Region 1 State Fishing Lakes
Region 1 encompasses the northwest and north central parts of Kansas.Lakes in the eastern portion of the area are full most of the time but out west many lakes are intermittent or dry most of the time. Ottawa SFL is the most eastern and maintains stable water levels and consistent fishing opportunities. Sheridan SFL in the west is in a good wet spring area and generally maintains consistent water levels. Jewell SFL near Mankato has a small drainage so in times of drought water levels are low even though this is one of the higher rainfall areas in the region. Currently Rooks, Logan, and Sherman SFL's are dry. Only Rooks holds much promise for fishing while the other two are mostly small wildlife areas.