Cedar Bluff Reservoir

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Cedar Bluff Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast Good Fishnig Spots State Park Wildlife Area

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Cedar Bluff Area Office 785-726-3212

13 miles South of I-70 Ogallah Interchange (exit 135) on K-147

GPS Location: 38.7961 -99.7244

Ellis, KS 67637

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 6,869 @ conservation level

Maximum Depth: 42'

Normal Lake Level: 2144' MSL

Current Lake Level: 2120.80' ----23.20' below conservation

Lake Temperature: 45

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Walleye 5 18''
White Bass No Limit
Crappie 50
Wiper 2
Channel Catfish 10
Largemouth Bass 5 15"
Smallmouth Bass 5 15"
Spotted Bass 5 15"
Flathead Catfish 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/27/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Slow Up to 15 inches Fish seem to have scattered from their deeper haunts and aren't as concentrated as they were earlier.  Anglers are still catching a few over the fish attractors, but fish have generally been tough to locate.
Walleye Fair Up to 28 inches Fish are in the middle of spawning.  Casting suspending or shallow running stick baits along the dam or stick baits and jigs along rocky shorelines near the dam at night should be effective.  Anglers have reported catching a few nice fish up to 8 lbs.
White Bass/Wipers Good

Whites up to 17 inches

Wipers up to 13 lbs.

Casting bucktail jigs and other shad imitating baits over shallow, sun-warmed flats and points during the warmest part of the day has been a productive pattern.  Finding areas where the water warms quickly is the key.
Rainbow Trout Good 0.5 lb. average

We stocked approximately 1,800 rainbow trout on Monday, February 9, 2015. 

Stillfishing powerbait, corn, worms, marshmallows, and combinations of these baits are popular and effective.  Anglers casting small inline spinners and fly anglers fishing small nymphs and wet flies can be successful too.

Anglers report catching good numbers of fish stillfishing salmon eggs and powerbait.


SURFACE ELEVATION- 2120.80'----23.20' below conservation 

It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. So please discard any leftover bait in a trash can.

Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related prospects 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