Fall River Reservoir

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Fall River Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 5 Public Fishing Reports State Park Wildlife Area

US Army Corps of Engineers 620-637-2213

GPS Location: N37 39.368 W096 03.208

Location/Address:
Fall River, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 2,500 acres

Normal Lake Level: 948.5

There are 14 miles of public access to Fall River beginning at the Hwy. 99 bridge.

Fall River Access

FLRR Spillway

Fall River Reservoir Outlet

FLRR Dam

Fall River Reservoir

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Spotted Bass 5 15
White Bass
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/24/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
channel catfish good

31% 11"-16"

25% 16"-24"

44% 24"-28"

0% >28"

Use a worm, stink bait, or shad sides below riffles and mouth of river.
crappie good

70% 5"- 8"

14% 8"-10"

9% 10"-12"

8% 12"-15"

0% 15"+

Use a minnow or jig over gravel and rocky bottom in river, Otter Creek, coves, and around brush piles in Casner Creek Cove. 
largemouth bass fair

43% 8"-12"

22% 12"-15"

29% 15"-20"

7% >20"

The main body of the reservoir doesn't have the necessary largemouth bass habitat to support a high density bass population. However, the flooded timber and clearer water in the backwater section of the river produces a fair density bass population. There were 14 bass per hour of electrofishing around the Ladd Bridge section of the river. The ideal catch rate would be 100 bass per hour. Use a jig, worm, spinner or crank bait around stumps in the river.
white bass fair

0% 6"- 9"

25% 9"-12"

54% 12"-15"

21% >15"

Use a silver spinner or jig below riffles in river and Otter Creek. 
General Comments

The size structure listed for largemouth bass is from May 2012 electrofishing. The size structure listed for crappie, white bass and channel catfish is from October 2013 test netting.

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