Holton - Banner Creek Reservoir
1 ½ miles West of Holton, KS
Jackson County 785-364-4236
GPS Location: 39.45986 -95.72701
Surface Acres: 535 acres
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 7/11/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Lake Contour Map||Pretty Good||8.5"x11" Color||Banner Creek has been mapped by the Kansas Biological Survey and there is a map available at Contour Map|
|Summer Fishing Opportunities||Good||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 Banner Creek. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek Newsletter and fill in the blanks. I'll be working on a new newsletter shortly!|
|Black Crappie||Fair-Good||up tp 1.0 lbs.||Tube jigs and minnow or small spinner around brush, boat ramp cove and the dam. Fish have scattered for the summer.|
|Bluegill||Fair-Good||up to 0.5 lbs.||Small jig or spinner tipped with a worm in the brush and along the weed edges. Fish are done spawning. I made some time to work on the May electrofising data: we sampled 164 bluegill in 1.97 hours of electrofishing, the largest was 8" and weighed almost 0.5 lbs. These fish were all in good body condition.|
|Channel Catfish||Fair-Good||up to 10.0 lbs.||Fish feeders are in and feeding sinking feed at 7, 7:30, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm. Shad sides work great this time of year, wind swept banks. Fish are done spawning but some will remain shallow and feed like crazy.|
|Largemouth Bass||Fair-Good||up to 6.4 lbs.||
Spinners or plastics worked slow around the brush, standing timber and flooded vegetation. We sampled 157 lm bass in 1.97 hours of electrofishing time or 63.96 Stock length fish (8" or greater)/hour. The largest lm bass we sampled was 5.6 lbs and all the fish were in pretty good body condition even with the extended period of low water.
We also sampled 6 smallmouth bass, one young fist from last year with the largest smallmouth being 3.2 lbs, these fish weren't as plump as the lm bass.
|Walleye/ Sauger||Fair-Good||up to 3 lbs.||Fish are feeding like crazy, jigs tipped with a minnow or crawler or trolling. We saw some nice fish up shallow yesterday feeding on bluegill and shad.|
I see some of you have visited the new Facebook page. I've posted a bunch of photos: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing of lakes that are not in the fishing reports. Just click this link https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!
Fish feeders are in and working, the water is up on the concrete boat ramps a little.
May Electrofishing pictures are up, saw some nice largemouth, smallmouth, bluegill and catfish. Click on Banner Creek above fishing report to see some of these fish . Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.