Cowley State Fishing Lake

Arkansas City, KS

13 miles E of Arkansas City

Lake Area Office 620-876-5730

GPS Location: 37.09815 -96.80505

Location/Address:
Arkansas City, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 84 acres

Maximum Depth: 32 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: Normal Pool

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5 15
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 15
Bluegill
Black Bullhead
Green Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
* 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
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Black Crappie Fair up to 11-inches Not many recent crappie reports.
Bluegill Fair up to 8-inch Worm and bobber around the weedbeds.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 6 pounds Stink baits and fresh cut bait fished off the piers and the dock.  Fish feeders are done for the year. 15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 16-inch Anglers are catching bass on plastic worms and smaller crankbaits fished near cover.
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 11-inch Small pieces of night crawler fished on bottom near weed bed edges have produced some nice fish.
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