Clark State Fishing Lake

This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 3 Public Fishing Reports

8 1/2 miles SW of Kingsdown

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks

Dodge City Office 620-227-8609

GPS Location: N37.3826 W99.7823

Kingsdown, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 300 acres

Maximum Depth: 42 feet

Normal Lake Level: Normally at conservation but currently 34 inches low

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Black Bullhead
Green Sunfish
Saugeye 5 15
White Bass
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: 4/14/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye No Report 15 inches Try crankbaits, drifting a jig and worm or vertically fishing minnows.
Flathead catfish No Report up to 12 lbs Try live bait around channel swings and bends.
Crappie No Report up to 10 inches Fish around any sun washed rock or brush you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows & jigs.
Largemouth bass No Report Up to 3 lbs Try jigs, crankbaits and slow rolled spinnerbaits.
White bass No Report Up to 1 lb Small jigs or roadrunners along the west shore and off the points or along windswept shorelines.
Channel catfish No Report Up to 12 lbs Try liver, shrimp, worms or other live baits or also any cut baits.
General Comments

Lots of anglers out last weekend April 12 & 13. Several Conservation Officers spent much of the weekend at Clark and saw a sum total of 1 crappie caught.    A few crappie and white bass have been reported, still in deep water, but the action remains slow.

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!