Wichita East KDOT

KDOT East

KDOT East Lake

This Location does not have Boat Access Trout Lake Included in the Urban Fishing Program Fishing Forecast

Access is from Hydraulic and 45th St., Wichita, KS

Northeast of the I-135/I-235 interchange in North Wichita; the only access is from 45th St. North.

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism 316-683-8069

NE of I-135, I-235 Intersection

GPS Location: 37.76603 -97.31988

Location/Address:
Wichita, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 10 acres

Channel Catifsh are stocked monthly at this location from May to September.

Carry-in boats and watercraft (including float tubes) ARE allowed on this lake for fishing (motors are not allowed). The boat ramp is not open for public use.

A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season, which runs from October 15 thru April 15.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
Channel Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 2 18
Crappie 10
Trout 5
Wiper 2 18
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/12/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Rainbow Trout Excellent Up to 2 lbs Rainbow trout are being stocked at KDOT East Lake and Vic's Lake in Wichita.  Slough creek is VERY LOW on water, and trout will be stocked at that location when conditions improve. 
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.
White Crappie Good Up to 12" Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.