John Redmond Reservoir
New Strawn, KS
1/2 mile South and 1 mile West of New Strawn, KS
or 2 1/2 miles North of Burlington on US-75
Corps of Engineers (620) 364-8613
Fisheries Biologist: Justin Morrison (620) 637-2748
GPS Location: N38 13 55.82 W95 46 28.18
New Strawn, KS
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 9,400 acres
Maximum Depth: 12 feet
Normal Lake Level: 1039 fsl
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 12/11/2014
|Species||Size||Rating||Baits, Method, and Location|
|Channel Catfish||up to 15lbs.||Good||Good channel cat fishing will continue. Anglers have the most success in the upper end of the lake or upper end of Otter Creek.|
|White Bass||up to 3 lbs.||Good-Excellent||White bass do well in this shallow reservoir. Anglers have good success in the upper end in the river channel during the spring spawning run.|
|Crappie||up to 13"||Good||Crappie fishing should be good anglers should focus on any structure and on the face of the dam. Many crappie over 10" were captured during fall netting.|
|Current Fishing Opportunity|
|Channel Catfish||up to 15lbs.||Fair||livers, cut bait or other prepared bait. upper end of the lake or behind the dam in the river.|
|White Bass||up to 3lbs.||Good||Below the dam during releases on small jigs and spinners or along face of the dam|
|Crappie||up to 14"||Fair-Good||Jigs and minnows along the dam rip rap and up in the river around woody structure.|
Hartford boat ramp is open but does have some silt build up on it.
Lake is full. Boat ramps usable at the dam.
Boaters beware of shallow water! For current lake level and release information click the following link http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/JOHN.lakepage.html.
ALERT! This lake contains Zebra Mussels please help stop the spread Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and equipment after leaving this water body. It is Illegal transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.
For more information on lakes in the New Strawn district click the following link. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District