Chase State Lake
Cottonwood Falls, KS
3 miles W of Cottonwood Falls
Regional Office: 316-683-8069
Public Land Manager: Brent Konen - 620-767-5900
GPS Location: 38.3698 -96.5818
Cottonwood Falls, KS
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 109 acres
Maximum Depth: 45 feet
Normal Lake Level: N/A
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 5/1/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.||
Chase SFL is now an ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.
Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.
Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!
CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!
Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.
Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.
See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .
|New Fishing Newsletter||We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Cowley,Butler, Chase, & Morris counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||up to 10 pounds||
Most of the recent catfish action has been in the shallow, near shore areas in the warmer water. Livers, shad sides, and cut bait have all been doing well.
Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||up to 15-inch||
Small spinners and crankbaits near rock and dropoffs.
There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.
|Saugeye||Fair||up to 18-inch||Swimbaits, flukes, jigs, and jerk baits off the rocky points and the dam.|
|Spotted Bass||Jigs and small crank baits fished near the dam and shoreline breaks.|
|Bluegill||Fair||up to 7-inch||Worms fish under a float near any available cover, brushpiles, or rocks.|
|White Crappie||Fair||up to 10-inch||Crappie have been coming in to the spawning banks. Stable weather will help in keeping the fish near shore. Crappie will spawn deeper with clear water conditions so look deeper if you aren't getting much action in the shallow water.|