Garnett - Crystal Lake

Garnett, KS

S edge of Garnett

City of Garnett 785-448-5496

Fisheries Biologist: Justin Morrison (620) 637-2748

GPS Location: 38.2679 -95.2445

Garnett, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 15 acres

Maximum Depth: N/A

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: N/A

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 10 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 13-18
Walleye 2 18
Wiper 2 18
Trout 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 10/24/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Methods, and Location
Largemouth Bass Good up to 6 lbs. This lake has a good bass population. A good percentage of the sampled population is in the 15-20" range.
Bluegill Excellent up to 8" This lake has an excellent bluegill population. A total of 383 bluegill were caught in 2 nets and most of the bluegill caught were 6-8" in length.
Channel Catfish Good 8-30" A nice population of quality sized fish is available with most fish ranging from 2-4 lbs, however 2 lunkers were caught during fall sampling one tipped the scale at 18.25 lbs. and the other at 16.5 lbs.
Crappie Fair up to 13" The crappie population seems to be comprised mainly of sub legal fish but there are some larger fish available.
Wiper Fair up to 15 lbs. There is a fair population of wipers in this lake. Most fish are quality sized however some trophy sized fish are available.
Current Fishing Opportunity      
Largemouth Bass Fair-Good up to 5lbs. Shallow crankbaits or spinnerbaits. 
Bluegill Fair-Good up to 8 inches Worms under a bobber along shoreline vegetation and structure small jigs or flies can also be productive
Channel Catfish Fair-Good 8-30 inches chicken livers, cut bait or other prepared bait lakewide.
Crappie Slow 6-10 inches Small jigs or spinners around deeper water structure.
Wiper Slow    Try using any type of shad imitating lures and even chicken liver may produce some fish.


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