Bourbon County Cedar Creek
Ft Scott, KS
4 miles west, 3 miles south of Ft. Scott
For information call: Don George, District Fisheries Biologist @ 913-795-2218
GPS Location: 37.8564 -94.8393
Ft Scott, KS
Impoundment Type: Community Lake
Surface Acres: 220 acres
Maximum Depth: 50 feet
Normal Lake Level: N/A
Current Lake Level: Full Pool
Lake Temperature: varies
This lake is cooperatively managed by Bourbon county and KDWP. This lake is enrolled into the Community Fisheries Assistance Program. A county fishing permit is no longer required.
During construction most of the timber was left standing in the basin. Since the lake opening, many trees have fell over leaving stumps at or below the water level. However there is still large quantities of standing timber. This lake supports a great largemouth bass population and is primarily a boat lake as the shoreline access is limited. There are two boatramps and two floating docks to enhance angler success.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 1/6/2014
|Crappie||slow||8 to 12 inches||water levels have enhanced fishing. good reports for crappie in cover, try jigs, minnows.|
|Channel catfish||Slow||varies,||recent sampling indicates a good density of large channel catfish along dam and shoreline, use cut shad, worms, prepared baits,|
|Largemouth bass||Slow||most bass in the 14 to 20 inch range||great reports of bass in deep water- jigs, spinners, plugs, most about 13-16 inches, around structure,|
Lake is ice covered. Ice may not be thick enough for safe ice fishing
Water levels are perfect but the water is very turbid from recent rains. Both ramps are open for use. The east parking will be refitted to a larger size to accommodate the tuesday bass tournament anglers.
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KDWPT will be releasing the recently completed “Kansas Crappie Bonanza” video on February 17, 2012. This 25-minute video covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter with tips and tactics to make you a better crappie angler. Visit the KDWPT homepageon February 17th and click on the Kansas Crappie Bonanza link to view the video!
NO special permits required, this is a Community Fisheries Assistance Program Lake. Use caution, this lake has quantities of standing and submerged trees and limited shoreline access. This is a 220 acre lake with approximately 180 acres of standing trees. Fishing only lake. The lake has a boat ramp, parking lot, security light, floating dock, and vault toilet on the east side of the lake and a boat ramp and parking on the west side..