Region 4 Fishing Reports Fishing Locations Fishing Forecast Region 4 Public Fishing Reports

Fishing reports provide general angling information from KDWPT staff. The department cannot update the reports on a regular, frequent basis. Many factors determine angling success, and fishing conditions and individual fishing success may vary from the report. Anglers are responsible for deciding what species to fish for, what methods to use, and where and when to fish. You can help fellow anglers by sharing successful fishing notes on the KDWPT Public Fishing Reports blog at http://ksfishing.blogspot.com.

CHENEY RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 7/25/2014

SPECIES RATING SIZE BAITS, LOCATION, METHODS
Fishing Newsletter     All KDWPT fisheries districts are offering a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. The newsletters are aimed at keeping anglers informed about fishing opportunities and information in their areas of interest. The first few editions of the Cheney Fisheries District have been completed and are ready for distribution.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS, AND BILGES!!!

Zebra mussel numbers have decreased at Cheney; however, anglers and boaters should still use caution to avoid moving adults and veligers from the lake.

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

White Bass and Wiper Good Various Fishing was slow at the beginning of the week, but has picked up in the last couple of days.  Trolling on deep ledges is the best bet.  Look for surface action on small shad in the evenings.  Shad are currently about 2-3" long, so throw small jigs when you see schooling fish.
Walleye Good Up to 28" Fishing for walleyes has been variable; limits have been caught in about 15 feet of water on crankbaits and three-way rigs.
Crappie Fair Up to 15" No reports, but fish are likely moving to deeper structure.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 10 lb Some fish up to 10 lb have also been caught on deep channel ledges with cutbait.  More blue catfish are also showing up in angler catches in the last couple years.  Be sure of your fish identification as the minimum length limit on blue catfish is 35".
White Perch    

Netting results in 2013 were encouraging again as there are many catchable-size white perch (10+") in the lake. Netting results indicate that white perch numbers continue to decrease and average size is far larger than in previous years. We still have a long way to go in controlling this invasive species, but it looks like we're on the right track.

White perch cannot be used as live bait, but they do make good cut bait. For tips on identifying a white perch from a white bass, wiper or striped bass click HERE.

All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.

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COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 6/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove Reservoir. Click HERE for the news release.

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  

Channel Catfish Good up to 8 lb Action has been good in the creeks during times of inflow and also drifting worms on the flats.
Saugeye Good up to 6 lb Good numbers of saugeye are being caught along rocky shorelines on crankbaits and plastics.  Anglers are also having success working shallow water by 'pitching' a jig and crawler to shore and working it back to the boat bouncing bottom.
White Bass Fair up to 14-inch Casting to windblown points or pulling crankbaits.
Wiper Fair up to 20-inch Same as white bass
White Crappie Fair up to 12-inch

Off of points, channel breaks, and creek ledges on jigs and minnows.

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

Lake is at normal pool and releasing 9 CFS.

For information on current boat ramp conditions please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at the Council Grove Reservoir Office 620-767-5195.

Click HERE for water level information.



EL DORADO RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 6/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location

New Video from KDWPT

Fisheries Management in Kansas

    The video "Fisheries Management in Kansas" is now available on YouTube.  This 24-minute video details fisheries management practices in Kansas that are used by Department biologists to create good fishing for Kansas anglers.  See the video at http://youtu.be/J31chIla9Tk .
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in the Trout Area below the dam!!

Blue catfish Good 15 to 30 inch

A video showing electrofishing for blue catfish at El Dorado Reservoir can be seen HERE.

Good reports continue on blue catfish at El Dorado this week.  Live shad, fresh cut shad and night crawlers are producing fish.  Points and windy shorelines have been productive areas with most fish caught fairly shallow in 3 to 6 feet of water.  Good numbers of fish are also being found along river channels in deeper water in depths varying from 10 to 22 feet deep.

Minimum length limit of 35-inches in effect.  Fish less than 35-inches must be immediately released.

Reports of legal length (>35-inch) bluecats have been received. These fish are getting BIGGER!

Most of the blue catfish in the lake are below the 35-inch minimum length limit and must be released immediately. Take time to properly identify your catfish catch. Click HERE for information on how to properly identify your catch.

During July 2005, the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks stocked 600 tagged blue catfish in to El Dorado Reservoir. The stocked fish ranged in length from 10 to 23 inches. The minimum length limit for blue catfish at El Dorado is 35 inches so nearly all tagged fish will need to be released. The tag is located at the base of the dorsal fin and is yellow in color. If you catch a tagged fish at El Dorado Reservoir record the 5-digit number on the tag, measure the length of the fish, promptly release the fish with the tag intact, note the location the fish was caught, and contact the fisheries biologist at 316-322-7513. Information received from anglers regarding tagged blue catfish will provide useful information to the biologists and will assist in the tracking of the population. Thank you for your assistance!

Wiper Fair to Good up to 26-inch

Anglers are reporting good catches of wiper once the fish are able to be located.  Wipers have been tough to find over the past week.  Young of the year shad are now available and wipers are covering large areas to find them.  Trolling crank baits is a good locating tactic for wiper.  Cast shad imitating baits to the fish once you find them.

Be sure to properly ID your catch as there is there is an 21-inch minimum length limit and 2/day creel limit on wiper.. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White bass Fair up to 14-inch

Curly tailed grubs and smaller crankbaits are producing fish.  More wiper than white bass have been caught recently so be sure of your catch before harvesting.

Wipers can be caught along with white bass so it is important to properly identify your catch before putting it on a stringer. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White Perch   Up to 6-inch

Schools of white perch have been seen surface feeding this week.  Casting small jigs, spoons, or crankbaits in to these schools is producing some fast action.  Unfortunately, the majority of the white perch are around 5-inches long and of little interest to anglers. Remember to kill all white perch that you catch.

Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.

White crappie Fair up to 12-inch Crappie fishing has been fair this week.  Anglers are fishing jigs and minnows around standing timber along creek channels.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 4 lbs Liver fished on the bottom in old Bluestem Lake.
Walleye  Fair to Good up to 26 1/2 inch

Walleye continue to be caught in a wide range of depths from 2 feet to 20 feet deep.  Jig and crawler, jigs, and spinners with crawlers have been productive. Anglers are also catching 'eyes trolling crankbaits.

THE WALLEYE LENGTH LIMIT IS 21-INCHES WITH A 2/day CREEL LIMIT.

General Comments

0.5 feet high, releasing 12 CFS. Click Here for the most up to date lake level information.

ZEBRA MUSSEL & WHITE PERCH WARNING! El Dorado Reservoir and the Walnut River below the reservoir contain zebra mussels and white perch. Take zebra mussel control precautions when leaving the lake, Trout Area, and Stilling Basin. For information on Zebra Mussels click Here.



MARION RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels     Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!
Channel Cat Good All Sizes Fish windblown and shallow points with shad sides, worms, or livers.
White Crappie Fair 10" and over Fish around brushpiles and creek channel dropoffs with small jigs or spoons. Crappie at Marion tend to congregate at the dam and broken bridge but some anglers have good luck in the coves.
Walleye Fair Up to 18" A few walleye being caught  lakewide, on lures mimicking shad.
White Bass Fair Up to 2 lbs Try crankbaits or lures mimicking shad. 
Wiper Good 1-5 lbs Try shad-like crankbaits or twister tail jigs off of wind blown shorelines and points. Wiper can also be found near brushpiles and other structure this time of year
General Comments
For information about ramp conditions, please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers office at Marion Reservoir by calling (620) 382-2101.

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm



BLACK KETTLE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 7/25/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair 8" to 10" Fish with small minnows and jigs around brush. There are a few nice crappie in the lake although most are fairly small.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8" Worms under a bobber. There are mostly small bluegill in the lake.
Channel Catfish Fair 2-4 lbs. Fish with cut bait in shallow water.
Largemouth Bass Fair 12" to 18" Fish shallow brush. A few large fish (up to 22") are caught in the lake each year.
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BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 6/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Good up to 12 pounds

Feeders are running.  Prepared baits near the feeders will be producing.

Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches.

Largemouth Bass Good up to 19-inch Crankbaits along weedlines and larger plastics worked near shore in 3 to 4 feet of water early and late and the day have been producing fish.
Black Crappie Fair up to 8-inch Minnows under a float fished in 2 to 4 feet of water near shore has been producing well.  The majority of the crappie in the lake or small and need to be thinned down.  Take those smaller crappie home (as long as you don't exceed  the 50/day creel limit!) as they won't get much bigger in Butler if you throw them back.  Overpopulation of the crappie has created slow growth rates so don't feel bad about taking home a nice bucket of smallish crappie...you'll be doing the lake a favor!
Bluegill Fair up to 7-inch Small live bait fish under a bobber close to shoreline cover.
Redear Sunfish     Few reports available.
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CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 6/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.    

Chase SFL is now and ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.

 Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

 Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

 CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

 Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

New Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Good to Excellent up to 24 pounds

Channel catfish has been excellent with the recent inflow events with fish weighing up to 24 pounds being caught recently.  Nightcrawlers, stink bait, and fresh cut bait have all produced some good catches.  The feeders are up and running.

Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.

Largemouth Bass Fair to Good up to 15-inch

Small crankbaits and grubs or jigs are producing good bass action.  Not many big fish have been caught but there is plenty of action with the smaller sized fish to keep things exciting.  Very good numbers of bass are in the vegetation between the fishing piers on the north shore of the lake.  The very clear water and low lake level has allowed a lot of vegetation to grow up in the lake.  The bass are taking advantage of this additional cover.

There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.

Saugeye Fair up to 24-inch Bass anglers are picking up a few saugeye along the dam and rocky shorelines casting crankbaits.
Spotted Bass Good   Steep rocky shorelines in water at least 4 feet deep on jigs or crankbaits.
Bluegill Good up to 8-inch Fishing live bait with a small bobber is a great technique this time of the year.  Fish off the piers keeping your bait close to the shoreline. 
White Crappie Fair up to 10-inch Jigs and minnows are producing crappie.  Anglers hitting a good day are catching many crappie although most are small in the 7 to 8-inch range.  Crappie numbers are currently high in the lake so please harvest those smaller crappie as long as you don't exceed the 50/day creel limit.  When the crappie density gets too high in the lake, growth rates slow and many of the crappie stay small.  Increased harvest of these smallish crappie will be beneficial for the crappie population and the lake as a whole.
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COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 6/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Black Crappie Fair up to 11-inches Not many recent crappie reports since the spawn has wrapped up.
Bluegill Good up to 8-inch Worm and bobber around the weedbeds.
Channel Catfish Good up to 6 pounds Shad sides and dough baits fished off the piers and near the fish feeders.  Fish feeders are running. 15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit
Largemouth Bass Good up to 16-inch Bass are being caught on plastic baits, swim baits, jigs, jerk baits, and spinnerbaits.  The weed beds around the lake are holding the bulk of the bass.
Redear Sunfish Good up to 11-inch Small pieces of night crawler fished on bottom near weed bed edges have produced some nice fish.
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KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 7/25/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Good 10" to 10 lb. Anglers are having success with cut bait lakewide.  Excellent numbers of catfish, many in the 5 lb range, were sampled last fall. Catfishing should be excellent this summer.
Largemouth Bass Good 6" to 15" The bass aren't huge, but anglers have been catching some in the 2 lb range.  Use traditional techniques near brush.  Some bass up to 15 inches were sampled this spring. Male bass are sitting on beds lakewide.  The water is very clear, so sight fishing for these bass would be a good option.
Northern Pike Fair Up to 19" Anglers are catching some small pike, up to about 25".  The pike are in the north end (see bathymetric map on lake page) with water temperatures increasing.
Bluegill Fair Up to 6" The biggest bluegill in the lake are around 6 inches.
General Comments

The lake is responding nicely to renovation and angling should be very good for channel catfish this year. Lots of small bass, northern pike, and bluegill will be available to anglers in 2014. 

The vegetation has been very heavy due to clear water.  Much of this vegetation has died back, but the warmer-season vegetation is coming on quickly.  Now is a good time to get out an fish.

A bathymetric map of the lake is now posted on the lake page.  It clearly shows the location of the springs at the north end.



MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 7/25/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Good Up to 30" Fishing has been good.  The feeders are full and will go off in the morning and evening.  The lake is an excellent spot for keeper-sized and the occasional trophy-sized channel catfish.
Crappie Fair 8-10" Crappie are offshore in deeper water. A few will remain shallow to feed. The crappie population at McPherson SFL is generally poor; however, a few big crappie were sampled this spring.
Largemouth bass Good Up to 7 lb. Fish should be feeding in the mornings and evenings. Fish with topwater lures early and late.
Saugeye Fair 15-20" No reports. A few saugeye were sampled last fall. Most saugeye are caught by bass anglers. Saugeye seem to like the lower end of the reservoir around rocks.
General Comments
A bathymetric map with depth contours has been recently completed and is available on the lake page.



ANTHONY CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 6/2/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth bass Poor   No recent reports.
Channel catfish Poor   No recent reports.
Bluegill Poor   No recent reports.
General Comments
The lake is full and was restocked in the fall of 2013 with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish fingerlings.  These fish will need a year or two to grow into catchable-sized individuals.  Other species such as crappie may be considered for stocking after a few years; however, until the bass population is established in the lake, crappie have a high likelihood of overpopulating. 



COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 6/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussel     Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove City Lake. Click HERE for more information.
Bluegill Fair to Good   Fish the weeds with a worm and bobber combo.
Crappie Fair Up to 11-inch In the coves in and around weed beds in 6 to 10 feet of water.
Channel catfish Fair to Good up to 3 lbs Shad sides or stinkbaits fished on windblown shorelines
Largemouth bass Fair to Good 13 to 16-inches Jigs and plastic baits fished in the weed cover in 6 to 10 feet of water.
Spotted bass     Same as largmeouth bass.  Not many fish coming off of the rocks right now.
Walleye     Few recent reports on walleye this week.  Try a jig and night crawler off the points or on the mudflats.
General Comments
The City of Council Grove requires Aquatic Nuisance Species certification of anglers and boaters at Council Grove City Lake. Go to ANS Certification to obtain the certificate. You must have this certificate in your possession while fishing and/or boating at Council Grove City Lake.



HARVEY COUNTY WEST LAKE - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Good up to 1/2lb Sunfish can be most easily caught in warm months using a small bit of worm fished under a bobber. Small jigs and spinners can also be productive - but stay close to the shore line.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18 inches When fishing for largemouth bass in warmer months, try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structures or along weed lines.
White Crappie Poor 8-12 inches Crappie can be caught with small jigs around brushpiles.
Channel Catfish Good 1 lb plus Channel catfish have been picking up with the recent warmer weather.  Use prepared baits or dough baits for the best success.
Little Arkansas River No recent reports.
General Comments

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm



HARVEY COUNTY EAST LAKE - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-4lbs Channel catfish are stocked seasonally, and can be caught lakewide.
White Crappie Fair  up to 12 inches Try small jigs or minnows especially around brush piles.
Largemouth Bass Fair All sizes When fishing for largemouth bass in the summer try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structures or along weed lines.
Saugeye No Reports 18" length limit Saugeye may be caught lakewide, but it's been pretty slow.
White bass Fair 12" + As the water temperatures increas, white bass will be feeding on shad. Good bait choices for this time of year are crankbaits, plastics, and slab spoons. 
General Comments

Carp Removal Project at Harvey County East Park

In an effort to improve fishing for bass and crappie, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will be making a special effort in the coming days to reduce the population of common carp in East Lake.  Carp are not native to Kansas and were introduced to the United States many years ago from Asia.  They are somewhat invasive, and large populations of them can cause problems with the lake ecosystem.  Because they grow and reproduce quickly, they take up valuable space and resources in the lake that would be used by largemouth bass.  Carp also "root" around in the mud, stirring up sediments into the water, which decreases the water clarity.  

Bass depend on clearer water to be able to feed and reproduce, so the muddy water conditions can result in smaller, less healthy bass populations.  Because bass are the main predator of crappie in East Lake, the crappie population is also at risk for "stunting," because too many of the newly hatched crappie will survive, resulting in too many little crappie and not enough space and food for them to grow into larger fish.

Spring and summer are the best time to remove carp because they are easier to catch as they move into the shallow shoreline for spawning.  To make a big difference in the water quality, as many carp as possible should be removed at once - or they will quickly repopulate again.  While it is impossible to remove every carp in the lake, removing a large number of them should produce a noticeable improvement in the water clarity and ultimately a  better fishable popualtion of both largemouth bass and crappie.  
The results of this effort will be monitored by KDWPT in the next three years with annual fish population sampling.  With questions, please contact Jessica Mounts, District Fisheries Biologist at 316.683.8069 or at jessica.mounts@ksoutdoors.com.

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Wichita area, please call Jessica at 316-683-8069.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm



MARION COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs In the warm weather months channel cat can be caught on a variety of baits such as livers, stinkbait, and shrimp. Drifting and fishing with shad sides or small, whole shad has proven to be very productive. If fishing from shore try off of jetties or near any rocky or woody areas.
       
White Crappie Good Up to 14 inches Crappie fishing varies as water temps have increased recently.
Largemouth Bass Good 8-22 inches Try lures around structure near the shoreline.
Saugeye Fair Up to 18 inches Try the dam and off points. Try casting shad colored crankbaits and plastics near rocky shorelines. 
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Bluegill are biting readily on worms and small jigs or spinners.
White Bass / Wiper Fair 1 lb Find Wiper and white bass along dam and off points. Good bait choices for this time of year are crankbaits, plastics, and slab spoons. Target white bass in areas where they will be chasing shad.
General Comments

Boat inspections are MANDATORY at Marion County Lake to prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels and other Aquatic Nuisance Species. Protect our waters... don't forget to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY!

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WELLINGTON CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 7/25/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 5 lb. Look for channel catfish on ledges and in shallow water at night.
Wiper Fair Up to 10 lb. Look for wipers lakewide.  Use jigging spoons or crankbaits and look for surfacing fish in the evenings. The wiper population at Wellington is excellent, with fantastic numbers of fish of all sizes. Small plastics and spoons are good baits.
Crappie Fair Up to 14" Crappie are spread out on the rocks and brush.
Saugeye Fair Up to 5 lb. Saugeye fishing has been average. Jigging in the dam cut has produced some fish. The fish are either older, good-sized fish or cigar-sized from last year's stocking. 
Flathead Catfish Fair all sizes Use lively bait near structure. Fish of 60+ lb are in the lake.
General Comments
 



WINFIELD CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 6/27/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels were verified in Winfield City Lake in December 2006. Lake users should follow recommended control practices found HERE .

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

Crappie Fair up to 12-inch Crappie are being caught in the trees and off of the points in water 12 to 20 feet deep.  Jigs and minnows are producing.
Channel catfish Fair up to 2 pounds Stinkbait, liver, and cut bait fished on windblown shorelines.
Black bass     No recent reports available
White bass Fair 10 to 14-inch Points and the old road are giving up some white bass.  Vertical jigging, pulling crank baits, and casting are all producing fish.
Wipers Fair up to 22-inch Same as white bass.
Walleye Fair up to 6 lbs Crankbaits, jig and crawler, or spoons fished on the old road.  Trolling crankbaits across points and rocky shorelines are also good early summer tactics.  Walleye Minimum length limit 18 inches.    
General Comments
The City of Winfield requires additional permits for anglers using the lake. Stop in to the lake office before fishing at the lake.



WELLINGTON HARGIS CREEK - Last Updated: 7/25/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair all sizes Fish shallow with shad sides, shrimp, or liver.
Crappie Fair up to 14" A few crappie have been caught with jigs or minnows.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Fish any cover with lures or live bait.
Saugeye Fair Up to 18" Look for saugeye to hang near rocks. Use live bait or shad imitation lures in shallow water, especially on windblown shores.
General Comments
 



DILLON NATURE CENTER - Last Updated: 7/25/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Rainbow trout   10 to 18-inches The last trout stocking was March 20.
Channel catfish Good 1-5 lb 450 keeper-sized channel catfish were stocked on July 10.  The next stocking will be at the end of August.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8" Near the bank and around structure on nightcrawlers.
General Comments
 



CAREY PARK POND - Last Updated: 7/25/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-3 lbs. 375 keeper-sized channel catfish were stocked on July 10.  The next stocking will be at the end of August.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 3 lbs. There are a few bass in the pond, usually caught on live bait and lures.
General Comments
White perch are present in Carey Park Fishing Pond. White perch are a nuisance species that are illegal to possess alive and SHOULD NOT be transported to other waters for any reason.



SEDGWICK CO. - LAKE AFTON - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Adult Zebra Mussels were found 7/31/08 at Lake Afton.

The zebra mussels reproduce during the warmer summer months and veligers (larval zebra mussels) are present in the water column. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in Clearwater Creek below the spillway!

White Perch no report Up to 1 lb Use a small hook with a small piece of worm, or a small spinning lure. Remember that white perch may be possessed or used as live bait ONLY while on this water, and may not be transported alive.
Channel Catfish good 1-3 lbs About 1100 lbs of channel catfish were stocked March 19. The stockings will occur once per month thru September.
Saugeye Poor    
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 3 pounds When fishing for largemouth bass in warm months, try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structures or along weed lines. 
Crappie Fair Up to 12 inches  Fish around brushpiles and creek channel dropoffs with small jigs or spoons.
Bluegill Sunfish Good Up to 1 lb Bluegill can easily be caught with a small piece of worm or a small spinner or jig.
General Comments
Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 7/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.