Yates Center-South Old
Yates Center, KS
.5 miles S of Yates Center on Highway 75, W on Reservoir Road.
City of Yates Center (620) 625-2118
Fisheries Biologist: Justin Morrison (620) 637-2748
GPS Location: 37.8649 -95.74456
Yates Center, KS
Impoundment Type: Community Lake
Surface Acres: 150 acres
Maximum Depth: 12 feet
Normal Lake Level: N/A
The city of Yates Center has signed for the CFAP program. A city permit is no longer required.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 8/29/2014
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||1-5 lbs.||Spring sampling indicates a fair population of largemouth bass. Most of the population consists of quality sized fish or larger (fish larger than 12").|
|Wipers||Poor||up to 5 lbs.||Sampling efforts indicate a low population of wipers due to no stockings in recent years. The fish that are available should be harvestable sized individuals.|
|Channel Catfish||Good||up to 15 lbs.||A good populaiton of channel catfish is present in this lake with many harvestable size fish available.|
|Walleye||Fair||up to 6 lbs.||Sampling efforts show a fair population of walleye. Most fish available should be of harvestable size (15" or greater).|
|Crappie||Fair||up to 14"||A fair population of both black crappie and white crappie are present in this lake. Harvestable sized fish larger than 10" are available and even fish up to 14" have been caught.|
|Current Fishing Opportunity|
|Largemouth bass||Fair-Good||1-5 lbs||Mid range cranks along creek channel. Spinnerbaits along water willow. Topwater baits should be good this time of year.|
|Wipers||Slow||up to 5lbs.||mostly on liver, can be caught using various shad imitating lures.|
|channel catfish||good||1/2-15 lbs||Chicken liver, cut bait, or other prepared baits lakewide.|
|Walleye||slow||10-24"||Trolling with jig and crawlers or deep crankbaits along the channel breaks|
|crappie||fair||up to 14"||The crappie have probably moved back to deeper waters. Look for them along the creek channel or near the dam. Minnows should be the choice for bait.|
The city of Yates Center has signed up for the CFAP program. A city permit is no longer required.
STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS! CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your boat and livewell before leaving an area. DO NOT MOVE FISH OR BAIT between waters.