Clark State Fishing Lake

This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast

8 1/2 miles SW of Kingsdown

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks

Dodge City Office 620-227-8609

GPS Location: 37.3826 -99.7823

Kingsdown, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 300 acres

Maximum Depth: 42 feet

Normal Lake Level: Normally at conservation, but will vary depending on rainfall.

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/4/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye     Try drifting a jig and worm across flats and points.
Flathead catfish     Try live bait around channel swings and bends.
Crappie     Fish around any sun washed rock or brush you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows & jigs.
Largemouth bass     Try jigs and finesse plastics in the middle of the day.
White bass Good Up to 1 lb Small jigs or roadrunners or minnow type baits along the along windswept shorelines for schooling fish.
Channel catfish     Try liver, shrimp, worms or other live baits or also any cut baits.
General Comments

This is a generic winter fishing report.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  This site will be updated if a hot report is sent in. Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2015.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call theDodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a 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!

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