Elk City Reservoir
Corps of Engineers (620) 331-6820
GPS Location: N37 15.415 W95 46.487
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 4,450 acres
Maximum Depth: 24 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: 3/24/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Good||8-14 inches||Anglers are beginning to catch crappie shallow when the water warms. Look for fish suspended in deeper water near spawning areas when water cools.|
|Channel catfish||Good||18-26 inches||Catfish are actively feeding in shallows during the day.|
|White bass||Fair||8-16 inches||White bass fishing will pick up in the Elk River following rain.|
|Outlet||Fishing is good at the outlet when water is being released. Use the link below to determine release volume.|
Water temperature was 61 degrees at the boat ramp on 03/23/2015 afternoon
Water temperature was 53 degrees at the boat ramp on 03/24/2015 morning
Float line fishing will be allowed from July 15 through September 15. No float line permit is required in 2015.
Current water levels and discharge can be viewed HERE.
We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that subscribe to it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the Independence District (Montgomery, Wilson, and Labette counties) only.
The Elk City State Park Youth/Mentor pond is now open. The pond is open to anglers 15 and younger as well as their mentor. A mentor may take more than one youth fishing, but only one mentor may fish per youth they accompany. Two channel catfish can be harvested daily, but largemouth bass are catch and release only. See the park office for more information.