GPS Location: N39 08.659 W95 29.372
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 11,630 acres
Maximum Depth: 43 feet
Normal Lake Level: 891.5 feet
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 1/20/2015
|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.|
The Topeka Boat Show is scheduled for February 6-8th. Richard Sanders, Biologist from Clinton, will be speaking at 5 pm on the 6th. I'll be speaking on Perry and some of my other waters on the 7th at 3 pm.
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 https://www.facebook.com/NEKansasFisheries 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.