Pleasanton City Lake West

Pleasanton, KS

½ mile W of Pleasanton

City of Pleasanton 913-352-8257

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

GPS Location: 38.17306 -94.72694

Pleasanton, KS 66075

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 32 acres

Maximum Depth: N/A

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: full pool

Lake Temperature: normal

This lake was constructed in 1936 for water supply and public recreation. The lake supports an excellent channel catfish and largemouth bass fishery, and has good crappie and bluegill angling. This is a Community Fisheries Assistance Program Lake and "No Special Permits" are required to fish here. Recreational and speed boating is not allowed. Boats are for fishing only.
Access to the lake is provided with 1 single lane boat ramp, 2 parking lots, and 1/2 mile of hiking trails that surround the lake shoreline. There are 2 shelter houses also. 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 also 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
Smallmouth Bass 2 15
Green Sunfish unlimited unlimited
Redear Sunfish unlimited unlimited
Spotted Bass 5 15
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/6/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
channel catfish FAIR Size varies, some up to 8 pounds use cut shad, (best on chicken liver), shrimp, worms, prepared baits, along dam, lots of fat fish from 2 - 6 pounds.
crappie Slow All sizes Fish are nice size and the density is good, fish are along the dam, south east pier, and in the brushpiles fish with jigs, blue /white, minnows,
largemouth bass Slow 12-22 inches dam, the brushpiles with crank baits or spinners,
bluegill Slow varies use a small worm or jig under a float.
General Comments

Water levels are good. This Lake has produced some nice stringers of fish and great should continue to do so.  Get the kids, get your friends and Go Fishing. Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats and equipment. Don't move water.

KDWPT released the  “Kansas Crappie Bonanza” video.  This 25-minute video covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter with tips and tactics to make you a better crappie angler. Visit the KDWPT homepage and click on the Kansas Crappie Bonanza link to view the video!

 This lake has a high density of channel catfish that increases angling opportunity. Remember- Wear a Lifejacket and Reach - Throw - Don t Go.This is a Community Fisheries Assistance Program Lake, no fishing permits required.