Kanopolis Reservoir

Kanopolis 3D
Kanopolis Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

33 miles SW of Salina on K-149 & K141 US

Corps Of Engineers 785-546-2294

GPS Location: N38 38.709 W097 59.244

Kanopolis, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 3,550

Maximum Depth: 35

Normal Lake Level: 1463 msl This lake is generally held 4 feet above this conservation level during the summertime.

Lake Temperature: 77 F

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Saugeye 5 15
Walleye 5 15
Wiper 2
Trout 5
White Bass
Black Crappie
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 5/6/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Good Variety Fish worms, liver, and cutbait from 3 to 10 foot of water or shallower at night.
Crappie Fair Variety of Sizes - mostly 11 to 12 inches Fish near brushpiles off of Loder Point or near the tower.
Trout     Trout season is over until November.
Walleye/Saugeye Fair Variety, up to 21" Saugeye have moved offshore and are post-spawn.  They can be caught most easily at night with jig and crawlers in the shallows.  Fish crankbaits by trolling or casting off of points and the dam early and late in the day.
White Bass Fair All sizes - up to 17 inches Troll or jig the creek channels.  Use kastmasters and flashy lures that resemble gizzard shad.  Fish are being caught off the dam.
Wiper Fair All sizes Wipers mix in with white bass and generally hang below their schools.  Live minnows and shad are best.
General Comment

Current lake elevation and water temperature is available on the location page linked to this fishing report. It is updated daily by the Corps of Engineers.

This is a general winter fishing report. If a hot tip is received, the report will be updated. Otherwise, weekly fishing reports will resume in March.