Scott State Lake

Scott SFL 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast State Park Wildlife Area

Scott City, KS

11 miles N of Scott City

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks

Area Office 620-872-2061

GPS Location: 38.6914 -100.9244

Scott City, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 115 acres

Maximum Depth: 15 feet

Normal Lake Level: A natural spring keeps this lake full.

Current Lake Level: N/A

Additional License Required: A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season.

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/27/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 6.5 lbs. Stillfishing cut or prepared baits over shallow flats on warm days has been good for a few fish.
Crappie Good Most up to 9 inches Vertically fishing jigs or fishing jigs under a bobber around the fish attractors or along deeper rip-rapped shorelines.  Most fish range in length from 8 to 9 inches.
Walleye/Saugeye Fair

Saugeye up to 3.6 lbs.

Walleye up to 6.1 lbs.

Fish should be spawning so casting jigs and stickbaits along the dam at night should be best.  Anglers have reported catching a few fish
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 5.5 lbs. Casting soft plastic baits, suspending jerkbaits, and swimbaits around fish attractors or structure along sun-warmed shorelines is good this time of year.  There have been a few real nice fish in the 4 to 6 lb. range caught.
Sunfish Fair Up to 8 inches Vertically fishing small jig heads tipped with small pieces of nightcrawler or whole mealworms around the fish attractors.
Rainbow Trout Good 0.5 lb. average

We stocked approximately 1,000 trout in the State Lake on 3-12-2015.

Stillfishing powerbait, corn, salmon eggs, worms, marshmallows, and various combinations of the above baits are typically effective.  But anglers casting small inline spinners are successful too.

Stillfishing salmon eggs, corn, worms, or powerbait lakewide has produced limits this past week.

General Comments

Release all walleye/saugeye less than 18 inches and largemouth bass less than 15 inches.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

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