Tuttle Creek Reservoir

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

GPS Location: N39 15.445 W96 34.77

Manhattan, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 12,500 acres

Maximum Depth: 50 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1075 mls

Lake Temperature: 60

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Blue Catfish 10
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Saugeye 5 15
White Bass
Walleye 5 15
Trout 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 8/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair 1/2 to 1.5 pounds Crappie are still in a summer pattern and can be caught around standing timber or brush in 8 to 14 feet of water.  
White Bass Fair to Good 1/2 to 2 pounds They are chasing schools of small shad and can be found by looking for splashing at the surface or main lake points.  Overall numbers are down some this year, but the fish are of a good size.
Catfish Good Up to 20 pounds With all the rain, fishing for catfish has been good where the creeks enter the reservoir or in the river upstream.  As the water level comes up, fishing will be good in all the newly flooded vegetation.
Largemouth Bass Fair 1 to 5 pounds Coves in southern third of the Reservoir have some locally good largemouth bass populations. The McIntyre Cove area tends to produce the best fishing.
Saugeye Fair to Slow Up to 6 pounds Saugeye can be caught in the reservoir trolling or casting crankbaits along rocky/gravel points.  Most fish being caught in 10 to 15 feet of water.  Fishing at the River Pond has been fair with anglers doing good around the beach.  A few being caught at the tubes with jigs or spoons.
General Comments

Tuttle Creek is one foot above conservation pool. You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

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