La Cygne Reservoir Fishing Information
La Cygne, KS
SE of La Cygne
Kansas Department of Wildlife,Parks and Tourism, Don George, Fisheries Biologist 913-795-2218
www.linncountyks.com Linn County Park 913-757-6633
Lake levels vary some but normally are at conservation pool. There are three boat ramps in the main lake and one boat ramp in the cooling pool on the east side of the project. Two of these ramps are inside the Linn County Park and one ramp is maintained by KDWP. Usability is determined by the weather. For winter time ramp conditions call the Linn County Park at 913-757-6633. With cold weather anglers can always use the walk-in area on the east side of the lake. This trail provides access to the hot water outlet into the lake. In cold weather this is one of the premier angling spots. The warm water produced by the KCP&L Plant attracts quantities of bait fish and predators of all kinds. Best baits are shad imitations.
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Location|
|Channel, blue and flathead catfish,||Good||all sizes,||Use sunfish or cutshad,worms, liver, prepared baits. The lake has big flathead and blues to catch. Recent fish population indicates a good population of channel catfish around 3 pounds and some blue catfish up to 43 pounds|
|Crappie||Slow to Fair||10 - 13 inches||There are a good numbers of fish 10- 12 inches long. Crappie spawning water temperatures are no longer with us. The fish will have dispersed. Fishing is best on minnows some on jigs white/blue near structure.|
|Largemouth bass||Good - Excellent with the warm weather||varies but good size is common||Available water levels will have bass in the weedbeds or along the riprap, use cranks, plastic worms, lizards or spinner baits like shad imitations|
|white bass||Fair to Good||varies, some 1.5 pounds||Use shad imitations, silver spoons big jigs, or cut shad while casting, drifting or trolling near shallow points or rip rap.|
|wiper||Fair to Good||some up to 12 pounds||trolling with sassy shads, with crankbaits, spoons, or cut shad, lots of wipers along open areas of water in the 1 - 7 pound range.|
Wipers around 6-8 pounds and white bass up to 2 pounds. The colder the weather the hotter the fishing at this lake. However, fish have now moved away from the warm water outlet. Lake water temperatures are in the mid 80's
Water levels are good for fishing. Recent bass sampling indicates that La Cygne produces some of the best large largemouth bass in the state.
Fishing at La Cygne produces a mixed bag of fish from big blue or flathead catfish, to white bass and wipers or crappie and largemouth bass. Good shoreline angler access is provided by the Linn County Park on the west side of the lake. The location is: at 69 HWY and Ks HWY 152, go east on E.2200 Rd., turn north at Young Rd. and go West at E. 2400 Rd. to the parking lot.
Call the Linn County Park at 913-795-6633 for more information or camping, and cabins reservations.
Get the family, get your friends and Go Fishing. Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats, trailers and equipment. Don't move water from any lake.
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Anglers when fishing at the hot water outlet,or at the outlet gate at the dam, DO NOT GO OVER THE CABLES. FISHING IN A RESTRICTED AREA COULD GET YOU ARRESTED.
|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