Marion Reservoir

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Marion, KS

2101 Located just north of US 56 between the communities of Marion and Hillsboro

US Army Corps of Engineers 620-382-2101

GPS Location: N38 22 3.72 W97 5 22.07

Marion, KS 66861

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 6,160 acres

Maximum Depth: N/A

Normal Lake Level: 1350.5 conservation pool

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Walleye 5 18
Wiper 5
Crappie 50
Black Bullhead
White Bass
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels     Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!
Channel Cat Fair All Sizes In early spring, fish windblown and shallow points with shad sides.
White Crappie Good 10" and over Crappie tend to congregate in large schools in cooler water. Fish around brushpiles and creek channel dropoffs with small jigs or spoons. Crappie at Marion tend to congregate at the dam and broken bridge but some anglers have good luck in the coves.
Walleye Poor Up to 18" Walleye are hitting the end of their yearly spawn in the next week or two. Try on the dam or off rocky points.
White Bass Fair Up to 2 lbs Fish rocky points and windblown sides of the lake.  The White Bass spawn will begin soon, and there are reports from other lakes of some white bass being caught.
Wiper Fair 1-5 lbs In early spring, fish with shad-like crankbaits or twister tail jigs off of wind blown shorelines and points. Wiper can also be found near brushpiles and other structure this time of year
General Comments
For information about ramp conditions, please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers office at Marion Reservoir by calling (620) 382-2101.

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