Kingman State Fishing Lake
7 miles W of Kingman
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks 620-532-3242
GPS Location: N37.6511 W98.2584
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: 7/25/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Channel catfish||Good||10" to 10 lb.||Anglers are having success with cut bait lakewide. Excellent numbers of catfish, many in the 5 lb range, were sampled last fall. Catfishing should be excellent this summer.|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||6" to 15"||The bass aren't huge, but anglers have been catching some in the 2 lb range. Use traditional techniques near brush. Some bass up to 15 inches were sampled this spring. Male bass are sitting on beds lakewide. The water is very clear, so sight fishing for these bass would be a good option.|
|Northern Pike||Fair||Up to 19"||Anglers are catching some small pike, up to about 25". The pike are in the north end (see bathymetric map on lake page) with water temperatures increasing.|
|Bluegill||Fair||Up to 6"||The biggest bluegill in the lake are around 6 inches.|
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.
The vegetation has been very heavy due to clear water. Much of this vegetation has died back, but the warmer-season vegetation is coming on quickly. Now is a good time to get out an fish.
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.