Chase State Lake
Cottonwood Falls, KS
3 miles W of Cottonwood Falls
Regional Office: 316-683-8069
Public Land Manager: Brent Konen - 620-767-5900
GPS Location: 38.3698 -96.5818
Cottonwood Falls, KS
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 109 acres
Maximum Depth: 45 feet
Normal Lake Level: N/A
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/17/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.||
Chase SFL is now an ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.
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, 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.
|New Video Available||
KDWPT Fisheries Biologists annually sample largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass populations to gather valuable data which is used in formulating fisheries management plans. This video shows a summary of a typical day in the electrofishing boat while sampling is being conducted.
See the video at http://youtu.be/R1jK9YZJYuI .
|New Fishing Newsletter||We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||up to 10 pounds||
Chase SFL usually produces some good cold water fishing action for channel catfish. Look in the deeper portions of the lake. Good baits are fresh cut shad, fresh cut sunfish, or shad sides. On warmer days, look for the catfish in shallow water where the temperature is greatest.
Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||up to 15-inch||
Jigs and plastics near shallow cover.
There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.
|Saugeye||Fair||up to 18-inch||Swimbaits, flukes, jigs, and jerk baits off the rocky points and the dam.|
|Spotted Bass||Jigs and small crank baits fished near the dam and shoreline breaks.|
|Bluegill||Few recent reports|
|White Crappie||Fair||up to 10-inch||Look for concentrations of crappie along ledges, brush piles, and points in the deeper areas of the lake. Vertically fishing jigs is a great wintertime tactic. Warming water temperatures will attract the crappie to shallower water around cover.|