Big Hill Reservoir

Big Hill 3D
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 5 Public Fishing Reports Wildlife Area

4 1/2 miles E of Cherryvale

Mound Valley Gate House - (620) 328-2050

Corps of Engineers - Big Hill Reservoir- (620) 336-2741

GPS Location: N37 16 10.75 W95 28 10.03

Cherryvale, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 1,240 acres

Maximum Depth: 60 feet

Normal Lake Level: 858 feet

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Black Bullhead
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 50
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 21
Smallmouth Bass 5 18
Spotted Bass 5 15
Redear Sunfish
Walleye 5 18
White Bass
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/17/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair 8-10" There are a few reports of crappie being caught during warmer afternoons.  Look for gravel or sand banks toward the backs of coves where water is warmer.
Channel Catfish Poor 16-24" Channel catfish fishing has been slow.  Fish should begin to move into a summer pattern sometime in May.
Largemouth Bass Good 12-18" Anglers are beginning to catch largemouth bass on warmer afternoons.  Look for south-facing rocky shorelines and bounce a purple or watermelon jig.
General Comments
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Water temperature was 58 degrees at Timber Hill on 04/14/2014

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