Coffey County Lake
No fees required. No reservations required
Must always wear a life jacket.
No trotlines or setlines will be allowed.
Open 30 minutes after sunup to 30 minutes before sundown
Closed during winter under certain weather conditions. Call the gatehouse at 620-364-2475
GPS Location: 38.24642 -95.71781
Impoundment Type: Community Lake
Surface Acres: 5,090 acres
Maximum Depth: 60 feet
Normal Lake Level: 1,087 fsl
Current Lake Level: Call entrance gate house 620-364-2475
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|Channel or Blue Catfish||10|
|White Bass||No creel limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 2/24/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass||Excellent||10-20"||Both species are present in this lake, and offer great fishing throughout the year especially during the later and earlier parts of the year. Anglers have good success with both species in the warm water discharge during the winter and early spring months.|
|Walleye||Fair||up to 25"||Fair to good walleye angling can be expected with most fish ranging from 13-18" but fish over 21" are available.|
|Channel Catfish||Good||up to 5 lbs.||Good channel cat fishing can be expected lake wide.|
|Blue Catfish||Good||up to 35"||The blue catfish population is doing well, and many anglers have experienced good success with blue catfish drifting with cut bait around the warm water. Reports of fish over 20 lbs. are not uncommon, and fish over 50 lbs. have also been recorded.|
|White Bass||Excellent||8-16"||There is an excellent population of white bass in this lake. White bass is one of the most caught species in the lake. Anglers have success lake wide on twister tails and small jigs and spinners.|
|Crappie||Good||up to 15"||Crappie fishing will continue to be good. Fish 10-12" are common and fish greater than 12" are readily available.|
|Wipers||Fair||2-5 lbs.||Wiper fishing will be fair. A few fish around the 4-5 lb. range are available but the overall numbers are low.|
|Current Fishing Opportunity|
|largemouth bass||Good||8 in to 18 inches||Jigs or spinnerbaits in warm water along rip rap|
|walleye||Fair||14-25 inches||Trolling along the main lake points with crankbaits or jig and nightcrawler.|
|channel catfish/blue catfish||Fair-Good||1/2-5 lbs||shad sides, stink bait, or cut bait drifting along points or drop offs|
|smallmouth bass||Good||10-20 inches||spinnerbaits or plastics on the riprap or near points and ledges|
|white bass||Good||8-15 inches||small spinners or jigs along windy points or channel breaks where baitfish are concentrated. topwater baits when the fish are busting the surface|
|wipers||Fair||2-5 lbs||shad imitation around windy points and dropoffs|
|crappie||Fair-Good||11-15 inches||Focus on the deeper water around timber and channel ledges.|
Entrance gate phone number is 620-364-2475 call for lake conditions.
The plant shuts down Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. and will be down for about 52 days.
ZEBRA MUSSELS have been confirmed in Coffey County Lake! Please help stop the spread. Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and livewell after leaving this lake. It is illegal to transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.
For more information on waters in Anderson, Allen, Coffey, and Woodson counties click the following link to sign up for the New Strawn District Fisheries Newsletter. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District