Geary State Fishing Lake

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism 785-461-5402

GPS Location: 38.9050 -96.8648

Junction City, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 97 acres

Maximum Depth: 45 feet

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Saugeye 5 18
Smallmouth Bass 5 15
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/15/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black bass Good up to 22" Largemouth and smallmouth are both available, with the majority being largemouth. They can be caught with traditional methods lakewide throughout the seasons.
Bluegill Fair up to 8" Bluegill are found near shallow water cover, and caught on small jigs and live bait.
Catfish Fair up to 20" Although smaller in size, channel catfish can be caught lakewide on standard catfish baits. Flatheads can be caught along rocky areas on live bait.
Crappie Good up to 14" Crappie numbers are good, and should provide fun angling, primarily in the Spring and Winter periods.
Saugeye Good up to 21" Saugeye numbers remain steady, with some keepers available for harvest. Most are caught along the dam and rock points on crankbaits and jig/worm.
Current Fishing Opportunity     Listed Below
Crappie Good up to 2 lbs jigs and minnows near rock and creek channels 5-10ft deep
Catfish Good up to 3 lbs cutbait and worms along windy banks
Saugeye Fair up to 5 lbs jig and worms and crankbaits along dam and rock points/banks
Black bass Fair up to 4lbs jerkbaits near rock/brush/points
Bluegill Fair   tube jigs and worms near shallow cover
General Comments

This includes a fishing report covering the fishing forecast for the upcoming 2015 fishing season. The Current Fishing Opportunity section will be updated with weekly fishing reports starting March 2015.

This deep clear lake offers a diverse fishery. Best for 2015 should be saugeye, crappie, and largemouth bass.