Directions - 25 miles S of Topeka
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks
Don George,KDWP&T Fisheries Biologist, 913-795-2218
GPS Location: N38 39.580 W95 36.012
Vassar, KS 66543
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 4,000 acres
Maximum Depth: 50 feet
Normal Lake Level: 974 msl
Current Lake Level: full pool
Lake Temperature: normal
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 1/6/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|channel catfish||Poor||2 - 7 pounds||Use worms or dip baits and crappie entrails or cutshad, stink/prepared baits, The fish feeders are OFF. Lakewide or stilling basin.|
|Walleye||Poor||varies||the walleye population is improving, tryoff windy points, crank baits or jigs tipped with nightcrawler|
|White bass/Wipers||Poor||varies||lakewide and the windy side of the points, wipers are following the schools of shad, minnows or shad colored lures, off the COE Swim beach|
|Crappie||slow||most were 9 - 14 inches||lakewide, marina docks, over brushpiles, black and pink tube jigs, minnows.about 6 ft on the winds side, most fish are over 10 inches, fish are slowly moving in|
Lake is ice covered. Ice may not be thick enough for safe ice fishing. Boat ramps may be froze in.
When large releases of water occur at the stilling basin then fishing there can be better. For additional information, water temperature, release rates, please check:http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/po/daily.cfm .
Have FUN,Get the kids, get your friends and Go Fishing. Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats and equipment. The State and COE Parks are ready for family fishing.
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If you can locate the schooled crappie at this time it can be very rewarding. Rangers have constructed some spawning fish habitat which should improve spring fishing success. These areas are located near North Shore Marina and the Rock Quarry and near Adams Grove and Wolf Creek Park.
KDWPT will be releasing the recently completed “Kansas Crappie Bonanza” video on February 17, 2012. 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 homepageon February 17th and click on the Kansas Crappie Bonanza link to view the video!