Pratt County Lake

Pratt County Lake
This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast

2 1/2 miles E of Pratt, KS

Pratt County 620-672-4115

GPS Location: 37.63093 -98.68059

Pratt, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 51 acres

Maximum Depth: 10 feet

Normal Lake Level: Under normal conditions, this lake remains full.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 50
Largemouth Bass 2 18
Walleye 2 18
Wiper 2 18
* 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, Method, & Location
Largemouth bass     Jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day.
Bluegill     Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around the rocks. 
Walleye     Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or slim minnow type crankbaits.
Channel catfish     Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Crappie     Fish around brush, logs, rocks or vegetation. Usually best on minnows, but jigs should work as well.
Wiper     Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time! 

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

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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Release all largemouth bass, walleye and wipers less than 18 inches.