Scott State Lake

Scott SFL 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

Scott City, KS

11 miles N of Scott City

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks

Area Office 620-872-2061

GPS Location: 38.6914 -100.9244

Scott City, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 115 acres

Maximum Depth: 15 feet

Normal Lake Level: A natural spring keeps this lake full.

Current Lake Level: N/A

Additional License Required: A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season.

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 10/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair/Good Up to 6.5 lbs. Stillfishing mainly prepared baits has been best.  Most fish have been running in the 12 to 16 inch range but a few fish in the 3 to 6 lb. range have been reported.
Crappie Fair Most up to 9 inches Minnows or small jigs under a bobber fished along the edges of weedbeds and around the fish attractors or drifting the same baits out on the mainlake from a boat.
Walleye/Saugeye Fair

Saugeye up to 3.6 lbs.

Walleye up to 6.1 lbs.

Fishing small fish imitating jigs and swimbaits along edges of weedbeds bordering creek channel drop-offs or over points has produced a few fish.  The bite should improve as the water temperature cools.
Largemouth Bass Fair/Good Up to 5.5 lbs. Casting spinnerbaits, swimbaits, and other fish imitating baits around the fish attractors, laydown trees, overhanging bushes, edges of weedbeds, and cattails adjacent to deeper water.  Most of the fish have been in the 11 to 14 inch range, but larger fish up to 5 lbs. have been reported from time to time.
Sunfish Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Vertically fishing small jig heads tipped with small pieces of nightcrawler or whole mealworms around the fish attractors, and along rip-rapped shorelines and edges of the cattails.
General Comments

Release all walleye/saugeye and largemouth bass less than 15 inches.

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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