Woodson State Fishing Lake
5 1/2 miles E of Toronto
Fisheries Biologist: Justin Morrison (620) 637-2748
GPS Location: 37.7880 -95.8425
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 180 acres
Maximum Depth: 45 feet
Normal Lake Level: overflow spillway
Current Lake Level: Normal
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 12/9/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Methods, and Location|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||up to 5 lbs.||Spring sampling indicated a fair to good population of largemouth. The population continues to grow. The largest fish sampled was near 6lbs.|
|Channel Catfish||Good||up to 15 lbs.||The Fall gill net sample indicates a good population of channel catfish. There are many harvestable size fish in the population along with many fish larger than 6 lbs. The largest fish of the sample weighed in at just over 15 lbs.|
|Crappie||Fair||up to 14 inches||Sampling efforts indicate a large population of crappie with the majority in the 6-8" range, however, larger individuals up to 14" are available.|
|Wipers||Fair||up to 5 lbs.||Fall sampling indicates a fair population of wipers. Many quality sized wipers should be available from recent stockings.|
|Current fishing Opportunity|
|Largemouth Bass||Slow||8-18"||Jerkbaits around dropoffs or structure|
|Channel Catfish||Slow||up to 12lbs.||Chicken livers or prepared bait along dropoffs or windy flats.|
|Crappie||Fair-Good||up to 12"||Vertical jigging spoons, jigs, or minnows around brush in 15-20 ft. of water any brush seems to produce, however, most fish are under 10"|
|Wipers||Slow-Fair||up to 5lbs.||Shad imitations in open water or windy points, vertical jigging with spoons. Look for schools of shad and the wipers should be close.|
Comments: This is a generic Winter Report. The information at the top of the report is based off of recent sampling efforts.
The lake is 5 FT. low. The boat ramp is still usable. WATER TEMP. LOW 40s.
My newsletter has a map of most of the brushpiles and associated GPS coordinates for this lake so click on the link below.
Anglers please do your part to stop the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS). Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and livewell after leaving a water body and do not transfer live fish or bait between water bodies.
For more info. on lakes in the New Strawn district, click on the following link.http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District