Cedar Bluff Reservoir
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Cedar Bluff Area Office 785-726-3212
13 miles South of I-70 Ogallah Interchange (exit 135) on K-147
GPS Location: 38.7961 -99.7244
Ellis, KS 67637
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 6,869 @ conservation level
Maximum Depth: 48'
Normal Lake Level: 2144' MSL
Current Lake Level: 2118.41' ----25.59' below conservation
Lake Temperature: 52
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|White Bass||No Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/11/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||Up to 8 lbs.||Anglers report catching respectable numbers of fish ranging from 2 up to 8 lbs. fishing cut shad in the shallows of coves and toward the upper end of the reservoir.|
|Crappie||Fair||Up to 14 inches||Fish are still being caught off the fish attractors as anglers report catching 10 to 20 keeper sized fish on a good day. However, fish should start to scatter from deeper water and begin staging over steep drop-offs near the mouths of coves in preparation for spawning.|
|Rainbow Trout||Slow/Fair||0.5lb./fish average||Anglers continue to report catching a few fish. The trout season ends April 15, and after the season end a trout permit is no longer required to fish for and keep trout. Anglers fishing trout after April 15 must adhere to the 5 fish/day creel limit and anglers aged 16 to 74 are still required to possess a valid state fishing license.|
|Walleye||Fair||Up to 28 inches||The majority of spawning activity is winding down so catching fish on the dam should be pretty tough. However, fish are beginning to transition toward the post-spawn feeding period as a few anglers have reported picking up a few fish out on mainlake points. Drifting or retrieving jig and nightcrawler combos or trolling worm and spinner combos are usually effective on post-spawn fish.|
|White Bass/Wipers||Fair/Good|| |
Whites up to 17 inches
Wipers up to 13 lbs.
White bass spawning activity should begin increasing where they are typically caught in good numbers off the dam and associated points by anglers casting or trolling white bucktail and curly-tail jigs. There have been a few fish reported from the dam area so the spawn is likely just getting started.
Anglers continue catching both white bass and wipers in sun-warmed shallows of coves casting various jigs.
SURFACE ELEVATION- 2118.41'----25.59' below conservation
It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. So please discard any leftover bait in a trash can.
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