Southwest Region Fishing Reports

Fishing reports provide general angling information from KDWPT staff. The department cannot update the reports on a regular, frequent basis. Many factors determine angling success, and fishing conditions and individual fishing success may vary from the report. Anglers are responsible for deciding what species to fish for, what methods to use, and where and when to fish. You can help fellow anglers by sharing successful fishing notes on the KDWPT Public Fishing Reports blog at http://ksfishing.blogspot.com.

BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE - LOWER - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Largemouth bass No report Up to 2.5 lbs Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Walleye No report No report Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons.
Crappie No report  9 inches Try jigs or minnows 1-3 feet deep around brush or vegetation
Channel catfish No report Up to 2 lbs Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. They tend to feed on the wind blown side of the lake.
General Comments

500 lbs of channel catfish averaging 1 lb each were stocked on Thursday July, 7.

YEAR SPECIES # STOCKED SIZE
2011 WALLEYE 2973 Fingerlings
2011 CHANNEL CATFISH 3072 2 per pound
2013 WALLEYE 2726 Fingerlings
2013 CHANNEL CATFISH 3063 2 per pound
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 3066 2 per pound
2014 WALLEYE 0 Fingerlings
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 3065 2 per pound
2015 WALLEYE 5149 Fingerlings
2016 LARGEMOUTH BASS 6856 Fry
2016 CHANNEL CATFISH 0* 3 per pound
2016 WALLEYE 0* Fingerlings

*will be stocked later in 2016

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! 

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



CIMARRON GRASSLAND PITS - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel catfish Fair  Up to 3 lbs Try worms, liver and stink bait.  Annual fall stockings of catfish intermediates have been completed, catfish density is higher now than at any other time of the year.
General Comments

On August 3rd, 500 lbs of channel catfish averaging 1 lb each were stocked.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! 

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Walleye Fair Up to 2 lbs Main lake points drifting jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or trolling shad imitation baits.  
Crappie Slow Up to 12 inches Try jigs or minnows 1-3 feet deep around brush or vegetation.  
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 5 lbs Try topwater lures early and late and jigs, finesse plastics and slow rolled spinnerbaits in the middle of the day. 
White bass Good Up to 1 1/2 lbs Small jigs, spinners, spoons and crankbaits
Channel catfish Good Up to 7 lbs Try liver, shrimp, worms or other live baits or also any cut baits.  
Bluegill Good Up to 7 inches Worms or jigs under a bobber
General Comments

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! 

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



COLDWATER CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie No report Up to 13 inches Try jigs or minnows 3 - 5 feet deep around any brush or vegetation you can find.
Channel catfish No report Up to 3 lbs Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Wiper No report Up to 4 lbs Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using frozen shrimp, sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.
Largemouth bass No report Up to 16 inches Try jigs and finesse plastics around shady areass and along the vegetation.  Try topwater baits early in the morning or late in the evening.  
General Comments

The table below shows what has been stocked since 2013  

YEAR SPECIES # STOCKED SIZE
2013 CHANNEL CATFISH 2516 3 fish per pound
2013 WIPER 1024 8 inches each
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 2531 3 fish per pound
2014 WIPER 1017 8 inches each
2014 BLUEGILL 10560 fingerlings
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 120 3 pounds each
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 2502 3 fish per pound
2015 WIPER 1003 8 inches each
2015 BLUEGILL 10080 fingerlings
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 60 3 pounds each
2016 CHANNEL CATFISH 0* 3 fish per pound
2016 WIPER 0* 8 inches each
2016 LARGEMOUTH BASS 27574 fry

*will be stocked in the fall of 2016

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



CONCANNON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel catfish Fair Up to 3 lbs Try using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver on bottom or under an indicator bobber.
Largemouth bass Good Up to 14 inches Cathing them on plastic, jigs and spinnerbaits.  Most of the fish are shy of the 15 inch minimun yet.
Bluegill and redear Exellent Up to 7 inches Worms or small jigs will work.
General Comments

The lake is quite clear and heavily vegetated, bring heavy gear!

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! 

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

 



DODGE CITY LAKE CHARLES - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Largemouth bass No report No report Try spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jigs. 
Channel catfish No report Up to 2 lbs Try  stinkbait, worms, shad sides or liver
General Comments

300 lbs of channel catfish averaging about a pound each were stocked June 3.  

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! 

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



FINNEY STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 10/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
General Comments
Minnows have been stocked and if there is additional water in the spring of 2016, restocking efforts will begin.



FORD COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Good Up to 3 lbs Try using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 14 inches Try topwaters early and late and spinnerbaits and crankbaits during the day.
Bluegill Fair Up to 6 inches Worms or crickets under a bobber.
General Comments

 

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! 

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



GOODMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 7/9/2014

       
General Comments
The recent rains have continued to miss the lake and it is basically dry.



GREAT BEND (VETERAN PARK) - Last Updated: 1/20/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Rainbow Trout Good 10" - 18" Vet's Lake received its second stocking of trout on 1/20/2016.  A TROUT PERMIT PLUS A FISHING LICENSE IS REQUIRED TO FISH FOR OR POSSESS TROUT AT THIS LOCATION. Good luck!
General Comments

Veteran's Lake has finally been temporarily removed from a Public Health Warning- http://kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Conditions are improving at the lake.

Additional information on blue-green algae can be found here:

http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/BLUE-GREEN-ALGAE-INFORMATION/BLUE-GREEN-ALGAE-INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns, KDHE can be contacted during normal business hours at 785-296-6603



GREAT BEND STONE LAKE - Last Updated: 12/15/2015

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, & Location
Rainbow trout No report 2/lb Tout are still in the lake and require a permit, HOWEVER FUTURE STOCKINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED AND ALL REMAINING STOCKINGS WILL OCCUR AT VETERAN'S MEMORIAL LAKE.
Channel catfish No report   Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom.
Bluegill No report   Try small pieces of worm or crickets under a bobber or small twister tail jigs. Use a very small hook (size 4 or 6).
Largemouth bass No report   Try jigs and finesse plastics early in the morning and later in the evening but as the water cools fish can be caught midday.
Crappie No report   Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows or jigs
Wiper No report   Try trolling jigs and crankbaits, or shrimp fished on the bottom. You can also try jigging slab spoons and bucktail jigs. Drifting live shad, sunfish or minnows may also work.
General Comments

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

REMEMBER: 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!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.



HAIN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel catfish Good Up to 3 lbs Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Bullhead Fair No report Try worms fished on the bottom
Bluegill No report No report Try crickets or worms fished under a bobber
General Comments

The table below shows the fish stocked since 2014.

YEAR SPECIES # STOCKED SIZE
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 500 1 pound each
2014 BLUEGILL 135 Adults
2014 BLUEGILL 26950 Fingerlings
2014 LARGEMOUTH BASS 556 Fingerlings
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 5357 3 per pound
2011 CHANNEL CATFISH 500 1 pound each
2012 CHANNEL CATFISH 500 1 pound each
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 600 1 pound each
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 94 3 pounds each
2015 BLUEGILL 17160 Fingerlings
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 2508 3 per pound
2016 CHANNEL CATFISH 400 1 pound each
2016 CHANNEL CATFISH 120 3 pounds each
2016 CHANNEL CATFISH 600 1 pound each

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



HODGEMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
General Comments
 

Hoidgeman SFL has gotten a good inflow of water this spring and restocking efforts will continue.  The table below shows what has been stocked so far.  

Hodgeman SFL

YEAR SPECIES #NUMBER STOCKED SIZE DATE
2013 CHANNEL CATFISH 5301 3 fish/lb 10/03/2016
2013 HYBRID  BLUEGILL SUNFISH 921 Adult 09/25/2013
2015 BLUEGILL 24750 Fingerlings 10/28/2015
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 1001 1 pound each 10/28/2015

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansaswill be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

 



HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Slow  Up to 7 inches Try jigs or minnows 1-3 feet deep around brush or vegetation
Channel catfish Fair Up to 6 lbs Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 5 lbs Soft plastics, crankbaits and spinnerbaits should work.   The larger bass are really scattered after the lake filled.
Bluegill Good Up to 7 inches Worms, grubs, or crickets under bobbers in the vicinity of flooded brush and around rocks. 
Walleye slow Up to 4 lbs Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons. Still quite a few small walleye but there are also fish up to 25 inches.
General Comments

Anglers catching short walleye on worms in the submerged weeds.  

Seven hundred pounds of channel catfish were stocked on June 3.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

 

 



JETMORE CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 3 lbs. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass Slow Up to 5 lbs Try topwater lures early and late and jigs, finesse plastics and slow rolled spinnerbaits in the middle of the day. 
Bluegill Fair Up to 6 inches Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
General Comments

Fishing has been best for channel catfish up in the creek channel.

Here is what has been stocked since 2011.

YEAR SPECIES # STOCKED SIZE
2011 WIPER 506 8 inches each
2011 CHANNEL CATFISH 3005 3 fish per pound
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 60 3 pounds each
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 5316 3 fish per pound
2014 BLUEGILL 55500 fingerlings
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 5703 3 fish per pound
2015 REDEAR SUNFISH 18542 fingerlings
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 2521 3 fish per pound
2015 WIPER 511 8 inches each
2015 FATHEAD MINNOW 0 Adults
2015 HYBRID SUNFISH 1023 Adults
2016 CHANNEL CATFISH 360 1 pound each
2016 LARGEMOUTH BASS 12447 fingerlings
2016 CHANNEL CATFISH 450 1 pound each

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie No report No report Try jigs or minnows 5 - 10 feet deep around brush or vegetation. 
Flathead catfish No report No report Fish live bait around the brush piles.
Wipers No report No report Try drifting live shad, sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 3 lbs Try topwater lures early and late and jigs, finesse plastics and slow rolled spinnerbaits in the middle of the day. 
Channel catfish Fair Up to 5 lbs Try liver, shrimp, worms or cut bait.
General Comments

On August 3rd, 500 lbs of channel catfish averaging 1 lb each were stocked.  

The table below show what has been stocked at Kiowa SFL since 2013.

YEAR SPECIES #NUMBER STOCKED SIZE DATE
2013 CHANNEL CATFISH 1296 3.2fish per lb 10/02/2013
2013 WIPER 303 8 inches each 09/23/2013
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 1260 3.2fish per lb 09/11/2014
2014 WIPER 315 8 inches each 09/23/2014
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 795 1 pound each 04/23/2014
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 500 1 pound each 03/02/2014
2013 CHANNEL CATFISH 300 1 pound each 08/27/2013
2014 CHANNEL CATFISH 60 2.5 lbs each 08/05/2014
2013 CHANNEL CATFISH 400 1 pound each 05/03/2013
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 980 3.2fish per lb 09/23/2015
2015 WIPER 531 8 inches each 09/22/2015
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 40 2.5 lbs each 07/13/2015
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 400 1 pound each 09/18/2015
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 305 1 lb each 10/06/2015
2016 CHANNEL CATFISH 120 3.3 lbs each 04/07/2016
2016 Channel catfish 500 1 lb. each 08/03/2016

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansaswill be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

 



LACROSSE WARREN STONE MEMORIAL LAKE - Last Updated: 11/2/2015

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, Location
Channel catfish No report No report Try stinkbait, worms or shad sides
General Comments

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to theDodge Cityoffice at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2016.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansaswill be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

 



LIBERAL ARKALON AREA - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, Location
Channel catfish Good up to 2 lbs Stinkbait, liver, worms.
       
General Comments

On August 3rd, 500 lbs of channel catfish averaging 1 lb each were stocked.

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



MEADE STATE LAKE - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Methods, Location
Crappie No report No report Try jigs or minnows 5 - 8 feet deep around brush or vegetation. 
Bluegill No report No report Try small pieces of worm under a bobber.
Channel catfish No report No report Try liver, shrimp, worms, or cut bait.  Catfish numbers were recently boosted via annual fall stockings from the hatchery.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try topwater lures early and late and jigs, finesse plastics and slow rolled spinnerbaits in the middle of the day. 
Flathead catfish No report No report  Live bluegill at night close to the shore.
General Comments

The table below shows fish stockings since 2013

YEAR SPECIES # STOCKED SIZE
2013 RAINBOW TROUT 2000 2 fish per pound
2014 RAINBOW TROUT 1200 2 fish per pound
2014 RAINBOW TROUT 1200 2 fish per pound
2014 RAINBOW TROUT 1200 2 fish per pound
2014 RAINBOW TROUT 2000 2 fish per pound
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 3226 3 pounds each
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 623 1 pound each
2015 BG x GS HYBRID SUNFISH 500 Adults
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 67 3 pounds each
2015 RAINBOW TROUT 2400 2 fish per pound
2015 RAINBOW TROUT 1000 2 fish per pound
2015 RAINBOW TROUT 2000 2 fish per pound
2016 RAINBOW TROUT 2400 2 fish per pound
2016 RAINBOW TROUT 2000 2 fish per pound
2016 CHANNEL CATFISH 934 1 pound each
2016 CHANNEL CATFISH 8000* 3 fish per pound

*will be stocked in the fall of 2016

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



PRATT CENTENNIAL POND - Last Updated: 7/27/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Largemouth bass Fair  Up to 3 lbs Try using spinners, swim baits, and topwaters.
General Comments

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



PRATT COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 8/17/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Largemouth bass Good Mostly short fish below the 18 inch minimum Try topwater lures early and late and jigs, finesse plastics and slow rolled spinnerbaits in the middle of the day. 
Bluegill Good Up to 10 inches Try small jigs or worms under a bobber around the rocks fished 4-5' deep. 
Walleye No report Up to 5 lbs Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or slim minnow type crankbaits.
Channel catfish No report Up to 5 lbs Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Crappie No report 8 - 10 inches Fish around brush, logs, rocks or vegetation. Usually best on minnows, but jigs should work as well.
Wiper No report   Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.

On August 3rd, 600 lbs of channel catfish averaging 1 lb each were stocked.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



SCOTT STATE LAKE - Last Updated: 8/26/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair/Good Most in the 13 to 18 inch range Fishing prepared baits over shallow flats and backs of coves has been best.
Crappie Fair Most up to 10 inches Minnows and small tube jigs fished around the fish attractors and along edges of cattails.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 5.5 lbs. Fishing soft plastics around shoreline structure is usually best.
Sunfish Fair Up to 8 inches Fishing worms or small jigs under a bobber along the edges of the cattails has been best.
Saugeye/Walleye Slow Up to 7 lbs. No reports.
General Comments

Release all walleye/saugeye less than 18 inches and largemouth bass less than 15 inches.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related projects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.