Brown State Fishing Lake

8 miles east and 1/4 mile north of Hiawatha

GPS Location: 39.84509 -95.37681

Hiawatha, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 62 acres

Maximum Depth: 13 feet

Normal Lake Level: Full




C cat


Red and blue

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 20
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 2 18
Redear Sunfish
Walleye 2 18
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Spring Fishing Opportunities COOL   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Horton Little Lake. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Horton Little Lake  newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Black Crappie Good up to 1.3 lbs. Fish are spawning, work that shallow brush and the ends of the piers, jig and minnow.
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 0.5 lbs. Hunk of worm under a bobber off the piers or around the brush.   
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 8.0 lbs Fish feeders are in and feeding sinking food at 7:30, 8, noon, 7 & 7:30 pm.  Cut bait or fresh shad in the shallows where the wind is blowing in.   
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 4.0 lbs. Spinner or cranks baits worked slow around the shallow brush, these guys are soaking up some sunshine.  
Redear Sunfish Slow up to 0.4 lbs. Small hunk of worm under a bobber around the brush on the north end.   
General Comments

Feeders are in and feeding 5 times a day.

It is time to be fishing and not wishing!  Take a look around for those mushrooms too!

I've had a Facebook page for about a year now and it has photos of: walleye egg collection, sauger collection, stocking, electrofishing and fall netting on lakes in my area.  Just click on this link hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

October netting pictures, lots of bass and good crappie and bluegill, click on Brown State above the fishing report to see some of these fish. Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast.