Shawnee State Fishing Lake

Shawnee SFL 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Included in the Urban Fishing Program Fishing Forecast 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: 39.2003 -95.8036

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: 10/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth Bass Fair to Good 1/2 to 5 pounds The lake has an excellent population of black bass over 15 inches.  They can be found around structure or the dam in 5 to 12 feet of water.
Crappie Slow 1/2 to 1 pound Crappie numbers are below average for the lake this year. 
Channel Catfish Good 1/2 - 4 pounds The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch catfish. 1010 channel catfish were stocked on August 5th. So far this year 5,560 channel catfish have been stocked at the lake.  Channel catfish daily limit is 5.  Cats are being caught with worms or dip bait.
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°