Pottawatomie No. 2

1.5 miles east and 2.5 miles north of Manhattan

Pottawatomie State Lake Office 785-539-9999

GPS Location: N39.22785 W96.51569

Location/Address:
Manhattan, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 75 acres

Maximum Depth: 30 feet

Current Lake Level: Full

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/1/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Black Bass Fair 1/2 to 4 pounds The lake has good numbers of both largemouth and smallmouth.
Channel Catfish Fair 3/4 to 3 pounds The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch channel catfish. This allows for good harvest rates of eater size catfish. The first stocking of 2014 went in on March 20th when 1600 channel catfish were put into the lake.  The best fishing lately has been along sunny shorelines with worms.
Crappie Slow to Fair 1/4 to 1 pound Lots of small crappie this year with a few really big ones.  Crappie are being caught off of both of the fishing docks.
General Comments

Pott. # 2 is noted for family outings, scenic views, catch and release bass fishing, harvest of small crappie and channel catfishing. The channel cat population is maintained with 2 fish feeders and frequent stockings of 12+ inch fish from March through September.

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