GPS Location: N37 43.154 W97 49.538
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 9,550 acres
Maximum Depth: 42 feet
Normal Lake Level: 1421.6 ft above msl
Current Lake Level: 0 feet high releasing 0 cfs
Lake Temperature: http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/webdata/gagedata/CHNK1.current.html
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/4/2013
|SPECIES||RATING||SIZE||BAITS, LOCATION, METHODS|
|Fishing Newsletter||All KDWPT fisheries districts are offering a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. The newsletters are aimed at keeping anglers informed about fishing opportunities and information in their areas of interest. The first few editions of the Cheney Fisheries District have been completed and are ready for distribution.|
Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!
Zebra mussel numbers have decreased at Cheney; however, anglers and boaters should still use caution to avoid moving adults and veligers from the lake.
Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.
|White Bass and Wiper||Good||Various||White bass and wipers are very numerous in Cheney. During the fall and winter, these species tend to congregate in the upper end as well as on steep dropoffs, points, and river channels. Vertical jigging and trolling slowly can produce good results. If the reservoir gets sufficient ice cover, ice fishing can be exciting near the mouth of the river. 2014 should be another terrific year for big white bass and high numbers of wipers.|
|Walleye||Good||Up to 28"||Walleye fishing is generally tough in fall and winter; however, the fall gill net samples indicate that the walleye population will be fantastic in 2014. Many 23-25" fish will be caught next spring. If fishing this winter, use larger baits with a slow presentation on wind-blown flats adjacent to deep water.|
|Crappie||Fair||Up to 15"||Cold water crappie fishing can be really good in deep water along the river channel and off of deep points. Use small jigs and utilize electronics to locate schools of fish.|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||Up to 10 lb||Fish wind-blown and shallow points with dead shad.|
Netting results in 2013 were encouraging again as there are many catchable size white perch (10+") in the lake. Netting results indicate that white perch numbers continue to decrease and average size is far larger than in previous years. We still have a long way to go in controlling this invasive species, but it looks like we're on the right track.
White perch cannot be used as live bait, but they do make good cut bait. For tips on identifying a white perch from a white bass, wiper or striped bass click HERE.
All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.
|This is a generic winter fall and winter fishing report. If a hot bite is reported, it will be posted; however, this report is meant to give anglers a general idea of the fish populations and opportunities available during the cold-water season.|