GPS Location: N39 53 25.20 W98 1 41.48
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 2,986 acres
Maximum Depth: 35 feet
Normal Lake Level: 1582.6 feet
Current Lake Level: 4.6 feet BELOW conservation
Lake Temperature: 35 Degrees
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|Largemouth Bass||5*||15 inches|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/14/2014
|Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Walleye||Fair||15-28 inches||There are some very nice walleye out here now as we caught them up to 8 pounds during our fall netting. They can be found around Cedar Point, the dam, and off Walleye Point.|
|White Bass/Wipers||Good||9-16 inches||The white bass and wipers were found lake wide when we did our fall netting in October. The best angler reports, however, have come from the Cedar Point boat ramp where crappie anglers continue to catch fair to good numbers of whites with the occasional 12-14 inch wiper mixed in. There are also good numbers of whites off Oak Hill with some very nice 15-16 inch fish available to anglers.|
|Crappie||Good||8-13 inches||Pretty much all of the crappie angling is taking place off the breakwaters at the Cedar Point boat ramp. Catches have been very sporadic with good numbers showing up some days and things a bit slower other days. Minnows have been working ok, but jigs and small Kastmasters seem to be working better. Crappie can also be found around any of the other marked brush piles in the reservoir. Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to go.|
The KDWPT Fisheries Division video committee recently re-released the 24-minute video titled Fisheries Management in Kansas. Originally released in 2002, the video details techniques used by agency fisheries management and hatchery personnel to create and maintain quality fishing opportunities across the state. On March 13, 2014, the video was made available on the KDWPT YouTube channel and can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J31chIla9Tk .
Anglers can now find GPS coordinates, descriptions, and histories of some of the major brush piles in Lovewell. Simply follow this link Good Fishing Spots and select the individual brush pile to find out more information.
For current water temperature and reservoir elevation, simply click on the "Lovewell Reservoir" link above this report.
Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!