Kingman State Fishing Lake
7 miles W of Kingman
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks 620-532-3242
GPS Location: 37.6511 -98.2584
Kingman, KS 67068
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 144 acres
Maximum Depth: 11 feet
Normal Lake Level: N/A
Current Lake Level: normal level
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 9/26/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Channel catfish||Good||10" to 10 lb.||Anglers are having success with cut bait, stink bait, or livers lakewide.|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||6" to 15"||Fish jigs near brush and rocks.|
|Northern Pike||Fair||Up to 19"||Anglers are catching some small pike, up to about 26". The pike are in the north end around the cool water spring (see bathymetric map on lake page). Pike will bite pretty much any bait that resembles fish, frogs, or lizards. Pike will be dispersing lakewide with cooling temperatures.|
|Bluegill||Fair||Up to 6"||The biggest bluegill in the lake are around 6 inches. Use worms under a bobber near structure.|
The unarmored portion of the dam is currently being protected with rip rap from the highway project. Please avoid these areas until construction is complete. Thank you!
The lake is responding nicely to renovation and angling should be very good for channel catfish this year. Lots of small bass, northern pike, and bluegill will be available to anglers in 2014.
Much of this vegetation has died back, but the warmer-season vegetation is coming on quickly.
A bathymetric map of the lake is now posted on the lake page. It clearly shows the location of the springs at the north end.