Pomona Reservoir

Pomona 3D
Pomona Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast State Park

Directions - 25 miles S of Topeka

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks


Don George,KDWP&T Fisheries Biologist, 913-795-2218

US Army Corps of Engineers - Pomona Lake, This lake has zebra mussels.  Please take care and do not transfer water, and clean drain and dry all equipment.

GPS Location: N38 39.580 W95 36.012

Vassar, KS 66543

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 4,000 acres

Maximum Depth: 50 feet

Normal Lake Level: 974 msl

Current Lake Level: full pool

Lake Temperature: normal

This lake has zebra mussels.  Please take care and do not transfer water, and clean, drain and dry all equipment.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Black Bullhead
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 18
Wiper 2 18
Blue Catfish 10
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/6/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
channel catfish Slow 2 - 7 pounds the fish feeders are OFF, Use worms or dip baits and crappie entrails or cutshad, stink/prepared baits.  Lakewide or stilling basin.
Walleye Slow varies  the walleye population is improving, tryoff windy points, crank baits or jigs tipped with nightcrawler
White bass/Wipers slow varies lakewide and the windy side of the points, wipers are following the schools of shad, minnows or shad colored lures, off the COE Swim beach
Crappie Slow most were 9 - 14 inches lakewide, marina docks, over brushpiles, black and pink tube jigs, minnows.about 6 ft on the winds side, most fish are over 10 inches, fish are slowly moving in
General Comments

It is believed that zebra mussels now inhabit this impoundment.  Please be extra careful and " Clean, Drain and Dry" before  and after using any equipment on this impoundment.

When large releases of water occur at the stilling basin then fishing there can be better. For additional information, water temperature, release rates, please check:http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/po/daily.cfm .

Have FUN,Get the kids, get your friends and Go Fishing. Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats and equipment. The State and COE Parks are ready for family fishing.

Sign up for the Mound City Fishing District Newsletter today!  The lake maybe ice covered.

 If you can locate the schooled crappie at this time it can be very rewarding. Rangers have constructed some spawning fish habitat which should improve spring fishing success. These areas are located near North Shore Marina and the Rock Quarry and near Adams Grove and Wolf Creek Park.

KDWPT released the recently completed “Kansas Crappie Bonanza” video. This 25-minute video covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter with tips and tactics to make you a better crappie angler. Visit the KDWPT homepage and click on the Kansas Crappie Bonanza link to view the video!