Sheridan State Fishing Lake

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Norton, KS 913-877-2953

GPS Location: N39 21 31.21 W100 13 39.23

Location/Address:
Hoxie, KS 67740

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 67 acres

Maximum Depth: 22 feet

Normal Lake Level: Full is 4 feet below overflow structure.

Current Lake Level: At normal full operating level.

Lake Temperature: 51

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
Crappie 50
Channel Catfish 5
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Redear Sunfish
Saugeye 5 15
Wiper 2
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/24/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair Up to 13 inches Jigs or minnows around the fish attractors.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 4.5 lbs. Suspending crank and swimbaits, slow rolling crankbaits, and soft plastics fished around the fish attractors, along rip-rapped shorelines, and flooded vegetation in shallow water.  A slow presentation is important as the water is still pretty cool.
Saugeye Fair/good Up to 3 lbs. Drifting or slow-retrieving jig and nightcrawler combos over points and creek channel breaks
Bluegill Fair Up to 8 inches Small jigs or nightcrawlers under a bobber around  fish attractors.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 19 lbs. Still fishing cutbait, shrimp, nightcrawlers, and prepared baits on warm evenings.
Wiper Slow Up to 4.5 lbs. Casting or trolling small shad imitating crankbaits or still fishing liver, shrimp, and nightcrawlers off the bottom.
Comments

It is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water, so please discard any unused bait in a trash can.

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