Scott State Lake

Scott SFL 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Trout Lake Fishing Forecast Region 3 Public Fishing Reports 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: N38.6914 W100.9244

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: 7/11/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 6.5 lbs. Fishing minnows, worms, cutbait, and prepared baits off the bottom along the dam and up in the creek.  Anglers report catching a wide size range of fish.
Crappie Fair/Good Most up to 9 inches Fishing jigs or minnows along weedbed edges, rip-rapped shorelines, along the dam face, and around the fish attractors.
Walleye/Saugeye Fair

Saugeye up to 3.6 lbs.

Walleye up to 6.1 lbs.

Fish imitating lures fished along points and drop-offs has produced fish here and there.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 5.5 lbs. Casting spinnerbaits, swimbaits, and other fish imitating baits around the fish attractors, laydown trees, overhanging bushes, edges of weedbeds, and cattails adjacent to deeper water has been good for fish of all sizes up to 6 lbs.
Sunfish Good Up to 8 inches Vertically fishing small jig heads tipped with small pieces of nightcrawler or whole mealworms around the fish attractors, and along rip-rapped shorelines and edges of the cattails.
General Comments

The Beach House located at Scott Lake is open Thursday through Sunday 10:00am to 8:00pm and offers a good selection of fishing bait, tackle, and lures along with other items for your outdoor recreation needs.

Release all walleye/saugeye 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!

Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related projects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is:

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