Clinton Reservoir

Clinton Reservoir
Clinton Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast Region 2 Public Fishing Reports State Park Wildlife Area

5 miles west of Lawrence on K-10

GPS Location: N38 56.516 W095 21.263

Location/Address:
Lawrence, KS 66049

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 7,000 acres

Maximum Depth: 55 feet

Normal Lake Level: 875.5 msl

Lake Temperature: 48

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 8/28/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location

Zebra Mussels are present at Clinton Reservoir

Be sure to CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment that comes in contact with the water to keep from spreading them to another lake.

Channel catfish Fair-Good 0.5-4 lbs Catfish are being taken primarily on prepared baits over baited areas.  Anglers are doing well drifting shad also.
Crappie Slow 0.5-1.5 lbs anglers are mainly catching small fish.  Minnows and jigs near timber have produced a few fish.
Wiper/white bass Slow-Fair 4-8 lbs On calm days, anglers have done well by casting crankbaits into schools of surfacing shad.  Some have caught fish drifting a jig and nightcrawler on bottom.
Carp Good 3-5 lbs Using worms and corn around feeders.
Fish Feeders     Bloomington and Marina Cove feeders are set to run every 30 minutes between 7 AM and 7 PM, except 12:30 PM.  The feeder in the cove west of the west most state park boat ramp runs about every 1 hr 45 min between 7 AM and 7 PM. 
District Newsletter     If you want to keep up with what is going on with Clinton Reservoir (including GPS coordinates to any newly placed brush piles) and other lakes in DG, SN, and OS Counties sign up for the Lawrence District Newsletter by clicking this link: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
General Comments
Water level August 28 was 0.59 feet below normal pool level, release rate = 21 cfs, water temperature =  80.  Be aware there are a lot of Asian Carp in the outlet, these fish are illegal to possess alive. Brushpiles placed into Clinton August 11 and 12, 2008. GPS locations in degrees, minutes, seconds using Datum WGS 84: 1) N38 55.755 W095 24.146, 2) N38 56.4444 W095 24.466, 3) N38 56.283 W095 23.465, 4) N38 56.014 W095 23.096, 5) N38 55.036 W095 22.568, 6) N38 56.011 W095 23.085, 7) N38 55.073 W095 22.565, 8) N38 55.785 W095 22.235.