Council Grove Reservoir

Council Grove 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 4 Public Fishing Reports Wildlife Area

Council Grove, KS

1 mile N of Council Grove

Council Grove Lake Office - (620) 767- 5195

GPS Location: N38 41 6.11 W96 30 17.37

Council Grove, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 3,280 acres

Maximum Depth: 56 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1274 msl

Current Lake Level: See link

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 20
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Saugeye 5 15
Spotted Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 15
Wiper 2 18
Green Sunfish
White Bass
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove Reservoir. Click HERE for the news release.

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, water toys 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.  

Channel Catfish     Few recent reports
Saugeye     Few recent reports.  Looks for saugeye on rocky flats.  Plastic swim baits are good choices for early saugeye.
White Bass Fair up to 14-inch A few whites are being caught off of the deeper points and jigs and spoons.
Wiper     Few recent reports
White Crappie Fair up to 12-inch

Crappie are being caught in water 15 to 20 feet deep along the dam and off of White's Point.  More fish are beginning to show up in the creeks as the water temperatures increase.

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

Lake is 1.6 feet low releasing 7 CFS.

For information on current boat ramp conditions please contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at the Council Grove Reservoir Office 620-767-5195.

Click HERE for water level information.