Great Bend Stone Lake

SW of Great Bend, KS at Washington St. & Railroad Ave
 Great Bend 620-793-4160

GPS Location: 38.35266 -98.7714

Location/Address:
Great Bend, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 50 acres

Maximum Depth: 20 feet

Normal Lake Level: Lake is full

Trout Type 2 water - Trout permit required only for trout anglers.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Wiper 2 18
Black Bullhead
Bluegill
Green Sunfish
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 Bait, Method, & Location
Rainbow trout   2/lb Try small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits.
Channel catfish     Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom.
Bluegill     Try small pieces of worm or crickets under a bobber or small twister tail jigs. 
Largemouth bass     Try jigs and finesse plastics later in the day.
Crappie     Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows or jigs
Wiper     Try trolling jigs and crankbaits, or shrimp fished on the bottom. You can also try jigging slab spoons and bucktail jigs. Drifting live shad, sunfish or minnows may also work
General Comments

1049 rainbow trout were stocked to kick off the trout fishing season.  Stone Lake is a 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 http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ 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!

REMEMBER: Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.