Leavenworth State Fishing Lake

Leavenworth State Fishing Lake
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 2 Public Fishing Reports Wildlife Area

Phone: 913-845-2665

GPS Location: N39.12303 W95.1490528

Location/Address:
Tonganoxie, KS 66086

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 160 acres

Maximum Depth: 47 feet

Normal Lake Level: 865 msl

LVSL LMB

LVSL BG

LVSL RESF

LVSL WAE

LVSL Mixed bag

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 13-18 Slot
Smallmouth Bass 2 18
Redear Sunfish
Saugeye 2 15
Sauger 2 15
Walleye 2 15
Wiper 5 18
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 7/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Summer Fishing Opportunities Good   For Fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click on Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry Newsletter Good 4 pages (Lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Holton Banner Creek. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek  Newsletter and fill in the blanks.  I'll be working on another newsletter shortly!
LM Bass Fair-Good up to 2.0 lbs Work those shallow areas along the new flooded vegetaion, plastics or small spinners.  Made time to work on Mays electrofishing data:  sampled 146 lm bass in 1.19 hrs of electrofishing or 94.12 Stock length (8" or greater)/hr.  Largest was 3.12 lbs and fish were in fair body condition.
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 7.0 lbs Fish feeders are feeding sinking food 5 times a day, 7, 7:30 am, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm. Shad sides work great this time of year, fish those wind blown banks pretty shallow.  Cats are done spawning but will remain shallow for a little while.  
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.3 lbs Small tube jig or spinner tipped with a worm along weed edges and in brush.  We sampled 93 bluegill while electrofishing the largest was over 8" and weighed .46 lbs. 
Crappie Slow-Fair up to .75 lbs Small tube jigs tipped with a minnow around those brush piles 8-10' of water.  These guys have scattered for the summer.
Redear Sunfish Fair-Good up to 0.6 lbs Small hunk of worm or small spinner right in the pondweed.  We sampled 84 redear while electrofishing the largest was over 9" and weighed 0.8 lbs, these fish were in better body condition than the bluegill or lm bass.
Wiper Fair-Good up to 5.0 lbs Large shad colored plastics off of the points, look for the schools of young gizzard shad being attacked!
Walleye fair Up to 4.5 lbs Fish the points and face of the dam with big jig tipped with minnow, fish are done spawning.
General Comments

I some of you have been visiting my new Facebook page.  I've been posting lots of photos to.  All kinds of things like walleye spawning, fish stockings and lots of other stuff.  Just click on this link and your there https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see! 

Yes, the lake came up about a foot however I think with evaporation the lake will start dropping again. 

May electrofishing pictures, check out these fish! To see the new netting pictures, click on Leavenworth State Fishing Lake. Also Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.