Fishing Spots

Below is a list of some different fishing spots on Glen Elder, with GPS Locations, you might want to try.

Harrison Point
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: 39.489667 -98.366367
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    This brushpile was created in April 2010 with help from members of the Waconda Lake Association. We added 260 medium to large cedar trees and placed a fish attractor buoy to make it easy for anglers to locate. Boat anglers and shoreline anglers will both benefit from its location near the parking area on the south bluffs. This will be a great deep water (30 feet at conservation) fish attractor for crappie in the fall and winter as well as other species like smallmouth bass, white bass, and walleye. We will attempt to maintain this attractor every third year.


Old Causeway Road Bed
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: N 039 28.590’ W 098 25.917’
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    This brush pile consists of over 100 cedar trees that were placed on the ice in February 2010. They are tied together and are located just west of the old causeway north bridge piling west of the causeway. This should be a great place for ice fishing crappie, but will also hold catfish and white bass througout the year. Depth at conservation is around 16 feet. This brush pile is not marked with a buoy due to its easy to find location near the old bridge.  We added over 100 cedar trees to this pile in March 2013.


North/South Fork Junction
  • Type of Cabin: Brushpile
  • Location of Facility: N 039 28.365’ W 098 25.993’
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    This brush pile consists of over 100 cedar trees that were placed on the ice in February 2010. They are tied together and are located at the junction of the 2 forks west of the causeway. This should be a great place for ice fishing crappie, but will also hold catfish and white bass throughout the year. Depth at conservation is around 14 feet. We added over 100 cedar trees to this brush pile in March 2013.


Swimming Beach Point
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: N039 30.012’ W098 19.853’
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    This new brush pile was created in April 2008 off the point near the swimming beach in the state park. Approximately 80 very large Christmas trees were used in a variety of depths (20-30 feet). It has already offered some excellent crappie fishing and should be productive for a variety of species throughout the year.

    A buoy marks this attractor.

    We upgraded this brush pile in May 2009 with the addition of over 200 cedar trees.
    We really beefed up this brush pile again with the addition of 160 7-12 foot pine trees from a local Christmas tree farm. Thanks to the many volunteers who assisted with this effort in April 2011.
    We again upgraded this fish attractor in March 2014 with the addition of 100 cedar trees.

Marina Cove Point
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: N039 30.310’ W098 20.170’
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    This fish attractor located just south of the north marina pier is 14-18 feet deep when the reservoir is full. It is infrequently maintained and consists of around 70-80 cedar trees, but can occasionally offer some decent crappie fishing during the spring and through the ice. Channel catfish are also caught off this brush pile during the spring and summer months.

    This brush pile was upgraded in April 2008 with the addition of another 20 Christmas trees.

    We really beefed up this brush pile with the addition of 60 large cedar trees in March 2014.


Schoen's Cove
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: N039 28.505’ W098 23.617’
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    This is one of the shallower brushpiles and is approximately 10 feet deep when the reservoir is full. It is easy to locate just NE of the boat ramp and is marked with a buoy. There are currently 30 cedar trees anchored with large cinder blocks spread across a large area. Historically, this was an excellent location to catch largemouth bass and crappie when the lake is at conservation.


Timber Cove
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: N039 30.121’ W098 19.769’
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    This brushpile is approximately 15-18 feet deep when the reservoir is full. Crappie concentrate around the cover in the spring and fall, and channel catfish can be found near it in the summer. We will attempt to maintain this attractor every other year.

    This location is marked with a fish attractor buoy.

    We recently upgraded this brushpile in May 2009 with the addition of over 60 cedar trees.
    We added about 40 more cedar trees to the east side of this attractor in deeper water in January 2011 by placing them on the ice, wiring cinder blocks to them, and allowing them to fall through the ice as it thawed.
    We added another 50 trees to the brush pile in March 2014.  Special thanks to all of the volunteers who made this work possible.

Finger Point
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: N 039 30.168’ W 098 21.061’
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    One of four deep water brush piles we maintain (around 32 feet when the reservoir is full), this attractor is located off the Campground 3 point on a steep drop near shore. The area is marked with a fish attractor buoy and is fairly easy to locate. Fall and winter crappie congregate around this brushpile, along with other species, including white bass, walleye, and channel catfish. A long cast from shore can reach this fish attractor.

    We added another 100 cedar trees to this brush pile in March 2013 which brings the total number of trees placed on this fish attractor to nearly 400.
    We added another 46 pine trees in April 2011 to this brush pile with the assistance of several local volunteers.
    We recently upgraded this brush pile in May 2009 with the addition of over 200 cedar trees.
    We really beefed this brush pile up in fall 2006 with the addition of over 100 medium and large spruce pines from a local Christmas tree farm. Thanks to volunteer efforts of the Waconda Lake Association and local anglers for all of their assistance!

Osage Cove
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: N039 30.019’ W098 19.235’
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    This is probably the best crappie hotspot in the spring when the fish are spawning, and it receives heavy fishing pressure throughout the year for black bass, channel catfish, and crappie. At conservation pool, this attractor is around 18 feet deep and is easily accessible from shore. We will upgrade this attractor once the reservoir fills. It consists of approximately 120 cedar trees.

    We added another 40 cedar trees to this cove in January 2011 by placing the trees on the ice with cinder blocks wired to them. As the ice thawed, the trees dropped to the bottom and can be located just east of the small rock jetty and boat dock. This should be an excellent prespawn location for crappie.
    We greatly enhanced this pile in March 2014 with the addition of 50 large cedar trees.  Special thanks to all of the volunteers who contributed to this effort.

Marina Cove
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: N 039 30.518’ W 098 20.230’
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    This is a popular fish attractor due to its location in the back of Marina Cove. At conservation level, it is in 12 feet of water and has been known to produce some excellent crappie catches in the spring and through the ice. Channel catfish also congregate around this attractor in the summer, and the occasional walleye and largemouth bass are caught near it. Currently, there are about 20 trees, but we will upgrade it once water levels return to normal pool.


South Bluffs Cove
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: N 039 29.094' W 098 22.513’
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    This small brushpile is off the beaten path and is most accessible for boat anglers. At conservation level, this attractor is located in 14-15 feet of water and provides excellent cover for a variety of sportfish. The surrounding cove can offer some excellent fall fishing for white bass and striped bass as well as crappie and smallmouth bass in the attractor.


Waconda Springs
  • Type of Cabin: Underwater Hump
  • Location of Facility: N 039 29.882’ W 098 22.704’
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    The legendary Waconda Springs has been filled in, but can still provide some quality fishing opportunities, especially for walleye and white bass which tend to congregate in areas with rapid depth changes. The actual spring is approximately 14-15 feet deep at conservation pool with the area around it 25-30 feet deep, creating a nice slope. It can be found in the middle of the reservoir between the bluffs and the west point of Granite Creek. Boat anglers often drift or troll near this attractor and can have good success depending on the time of year.


South Bluffs
  • Type of Cabin: Fish Attractor
  • Location of Facility: N 039 29.359 W 098 22.102’
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    One of four deep water brushpiles we maintain (30 feet deep at conservation), this attractor is located off the south bluffs along a steep drop off near shore. The area is not marked with a buoy and consists of about 150 evergreen trees. Fall and winter crappie congregate around this brushpile, along with other species, including white bass, walleye, and channel catfish. We try to enhance this brushpile every third year.

    We beefed up this brushpile in April 2010 with the addition of 120 medium and large cedar trees. Thanks to volunteer efforts of the Waconda Lake Association and local anglers for all their assistance!