Perry Reservoir

Perry 3D
Perry Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

GPS Location: N39 08.659 W95 29.372

Perry, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 11,630 acres

Maximum Depth: 43 feet

Normal Lake Level: 891.5 feet



Perry Sauger

Chucks WB

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 20 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Sauger 5 18
Saugeye 5 18
White Bass
Walleye 5 18
Blue Catfish 5 35
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 2/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Zebra Mussels Super Infectious! up to 3/4" Since the infestation was discovered in Oct. of 2007 these mussels have spread throughout the lake. It's up to all of us to make sure these are not spread to other area lakes, Clean-Drain-Dry everything that is taken out of Perry. Mussels will be start spawning as the water temperature gets to around 54 degrees. The numbers did come up a little this year but still lower than our highest year!
Winter 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-Excellent 4 Pages (lots of pics) Twice a year I will be publishing a news letter for Perry and other waters in my District. The next issue is available now, Perry Reservoir and Leavenworth State Fishing Lake are in this edition. If you would like the letter e-mailed to you click Perry/Leavenworth SFL Newsletter and fill in the blanks. 
Channel Catfish Fair-Good up to 10.0 lbs We sampled 99 channel catfish in core panel gill nets with the largest one being 28.9" weighing 8.49 lbs. 
Sauger Fair up to 2.6 lbs. We sampled 60 sauger in core panel gill nets with the largest one being 19.7" weighing 2.64 lbs.   
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5.7 lbs. In late May we sampled 131 largemouth by electrofishng with the largest one being 20.1" and weighing 5.66 lbs. We also sample 108 smallmouth bass with the largest one being 16.9" and weighing 2.32 lbs.     
White Bass Fair-Good up to 2.0 lbs. We sampled 329 white bass in core panel gill nets with the largest one being 16.0" and weighing 1.96 lbs. Fish are chasing shad, spoons, twisters or jigs.    
White Crappie Fair up to 1.0 lbs. We sample 1,151 white crappie in 17 traps with the largest one being 12.0" and weighing 0.9 lbs. Fish will be schooling as the water is cooling, tube jigs or minnows, 10-12' of water over brush and along the creek channels and at the Marinas.
Blue Catfish Slow up to 8 lbs. We sampled 2 blue catfish in core panel gill nets with the largest one being 21.1" and weighing 3.29 lbs.  

Good to see you guys at the Topeka Boat Show, thanks for coming out! 

I see some of you have visited the new Facebook page.  I've been posting on it: walleye egg collection, stocking and electrofishing photos from other lakes that are not on the fishing reports click this link hopefully you'll LIKE what you see!

This is a generic report and will be updated as current information is available.  Look for updated reports starting again in March.    

Click on Perry Reservoir above the fishing report to look at the October netting pictures. Click on the underlined fish species and it will take you to the updated Fishing Forecast. Zebra mussels were confirmed on 10-9-07, so make sure you clean, drain and dry your boat after leaving Perry.