Tuttle Creek Reservoir

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Tuttle Creek Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

GPS Location: N39 15.445 W96 34.77

Manhattan, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 12,500 acres

Maximum Depth: 50 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1075 mls

Lake Temperature: 60

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Blue Catfish 10
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Saugeye 5 15
White Bass
Walleye 5 15
Trout 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/25/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair to Slow 1/2 to 1.5 pounds Crappie can be found around brush in 10 to 16 feet of water.  Fishing has been slow the last two months since the water has be come muddy.  
White Bass Fair to Slow 1/2 to 2 pounds They can be found near schools of shad or along rocky points.  Overall numbers are down some this year, but the fish are of a good size.
Catfish Fair Up to 20 pounds Fishing for catfish has been fair in the upper end of the reservoir along the river channel. 
Largemouth Bass Slow 1 to 5 pounds Coves in southern third of the Reservoir have some locally good largemouth bass populations. The McIntyre Cove area tends to produce the best fishing.
Saugeye Slow Up to 6 pounds Saugeye can be caught in the reservoir trolling or casting crankbaits along rocky/gravel points.  
Rainbow Trout Fair Up to 5 pounds

2,000 rainbow trout were stocked into Willow Lake on October 28th.  The lake will receive regular stockings until April for a total of 12,750 trout.  These hatchery reared fish are usually caught on commercial trout baits, worms, corn or lures. 

Willow Lake is located in the Southeast corner of the Tuttle Creek River Pond area.  A trout permit is needed to fish at Willow Lake during trout season.  Anyone under 16 years of age with a properly licensed adult can harvest up to 2 trout without a trout permit.

General Comments

Tuttle Creek is three feet above conservation pool. You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

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