Great Bend Stone Lake
SW of Great Bend, KS at Washington St. & Railroad Ave
Great Bend 620-793-4160
GPS Location: 38.35266 -98.7714
Great Bend, KS
Impoundment Type: Community Lake
Surface Acres: 50 acres
Maximum Depth: 20 feet
Normal Lake Level: Lake is full
Trout Type 2 water - Trout permit required only for trout anglers.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/9/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Bait, Method, & Location|
|Rainbow trout||No report||2/lb||Try small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits.|
|Channel catfish||No report||Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom.|
|Bluegill||No report||Try small pieces of worm or crickets under a bobber or small twister tail jigs.|
|Largemouth bass||No report||Try jigs and finesse plastics later in the day.|
|Crappie||No report||Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows or jigs|
|Wiper||No report||Try trolling jigs and crankbaits, or shrimp fished on the bottom. You can also try jigging slab spoons and bucktail jigs. Drifting live shad, sunfish or minnows may also work|
With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows. Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for wiper casting jigs and large crankbaits in the windswept shores. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.
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!
REMEMBER: Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.
Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!
CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!
Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.