Clinton Reservoir

Clinton Reservoir
Clinton Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

5 miles west of Lawrence on K-10

GPS Location: N38 56.516 W095 21.263

Location/Address:
Lawrence, KS 66049

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 7,000 acres

Maximum Depth: 55 feet

Normal Lake Level: 875.5 msl

Lake Temperature: 48

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 20 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Sauger 5 15
Smallmouth Bass 5 15
Striped Bass 2
Walleye 5 15
White Bass
Wiper 2 18
Blue Catfish 10
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/26/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location

Zebra Mussels are present at Clinton Reservoir

Be sure to CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment that comes in contact with the water to keep from spreading them to another lake.

Trout Fair 0.75-1.5 lbs Latest trout stocking occurred at Lake Henry the week of Feb. 26, this was the last stocking until fall.  Anglers should be able to catch fish using powerbait, jigs, spinners, spoons, and worms.
Crappie Good 0.33-1 lb Using mainly jigs (black and white has been good), some good reports on minnows too, near the bottom.  Best bite has been late evening.  Mostly boat anglers having luck, but a few shore anglers fishing over deep water have caught fish.  Anglers having action over brush piles and near rocky areas.
White bass Fair 0.3-1.25 lbs Anglers are catching white bass while fishing for crappie on jigs and minnows.
Walleye Slow-Fair 1.5-5 lbs Walleye are spawning.  Got a few reports of walleye being caught off the dam at night using jigs and floating/diving lures such as those made by Rapala.
District Newsletter     If you want to keep up with what is going on with Clinton Reservoir (including GPS coordinates to any newly placed brush piles) and other lakes in DG, SN, and OS Counties sign up for the Lawrence District Newsletter by clicking this link: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
General Comments
Water level March 26 was 0.97 feet below normal pool level, release rate = 7 cfs, water temp = 44.   Brushpiles placed into Clinton August 11 and 12, 2008. GPS locations in degrees, minutes, seconds using Datum WGS 84: 1) N38 55.755 W095 24.146, 2) N38 56.4444 W095 24.466, 3) N38 56.283 W095 23.465, 4) N38 56.014 W095 23.096, 5) N38 55.036 W095 22.568, 6) N38 56.011 W095 23.085, 7) N38 55.073 W095 22.565, 8) N38 55.785 W095 22.235.