KANSAS FISHING REPORTS: Region 4
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Report Updated 9/15/2017
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Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 1421.60
Inflow: 1510 cfs Outflow: 500 cfs
Level: 3.00 feet high Temperature:
Zebra Mussels Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS, AND BILGES!!!
White Bass and Wiper Good Various Wiper have been pretty hot for the last week, with fish up to and over 21". Fall netting results indicate excellent white bass and wiper populations. There are high densities of temperate bass and lots of quality fish. Fishing should be as good for temperate bass in 2015 as it has been in recent years.
Walleye Fair Up to 28" Walleye have moved off the dam and are being caught sporadically by trolling.
Crappie Fair Up to 15" Crappie will be moving to the shallower waters in coves and around brush, as well as along the dam.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 10 lb Channel and blue catfish are picking up, with a few recent reports. Focus on structure and channel borders.
White Perch Netting results this fall indicate that white perch numbers increased this year; however, there are many catchable-size white perch (10+") in the lake.All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.
Inflow: 40 cfs Outflow: 513 cfs
Level: 0.28 feet high Temperature:
Zebra Mussels Zebra mussels were recently discovered in Council Grove Reservoir. Click HERE for the news release. Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!
Channel Catfish Fair up to 3lb Fresh shad or shad sides on windblown points and shorelines
Saugeye Fair up to 20-inch Jigs and crankbaits along rocky shorelines and the dam.
White Bass Fair to Good up to 15-inch Near the marina cove, along the dam, and off rocky points casting jigs or RoadRunners.
Wiper Same as report for white bass. The wiper continue to grow in the lake. Increasing numbers of fish now exceed the 18-inch minimum length limit. See white bass for tips on catching winter time wiper. Wiper are usually caught along with the white bass so be sure to examine your catch closely as there is a 18-inch length limit and 2/day creel on wipers!
White Crappie Fair to Good Up to 13-inch Some nice crappie have been caught recently in both the coves and the creeks with some fish running 14-inches. Dipping jigs in shoreline cover and jigging brush are producing fish. Creel limit 20/day
Inflow: 210 cfs Outflow: 750 cfs
Level: 4.00 feet high Temperature:
Zebra Mussels Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.
Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!
Wiper Fair up to 6 lbs Wiper have been caught on shallow rocky shorelines and points casting jigs, spinners, and medium sized crankbaits. Anglers are picking up a few trolling crankbaits.
White bass Fair to Good Up to 15-inch Rocky points and shorelines on jigs in shallow water 2 to 4 feet deep. A few whites have been picked up trolling crankbaits along rock shorelines and along the face of the dam.
White Perch Fair Up to 10-inch Small hooks and pieces of worm are always a good bet for white perch.
White crappie Fair to Good 7 to 14-inch Depths of 2 to 15 feet have been productive again this week. Crappie are being found near shore in the mornings and again in the evenings and deeper during the day. No real pattern on the shallow bite yet this year. Jigs, jig and cork, and jig and minnow have all been effective.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 3 lb Shad sides and worms in the creeks.
Walleye Fair up to 27-inch Walleye are beginning to show up on the flats and are on being caught with a variety of methods including jig and crawler and crankbaits.
Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 1350.50
Inflow: 50 cfs Outflow: 7 cfs
Level: 1.00 feet high Temperature:
Zebra Mussels Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!
Channel Cat Good All Sizes
White Crappie Fair 10" and over Fish near structure using small jigs and minnows
Walleye Fair Up to 18" Jigs and worms
White Bass Good Up to 2 lbs Fish off main lake points and the dam using jigs, or try trolling with live bait
Wiper Good 1-5 lbs Fish off main lake points and the dam using jigs, or try trolling with live bait
Channel Catfish Fair up to 6lb Shad sides and guts along windblown shorelines in shallow water.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Good up to 18-inch Jig-n-pig, larger plastics, and crank baits or spinnerbaits along shallow shorelines during mid-day hours.
Black Crappie Fair up to 8-inch Jig and bobber or jig and minnow close to shoreline cover in water 2 to 4 feet deep.
Bluegill Fair to Good Small piece of worm under a float close to shoreline cover.
Redear Sunfish Few recent reports.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 20-inch Shad or nightcrawlers in the western end of the lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 16-inch Jigheads with grubs, crankbaits, and small spinners fished shallow during warmer parts of the day.
Saugeye No recent reports.
Spotted Bass Fair up to 14-inch Same as largemouth bass
White Bass No recent reports
Bluegill Fair up to 6-inch Nightcrawler under a float off the piers and along the shorelines in the coves
White Crappie Fair to Good up to 11-inch Jigs or minnows on brush or in shallow shoreline areas during mid-day hours where the water is warmest. Most fish are 8 to 10-inches this year.
Black Crappie Fair up to 10-inch Fishing breaks in 8 to 9 feet of water with minnows.
Bluegill Small beetle spins or bobber and worm combo off the piers, rocky shorelines, and shallow shoreline areas with sun exposure.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 3 lbs Livers and stinkbait in depths of 3 to 5 feet.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Good up to 18-inch Crawdad imitating crankbaits and plastics in 5 to 7 feet of water along weed lines and flats. Very few fish are hanging along the steep bluff banks so concentrate on the weedy flats!
Redear Sunfish Fair Up to 10-inch 4 to 6 feet deep on worms.
Alcohol possession is not allowed at this lake
Channel catfish Fair 10" to 4 lb. A few surplus channel catfish have been stocked. Mostly 10-inch fish have been stocked, but some large adults (5+ pounds) have also been stocked recently.
Largemouth Bass Fair 6" to 12" About 6,000 (5-10") largemouth were stocked in November 2012. More fingerling bass will be stocked in the spring. These fish will grow quickly in the renovated lake and fishing should be exciting for sublegal bass in 2013.
Northern Pike Northern pike fingerlings will be stocked in the spring of 2013.
Bluegill Fair 3" to 5" Small bluegill were recently stocked. Most were under 3", but these fish will grow quickly. By late summer, they should provide some angling potential.
The lake has been renovated and is refilling nicely in spite of the relatively dry weather. The lake is probably about half full and may be to full pool by late spring.
Lake Level: Normal
On Channel Catfish only 2 per day
Channel catfish Excellent Up to 30" Fishing is good by the feeders. Also try around structure and along the dam. Catfish will be spawning in cavities like rocks and hollow logs.
Creel limit is 2 catfish per day and a 15" length limit.
Crappie Fair 8-10" Anglers are having some luck on small crappies near rocks or brush. Use minnows or small jigs.
Largemouth bass Good Up to 5 lb. Hit the weedlines with topwater lures early and late.
Harvey County East Lake
Bluegill Good up to 1/2lb Fish worms under a bobber or use small spinning lures or jigs.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18 inches Fish with worms and lures
White Crappie Fair 8-12 inches Minnows, worms and jigs
Channel Catfish Good 1 lb plus Stink bait,liver and worms
Water level: Normal Water temp :
This page was last updated: 09/15/17
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