Yates Center-South Old

Yates Center Old 3D
This Location does have Boat Access CFAP Lake Fishing Forecast

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 PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Channel Catfish 2 15
Crappie 10 10
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Walleye 2 15
Wiper 2 18
Green Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/22/2015

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-good up to 14" Some crappie are being caught in shallower water on both minnows and jigs.
General Comments

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. 60s.

STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS! CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your boat and livewell before leaving an area. DO NOT MOVE FISH OR BAIT between waters.

District Fisheries Newsletter. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District