Butler State Lake

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Latham, KS

3 miles W, 1 mile N of Latham

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks 316-683-8069

GPS Location: N37 32.708 W96 41.832

Location/Address:
Latham, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 124 acres

Maximum Depth: 22 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: 3.5 feet low

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 15
Bluegill
Green Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 9/12/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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Channel Catfish Good up to 12 pounds

Feeders are running.  Stink baits and cut bait near the feeders early and late in the day have been producing some nice catfish.

Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches.

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 17-inch Large plastics are doing well early and late in the day.  Mid-day action has been pretty slow.  
Black Crappie Fair up to 8-inch

Crappie have been slow to fair recently.  

The majority of the crappie in the lake or small and need to be thinned down.  Take those smaller crappie home (as long as you don't exceed  the 50/day creel limit!) as they won't get much bigger in Butler if you throw them back.  Overpopulation of the crappie has created slow growth rates so don't feel bad about taking home a nice bucket of smallish crappie...you'll be doing the lake a favor!

Bluegill Fair up to 7-inch Live bait fished under a bobber close to shoreline cover.  Mornings and evenings have been best.
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