Pleasanton City Lake West Fishing Information
½ mile W of Pleasanton
City of Pleasanton 913-352-8257
Don George,KDWP&T Fisheries Biologist, 913-795-2218
This lake was constructed in 1936 for water supply and public recreation. The lake supports an excellent channel catfish and largemouth bass fishery, and has good crappie and bluegill angling. This is a Community Fisheries Assistance Program Lake and "No Special Permits" are required to fish here. Recreational and speed boating is not allowed. Boats are for fishing only.
Access to the lake is provided with 1 single lane boat ramp, 2 parking lots, and 1/2 mile of hiking trails that surround the lake shoreline. There are 2 shelter houses also. This area is a favorite for kids and family fishing trips. The lake is involved in a fish feeding program and several floating fish feeders are visible to the angler. For catfish anglers these feeders are beacons of good fishing.
Fish harvest regulations are also posted at each entrance to the lake.
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|channel catfish||Good||Size varies, some up to 8 pounds||use cut shad or sunfish, (best on chicken liver), shrimp, worms, prepared baits, along dam, lots of fat fish from 2 - 6 pounds.|
|crappie||Fair||All sizes||Fish are nice size and the density is good, fish are along the dam, south east pier, and in the brushpiles fish with jigs, blue /white, minnows,|
|largemouth bass||Good||12-22 inches||along the water willow along the dam, piers and the brushpiles with crank baits or spinners,|
|bluegill||Fair||varies||most fish are under 8 inches. use a small worm or jig under a float.|
Water levels are good. Recent rains have brought up the water level into the waterwillow so work this area for bass and bluegill. This Lake has produced some nice stringers of fish and great should continue to do so. Get the kids, get your friends and Go Fishing. Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats and equipment. Don't move water.
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This lake has a high density of channel catfish that increases angling opportunity. Remember- Wear a Lifejacket and Reach - Throw - Don t Go.This is a Community Fisheries Assistance Program Lake, no fishing permits required.
|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