Cedar Bluff Reservoir
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Cedar Bluff Area Office 785-726-3212
13 miles South of I-70 Ogallah Interchange (exit 135) on K-147
GPS Location: 38.7961 -99.7244
Ellis, KS 67637
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 6,869 @ conservation level
Maximum Depth: 42'
Normal Lake Level: 2144' MSL
Current Lake Level: 2120.85' ----23.15' below conservation
Lake Temperature: 43
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|White Bass||No Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/20/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Slow||Up to 15 inches||Fish seem to have scattered from their deeper haunts and aren't as concentrated as they were earlier. Anglers are still catching a few over the fish attractors, but fish have generally been tough to locate.|
|Walleye||Fair||Up to 28 inches||Spawning activity has been increasing nightly, but is still on the front end of peak activity. Casting suspending or shallow running stick baits along the dam or stick baits and jigs along rocky shorelines near the dam at night should be effective.|
|White Bass/Wipers||Good|| |
Whites up to 17 inches
Wipers up to 13 lbs.
|Casting bucktail jigs and other shad imitating baits over shallow, sun-warmed flats and points during the warmest part of the day has been a productive pattern. Finding areas where the water warms quickly is the key.|
|Rainbow Trout||Good||0.5 lb. average||
We stocked approximately 1,800 rainbow trout on Monday, February 9, 2015.
Stillfishing powerbait, corn, worms, marshmallows, and combinations of these baits are popular and effective. Anglers casting small inline spinners and fly anglers fishing small nymphs and wet flies can be successful too.
Anglers report catching good numbers of fish stillfishing salmon eggs and powerbait.
SURFACE ELEVATION- 2120.85'----23.15' below conservation
It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. So please discard any leftover bait in a trash can.
Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related prospects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District