Marion Reservoir

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Marion, KS

2101 Located just north of US 56 between the communities of Marion and Hillsboro

US Army Corps of Engineers 620-382-2101

GPS Location: N38 22 3.72 W97 5 22.07

Marion, KS 66861

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 6,160 acres

Maximum Depth: N/A

Normal Lake Level: 1350.5 conservation pool

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/13/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels     Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!

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Channel Cat Fair up to 5 lbs Shallow windblown shorelines on cut shad, shad sides, or liver.
White Crappie Fair 10" and over Some crappie have been showing up in shallow water but the up and down weather has the fish moving a lot.  As the water temps continue to increase the crappie will moving to shallow water to spawn.
Walleye Fair Up to 24" The walleye spawn is winding down and fish will be in transition to the post spawn period over the next several weeks.  Some walleye can be found on the flats and along the points but fishing will improve dramatically over the next several weeks.  Jigs, jig and crawler combos, and spinners are all a good bet this time of year.
White Bass Fair to Good Up to 15" Shallow water areas during warmer days.  Also along points and ends of the dam.  Casting jigs, roadrunners, or small crankbaits.
Wiper Fair to Good up to 25" Drifting or slow trolling live bait or jigs.  Spinner rigs are also producing some nice fish.  Casting jigs or crankbaits in shallow, windblown areas is also productive.
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