Coldwater City Lake

Coldwater City Lake 3D


This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast

1 mile S, 1 mile W of Coldwater, KS
 City of Coldwater 620-582-2940

GPS Location: 37.2446 -99.3517

Coldwater, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 250 acres

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report   Jigs and minnows
Wiper No report   Spoons and topwater baits
Largemouth bass No report   A variety of artificial baits should work
General Comments
No reports. With the warm temperatures, fishing should be getting better each day. Try for crappie by using minnows around submerged logs and tree stumps on the northeast flat and along the dam. Largemouth bass are about 3 weeks from spawning and could be taken on a variety of baits. Wiper's should be on the windy banks and points, try spoons and shallow running crankbaits or topwater baits. Channel catfish should begin to bite on standard baits like worms, liver and prepared baits.

Coldwater City Lake

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 9/5/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report No report Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs. Using minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs work.
Channel catfish No report No report Try liver, shrimp, worms, or other live baits. Normally they will be feeding on the wind blown side of the lake. You can also try drifting nightcrawlers or using cut bait.
Wiper No report No report Try jigs and crankbaits on wind blown shores or shrimp fished on the bottom off the face of the dam.
Largemouth bass No report No report Fishing with any shad imitation lures should work, especially around the stump rows and along shoreline vegetation.
General Comments

The lake has returned to full pool, 5+ inches of rain had the water going over the spillway on June 1st. Good reports of channel catfish and wipers coming on worms and shrimp fished on the bottom on the face of the dam at that time.

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!