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: 42'
Normal Lake Level: 2144' MSL
Current Lake Level: 2121.10' ----22.90' below conservation
Lake Temperature: 35
|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: 12/4/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Fair/Good||Up to 15 inches||Vertically fishing jigs, and small slab spoons over the fish attractors has been best. The bite has picked up with the cooler water and anglers report catching a half limit of 12 to 15 inch crappie on the right day.|
|Walleye||No Report||Up to 28 inches||Anglers reported catching a few fish while crappie fishing. Vertically fishing larger slab spoons over mainlake points and drop-offs should be productive.|
|White Bass/Wipers||No Report|| |
Whites up to 17 inches
Wipers up to 13 lbs.
|Vertically fishing slab spoons over mainlake points and drop-offs should be best.|
|Rainbow Trout||No Report||0.5 lb. average||
We stocked 625 rainbow trout in the stilling basin on 10-31-2014.
Stillfishing powerbait, corn, worms, marshmallows, and combinations of these baits are popular and effective. Anglers casting small inline spinners and fly anglers fishing small nymphs and wet flies can be successful too.
Water quality has improved eliminating the stressors associated with fall turnover and the bite should be better.
SURFACE ELEVATION- 2121.10'----22.90' 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.
Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related prospects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District