HorseThief Reservoir Fishing Information
Jetmore, KS 67854
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, &amp; Location|
|Crappie||Slow||Fish around deeper brush or vegetation.especially in the creek channel to the west. Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.|
|Channel catfish||Fair||Nightcrawlers, liver or shrimp up in the creek channel|
|Largemouth bass||Slow||Jigs and finesse plastics in the creek channel or along the dam.|
|Bluegill||Slow||Worms under bobbers|
|Walleye||Slow||Jig and nightcrawlers along the dam and on points.|
|Zebra Mussels|| |
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 &amp; DRY Every Lake, Every Time!
Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.
Fishing is going to be a challenge to try and figure out now that the lake has completely filled! It will take a year or 2 to get the population numbers up to the levels they need to be in this much larger water body.
Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for walleye using a jig and nightcrawler or leech combination drifted with the wind. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber. Try for crappie using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles.
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