Pleasanton City Lake East

Pleasanton City Lake No.1
This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast Region 5 Public Fishing Reports

Pleasanton, KS

1 mile N, 1/2 mile E of Pleasanton

City of Pleasanton 913-352-8257

Don George,KDWP&T Fisheries Biologist, 913-795-2218

GPS Location: 38.1967 -94.6894

Location/Address:
Pleasanton, KS 66075

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 127 acres

Maximum Depth: N/A

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: conservation pool

Lake Temperature: normal

This lake was constructed in 1967 for water supply and public recreation. The lake supports an excellent channel catfish and a good largemouth bass, crappie and wiper angling. This is a Community Fisheries Assistance Program Lake and "No Special Permits" are required to fish here. Recreational boating is not allowed.
Access to the lake is provided with 2 single lane boat ramps, 2 parking lots, and 2 miles of roads that surround the lake shoreline. There is a floating dock close to a fish feeder to enhance angling. This area is a favorite for kids and family fishing trips. The lake is involved in a fish feeding program and several floating fish feeders are visible to the angler. For catfish anglers these feeders are beacons of good fishing.

Fish harvest regulations are enforced and are posted at each entrance to the lake.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill unlimited unlimited
Black Bullhead unlimited unlimited
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 50 unlimited
Largemouth Bass 2 21
Saugeye 2 18
Smallmouth Bass 2 15
Striped Bass 2 18
Walleye 2 18
Wiper 2 18
Green Sunfish unlimited unlimited
Redear Sunfish unlimited unlimited
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 9/12/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Wipers Good size varies, wipers maybe found on the surface chasing gizzard shad especially on calm days. or deeper water along drop offs, use shad diving or surface plugs, hang on. lake wide trolling with sassy shads, from the bank and boat, with crankbaits, spoons, worms.
Channel catfish Excellent All sizes, around and downwind of the fish feeders, recent sampling indicates lots of nice fish, best baits are chicken liver or use stink baits, shrimp, worms, prepared baits, lakewide, Fish the south end creek after a rain.
Largemouth bass Good varies good results along the dam and weedbed edges, silver or blue crank baits or soft baits, 
Walleye, saugeye Slow 18-24 inches fish the rocks for fish, use jigs tipped with a worm
white crappie Fair/Good 8-14 inches recent sampling indicates good numbers of nice crappie around 9inches to mostly 10 to 12 inches, fish around the floating dock, and drop offs, fish are not in real shallow.Try over the brushpiles, use dark jigs,minnows
General Comment

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This lake is enrolled into the Community Fisheries Assistance Program. A city fishing permit is no longer required.Remember- Wear a Lifejacket and Reach - Throw - Don t Go.