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Fort Scott Community College Lakes

Fort Scott, KS

South Horton Street

Fort Scott Community College 620-223-2700

Don George, Fisheries Biologist

GPS Location: 37.81902 -94.7152

Fort Scott, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 4 acres

Maximum Depth: N/A

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: N/A

Lake Temperature: varies

These two lakes are enrolled into the Community Fisheries Assistance Program. A city fishing permit is no longer required. Both lakes are annually stocked with quality size channel catfish. These channel catfish are raised in the city rearing pond. A fish feeder is operated in the east pond to enhance the fishery and improve angling. Crappie, bluegill and largemouth bass all can provide great angling opportunities. Shoreline access and parking is very good.

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