Jewell State Fishing Lake
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism 785-545-3345
GPS Location: 39.69745 -98.28092
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Normal Lake Level: 22 feet when full
Current Lake Level: 5.5 feet low
Lake Temperature: 45 degrees
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/18/2013
|| Baits, Method, & Location
|| 10-20 inches
|| Fall netting revealed a fair population of walleye and saugeye. Most of these fish are legal and anglers may be able to find some of these during the fall and winter. Best numbers appear to be on the upper end of the lake, but we did see a few on the east side north of the boat ramp.
|| 10-13 inches
|| We did find some crappie hanging out near shore this fall while netting, but there were many suspended in the middle of the lake. They are running 8-13 inches and look like they are in great shape, but there just aren't many of them in there now. We did see a lot of small crappie indicating there was excellent reproduction in 2013.
| Channel Catfish
|| 11-25 inches
Catfish can be caught throughout the winter out here, but it is a bit tougher bite than what you'll encounter in the summer. Traditional baits like nightcrawlers, shad sides, shad gizzards, and shrimp should all work.
|| 5-10 inches
|| There is a tremendous sunfish population in the lake right now with anglers having a chance to catch big bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish, and hybrid sunfish on the same trip. They can be caught on small spinners, jigs, and flies pretty much lake wide. Young anglers will have a good time catching them with a simple worm under a bobber.
| Largemouth Bass
|| 10-19 inches
|| There are very high numbers of 10-12 inch fish in the lake right now, but also a fair number of 15-19 inch fish with several fish up to 5 pounds collected this spring while shocking. White and chartreuse spinnerbaits are hard to beat, but slowly fishing soft plastics including Senkos can be productive in cold water. Smaller baits like roadrunners and Panther Martins will also catch a fair amount of fish.
| General Comments
Water level: 5.5 feet low