Cowley State Fishing Lake

Arkansas City, KS

13 miles E of Arkansas City

Lake Area Office 620-876-5730

GPS Location: N37.09815 W96.80505

Arkansas City, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 84 acres

Maximum Depth: 32 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: Normal Pool

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5 15
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 15
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: 6/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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Black Crappie Fair up to 11-inches Not many recent crappie reports since the spawn has wrapped up.
Bluegill Good up to 8-inch Worm and bobber around the weedbeds.
Channel Catfish Good up to 6 pounds Shad sides and dough baits fished off the piers and near the fish feeders.  Fish feeders are running. 15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit
Largemouth Bass Good up to 16-inch Bass are being caught on plastic baits, swim baits, jigs, jerk baits, and spinnerbaits.  The weed beds around the lake are holding the bulk of the bass.
Redear Sunfish Good up to 11-inch Small pieces of night crawler fished on bottom near weed bed edges have produced some nice fish.
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