Scott State Lake

Scott SFL 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

Scott City, KS

11 miles N of Scott City

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks

Area Office 620-872-2061

GPS Location: 38.6914 -100.9244

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 PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Walleye/Saugeye 5 15
Trout 5
Black Bullhead
Green Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 2/12/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish No Report Up to 6.5 lbs. Stillfishing cut or prepared baits on warmer days should be best.
Crappie Fair Most up to 9 inches Vertically fishing jigs around the fish attractors or jigs fished under a bobber.  Most fish range in length from 8 to 9 inches.
Walleye/Saugeye Fair

Saugeye up to 3.6 lbs.

Walleye up to 6.1 lbs.

Fishing small fish imitating jigs and swimbaits along the edges of the creek channel drop-offs, over points, or around the fish attractors has produced a few fish.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 5.5 lbs. Vertically jigging small jigs around the fish attractors.
Sunfish Fair Up to 8 inches Vertically fishing small jig heads tipped with small pieces of nightcrawler or whole mealworms around the fish attractors.
Rainbow Trout Fair/Good 0.5 lb. average

We stocked approximately 2,100 trout in the State Lake on 1-25-2015.

Stillfishing powerbait, corn, salmon eggs, worms, marshmallows, and various combinations of the above baits are typically effective.  But anglers casting small inline spinners are successful too.

Stillfishing salmon eggs and other baits at the Horseshoe and below the Steele Home has been best.

General Comments

There is very little, if any, ice cover on the lake and the boat ramp is open.

Release all walleye/saugeye less than 18 inches 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!

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