Jeffrey Energy Center

5 miles north and 3 miles west of St. Mary's

2 lakes (125 acres and 460 acres) with limited access

GPS Location: N39.27154 W96.14235

Location/Address:
St Marys, KS

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 18
Wiper 2
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Jeffrey Energy Center - Make-Up Lake Fishing Report Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/21/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair 1 to 5 pounds Nice numbers of smallmouth bass and a low level largemouth bass population. The dam and along the East bank are the best places for smallmouth.   Around 10 feet deep with jigs.
Crappie Good 1/2 to 2 pounds Crappie numbers have greatly improved the last few years and there is currently good numbers of fish around 10" long. Crappie are up shallow and starting to spawn.  Anglers have been doing really well the last few weeks.
Channel Catfish Slow 1/2 to 6 pounds No recent reports of catfish harvest.
Walleye Slow 1 to 5 pounds Overall numbers are down. Walleye regulations are 2 a day and a 15 inch lenght limit.
White Bass Fair 1/2 to 2 pounds White bass can be found cruising the shallows or near the water inlet.
Wipers Fair 1 to 12 pounds The lake has good numbers of 16-22" wipers with a few bigger ones around. The daily creel limit for wipers is 2.
General Comments

Anglers need to check into the Jeffrey Energy Center Guard House located north of St. Mary's, then west off K-63 Hwy. The Jeffrey Energy Center allows 30 anglers to fish at any one time. If the inlet is flowing, then good fishing can be found there. As of March 10th, the lake was Full.

Zebra mussels have infested Make-Up Lake. The lake has been designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species water. Fish may not be transported alive from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment when changing water bodies and dump your bait.

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Jeffrey Energy Center Aux. Lake Fishing Report Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair Up to 5 lbs The lake has a good smallmouth population.  They can be caught along any of the rocky shoreline, but the dam is the best spot.
Channel Catfish Slow to Fair Up to 8 lbs The lake has a fair catfish population.  The cove just North of the boat ramp is one of the better spots.
Walleye Slow Up to 6 lbs No recent reports
White Bass Fair Up to 16" White bass numbers are doing good this year, with most of the population being 12 to 15" long.
Wiper Slow to Fair Up to 8 lbs The lake supports a moderate wiper population.  A few nice fish are being caught from shore along the dam.
General Comments

As of March 26th, the water level was very low and the boat ramp was not usable.

Anglers need to check into the Jeffrey Energy Center Guard House located north of St. Mary's, then west off K-63 Hwy. The Jeffrey Energy Center allows up to 30 anglers to fish at any one time. As of September 4th, the lake was full and the boat ramp was usable.

Zebra mussels have been found at Auxiliary Lake. The lake has been designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species water. Fish may not be transported alive from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY all equipment when changing water bodies and dump your bait.

Brush piles at GPS coordinates

N 39.24842° W -96.15163°
N 39.24899° W -96.15149°
N 39.25150° W -96.14638°
N 39.23917° W -96.15172°
N 39.23441° W -96.14757°
N 39.23475° W -96.14803°