Coffey County Lake

Coffey County 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast

Burlington, KS

No fees required. No reservations required

Must always wear a life jacket.

No trotlines or setlines will be allowed.

Open 30 minutes after sunup to 30 minutes before sundown

Closed during winter under certain weather conditions. Call the gatehouse at 620-364-2475

GPS Location: 38.24642 -95.71781

Burlington, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 5,090 acres

Maximum Depth: 60 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1,087 fsl

Current Lake Level: Call entrance gate house 620-364-2475

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Blue Catfish 5
Channel Catfish 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 2 18
Smallmouth Bass 2 18
Walleye 2 21
Crappie 5 12
White Bass No creel limit
Wiper 1 21
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/22/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Excellent 10-20" Both species are present in this lake, and offer great fishing throughout the year especially during the later and earlier parts of the year. Anglers have good success with both species in the warm water discharge during the winter and early spring months.
Walleye Fair up to 25" Fair to good walleye angling can be expected with most fish ranging from 13-18" but fish over 21" are available.
Channel Catfish Good up to 5 lbs. Good channel cat fishing can be expected lake wide.
Blue Catfish Good up to 35" The blue catfish population is doing well, and many anglers have experienced good success with blue catfish drifting with cut bait around the warm water. Reports of fish over 20 lbs. are not uncommon, and fish over 50 lbs. have also been recorded.
White Bass Excellent 8-16" There is an excellent population of white bass in this lake. White bass is one of the most caught species in the lake. Anglers have success lake wide on twister tails and small jigs and spinners.
Crappie Good up to 15" Crappie fishing will continue to be good. Fish 10-12" are common and fish greater than 12" are readily available.
Wipers Fair 2-5 lbs. Wiper fishing will be fair. A few fish around the 4-5 lb. range are available but the overall numbers are low.
Current Fishing Opportunity      
largemouth bass Fair 8 in to 18 inches Jigs or suspending jerkbaits on points and dropoffs
walleye Fair 14-25 inches Crankbaits or twister tail grubs along rip rap. 
channel catfish/blue catfish Fair-Good 1/2-5 lbs shad sides, stink bait, or cut bait drifting along points or drop offs
smallmouth bass Good 10-20 inches spinnerbaits or plastics on the riprap or near points and ledges
white bass Good 8-15 inches small spinners or jigs along windy points or channel breaks where baitfish are concentrated. topwater baits when the fish are busting the surface
wipers Good 2-5 lbs shad imitation around windy points and dropoffs
crappie Fair-Good 11-15 inches Focus on the deeper water around timber and channel ledges.
General Comments

Entrance gate phone number is 620-364-2475 call for lake conditions.

ZEBRA MUSSELS have been confirmed in Coffey County Lake! Please help stop the spread. Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and livewell after leaving this lake. It is illegal to transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.

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