Cedar Bluff Reservoir
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: 2122.79' ----21.21' below conservation
Lake Temperature: 82
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|White Bass||No Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 7/24/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Slow/Fair||Up to 14 inches||Minnows, jigs, or small slab spoons fished over the fish attractors or over steep, deep drop-offs has been best.|
|Walleye||Slow/Fair||Up to 28 inches||Anglers report catching a few fish while fishing for white bass and wipers. Otherwise, there have been a few fish caught around the fish attractors vertically fishing minnow or shad.|
|White Bass/Wipers|| |
Whites up to 17 inches
Wipers up to 13 lbs.
White bass-fish are still busting shad on the surface early and late, but they are not staying up as long or as predictable from day to day as they were a week or two ago. That said, anglers able to locate surfacing schools are doing pretty well casting topwater or shallow running baits that imitate small shad. Otherwise, drifting shad or minnows along points and drop-offs can be productive too.
Wiper-Vertically fishing or drifting shad over mainlake points and around the fish attractors has been best. But casting baits such as castmasters into schooling white bass and letting the bait fall a little before beginning the retrieve may pick up larger wipers schooling below the whites. There are quite a few small wipers that are similar in size to the larger white bass so be sure of your identification skills.
SURFACE ELEVATION- 2122.79'----21.21' 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.
Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related prospects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District