Marion Reservoir

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Marion Reservoir Map
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Marion, KS

2101 Located just north of US 56 between the communities of Marion and Hillsboro

US Army Corps of Engineers 620-382-2101

GPS Location: N38 22 3.72 W97 5 22.07

Location/Address:
Marion, KS 66861

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 6,160 acres

Maximum Depth: N/A

Normal Lake Level: 1350.5 conservation pool

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Walleye 5 18
Wiper 5
Crappie 50
Bluegill
Black Bullhead
White Bass
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** 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     Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!
Channel Cat Fair up to 5 lbs Shallow windblown shorelines on cut shad, shad sides, or liver.
White Crappie Fair to Good 10" and over Crappie have been hit or miss through the ice, but some anglers have had good luck on the dam.
Walleye Fair Up to 24" Walleye will be heading to spawning areas and will be there over the next several weeks.  Look for spawning walleye along the dam and any other rocky, shallow shoreline that has deeper water near by.  Suspending crank baits or jerk baits are great choices during the spawn.
White Bass Fair to Good Up to 15" Shallow water areas during warmer days.  Also along points and ends of the dam.  Casting jigs, roadrunners, or small crankbaits.
Wiper Fair to Good 1-5 lbs Same as white bass.
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