Chase State Lake
Cottonwood Falls, KS
3 miles W of Cottonwood Falls
Regional Office: 316-683-8069
Public Land Manager: Brent Konen - 620-767-5900
GPS Location: N38.3698 W96.5818
Cottonwood Falls, KS
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 109 acres
Maximum Depth: 45 feet
Normal Lake Level: N/A
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 6/27/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.||
Chase SFL is now and ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.
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, 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.
|New Fishing Newsletter||We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .|
|Channel Catfish||Good to Excellent||up to 24 pounds||
Channel catfish has been excellent with the recent inflow events with fish weighing up to 24 pounds being caught recently. Nightcrawlers, stink bait, and fresh cut bait have all produced some good catches. The feeders are up and running.
Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.
|Largemouth Bass||Fair to Good||up to 15-inch||
Small crankbaits and grubs or jigs are producing good bass action. Not many big fish have been caught but there is plenty of action with the smaller sized fish to keep things exciting. Very good numbers of bass are in the vegetation between the fishing piers on the north shore of the lake. The very clear water and low lake level has allowed a lot of vegetation to grow up in the lake. The bass are taking advantage of this additional cover.
There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.
|Saugeye||Fair||up to 24-inch||Bass anglers are picking up a few saugeye along the dam and rocky shorelines casting crankbaits.|
|Spotted Bass||Good||Steep rocky shorelines in water at least 4 feet deep on jigs or crankbaits.|
|Bluegill||Good||up to 8-inch||Fishing live bait with a small bobber is a great technique this time of the year. Fish off the piers keeping your bait close to the shoreline.|
|White Crappie||Fair||up to 10-inch||Jigs and minnows are producing crappie. Anglers hitting a good day are catching many crappie although most are small in the 7 to 8-inch range. Crappie numbers are currently high in the lake so please harvest those smaller crappie as long as you don't exceed the 50/day creel limit. When the crappie density gets too high in the lake, growth rates slow and many of the crappie stay small. Increased harvest of these smallish crappie will be beneficial for the crappie population and the lake as a whole.|