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: 3.7 feet BELOW conservation
Lake Temperature: 52 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: 4/11/2014
|Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Walleye||Fair||15-28 inches||The walleye spawn is winding down for the year so the fish will begin to move west to begin feeding and recuperate. Try fishing around the swim beach, Cedar Point, and Willow Point. Other fish will likely be found along the river channel between Walleye Point and Oak Creek.|
|White Bass/Wipers||Fair to Good||9-16 inches||The water temperature is starting to warm up closer to the white bass preferred spawning temperature. The whites will begin to move to rocky areas like the dam and points in the state park. There will likely also be some fish moving into the creeks like Montana Creek and John's Creek. The inlet is also a good place to find whites and wipers this time of year with some water coming in. Roadrunners and twistertails are tough to beat this time of year.|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||All Sizes||Try fishing shad gizzards and shad sides off Walleye Point, near the inlet, and off the Boy Scout area. There may also be some fish congregating in the creeks on the west end like John's Creek and Montana Creek.|
|Crappie||Fair||8-13 inches||The crappie are in a transition period now and aren't quite ready to move in shallow to begin spawning. They can still be found in the mid-depth brush piles and along the creek channels. Fishing for crappie should really pick up as the water warms into the upper 50's over the next couple of weeks.|
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 .
The Marina boat ramp is currently the only usable boat ramp on the reservoir due to a combination of low water levels and the Cedar Point ramp being closed due to the breakwater blocking the lanes.
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!