Rocky Ford Fishing Area Fishing Information
4 miles NE of Manhattan
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, and Location|
|Catfish||Fair||1 to 20+ pounds||A few channel catfish are being caught and the occasional flathead in the slower current areas. Channel can be caught on worms, cut bait or prepared bait. Flathead can be taken on live bait or lures.|
|White Bass and Wipers||Slow||1/2 to 6 pounds|| |
No recent catches.
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 a abundant species at Rocky Ford and can be caught on worms, minnows, and jigs.|
|Saugeye||Poor||3/4 to 5 pounds||Very tough with all the water coming through. There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on saugeye.|
Release rates have come down in the last few days, so fishing should pick up soon! 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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