Elk City Reservoir
Corps of Engineers (620) 331-6820
GPS Location: N37 15.415 W95 46.487
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 4,450 acres
Maximum Depth: 24 feet
Normal Lake Level: N/A
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/7/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Fair||8-14 inches||Some anglers are catching fish on warm afternoons. Fish will be moving shallow very soon.|
|Channel catfish||Poor||10-25 inches||Fishing has been slow.|
|White bass||Good||8-16 inches||Fish are currently staging in deeper water. They should move onto riffles within the next week. Rainfall, and associated runoff, will create excellent fishing in the Elk River.|
Water temperature on 04/07/2014 was 53 degrees.
Float line fishing will be allowed from July 15 through September 15. A floatline permit ($2.50) is required.
Current water levels and discharge can be viewed HERE.
We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that subscribe to it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the Independence District (Montgomery, Wilson, and Labette counties) only.
The Elk City State Park Youth/Mentor pond is now open. The pond is open to anglers 15 and younger as well as their mentor. A mentor may take more than one youth fishing, but only one mentor may fish per youth they accompany. Two channel catfish can be harvested daily, but largemouth bass are catch and release only. See the park office for more information.