John Redmond Reservoir

John Redmond 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Wildlife Area

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 PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Blue Catfish 10
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Paddlefish 2
Wiper 2
White Bass
Walleye 5 15
Saugeye 5 15
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/22/2015

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-Good 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 or up in the river and creeks
Crappie up to 14" Fair-Good Jigs and minnows along the dam rip rap and up in the river around woody structure. Otter Creek and Eagle Creek may also be places to try


Boaters beware of shallow water! For current lake level and release information click the following link

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.