Cedar Bluff Reservoir
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: 48'
Normal Lake Level: 2144' MSL
Current Lake Level: 2118.85' ----25.15' below conservation
Lake Temperature: 34
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|White Bass||No Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/6/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||No Reports||Up to 15 inches||Vertically fishing small slab-spoons over the fish attractors or over steep drop-offs in deep water.|
|Rainbow Trout||No Reports||0.5lb./fish average||
The third and final stocking was made on 2-13-2014 and consisted of 423 rainbow trout that averaged a little over 1 lb. each.
Still fishing salmon eggs, powerbait, nightcrawler pieces, and corn off the bottom is a popular method. Casting and retrieving small in-line spinners and spoons can be effective. And some flyanglers do well slow-retrieving sinking nymph and wet fly patterns.
|Walleye||No Reports||Up to 28 inches||Vertically fishing slab spoons over points, drop-offs, and around the fish attractors.|
|White Bass/Wipers||No Reports|| |
Whites up to 17 inches
Wipers up to 13 lbs.
|Vertically fishing slab spoons over deeper drop-offs and points likely best for both species.|
The reservoir is approximately 80% ice covered by a 1.5 inch thick sheet of very weak ice. All boat ramps are iced in.
The stilling basin 80% ice covered by a thin sheet of weak ice. There may be some fishable open water by the weekend.
SURFACE ELEVATION- 2118.66'----25.44' 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