Cowley State Fishing Lake

Arkansas City, KS

13 miles E of Arkansas City

Lake Area Office 620-876-5730

GPS Location: N37.09815 W96.80505

Arkansas City, KS

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 84 acres

Maximum Depth: 32 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: Normal Pool

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 5 15
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Walleye 5 15
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: 4/8/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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Black Crappie Fair up to 11-inches Jigs and minnows near cover in water 13 to 18 feet deep.
Bluegill     No recent reports
Channel Catfish Fair up to 4 pounds Shad sides and dough baits fished in shallow water.  Activity is improving with warmer temps.  15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 16-inch Bass are being caught on plastic baits, swim baits, jigs, jerk baits, and spinnerbaits.  Look for shallow cover during the warmer parts of the day.
Redear Sunfish     No recent reports
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