Atchison State Fishing Lake

Atchison State Lake Office 913-367-7811

GPS Location: 39.6371 -95.17722

Atchison, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 66 acres

Maximum Depth: 32 feet

Normal Lake Level: Full

Current Lake Level: Full


Black Crappie




Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 20
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 2 18
Smallmouth Bass 2 18
Redear Sunfish
Walleye 2 18
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 10/28/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Fall Fishing Opportunities RED HOT   For fishing tips or more current information provided by fishermen like yourself click Got to Fish and look for your lake.
Perry News Letter Good to Excellent 4 pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a newsletter with Perry and other waters in my District. The newest issue is available now and features Perry and Leavenworth State Fishing Lake. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Leavenworth SFL Newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Black Crappie Fair up to 0.8 lbs Tube jigs tipped with a minnow off the piers on the east side, fish will be schooling as the water is cooling.  
Bluegill Fair up to 0.35 lbs Small jug or spinner tipped with a worm or cricket around the brush piles.   
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 5.0 lbs I've remove the fish feeders for the winter, look for them in the spring.  Shad sides work great this time of year, fish shallow with the stinky stuff. 
Largemouth Bass Fair-Good up to 3.0 lbs Smaller spinner baits or twisters in that shallow water around brush and vegetation.  
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 0.75 lbs. Small jig tipped with worm around the boat ramp and shallow brush piles.  
General Comments

I see some of you have visited my Facebook page.  I've been posting a bunch of photos: walleye egg collection, fish stocking and electrofishing photos of lakes that are not in the fishing reports.  Just click this link hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!  

We conducted our fall netting and the lake looked pretty good, I'll get some numbers up when we are done netting, the new pictures are up!  

October netting pictures, check out these fish! To see the new electrofishing pictures, click on Atchison State Fishing Lake. Also Click on the fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast Data.