Atchison State Fishing Lake

Atchison State Lake Office 913-367-7811

GPS Location: N39.6371 W95.17722

Atchison, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 66 acres

Maximum Depth: 32 feet

Normal Lake Level: Full

Current Lake Level: Full



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: 4/18/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Spring Fishing Opportunities Good   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 Holton Banner Creek. If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you click on Perry/Banner Creek Newsletter and fill in the blanks. You can read the letter while you're waiting for the fish to bite!
Black Crappie Fair up to 0.8 lbs Tube jigs tipped with a minnow off the piers on the east side.  Saw a few caught below the cabin on Wednesday.
Bluegill Fair up to 0.35 lbs Small jug or spinner tipped with a worm around the brush piles.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 4.0 lbs Started two of the fish feeders on Friday, feeding sinking food at 7, 7:30am, noon, 7 and 7:30 pm.  Got the other feeder going on Wednesday.  Shad sides work great this time of year, fish shallow with the stinky stuff. 
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 3.0 lbs Smaller spinner baits in that shallow water around brush, fish are looking for some warmer water.
Redear Sunfish Slow up to 0.75 lbs. Small jig tipped with worm around the brush piles.
General Comments

Someone caught a huge largemouth bass, near a State Record, last week!  I'll get a picture up if I get one.

All three fish feeders are feeding.  

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.