Olathe - Lake Olathe

Lake Olathe 3D
This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Included in the Urban Fishing Program Fishing Forecast Region 2 Public Fishing Reports

City of Olathe 913-971-6263

1 ½ miles West of Olathe (K-7) on Dennis Avenue

GPS Location: 38.88256 -94.87215

Location/Address:
Olathe, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 172 acres

Maximum Depth: N/A

Normal Lake Level: N/A

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 12/6/2013

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair Up to 8 inches Good numbers of bluegill were captured during fall netting in 2013. However, bluegill size structure was dominated by small individuals. This could make Lake Olathe a good place to take a kid fishing!
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 5 lbs. Moderate numbers of channel catfish were captured during fall netting in 2013. Try using worms or stinkbait fished along mainlake points for catfish.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 6 lb. Spring electrofishing indicated a high abundance of largemouth bass in 2013. Some larger bass are available to anglers as our biggest bass captured was over 4 lbs.
Saugeye Fair Up to 3 lbs. Fall netting indicated a low abundance of saugeye in 2013. Saugeye size structure was dominated by large individuals (18+ inches).
Wiper Fair/Good Up to 11 lbs. Good numbers of wiper were captured during fall netting in 2013. Some large wiper (18+ inches) should be available to anglers in 2014.
White Crappie Fair Most fish around 9 inches, but some up to 13 inches. Good numbers of white crappie were captured during fall netting in 2013. The crappie population shows signs of improvement with 29% of the overall crappie catch over 10 inches in length.
General Comments
This is a generic fishing report covering the 2014 fishing forecast for Lake Olathe. Regular weekly fishing reports will continue spring 2014.