Sheridan State Fishing Lake
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks Norton, KS 913-877-2953
GPS Location: N39 21 31.21 W100 13 39.23
Hoxie, KS 67740
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 67 acres
Maximum Depth: 22 feet
Normal Lake Level: Full is 4 feet below overflow structure.
Current Lake Level: At normal full operating level.
Lake Temperature: 51
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/17/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Fair||Up to 13 inches||Jigs or minnows around the fish attractors.|
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||Up to 4.5 lbs.||Suspending crank or swimbaits fished in sunny shallows on warm days using an ultra-slow presentation.|
|Saugeye||Fair/good||Up to 3 lbs.||Drifting or slow-retrieving jig and nightcrawler combos over points and creek channel breaks|
|Bluegill||Fair||Up to 8 inches||Small jigs or nightcrawlers under a bobber around fish attractors.|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||Up to 19 lbs.||Still fishing cutbait, shrimp, nightcrawlers, and prepared baits on warm evenings.|
|Wiper||Slow||Up to 4.5 lbs.||Casting or trolling small shad imitating crankbaits or still fishing liver, shrimp, and nightcrawlers off the bottom.|
It is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water, so please discard any unused bait in a trash can.
Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related projects 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
Anglers who fish Sheridan State Fishing Lake might consider sharing their experiences with other anglers through the public fishing report. If you would like to post a fishing report please go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/