Brown State Fishing Lake

8 miles east and 1/4 mile north of Hiawatha

GPS Location: N39.84509 W95.37681

Hiawatha, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 62 acres

Maximum Depth: 13 feet

Normal Lake Level: Full



Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 20
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 13-18 slot
Redear Sunfish
Walleye 2 18
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/14/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Spring Fishing Opportunities Good   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Holton Banner Creek. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek  Newsletter and fill in the blanks. You can read the letter while you're waiting for the fish to bite.
Black Crappie Fair-Good up to 1.0 lbs. Tube jig around the piers, brush piles and off the end of the dock.
Bluegill Fair up to 0.43 lbs. Small jig or spinner tipped with worm around the brush piles, Curly leaf pondweed will be coming up soon.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 8.0 lbs Started the fish feeders on Friday, feeding sinking feed at 7, 7:30 am, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm.  Shad sides work great this time of year, fish those shallow areas under a bobber.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 4.0 lbs. Spinner baits worked slow around the brush piles and off the end of the piers.
Redear Sunfish Slow up to 0.4 lbs. Small hunk of worm or jig at the north end off the points.
General Comments

Fish feeders are in and working, might have to scoop the snow off of your favorite rock before you sit down!

October Netting pictures, nice crappie and bluegill, click on Brown State above the fishing report to see some of these fish. Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast.