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: 3/31/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||1-5 lbs.||Spring sampling indicates a good 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 4 lbs.||Sampling efforts show a fair population of walleye. Most fish available should be of harvestable size (15" or greater).|
|Crappie||Good||up to 14"||A good population of crappie is present in this lake. Sampling data indicates a good abundance of fish over 10".|
|Current Fishing Opportunity|
|Largemouth bass||Fair||1-5 lbs||Large jigs or creature baits worked slowly in shallow water.|
|Wipers||Slow||up to 5lbs.||mostly on liver, can be caught using various shad imitating lures.|
|channel catfish||fair||1/2-15 lbs||Chicken liver, cut bait, or other prepared baits lakewide.|
|Walleye||slow-fair||10-24"||Jigs or crankbaits around the rocks.|
|crappie||fair||up to 14"||Some crappie are being caught in shallower water on both minnows and jigs.|
The city of Yates Center has signed up for the CFAP program. A city permit is no longer required.
The lake is full. Water Temp. 58 on 3-31-15.
STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS! CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your boat and livewell before leaving an area. DO NOT MOVE FISH OR BAIT between waters.