Elk City Reservoir
Corps of Engineers (620) 331-6820
GPS Location: N37 15.415 W95 46.487
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 4,450 acres
Maximum Depth: 24 feet
Normal Lake Level: N/A
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/17/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Fair||8-14 inches||Crappie fishing has been inconsistent in State Park Cove. Fish are in early stages of spawning and will be more concentrated along the shoreline on warm afternoons.|
|Channel catfish||Poor||10-25 inches||Fishing has been slow.|
|White bass||Good||8-16 inches||White bass are tapering off in the Elk River and beginning to head back to the main lake. However, there will be still be some spawning activity through the next couple of weeks and rains might concentrate fish in riffles.|
Water temperature on 04/15/2014 was 60 degrees.
Float line fishing will be allowed from July 15 through September 15. A floatline permit ($2.50) is required.
Current water levels and discharge can be viewed HERE.
We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that subscribe to it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the Independence District (Montgomery, Wilson, and Labette counties) only.
The Elk City State Park Youth/Mentor pond is now open. The pond is open to anglers 15 and younger as well as their mentor. A mentor may take more than one youth fishing, but only one mentor may fish per youth they accompany. Two channel catfish can be harvested daily, but largemouth bass are catch and release only. See the park office for more information.