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: 6/9/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Fair||8-14 inches||Crappie have slowed down in the state park but some anglers are finding them up river. Look for fish in the river to be suspended on timber in around 10' of water.|
|Channel catfish||Fair||10-25 inches||Channel catfish anglers have been successful along the dam face periodically the last couple of weeks. Expect fish to move back mid-lake soon. Drifting will be effective along the channel.|
|White bass||Poor||8-16 inches||White bass fishing has been poor. Occasional fish have been picked up by catfish and crappie anglers.|
|Outlet||Fishing is good at the outlet when water is being released. Use the link below to determine release volume.|
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.