Perry Reservoir

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

GPS Location: N39 08.659 W95 29.372

Perry, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 11,630 acres

Maximum Depth: 43 feet

Normal Lake Level: 891.5 feet



Perry Sauger

Chucks WB

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 20 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Sauger 5 18
Saugeye 5 18
White Bass
Walleye 5 18
Blue Catfish 5 35
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 10/28/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels Super Infectious! up to 3/4" Since the infestation was discovered in Oct. of 2007 these mussels have spread throughout the lake. It's up to all of us to make sure these are not spread to other area lakes, Clean-Drain-Dry everything that is taken out of Perry. Mussels will be start spawning as the water temperature gets to around 54 degrees. I've taken five, no big jump in numbers!
Fall Fishing Opportunities RED HOT   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good-Excellent 4 Pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a news letter for Perry and other waters in my District. The next issue is available now, Perry Reservoir and Leavenworth State Fishing Lake are in this edition. If you would like the letter e-mailed to you click Perry/Leavenworth SFL Newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 10.0 lbs I've removed the fish feeders for the winter, look for them next spring.  Shad sides work great this time of year, fished shallow on wind swept banks.  Saw good numbers of shad when we sampled, little bigger than I'd like but there are tons of them!
Sauger Fair up to 2.0 lbs. Jigs and twisters off of the those gravel rocky points, fish are feeding on all those bite size shad now.  
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 4.5 lbs. Crank and spinner baits worked slow around the structure, rip-rap.  Netted a couple of these fish and wow are they plump, shad every where.   
White Bass Fair-Good up to 1.5 lbs. Twister or roadrunners will produce fish off of those rocky points or the humps or islands.  Have seen some busting shad on the surface.  
White Crappie Fair up to 1.0 lbs. Fish will be schooling as the water is cooling, tube jigs or minnows, 10-12' of water over brush and along the creek channels.
Blue Catfish Slow up to 2 lbs. Electrofished a couple weeks ago and saw a few small ones.  Tried a couple new spots on Wednesday and sampled one that was 24" long, I know we are getting some bigger fish out there.

I see some of you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've been posting on it: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing photos from other lakes that are not on the fishing reports click this link hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

We finished sampling Perry last week, I've stuck up a couple of pictures and I'll put some more up along with some numbers as soon as I get done netting!

Few gizzard shad pictures from our sampling a month or so ago.


Click on Perry Reservoir above the fishing report to look at the October netting pictures. Click on the underlined fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast. Zebra mussels were confirmed on 10-9-07, so make sure you clean, drain and dry your boat after leaving Perry.