Cedar Bluff Reservoir

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Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Cedar Bluff Area Office 785-726-3212

13 miles South of I-70 Ogallah Interchange (exit 135) on K-147

GPS Location: 38.7961 -99.7244

Ellis, KS 67637

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 6,869 @ conservation level

Maximum Depth: 42'

Normal Lake Level: 2144' MSL

Current Lake Level: 2122.04' ----21.96' below conservation

Lake Temperature: 72

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Walleye 5 18''
White Bass No Limit
Crappie 50
Wiper 2
Channel Catfish 10
Largemouth Bass 5 15"
Smallmouth Bass 5 15"
Spotted Bass 5 15"
Flathead Catfish 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 9/19/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Slow Up to 14 inches Anglers reported catching a few crappie vertically fishing small spoons over the fish attractors.  Minnows and jigs would likely be productive baits as well.
Walleye Slow Up to 28 inches The bite remains pretty slow, but should begin to improve as the water cools down.  Anglers continue to catch a walleye here or there while fishing for whites and wipers.  Vertically fishing larger slab spoons over mainlake points should be effective too.
White Bass/Wipers

White bass-Fair


Whites up to 17 inches

Wipers up to 13 lbs.

Vertically fishing or drifting small shad or vertically fishing slab spoons over mainlake points and drop-off remains productive.  But look for fish to begin moving onto shallow, windswept points, parking lots, and roadbeds as the water cools where they can be caught casting bucktail jigs, slab spoons, and other shad imitations.


SURFACE ELEVATION- 2122.10'----21.90' below conservation 

It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. So please discard any leftover bait in a trash can.

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