Harvey County West Lake

4 miles N, 3 miles W of Halstead, KS
Harvey County
316-835-3189

GPS Location: 38.041678 -97.473847

Location/Address:
Halstead, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 16 acres

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 2 18
Channel Catfish 5 15
Saugeye 2 18
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 10/28/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Good up to 1/2lb Sunfish can be most easily caught in warm months using a small bit of worm fished under a bobber. Small jigs and spinners can also be productive - but stay close to the shore line.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18 inches When fishing for largemouth bass in warmer months, try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structures or along weed lines.
White Crappie Fair 8-12 inches Crappie can be caught with minnows or small jigs around structure.
Channel Catfish Good 1 lb plus Channel catfish have been picking up with the recent warmer weather.  Use prepared baits or dough baits for the best success, or drift cut shads or worms.
Little Arkansas River No recent reports.
General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm