Kingman State Fishing Lake

Kingman SFL 3D
Kingman State Fishing Lake Map
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Kingman, KS

7 miles W of Kingman

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks 620-532-3242

GPS Location: N37.6511 W98.2584

Kingman, KS 67068

Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake

Surface Acres: 144 acres

Maximum Depth: 11 feet

Normal Lake Level: N/A

Current Lake Level: normal level

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Northern Pike 2 30
Walleye 5 18
Redear Sunfish
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 7/25/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Good 10" to 10 lb. Anglers are having success with cut bait lakewide.  Excellent numbers of catfish, many in the 5 lb range, were sampled last fall. Catfishing should be excellent this summer.
Largemouth Bass Good 6" to 15" The bass aren't huge, but anglers have been catching some in the 2 lb range.  Use traditional techniques near brush.  Some bass up to 15 inches were sampled this spring. Male bass are sitting on beds lakewide.  The water is very clear, so sight fishing for these bass would be a good option.
Northern Pike Fair Up to 19" Anglers are catching some small pike, up to about 25".  The pike are in the north end (see bathymetric map on lake page) with water temperatures increasing.
Bluegill Fair Up to 6" The biggest bluegill in the lake are around 6 inches.
General Comments

The lake is responding nicely to renovation and angling should be very good for channel catfish this year. Lots of small bass, northern pike, and bluegill will be available to anglers in 2014. 

The vegetation has been very heavy due to clear water.  Much of this vegetation has died back, but the warmer-season vegetation is coming on quickly.  Now is a good time to get out an fish.

A bathymetric map of the lake is now posted on the lake page.  It clearly shows the location of the springs at the north end.