Fort Scott Lake Ft. Scott
Fort Scott, KS
2 miles S, 3 miles W of Fort Scott
City of Fort Scott 620-223-0550
Fisheries Biologist -- Don George-- 913-795-2218
GPS Location: 37.7894 -94.7575
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Impoundment Type: Community Lake
Surface Acres: 360 acres
Maximum Depth: N/A
Normal Lake Level: N/A
Current Lake Level: full pool
Lake Temperature: normal
This lake is owned by the City of Ft.Scott and is open to all boating/recreation and fishing. This lake is enrolled into the Community Fisheries Assistance Program. A city fishing permit is no longer required. There is a double lane boat ramp, two floating docks, and toilets on the northwest side. There are several areas managed for shoreline fishing. After a rain get to the inflow areas with good line and some worms, prepared bait--channel catfish can be great. Go have fun. Remember- Wear a Lifejacket and Reach - Throw - Don t Go.ng and have floating fish feeders. Much of the lake's shoreline is housing developments. This lake has quite a reputation for large flathead and channel catfish, largemouth and spotted bass are abundant also.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/6/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|black bass||Fair||varies||motor oil colored jigs, soft plastic baits, up against the banks/along the weed beds, in trees/fish attractors and dropoffs,|
|channel catfish||Slow||varies||High populations of channel catfish improves success. lakewide, use cut shad, sponge baits, worms. Recent fish population sampling indicates a great population of channel catfish in the 2 - 5 pound range.|
|walleye||Slow||varies||jigs, minnows along spawning areas.|
|white crappie||GREAT||varies, many over 11 inches||crappie have been ON and OFF depends daily, when they are ON nice fish are caught over 10 inches, some good fish in the south end around the creek channels, with black&white, blue&white jigs under a float, fish are in nice condition|
|bluegill||Slow||varies||use small baits, such as worms, jigs suspended under a float, in deeper water|
Lake level is full. Water levels are fine for fishing. Fish for crappie in shallow or mid depth water over brushpiles or spawning areas for good success. Recent tree/habitat placements will improve angler success for bass and crappie.
Remember- Wear a Lifejacket and Reach - Throw - Don t Go. Buy your state fishing license and have fun. Please remember the special length/creel limits.
Get the kids, get your friends and Go Fishing. Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats, trailers and equipment.
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This is a Community Fisheries Assistance Lake Cooperator,no city permits for fishing and boating while fishing. City permit required for recreational boating.