Dodge City Lake Charles

North 14th Avenue
 Dodge City, KS

Dodge City Community College 620-227-9323

GPS Location: 37.77562 -100.0385

Dodge City, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 1 acre

Maximum Depth: 12 feet

Normal Lake Level: The lake is currently full. DCCC pumps to maintain the water level

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 2 18
Trout 5
* 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

800 rainbow trout were stocked in Lake Charles on October 28.  Lake Charles is a Type 1 Water, meaning that ALL anglers 16 or older must have a trout permit until April 15.

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. 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!