Wellington City Lake

Wellington City Lake #2 3D
This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast Region 4 Public Fishing Reports

Wellington, KS

5 miles West of Wellington on US Hwy 160, 1.5 miles South

City of Wellington, 620-434-5454

GPS Location: 37.2125 -97.5272

Wellington, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 675 acres

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

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 5 lb. Look for channel catfish at the upper end.
Wiper Fair Up to 10 lb. Look for wipers to move towards the dam in April.  Use jigging spoons or crankbaits. The wiper population at Wellington is excellent, with fantastic numbers of fish of all sizes. Wipers will be chasing shad, which are about 3-5" long. Match your lures to the size of forage. Small plastics and spoons are good baits.
Crappie Good Up to 14" Crappie fishing was good until the cool weather moved in. Fish are mostly males up close to the rocks. Crappie fishing should be decent in 2014 as average numbers of crappie were sampled last fall.
Saugeye Fair Up to 5 lb. Saugeye fishing has been slow, but a couple nice fish have been taken off the old dam.  Look for saugeye moving towards rocks. Netting results indicate that the saugeye population will be down in 2014; however, the 2013 stocking produced an excellent year class that should sustain fishing in the next couple years.
Flathead Catfish Fair all sizes Use lively bait near structure. Fish of 60+ lb are in the lake.
General Comments