Great Bend (Veterans Park)

Great Bend, KS

Great Bend 620-793-4160

GPS Location: 38.37095 -98.79511

Great Bend, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 13 acres

Maximum Depth: 10 feet

Normal Lake Level: Down due to drought

No local permits are required for fishing, trout are not currently stocked at Great Bend's Vet's Lake.

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/19/2013

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
General Comments

Veteran's Lake remains under a Public Health Warning-

  • Conditions are unsafe
  • Water contact should not occur

Additional information on blue-green algae can be found here:

If you have any questions or concerns, KDHE can be contacted during normal business hours at 785-296-6603