Montgomery State Fishing Lake
3 miles S, 1 mile E of Independence
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (620) 331-6820
GPS Location: N37.16184 W95.68679
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: 6/9/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||10-20"||Channel catfish reports are starting to pick up. Anglers are picking up some bigger fish in early morning. Fishing liver or stinkbait off the north jetties remains the best bet|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||8-18"||Fishing has been good for smaller fish. Please consider harvesting fish under the 13"-18" protected slot length limit.|
|Crappie||Poor||6-12"||Crappie can be found at times near the fishing docks, but it's spotty.|
|Bluegill/Redear Sunfish||Good||7-10"||Bluegill and redear are currently on beds and will spawn throughout summer. Run a small jig or nightcrawler onto tended beds for the best action.|
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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