Rocky Ford Fishing Area Fishing Information
4 miles NE of Manhattan
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, and Location|
|Catfish||Fair||1 to 20+ pounds||Channel can be caught on worms, cut bait or prepared bait. Flathead can be taken on live bait or lures.|
|White Bass and Wipers||Fair to Good||1/2 to 8 pounds|| |
Fishing was really good last week for both white bass and wipers. Hopefully the higher flows does not change things too much for this week. Jigs, crankbaits or minnows under a bobber.
To distinguish between the two species you can look at the tooth patch on the tongue. Wiper has two tooth patches. White bass has only one tooth patch. The fishing regs has good pictures for id. Wiper daily creel is 2.
|Drum||Fair||1/2 to 5 lbs.||Drum are an abundant species at Rocky Ford and can be caught on worms, minnows, and jigs.|
|Saugeye||Slow to Fair||3/4 to 5 pounds||Lots of small saugeye being caught with the occasional keeper. Best baits are jigs, crankbaits or live bait. There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on saugeye.|
Rocky Ford , a river fishery, is located just south of the Tuttle Creek Dam on the Big Blue River. Anglers have the opportunity to harvest fishes generally associated with moving water. Saugeye, white bass, the catfishes, drum, crappie and carp can be harvested. Angler access and success is affected by release rates from the nearby Tuttle Creek Reservoir. You can check current conditions HERE
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|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
****Channel Catfish or Blue Catfish in combination