Wichita East KDOT
Access is from Hydraulic and 45th St., Wichita, KS
Northeast of the I-135/I-235 interchange in North Wichita; the only access is from 45th St. North.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism 316-683-8069
NE of I-135, I-235 Intersection
GPS Location: 37.76603 -97.31988
Impoundment Type: Community Lake
Surface Acres: 10 acres
Channel Catifsh are stocked monthly at this location from May to September.
Carry-in boats and watercraft (including float tubes) ARE allowed on this lake for fishing (motors are not allowed). The boat ramp is not open for public use.
A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season, which runs from October 15 thru April 15.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/12/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Rainbow Trout||Excellent||Up to 2 lbs||Rainbow trout are being stocked at KDOT East Lake and Vic's Lake in Wichita. Slough creek is VERY LOW on water, and trout will be stocked at that location when conditions improve.|
|Channel Catfish||Good||Up to 2-3 lbs||Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.|
|White Crappie||Good||Up to 12"||Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||Up to 18"||Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake. Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.|
|Bluegill||Good||Up to 1 lb||Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow. A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.|
Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day. For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.
Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm