Scott State Lake
Scott City, KS
11 miles N of Scott City
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks
Area Office 620-872-2061
GPS Location: N38.6914 W100.9244
Scott City, KS
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 115 acres
Maximum Depth: 15 feet
Normal Lake Level: A natural spring keeps this lake full.
Current Lake Level: N/A
Additional License Required: A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/6/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method & Location|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||Up to 6.5 lbs.||No Recent Report.|
|Crappie||Good||Most up to 9 inches||Jigs fished around the fish attractors has been best.|
Saugeye up to 3.6 lbs.
Walleye up to 6.1 lbs.
|Anglers report catching a few cigar saugeye around the fish attractors using jigs.|
|Largemouth Bass||Slow||Up to 5.5 lbs.||Vertically jigging jigs and spoons around the fish attractors has been good for a few fish.|
|Rainbow Trout||Good||0.5 lb./fish average||
The fourth stocking of the season occurred on February 3, 2014 with the release of about 1000 trout in the State Lake and 1000 trout in the Barrel Springs Pond.
Anglers report catching a few limits out of the State Lake, but success has been better at the Barrel Springs Pond. Still fishing salmon eggs, corn, and powerbait have all been successful. Fish have typically been running in the 13 to 16 inch range.
|Sunfish||Good||Up to 8 inches||Vertically fishing small jig heads tipped with small pieces of nightcrawler or whole mealworms around the fish attractors.|
Attention: The state lake remains mostly ice covered, but some open water exists near the horseshoe and below the Steel Home. All ice is too thin and weak to allow ice fishing. The Barrel Springs Pond is still partially ice covered and any remaining ice is too thin to support ice fishing.
Release all walleye/saugeye and largemouth bass less than 15 inches.
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!
Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related projects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District
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