Montgomery State Fishing Lake
3 miles S, 1 mile E of Independence
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (620) 331-6820
GPS Location: 37.16184 -95.68679
Impoundment Type: State Fishing Lake
Surface Acres: 105 acres
Maximum Depth: 30 feet
Normal Lake Level: Full
Current Lake Level: N/A
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 3/24/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Channel and Hybrid Catfish||Good||14-24"||Both channel catfish and hybrids over 15" are now in the lake. Anglers are having success in shallow flats during the day.|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||8-18"||Fishing remains good for smaller fish with some fish over the slot showing up. Please consider harvesting fish under the 13"-18" protected slot length limit to improve size structure of the largemouth bass population.|
|Crappie||Poor||6-12"||Crappie can be found at times near the fishing docks, but it's spotty.|
|Bluegill/Redear Sunfish||Fair||7-10"||Bluegill and redears will still readily take a worm under a bobber on sunny days.|
Both channel catfish and hybrid catfish are present. Hybrid catfish can be identified by a vertical brand behind their right pectoral fin under their dorsal fin. Channel catfish stocked in 2013 can be identified by a similar vertical mark except behind their left pectoral fin. Both species have their adipose fin clipped. Harvest regulations for channel catfish, blue catfish, and their hybrids in Montgomery County State Fishing Lake include a 15" minimum length limit and a five fish daily creel.
Anglers should note that there are no alcoholic beverages allowed on the area.
The maintained boat ramp at Montgomery State Fishing Lake is usable.
A bathymetric map of Montgomery State Fishing Lake is available. Contact Ben Neely (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive a copy via email.
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