Council Grove Reservoir

Council Grove 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 4 Public Fishing Reports Wildlife Area

Council Grove, KS

1 mile N of Council Grove

Council Grove Lake Office - (620) 767- 5195

GPS Location: N38 41 6.11 W96 30 17.37

Location/Address:
Council Grove, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 3,280 acres

Maximum Depth: 56 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1274 msl

Current Lake Level: See link

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 20
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Saugeye 5 15
Spotted Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 15
Wiper 2 18
Bluegill
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: 8/1/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove Reservoir. Click HERE for the news release.

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, water toys 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.  

Channel Catfish Good up to 8 lb Drifting worms or shad on the flats.
Saugeye Good up to 6 lb Good numbers of saugeye are being caught along rocky shorelines on crankbaits and plastics.  Anglers are also having success working shallow water by 'pitching' a jig and crawler to shore and working it back to the boat bouncing bottom.
White Bass Fair up to 14-inch Casting to windblown points or pulling crankbaits.
Wiper Fair up to 20-inch Same as white bass
White Crappie Fair up to 12-inch

Off of points, channel breaks, and creek ledges on jigs and minnows.

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

0.5 feet below normal pool, releasing 14 CFS.

For information on current boat ramp conditions please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at the Council Grove Reservoir Office 620-767-5195.

Click HERE for water level information.