Tuttle Creek Reservoir

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Tuttle Creek Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

GPS Location: N39 15.445 W96 34.77

Manhattan, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 12,500 acres

Maximum Depth: 50 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1075 mls

Lake Temperature: 60

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Blue Catfish 10
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Saugeye 5 15
White Bass
Walleye 5 15
Trout 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 2/26/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair 1/2 to 1.5 pounds Anglers were doing fairly good before the lake iced back up in 16 to 20 feet of water.  Fishing at the tubes has been good below the dam with white or chartreuse jigs.
White Bass Slow 1/2 to 2 pounds Overall numbers are down this year, but the fish are of a good size.
Catfish Slow Up to 20 pounds No recent reports. 
Largemouth Bass Slow 1 to 5 pounds Coves in southern third of the Reservoir have some locally good largemouth bass populations. The McIntyre Cove area tends to produce the best fishing.
Saugeye Fair Up to 6 pounds A few being caught at the tubes on jigs, spoons or minnows.  
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good Up to 5 pounds

1,500 rainbow trout were stocked into Willow Lake on February 26th for a total of 7,000 trout this season.  There was some ice on the lake on 2/26/15, but there was plenty of open areas for fishing.  The best bait has been brightly colored trout baits suspended a foot from the bottom.  Fish have also been caught on worms, minnows, corn or lures. 

Willow Lake is located in the Southeast corner of the Tuttle Creek River Pond area.  A trout permit is needed to fish at Willow Lake during trout season.  Anyone under 16 years of age with a properly licensed adult can harvest up to 2 trout without a trout permit.

General Comments

Tuttle Creek is one foot above conservation pool. You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

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