Shawnee State Fishing Lake

Shawnee SFL 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Included in the Urban Fishing Program Fishing Forecast Region 2 Public Fishing Reports Wildlife Area

7 1/2 miles N and 2 1/2 miles E of Silver Lake in the NW corner of Shawnee County

For Information Contact Leavenworth State Fishing Lake - 913-845-2665

GPS Location: N39.2003 W95.8036

Location/Address:
Silver Lake, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 135 acres

Maximum Depth: 25 feet

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth Bass Fair 1/2 to 5 pounds The lake has an excellent population of black bass over 15 inches.
Crappie Fair to Slow 1/2 to 1 pound Crappie numbers are below average for the lake this year. A few being caught along the dam or the deeper brush piles.
Channel Catfish Fair 1/2 - 4 pounds The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch catfish. Over 7,600 channel catfish were stocked in 2013. Channel catfish daily limit is 5.  A few being caught with worms or dip bait in the upper part of the lake.
General Comments

Located north of Silver Lake, Shawnee State Fishing Lake is the site of good catch and release largemouth bass fishing. The lake is also noted for channel catfish harvest since the lake receives frequent stockings of harvestable sized catfish from March through September. The Jeffrey Energy Center Lakes and Perry Reservoir both have zebra mussels and with Shawnee State Lake being close it is at high risk. Please, always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies.

Brush piles at GPS coordinates

N 39.200640° W - 95.805438°
N 39.200351° W -95.801881°
N 39.201053° W -95.801924°