Cimarron Grasslands Fishing Pits

8 miles N of Elkhart

USDA Forest Service

(620) 697-4621

GPS Location: 37.1631 -101.7780

Elkhart, KS

Surface Acres: 11 acres

Additional License Required: A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season.

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/4/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Rainbow trout Good   2 / lb Try small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits. 
General Comments

1000 rainbow trout were stocked at the Grasslands Recreation Area ponds for the start of trout fishing this year.  These are Type 2 Water, meaning that a trout permit is required only for trout anglers.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing. You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!