Tuttle Creek Reservoir

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Tuttle Creek Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

GPS Location: N39 15.445 W96 34.77

Manhattan, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 12,500 acres

Maximum Depth: 50 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1075 mls

Lake Temperature: 60

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Blue Catfish 10
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Saugeye 5 15
White Bass
Walleye 5 15
Trout 5
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 12/9/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair to Slow 1/2 to 1.5 pounds Crappie can be found around brush in 16 to 20 feet of water.  Fishing has been spotty with a few anglers finding some schools of fish.  
White Bass Fair to Slow 1/2 to 2 pounds They can be found near schools of shad or along rocky points.  Overall numbers are down this year, but the fish are of a good size.
Catfish Fair to Slow Up to 20 pounds A few catfish are being caught in the upper end of the reservoir along the river channel. 
Largemouth Bass Slow 1 to 5 pounds Coves in southern third of the Reservoir have some locally good largemouth bass populations. The McIntyre Cove area tends to produce the best fishing.
Saugeye Slow Up to 6 pounds Saugeye fishing has been slow in the reservoir.  Some being caught at the tubes on jigs.  
Rainbow Trout Fair Up to 5 pounds

1,750 rainbow trout were stocked into Willow Lake on December 3rd.  So far 3,750 trout have been stocked this season.  The lake will receive regular stockings until April for a total of 12,750 trout.  The best bait has been brightly colored trout baits suspended a foot from the bottom.  Fish have also been caught on worms, corn or lures. 

Willow Lake is located in the Southeast corner of the Tuttle Creek River Pond area.  A trout permit is needed to fish at Willow Lake during trout season.  Anyone under 16 years of age with a properly licensed adult can harvest up to 2 trout without a trout permit.

General Comments

Tuttle Creek is three feet above conservation pool. You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

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