Yates Center City Lake
Yates Center, KS
2 miles W, 3 miles S of Yates Center
City of YatesCenter (620) 625-2118
Fisheries Biologist: Justin Morrison (620) 637-2748
GPS Location: 37.83512 -95.80374
Yates Center, KS
Impoundment Type: Community Lake
Surface Acres: 205 acres
Maximum Depth: 30
Normal Lake Level: N/A
The City of Yates Center has signed up in the enhanced CFAP program. A city permit is no longer needed to fish this lake.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|White Bass||No Limit||None|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 11/25/2014
|Species||Size||Rating||Baits, Method, and Location|
|Redear and Bluegill||up to 10"||Good||A good population of redear and bluegill is present in this lake. Redear up to 10" are not uncommon and are usually caught around the weedbeds using worms or small jigs.|
|Largemouth Bass||8-21"||Good||Sampling shows a moderate to high density of largemouth bass which should provide anglers with some good fishing. Most fish in the 13-18" range. Many anglers have had success fishing along the abundant vegetation.|
|Channel Catfish and Blue Catfish||up to 10 lbs.||Good||Both channel catfish and blue catfish are present in this lake, however, the blue catfish population is fairly new so the fish have not reached large sizes yet. The largest blue cat sampled was just over 4 lbs. The channel catfish population continues to show good numbers and will provide good angling.|
|Wipers/White Bass||up to 5.5 lbs.||Fair-Good||A moderate population of wipers and white bass exist in this lake. Be sure you are familiar with the identifying characteristics of each species. There is no limit on white bass, but an 18" length limit is in effect for Wipers|
|Crappie||up to 12"||Fair||Sampling efforts show a low to moderate abundance of crappie. Crappie up to 12" are available but fish in the 6-9" range are the most common.|
|Walleye||up to 24"||Fair||A fair population of walleye is present in this lake. Fish 12-20" are most common.|
|Current Fishing Opportunity|
|Redear and Bluegill||up to 10"||Fair||Worms under bobber near vegetation or small lures can also be productive. Several 9-10" redear sundfish were seen while electrofishing.|
|Largemouth Bass||8-21"||Slow||Jerkbaits or slow-moving jigs around creek channel and timber|
|Catfish||up to 10lbs.||Fair||livers, dip baits, and other prepared bait lakewide|
|Wipers/White Bass||8-18"||Fair||Curly-tailed grubs or swim baits around schools of shad.|
|Crappie||up to 12"||Fair||Find the creek channel and look for trees on the bends of the channel in 8-15 ft. Minnows will probably work the best.|
|Walleye||15-24"||slow||Trolling or drifting crankbaits on the flats or rocky banks. However, don't be afraid to throw swimbaits around the weeds.|
Comments: This is a generic Winter fishing report. The information at the top is based on recent sampling efforts and should be used as a guide as to what can be expected.
The crappie regulation has changed and is now 20 fish/day with no length limit.
The lake is full Water temp low 40s
The city of Yates Center has signed up for the CFAP program. A city permit is no longer required.
This lake contains Eurasian Watermilfoil. Please remember to help stop the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and equipment when leaving water bodies.