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

Location/Address:
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
Bluegill
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: 1/13/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair to Slow 1/2 to 1.5 pounds Crappie can be found around brush in 16 to 20 feet of water.  Fishing has been spotty with a few anglers finding some schools of fish.  The best place lately has been at the tubes below the dam.
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 Slow to 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

1,320 rainbow trout were stocked into Willow Lake on January 13th.  These trout were larger than the trout normally stocked.  So far 5,070 trout have been stocked this season.  The ice was over 6 inches thick on 1/12/15 and people have been out on the ice fishing this week.  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 at conservation pool. You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

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