Jewell State Fishing Lake

Jewell State Fishing Lake
This Location does not have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 1 Public Fishing Reports Wildlife Area

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism 785-545-3345

GPS Location: 39.69745 -98.28092

Jewell, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 57 acres

Maximum Depth: 18 feet

Normal Lake Level: 22 feet when full

Current Lake Level: 4 feet low

Lake Temperature: 75 degrees

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Walleye 5*** 15 inches
Saugeye 5*** 15 inches
Largemouth Bass 5* 13-18 inch slot
Channel Catfish 5**** 15 inches
Crappie 50
Redear Sunfish
Green Sunfish
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 9/11/2014

Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Walleye/Saugeye Fair 10-20 inches Fall netting revealed a fair population of walleye and saugeye. Most of these fish are legal and anglers may be able to find some of these during the spring. Best numbers appear to be on the upper end of the lake, but we did see a few on the east side north of the boat ramp.
Crappie Fair to Good 10-13 inches We did find some crappie hanging out near shore this fall while netting, but there were many suspended in the middle of the lake. They are running 8-13 inches and look like they are in great shape, but there just aren't many of them in there now. We did see a lot of small crappie indicating there was excellent reproduction in 2013.
Channel Catfish Good 11-25 inches Catfish can be caught throughout the summer out here.  Traditional baits like nightcrawlers, shad sides, shad gizzards, and shrimp should all work.


Green Sunfish

Redear Sunfish

Good 6-11 inches There is a tremendous sunfish population in the lake right now with anglers having a chance to catch big bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish, and hybrid sunfish on the same trip. They can be caught on small spinners, jigs, and flies pretty much lake wide. Young anglers will have a good time catching them with a simple worm under a bobber.
Largemouth Bass Good 10-19 inches There are very high numbers of 13-14 inch fish in the lake right now, but also a fair number of 15-19 inch fish with several fish up to 4 pounds collected this spring while shocking. White and chartreuse spinnerbaits are hard to beat, but slowly fishing soft plastics including Senkos can be productive in cool water. Smaller baits like roadrunners and Panther Martins will also catch a fair amount of fish.
General Comments
Jewell State Lake is currently under a blue-green algae WARNING.  Anglers should not come into contact with the water and pets are not allowed to be near the water.  Fish that are to be consumed should be cleaned thoroughly with clean water.  This warning will remain in effect until at least the middle of August.
Water temperature: 75 degrees

Water level: 4 feet low