33 miles SW of Salina on K-149 & K141 US
Corps Of Engineers 785-546-2294
GPS Location: N38 38.709 W097 59.244
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 3,550
Maximum Depth: 35
Normal Lake Level: 1463 msl This lake is generally held 4 feet above this conservation level during the summertime.
Current Lake Level: 1465.8
Lake Temperature: 77 F
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/3/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Channel Catfish||Good||Variety||Fish the humps on the south side of the lake and in shallow water during periods of warm weather.|
|Crappie||Fair||Variety of Sizes - mostly 11 to 12 inches||Fish in deep brush and breaks with small jigs and minnows.|
|Trout||Excellent||Due to weather issues and the associated delay in the early February stocking, two loads of trout were stocked on February 13. There will be one more stocking around the 10th of March. Due to logistic reasons (e.g., weather, supplier schedule), exact day of stockings will generally not be posted as they often change. Please call Jeff at the Cheney Wildlife Area (620-459-6922) for questions regarding trout stockings.|
|Walleye/Saugeye||Good||Variety, up to 21"||Saugeye will hold on dropoffs, so jig on dropoffs and slowly troll crankbaits and rattletraps around structure.|
|White Bass||Good||All sizes - up to 17 inches||Look for white bass on dropoffs and on channel ledges during the cold-water season.|
|Wiper||Fair||All sizes||Some big wipers have been mixed in with white bass and generally hang below their schools.|
This is a generic winter fall and winter fishing report. If a hot bite is reported, it will be posted; however, this report is meant to give anglers a general idea of the fish populations and opportunities available during the cold-water season.
Current lake elevation and water temperature is available on the location page linked to this fishing report. It is updated daily by the Corps of Engineers.