Sheridan State Fishing Lake

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Norton, KS 913-877-2953

GPS Location: N39 21 31.21 W100 13 39.23

Hoxie, KS 67740

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 67 acres

Maximum Depth: 22 feet

Normal Lake Level: Full is 4 feet below overflow structure.

Current Lake Level: At normal full operating level.

Lake Temperature: 51

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Crappie 50
Channel Catfish 5
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Redear Sunfish
Saugeye 5 15
Wiper 2
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/17/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair/Good Up to 13 inches Jigs around brush or laydown trees.
Largemouth Bass Fair/Good Up to 4.5 lbs. Soft plastics, swimbaits, and spinnerbaits fished around brush and rip rap.
Saugeye Fair/Good Up to 3 lbs. Drifting or casting jig and nightcrawler combo on points and near drop-offs.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8 inches Nightcrawlers under a bobber around the fish attractors.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 19 lbs. Cut and prepared baits fished on shallow flats.
Wiper Fair Up to 4.5 lbs. Stillfishing liver off the bottom.

It is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water, so please discard any unused bait in a trash can.

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