Ford County State Fishing Lake

3 miles north, 5 miles east of Dodge City

Dodge City Regional Office, 620-227-8609

GPS Location: 37.82473 -99.91840

Location/Address:
Dodge City, KS

Surface Acres: 48 acres

Lake is extremely low. No fish will be stocked until we get some rain. Anglers are catching small crappie and a few channel catfish.

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish     Try using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver.
General Comments

Restocking efforts will continue in 2015.  

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. 

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!

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