Chase State Lake

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This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Wildlife Area

Cottonwood Falls, KS

3 miles W of Cottonwood Falls

Regional Office: 316-683-8069

Public Land Manager: Brent Konen - 620-767-5900

GPS Location: 38.3698 -96.5818

Cottonwood Falls, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 109 acres

Maximum Depth: 45 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5 15
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 13-18
Saugeye 5 18
Smallmouth Bass 5 15
Spotted Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 18
Crappie 50
Green Sunfish
White Bass
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 10/14/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.    

Chase SFL is now an ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.

 Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

 Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

 CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

 Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

New Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Good up to 10 pounds

Nightcrawlers, stink bait, and fresh cut bait have all produced some good catches.  Feeders are done for the year.

Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 15-inch

Small crankbaits, grubs and jigs are producing good bass action.  Not many big fish have been caught but there is plenty of action with the smaller sized fish to keep things exciting.  

There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.

Saugeye Fair up to 24-inch Anglers are picking up a few saugeye along the dam and rocky shorelines casting crankbaits.
Spotted Bass Good   Steep rocky shorelines in water at least 4 feet deep on jigs or crankbaits.
Bluegill Good up to 8-inch Fishing live bait with a small bobber is a great technique this time of the year.  Fish off the piers keeping your bait close to the shoreline. 
White Crappie Fair up to 10-inch Jigs and minnows are producing crappie.  Anglers hitting a good day are catching many crappie although most are small in the 7 to 8-inch range.  Crappie numbers are currently high in the lake so please harvest those smaller crappie as long as you don't exceed the 50/day creel limit.  When the crappie density gets too high in the lake, growth rates slow and many of the crappie stay small.  Increased harvest of these smallish crappie will be beneficial for the crappie population and the lake as a whole.
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