comments
The lake is responding nicely to renovation and angling should be very good for channel catfish this year. Lots of small bass, northern pike, and bluegill will be available to anglers in 2014. 



MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 4/10/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Good Up to 30" Fishing has picked up in shallow water.  The lake is an excellent spot for keeper-sized and the occasional trophy-sized channel catfish. Use dead shad on windblown shores during the fall and winter, especially during warm periods.
Crappie Fair 8-10" Crappie should be moving shallow, especially on nice days. The crappie population at McPherson SFL is generally pretty poor; however, several 14+" crappie were sampled last year.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 5 lb. Fishing is picking up as the water warms. The population looks great, with the big fish of last year's sample weighing in at 7.1 lb.
Saugeye Fair 15-20" No reports. A few saugeye were sampled this fall. Most saugeye are caught by bass anglers. Saugeye seem to like the corners of the dam.
General Comments
A bathymetric map with depth contours has been recently completed and is available on the lake page.



ANTHONY CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 3/21/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth bass Poor   No recent reports.
Channel catfish Poor   No recent reports.
Bluegill Poor   No recent reports.
General Comments
The lake is full and was restocked in the fall of 2013 with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish fingerlings.  These fish will need a year or two to grow into catchable-sized individuals.  Other species such as crappie may be considered for stocking after a few years; however, until the bass population is established in the lake, crappie have a high likelihood of overpopulating. 



COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 4/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussel     Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove City Lake. Click HERE for more information.
Bluegill Fair   Near shore areas with cover.  Small live bait offerings are best fished during the warmest periods of the day.
Crappie Fair Up to 11-inch Along the dam and around brushpiles or minnows and jigs.
Channel catfish Fair to Good up to 3 lbs Shad sides or stinkbaits fished on windblown shorelines
Largemouth bass Fair 13 to 16-inches Jigs or plastics fished shallow near cover.
Spotted bass      
Walleye Fair to Good up to 25-inch Walleye continue to spawn at the lake.  The dam and other rocky shorelines are attractive to walleye.  Fishing at night with crankbaits or stick baits is a good tactic for spawning walleye.
General Comments
The City of Council Grove requires Aquatic Nuisance Species certification of anglers and boaters at Council Grove City Lake. Go to ANS Certification to obtain the certificate. You must have this certificate in your possession while fishing and/or boating at Council Grove City Lake.



HARVEY COUNTY WEST LAKE - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair up to 1/2lb Sunfish can be most easily caught in the spring using a small bit of worm fished under a bobber. Small jigs and spinners can also be productive - but stay close to the shore line.
Largemouth Bass No Reports Up to 18 inches Largemouth Bass should begin spawning when the water temperatures reach 60 degrees this spring. When fishing for largemouth bass in the spring, try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structures or along weed lines.
White Crappie Poor 8-12 inches Crappie tend to congregate in large schools in cooler water. Fish around brushpiles and creek channel dropoffs with small jigs or spoons.
Channel Catfish Fair 1 lb plus In the cooler weather months channel cat can be caught on a variety of baits such as livers, stinkbait, and shrimp. Drifting and fishing with shad sides or small, whole shad has proven to be very productive. If fishing from shore try off of jetties or near any rocky or woody areas.
Little Arkansas River No recent reports.
General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm



HARVEY COUNTY EAST LAKE - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair 1-4lbs Channel catfish are stocked seasonally, and can be caught lakewide.
White Crappie Poor  up to 12 inches Crappie tend to congregate in large schools in cooler water, but will begin the spring spawning season soon. Fish around brushpiles and creek channel dropoffs with small jigs or spoons.
Largemouth Bass No Reports All sizes Largemouth Bass will soon begin to spawn as the water temperatures reach about 60 degrees. When fishing for largemouth bass in the spring try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structures or along weed lines.
Saugeye No Reports 18" length limit Saugeye may be caught lakewide, but it's been pretty slow.
White bass No Reports 12" + As the water temperatures increas, white bass will be feeding on shad and traveling upstream to spawn. Good bait choices for this time of year are crankbaits, plastics, and slab spoons. 
General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm



MARION COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 5 lbs In the cooler weather months channel cat can be caught on a variety of baits such as livers, stinkbait, and shrimp. Drifting and fishing with shad sides or small, whole shad has proven to be very productive. If fishing from shore try off of jetties or near any rocky or woody areas.
       
White Crappie Excellent Up to 14 inches Until the water warms up a bit more, crappie will be found mostly in deep water and off points, or on the heated dock.  Use small jigs.
Largemouth Bass Fair 8-22 inches  
Saugeye Fair Up to 18 inches Try the dam and off points. If fishing from a boat, using slab spoons has proven to be productive in the cooler months. Try casting shad colored crankbaits and plastics near rocky shorelines. 
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year.
White Bass / Wiper Fair 1 lb Find Wiper and white bass along dam and off points. Good bait choices for this time of year are crankbaits, plastics, and slab spoons. Target white bass in areas where they will be chasing shad.
General Comments

Boat inspections are MANDATORY at Marion County Lake to prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels and other Aquatic Nuisance Species. Protect our waters... don't forget to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY!

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WELLINGTON CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 4/10/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 5 lb. Look for channel catfish at the upper end.
Wiper Fair Up to 10 lb. Look for wipers to move towards the dam in April.  Use jigging spoons or crankbaits. The wiper population at Wellington is excellent, with fantastic numbers of fish of all sizes. Wipers will be chasing shad, which are about 3-5" long. Match your lures to the size of forage. Small plastics and spoons are good baits.
Crappie Good Up to 14" Crappie fishing has picked up the last couple warm days. Fish are mostly males up close to the rocks. Crappie fishing should be decent in 2014 as average numbers of crappie were sampled last fall.
Saugeye Fair Up to 5 lb. Saugeye fishing has been slow, but a couple nice fish have been taken off the old dam.  Look for saugeye moving towards rocks. Netting results indicate that the saugeye population will be down in 2014; however, the 2013 stocking produced an excellent year class that should sustain fishing in the next couple years.
Flathead Catfish Fair all sizes Use lively bait near structure. Fish of 60+ lb are in the lake.
General Comments
 



WINFIELD CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 4/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels were verified in Winfield City Lake in December 2006. Lake users should follow recommended control practices found HERE .

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!!!

Crappie Fair up to 12-inch Crappie are being caught in the trees and off of the points in water 12 to 20 feet deep.  Jigs and minnows are producing.
Channel catfish Fair up to 2 pounds Shad guts and sides fished on windblown shorelines.
Black bass     No recent reports available
White bass Fair 10 to 14-inch Points and the old road are giving up some white bass.  Vertically jigging has been the most productive while the water is still cold.
Wipers Fair up to 22-inch Same as white bass.
Walleye Fair up to 6 lbs Walleye are now spawning and will be found on shallow, rocky areas.  Minnow baits/crank baits fished during low light periods is a good tactic during the spawn.  Rocky points and along the dam are good locations to target.  Walleye Minimum length limit 18 inches.    
General Comments
The City of Winfield requires additional permits for anglers using the lake. Stop in to the lake office before fishing at the lake.



WELLINGTON HARGIS CREEK - Last Updated: 4/10/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair all sizes Fish shallow with shad sides, shrimp, or liver.
Crappie Fair up to 14" A few crappie have been caught in shallow water with minnows on nice days.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Fish any cover with lures or live bait.
Saugeye Fair Up to 18" Look for saugeye to hang near rocks in the spring. Use live bait or shad imitation lures in shallow water, especially on windblown shores.
General Comments
 



DILLON NATURE CENTER - Last Updated: 4/10/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Rainbow trout Excellent 10 to 18-inches The last trout stocking was March 20.
Channel catfish Good 1-5 lb 450 keeper-sized channel catfish were stocked on March 19.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8" Near the bank and around structure on nightcrawlers.
General Comments
 



CAREY PARK POND - Last Updated: 4/10/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-3 lbs. 450 keeper-sized channel catfish were stocked on March 19.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 3 lbs. There are a few bass in the pond, usually caught on live bait and lures.
General Comments
White perch are present in Carey Park Fishing Pond. White perch are a nuisance species that are illegal to possess alive and SHOULD NOT be transported to other waters for any reason.



SEDGWICK CO. - LAKE AFTON - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Adult Zebra Mussels were found 7/31/08 at Lake Afton.

The zebra mussels reproduce during the warmer summer months and veligers (larval zebra mussels) are present in the water column. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

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

REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in Clearwater Creek below the spillway!

White Perch no report Up to 1 lb Use a small hook with a small piece of worm, or a small spinning lure. Remember that white perch may be possessed or used as live bait ONLY while on this water, and may not be transported alive.
Channel Catfish good 1-3 lbs About 1100 lbs of channel catfish were stocked March 19. The stockings will occur once per month thru September.
Saugeye no report   As the water cools saugeye tend to push shad into shallower water. Try casting shad colored crankbaits and plastics near rocky shorelines. If fishing from a boat, using slab spoons has proven to be productive in the cooler months.
Largemouth Bass no report Up to 3 pounds When fishing for largemouth bass in the spring, try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structures or along weed lines. The Largemouth Spawn should begin as the water temperatures reach 60 degrees.
Crappie fair Up to 12 inches Crappie tend to congregate in large schools in cooler water. Fish around brushpiles and creek channel dropoffs with small jigs or spoons.
Bluegill Sunfish no report Up to 1 lb With cooler water, fish for sunfish slowly around structures and weed lines. It is best to use worms or small jigs this time of year.
General Comments
Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.