Butler State Lake
3 miles W, 1 mile N of Latham
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks 316-683-8069
GPS Location: N37 32.708 W96 41.832
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 124 acres
Maximum Depth: 22 feet
Normal Lake Level: N/A
Current Lake Level: 3.5 feet low
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 10/14/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
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|Channel Catfish||Good||up to 12 pounds||
Feeders are done for the year. Cats are biting prepared baits and fresh cut baits.
Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches.
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||up to 17-inch||Bass fishing has been up and down recently. Larger crankbaits and plastics are producing the best action.|
|Black Crappie||Fair||up to 8-inch||
Crappie have been slow to fair recently.
The majority of the crappie in the lake or small and need to be thinned down. Take those smaller crappie home (as long as you don't exceed the 50/day creel limit!) as they won't get much bigger in Butler if you throw them back. Overpopulation of the crappie has created slow growth rates so don't feel bad about taking home a nice bucket of smallish crappie...you'll be doing the lake a favor!
|Bluegill||Fair||up to 7-inch||Live bait fished under a bobber close to shoreline cover.|