Marion County Lake

2 miles E, 2 miles S of Marion, KS
Marion County 620-382-3240

GPS Location: 38.3152 -96.9916

Location/Address:
Marion, KS 66861

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 153 acres

Current Lake Level: The lake is full

Plenty of shoreline access as well as ample space for boat fishing make this lake perfect for families and anglers of all ages and interests. Saugeye, Channel Catfish, Wiper and White bass are readily caught as are largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5 15
Flathead Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Smallmouth Bass 5 18
Spotted Bass 5 15
Walleye 2 18
Saugeye 2 18
Wiper 2 18
Green Sunfish
Black Bullhead
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs In the warm weather months channel cat can be caught on a variety of baits such as livers, stinkbait, and shrimp. Drifting and fishing with shad sides or small, whole shad has proven to be very productive. If fishing from shore try off of jetties or near any rocky or woody areas.
       
White Crappie Good Up to 14 inches Crappie fishing varies as water temps have increased recently.
Largemouth Bass Good 8-22 inches Try lures around structure near the shoreline.
Saugeye Fair Up to 18 inches Try the dam and off points. Try casting shad colored crankbaits and plastics near rocky shorelines. 
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Bluegill are biting readily on worms and small jigs or spinners.
White Bass / Wiper Fair 1 lb Find Wiper and white bass along dam and off points. Good bait choices for this time of year are crankbaits, plastics, and slab spoons. Target white bass in areas where they will be chasing shad.
General Comments

Boat inspections are MANDATORY at Marion County Lake to prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels and other Aquatic Nuisance Species. Protect our waters... don't forget to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY!

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.