Sheridan State Fishing Lake
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Norton, KS 913-877-2953
GPS Location: N39 21 31.21 W100 13 39.23
Hoxie, KS 67740
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 67 acres
Maximum Depth: 22 feet
Normal Lake Level: Full is 4 feet below overflow structure.
Current Lake Level: At normal full operating level.
Lake Temperature: 51
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 7/24/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Fair||Up to 13 inches||Jigs or minnows fished around deeper brush has been best. Trolling small crankbaits off the dam can be effective too.|
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||Up to 4.5 lbs.||Small topwater plugs or shad imitating swimbaits fished around the fish attractors in the early morning and evening.|
|Saugeye||Slow||Up to 3 lbs.||No Report.|
|Bluegill||Fair||Up to 8 inches||Small jigs or nightcrawlers under a bobber around structure in shallow water.|
|Channel Catfish||Fair/Good||Up to 19 lbs.||Various baits around brush or along rip-rapped shorelines early, late, or at night.|
|Wiper||Fair||Up to 4.5 lbs.||Casting or trolling small shad imitating crankbaits or still fishing liver, shrimp, and nightcrawlers off the bottom.|
It is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water, so please discard any unused bait in a trash can.
Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related projects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District
Anglers who fish Sheridan State Fishing Lake might consider sharing their experiences with other anglers through the public fishing report. If you would like to post a fishing report please go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/