Neosho State Fishing Lake

Parsons, KS

6 miles N, 3 1/2 miles E of Parsons

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks 620-449-2539

GPS Location: N37 25 20.240 W95 11 48.564

Parsons, KS 67357

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 92 acres

Maximum Depth: 27 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: N/A

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Black Bullhead
Channel Catfish 5 15-inch minimum
Crappie 50 None
Largemouth Bass 5 18-inch minimum
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: 10/29/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill / redear  Good All sizes Try worms or small jigs fished slowly around structure and weedlines. Grasshoppers are another good bait when fished a few feet below a bobber.
Channel catfish  Fair/good All sizes Try liver, prepared baits, minnows, worms, shad sides, or shrimp fished near the bottom. Channel catfish like grasshoppers too. Three feeders are in operation, and fishing near them often increases success.
Crappie  Fair 7 -12 inches Try minnows or small 1/64 oz. jigs fished around structure and brush. Many 7 to 10-inch fish are available, with some quality fish mixed in.
Largemouth bass  Fair/good All sizes Try jigs, plastic baits, spinner baits, or crank baits fished around structure and weedlines. 
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