Cedar Bluff Reservoir

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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 PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Walleye 5 18''
White Bass No Limit
Crappie 50
Wiper 2
Channel Catfish 10
Largemouth Bass 5 15"
Smallmouth Bass 5 15"
Spotted Bass 5 15"
Flathead Catfish 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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.  Additionally, anglers report catching a few fish trolling small crankbaits along the edges of flooded timber.
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 Anglers are beginning to pick up post-spawn fish dragging jig and nightcrawler combos over mainlake points.  Trolling worm and spinner combos off the ends of mainlake points or along steep drop-offs can be effective too.
White Bass/Wipers Good

Whites up to 17 inches

Wipers up to 13 lbs.

White bass fishing really picked up on the warmer days late last week.  Anglers caught good numbers of fish trolling small crankbaits or drifting various jigs along the dam and mainlake points toward the lower end of the reservoir.

Anglers reported good success catching wipers while drifting nightcrawlers in deep water for walleye.  Drifting live goldfish or sunfish could very effective.  Anglers reported primarily catching fish in the 4 to 7 lb. range.



SURFACE ELEVATION- 2118.30'----25.70' 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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