Fall River Reservoir
US Army Corps of Engineers 620-637-2213
GPS Location: N37 39.368 W096 03.208
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 2,500 acres
Normal Lake Level: 948.5
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/20/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|channel catfish||good|| |
|Use a worm, stink bait, or shad sides in river and outlet.|
78% 5"- 8"
|Crappie are spawning over gravel in backs of coves, Otter Creek, and Fall River. Use a minnow or jig over gravel shorelines especially in Casner Creek Cove and Badger Creek Cove.|
|largemouth bass||poor|| |
|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 17 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 and brush in the river.|
|white bass||good|| |
14% 6"- 9"
|White bass are spawning. Jig over gravel bottom in river and Otter Creek.|
The county has closed the old iron Honey Creek Bridge east of Climax. Also, the narrows has eroded too much and it is closed to vehicle traffic. You may still access Twin Falls area of Fall River on foot. KDWPT is working on alternatives to access this area. Refer to the alternative route map on the Fall River Reservoir KDWPT web page for directions to the narrows.
To view a map of brush piles in Fall River Reservoir and the old sunken Ladd Bridge in the river, copy this file into Google Earth and zoom into the reservoir.
FLRR brush piles 1.15 kB
Fall River above Ladd Bridge is blocked by a log jam.
The size structure listed for largemouth bass is from May 2014 electrofishing. The size structure listed for crappie, white bass and channel catfish is from October 2014 test netting.
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