Wichita South Lake

South Lake

Wichita - South Lake

This Location does not have Boat Access CFAP Lake Included in the Urban Fishing Program Fishing Forecast Region 4 Public Fishing Reports

W. 55th St and South Seneca, Wichita, KS

From W. 55th St. and Seneca, go West on 55th. Lake is 1/2 mile on the North side of the road.

Boating: Carry-in craft, such as canoes, kayaks and float tubes are allowed at this location.

City of Wichita Parks & Recreation 316-219-9777

GPS Location: 37.59380 -97.36120

Location/Address:
Wichita, KS

Impoundment Type: Community Lake

Surface Acres: 17 acres

South Lake is a deep sandpit lake with very clear water and minimal shoreline vegetation. You can expect to find some small largemouth bass, quite a few Channel Catfish and occasionally, even a saugeye or some crappie.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
Channel Catfish 5
Crappie 10
Largemouth Bass 2 18
Saugeye 5 15
* 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
Channel Catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing should be picking up soon in the smaller lakes. Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline.  Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18" Bass fishing in Wichita is best at Sedgwick County Park and the KDOT Lakes.  Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris.
Bluegill Good Up to 1 lb Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow.  A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches.  Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
General Comments

Channel Catfish are planned for stocking on these dates: April 9/10, 24/25. May 8/9, 22. June 5/6, 26/27. July 10/11, 24. August 7/8, 28. Sept 11/12, 25. These dates may vary slightly, and not all lakes in the Wichita area are stocked on each day.  For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.

Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Local fishing reports depend on information from anglers like YOU! To provide fishing information on this lake or any in the Sedgwick, Marion or Harvey County area, please contact Jessica at 316-683-8069 or click here to email Jessica.