Coffey County Lake
No fees required. No reservations required
Must always wear a life jacket.
No trotlines or setlines will be allowed.
Open 30 minutes after sunup to 30 minutes before sundown
Closed during winter under certain weather conditions. Call the gatehouse at 620-364-2475
GPS Location: 38.24642 -95.71781
Impoundment Type: Community Lake
Surface Acres: 5,090 acres
Maximum Depth: 60 feet
Normal Lake Level: 1,087 fsl
Current Lake Level: Call entrance gate house 620-364-2475
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|Channel or Blue Catfish||10|
|White Bass||No creel limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 2/25/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass||Excellent||10-20"||Both species are present in this lake, and offer great fishing throughout the year especially during the later and earlier parts of the year. Anglers have good success with both species in the warm water discharge during the winter and early spring months.|
|Walleye||Fair||up to 25"||Fair to good walleye angling can be expected with most fish ranging from 13-18" but fish over 21" are available.|
|Channel Catfish||Good||up to 5 lbs.||Good channel cat fishing can be expected lake wide.|
|Blue Catfish||Good||up to 35"||The blue catfish population is doing well, and many anglers have experienced good success with blue catfish drifting with cut bait around the warm water. Reports of fish over 20 lbs. are not uncommon, and fish over 50 lbs. have also been recorded.|
|White Bass||Excellent||8-16"||There is an excellent population of white bass in this lake. White bass is one of the most caught species in the lake. Anglers have success lake wide on twister tails and small jigs and spinners.|
|Crappie||Good||up to 15"||Crappie fishing will continue to be good. Fish 10-12" are common and fish greater than 12" are readily available.|
|Wipers||Fair||2-5 lbs.||Wiper fishing will be fair. A few fish around the 4-5 lb. range are available but the overall numbers are low.|
|Current Fishing Opportunity|
|largemouth bass||Fair||8 in to 18 inches||crankbaits or slow rolling spinnerbaits near the rip rap in hot water.|
|walleye||fair||14-25 inches||trolling with crankbaits or jig tipped with nightcrawler along dropoffs holding schools of shad|
|channel catfish||Fair||1/2-5 lbs||shad sides, stink bait, or worms near warm water|
|smallmouth bass||Fair-Good||10-20 inches||plastics and jerkbaits along riprap or secondary rocky points. Fish will be moving closer to the warmer water following baitfish.|
|white bass||Good||8-15 inches||small spinners or jigs in hot water along channel break|
|wipers||fair-good||2-5 lbs||shad imitation around windy points and dropoffs|
|crappie||Fair||11-15 inches||crappie are suspended around the trees towards the upper end. 15-20 ft. using jigs|
Entrance gate phone number is 620-364-2475 call for lake conditions.
The plant will shutdown on March 8th so the hot water area will not be as productive.
ZEBRA MUSSELS have been confirmed in Coffey County Lake! Please help stop the spread. Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and livewell after leaving this lake. It is illegal to transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.
For more information on waters in Anderson, Allen, Coffey, and Woodson counties click the following link to sign up for the New Strawn District Fisheries Newsletter. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District