Coldwater City Lake

Coldwater City Lake 3D


This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast

1 mile S, 1 mile W of Coldwater, KS
 City of Coldwater 620-582-2940

GPS Location: 37.2446 -99.3517

Coldwater, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 250 acres

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report   Jigs and minnows
Wiper No report   Spoons and topwater baits
Largemouth bass No report   A variety of artificial baits should work
General Comments
No reports. With the warm temperatures, fishing should be getting better each day. Try for crappie by using minnows around submerged logs and tree stumps on the northeast flat and along the dam. Largemouth bass are about 3 weeks from spawning and could be taken on a variety of baits. Wiper's should be on the windy banks and points, try spoons and shallow running crankbaits or topwater baits. Channel catfish should begin to bite on standard baits like worms, liver and prepared baits.

Coldwater City Lake

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report   Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs. Using minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs work.
Channel catfish No report   Try liver, shrimp, worms, or other live baits. Normally they will be feeding on the wind blown side of the lake. You can also try drifting nightcrawlers or using cut bait.
Wiper No report   Try jigs and crankbaits on wind blown shores or shrimp fished on the bottom off the face of the dam.
Largemouth bass No report   Fishing with any shad imitation lures should work, especially around the stump rows and along shoreline vegetation.
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows.  Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for wipers using a jigs and big crankbaits on the windblown banks. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

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