GPS Location: N39 25.373 W099 26.141
1210 9 Road
Stockton, KS 67669
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 3,740 acres
Maximum Depth: 42 feet
Normal Lake Level: 1892.45 conservation pool
Current Lake Level: 1869.48, 22.97' below conservation pool
Lake Temperature: 32 degrees
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/5/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|2014 Fishing Outlook||The information that is below is an outlook on how the fish populations should be in 2014 and are based on the 2013 Fall sampling.|
|Wipers||Good||Majority 6 to 15 inches with 15 to 20 inches close behind||The supply should be good again this year. Six to 15 inch fish accounted for 29%, 15 to 20 inch fish accounted for 56% and 20 inch plus fish accounted for 15%. The biggest fish sampled weighed 8.60 pounds. Density rating for fish 12 inches and above ranked 3rd in the state.|
|White Bass||Good||Majority 12 to 15 inches||This population is currently dominated by fish in the 12 to 15 inch size accounting for 68%. Individuals in the 9 to 12 inch size range accounted for 14% and fish over 15 inches accounted for 13%. The biggest fish sampled weighed 1.84 lbs. Density rating for fish 9 inches and above ranked 1st this year.|
|Walleye||Good||Majority 15 to 28 inches||Walleye fishing should be good again this year with 70% being over 15 inches. Fish in the 7 to 15 inch size range accounted for 33%, 15 to 20 inch fish accounted for 55% and fish over 20 inches accounted for 11%. The largest fish sampled weighed 6.61 lbs. Density rating for fish 15 inches and above ranked #3 in state this year.|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||Majority 16 to 24 inches||Catfishing should be fair with the numbers about the same as last year. The population is still fairly young with fish 11 to 16 inches being 11% and fish 16 to 24 inches accounted for 89%. The largest channel sampled weighed 4.37 lbs. The largest flathead sampled weighed 46.30 lbs. Density rating for flathead's 20 inches and above ranked #1 in state this year.|
|Crappie||Good & Fair||Majority 2 to 8 inches||Although low numbers of fish were caught in the trap nets due to cold fronts passing through crappie fishing should be good for black crappie and fair for white crappie. Had a really good crappie spawn for with 54% of the crappie being 2 to 5 inches. Will still be some 8 to 15 inch fish accounting for 28%. However, the density rating for black crappie is #6 in the state for fish 8 inches and above. The largest black sampled weighed 1.08 lbs and a white weighing 1.09 lbs.|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||Majority 15 to 20 inches||The bass fishery is starting to come around and should be good. The majority of fish were in the 15 to 20 inch size range accounting for 58% and fish 3 to 15 inches accounted for 42%. The biggest fish sampled weighed 3.15 pounds. Density rating for fish 12 inches and above ranked 2nd this year.|
|Crappie||Fair||9 to 17 inches||Heard of some fish being caught around the north and south fish attractors using jigs and slab spoons. Lake has approx. 1-2 inches of ice cover and the boat ramps are iced in at this time, however, looking at the weather forecast this could change rather quickly.|
|Walleye||Fair||14 to 28 inches||Did have a few reports of fish being caught while jigging for crappie. Remember the 15 inch length limit because will be some short fish caught that need to be released. Stocked 56,671 walleye fingerlings on 05-31-2013|
|White Bass/Wiper||Good||10 to 30 inches||Have had reports of white bass and wipers being caught around north and south fish attractors. Stocked 120,000 wiper fry on 05-16-2013|
|Catfish||Fair||20 to 36 inches||Did have reports of fish being caught on the south side using shad on the bottom.|
|Rainbow Trout||Good||10 to 18 inches||Stocked the fourth load of 2100 trout on 02-13 and have been getting reports of fish being caught on lures, salmon eggs and power bait. The stilling basin is ice free at this time.|
WATER TEMPERATURE- 32 Degree's
SURFACE ELEVATION- 1869.48 ---- 22.97' below conservation
Currently, the water level is 10.07 feet lower than it was one year ago at this time.
The Reservoir has approx. 1-2 inches of ice cover at this time and the stilling basin has about the same amount of ice, however, there is an open area that the water fowl have been keeping open. Also, looking at the weather forecast this could change rather quickly.
Irrigation releases started on 6-22-13 and were shut off on 8-30-13.
KDWPT has released the "Walleye for Tomorrow" video and uploaded the video to the KDWPT You Tube channel. The video can be viewed at http://youtu.be/8BMsifSvf-U .
KDWPT will be releasing the recently completed “Kansas Crappie Bonanza” video on February 17, 2012. This 25-minute video covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter with tips and tactics to make you a better crappie angler. Visit the KDWPT homepage on February 17th and click on the Kansas Crappie Bonanza link to view the video!
KDWPT will be releasing the Urban Stocking Fish Program video soon and it can be found at http://youtu.be/5l4QiSfsQbQ
Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! Therefore, please discard leftover bait in a trash can.
Now Available: A Webster District newsletter that will include Webster, Kirwin and Keith Sebelius Reservoir's is currently available. If you would like to subscribe to this spring and fall 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-Webster-Reservoir-Fishing-District