Cowley State Fishing Lake

Arkansas City, KS

13 miles E of Arkansas City

Lake Area Office 620-876-5730

GPS Location: 37.09815 -96.80505

Location/Address:
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
Bluegill
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: 12/15/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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 .
New Video Available    

KDWPT Fisheries Biologists annually sample largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass populations to gather valuable data which is used in formulating fisheries management plans. This video shows a summary of a typical day in the electrofishing boat while sampling is being conducted.

See the video at http://youtu.be/R1jK9YZJYuI .

Black Crappie     Few recent reports
Bluegill     Few recent reports
Channel Catfish    

Few recent reports 

15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit

Largemouth Bass     Few recent reports
Redear Sunfish     Few recent reports
General Comments
Regular reports will return Spring 2015.