Meade State Lake

GPS Location: 37.1639 -100.4321

Meade, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 80 acres

Maximum Depth: 10 feet

Normal Lake Level: 12 to 15 Foot

Current Lake Level: 2ft. 2in. inches below spillway

Lake Temperature: 57

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 13-18
Green Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
Trout 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/4/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Methods, & Location
Rainbow trout Good    2 / lb Try small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits. 
Crappie     Fish around any brush or vegetation. Minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs should work.
Bluegill     Try small pieces of worm under a bobber.
Channel catfish     Try liver, shrimp, worms, or cut bait.
Largemouth bass     Try jigs, finesse plastics and slow rolled spinnerbaits later in the day. 
Flathead catfish      Live bluegill at night close to the shore.
General Comments

2000 rainbow trout were stocked in Meade SFL for the start of the trout season.  Meade Lake is a Type 2 water, meaning that a trout permit is required only for trout anglers.  

The rest of this is a generic winter fishing report.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  This site will be updated if a hot report is sent in. Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2015.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call theDodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

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