Shawnee State Fishing Lake

Shawnee SFL 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Included in the Urban Fishing Program Fishing Forecast Wildlife Area

7 1/2 miles N and 2 1/2 miles E of Silver Lake in the NW corner of Shawnee County

For Information Contact Leavenworth State Fishing Lake - 913-845-2665

GPS Location: 39.2003 -95.8036

Silver Lake, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 135 acres

Maximum Depth: 25 feet

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Crappie 50
Channel Catfish 5
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Redear Sunfish
Walleye 5 15
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth Bass Fair 1/2 to 5 pounds The lake has a good population of black bass over 15 inches. 
Crappie Slow 1/2 to 1 pound The lake does not have a lot of crappie over 10 inches this year.  Fish can be found around the brush piles that are listed below.
Channel Catfish Slow 1/2 - 4 pounds The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch catfish. Last year 5,560 channel catfish were stocked at the lake.  Channel catfish daily limit is 5. 
General Comments

Located north of Silver Lake, Shawnee State Fishing Lake is the site of good catch and release largemouth bass fishing. The lake is also noted for channel catfish harvest since the lake receives frequent stockings of harvestable sized catfish from March through September. The Jeffrey Energy Center Lakes and Perry Reservoir both have zebra mussels and with Shawnee State Lake being close it is at high risk. Please, always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies.

Brush piles at GPS coordinates

N 39.200640° W - 95.805438°
N 39.200351° W -95.801881°
N 39.201053° W -95.801924°