Yates Center-South Old

Yates Center Old 3D
This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast Region 5 Public Fishing Reports

Yates Center, KS

.5 miles S of Yates Center on Highway 75, W on Reservoir Road.

City of Yates Center (620) 625-2118

Fisheries Biologist: Justin Morrison (620) 637-2748

GPS Location: 37.8649 -95.74456

Location/Address:
Yates Center, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 150 acres

Maximum Depth: 12 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

The city of Yates Center has signed for the CFAP program. A city permit is no longer required.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 10 10
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Walleye 2 15
Wiper 2 18
Green Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/18/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth Bass Fair 1-5 lbs. Spring sampling indicates a fair population of largemouth bass. Most of the population consists of quality sized fish or larger (fish larger than 12").
Wipers Poor up to 5 lbs. Sampling efforts indicate a low population of wipers due to no stockings in recent years. The fish that are available should be harvestable sized individuals.
Channel Catfish Good up to 15 lbs. A good populaiton of channel catfish is present in this lake with many harvestable size fish available.
Walleye Fair up to 6 lbs. Sampling efforts show a fair population of walleye. Most fish available should be of harvestable size (15" or greater).
Crappie Fair up to 14" A fair population of both black crappie and white crappie are present in this lake. Harvestable sized fish larger than 10" are available and even fish up to 14" have been caught.
       
Current Fishing Opportunity      
Largemouth bass Fair 1-5 lbs Slow-rolling spinnerbaits or lipless crankbaits along rocky shorelines and near deeper water. The warmer weather in the upcoming days will make the fish want to move shallower.
Wipers Slow   mostly on liver, can be caught using various shad imitating lures
channel catfish fair 1/2-15 lbs  shad sides or guts lakewide.
Walleye slow-fair 1-6 pounds Some walleye are being caught along the rocks using crankbaits and curly tailed grubs.
crappie slow-fair up to 14" Crappie will be moving into spawning grounds in the upcoming days with the warm weather coming the bite should improve. Try small green or white jigs under a bobber worked slowly along the rocks or brush.
General Comments

The city of Yates Center has signed up for the CFAP program. A city permit is no longer required. Water temp is 57°

STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS! CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your boat and livewell before leaving an area. DO NOT MOVE FISH OR BAIT between waters.

District Fisheries Newsletter. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District