Ottawa State Fishing Lake
Hays Regional Office 785-628-8614
GPS Location: N39 6 20.76 W97 34 30.05
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 111 acres
Maximum Depth: 11 feet
Normal Lake Level: This lake stays full most of the time due to two creeks that run in on the upper end.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 2/7/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||up to 6 lbs||Largemouth are abundant, but large fish are scarce. Angling will be best near rock and brush on artificials.|
|Bluegill||Fair||6 to 8 Inches||Look for bluegill around the rocks on the piers and around any brush in the water. Worms and small jigs are a good bait.|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||Small||Fair numbers of stocked channel catfish are available to anglers using typical catfish techniques.|
|Saugeye||Good||up to 24"||Saugeye numbers and sizes are very good. Most will be caught on shad imitation baits, or jig and a worm.|
|Wiper||Poor||up to 24"||Wipers are not abundant, but some can be caught on shad imitation lures and topwater baits.|
|Crappie||Fair||up to 15"||Crappie numbers are stable, so angling will be fair/good on jigs and minnows along the dam and near brush/rocks.|
|Current Fishing Opportunity|
CAUTION: LONGER BOAT TRAILERS MAY FALL OFF EDGE OF BOAT RAMP WHEN WATER IS LOW
This includes a fishing report covering the fishing forecast for the upcoming 2014 fishing season. The Current Fishing Opportunity section will be updated with regular weekly fishing reports starting March 2014.
The cabin is rentable now - get ahold of the Hays Regional Office - 785-628-8614 - for reservations or more information.