Cedar Bluff Reservoir Fishing Information
Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks Cedar Bluff Area Office 785-726-3212
13 miles South of I-70 Ogallah Interchange (exit 135) on K-147
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, Location|
|Crappie||Fair/Good||Up to 15 inches||Jigs and small slab spoons fished around the fish attractors have been productive over the past couple of weeks.|
|Walleye||Fair||Up to 28 inches||Vertically fishing slab spoons over edges of deeper points and other drop-offs, or around the fish attractors has produced fish.|
|White Bass/Wipers||Good|| |
Whites up to 17 inches
Wipers up to 13 lbs.
|Vertically fishing slab spoons around the fish attractors can be productive. Casting white curly-tail and marabou jigs over shallow, sun-warmed flats in coves on warmer days has resulted in fast action fishing on the right days.|
|Rainbow Trout||N/A||N/A||Trout will not be stocked in the Cedar Bluff Stilling basin during the 2016/2017 trout season. For a list of alternative trout waters visit http://ksoutdoors.com/Fishing/Special-Fishing-Programs-for-You/Trout-Fishing-Program/Trout-Stocking-Locations|
SURFACE ELEVATION- 2118.72-25.28 below conservation
The reservoir is nearly ice free except that some thin ice may form over night in the shallows of coves, but usually melts during the day. All boat ramps are open.
ATTENTION: An established zebra mussel population has been documented at this water making Cedar Bluff an ANS designated water. With this designation a few new rules are now in effect primarily aimed at discouraging water containing microscopic zebra mussel larvae from leaving the property and establishing in new waters. Any time one leaves the reservoir it is best to clean mud, vegetation, or attached zebra mussel adults off of boats and other equipment, drain any thing on a boat or other equipment that holds water, and allow boats and other equipment to dry completely before using them at another body of water. It is now illegal to use wild-caught bait from Cedar Bluff at any other water. Live fish are not to be taken off the property. And all livewells and bilges must be drained prior to leaving the property.
It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. So please discard any leftover bait in a trash can.
Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related prospects 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
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|White Bass||No 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