Wichita East KDOT Fishing Information
Access is from Hydraulic and 45th St., Wichita, KS
Northeast of the I-135/I-235 interchange in North Wichita; the only access is from 45th St. North.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism 316-683-8069
NE of I-135, I-235 Intersection
Channel Catifsh are stocked monthly at this location from May to September.
Carry-in boats and watercraft (including float tubes) ARE allowed on this lake for fishing (motors are not allowed). The boat ramp is not open for public use.
A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season, which runs from November 1 thru April 15.
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method & Location|
|Channel Catfish||Good||Up to 2-3 lbs||Catfish stockings have resumed as of March 15, 2016 and will continue monthly through September. Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.|
|White Crappie||Good||Up to 12"||Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||Up to 18"||Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake. Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.|
|Bluegill||Excellent||Up to 1 lb||Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow. A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.|
|Rainbow Trout||N/A||Up to 2 lbs||Rainbow trout are stocked every 2 weeks from Nov 1 - April 15 at KDOT East Lake and SG County Park (Vic's lake and Slough Creek) The last stocking was on March 3, 2016. The next trout will be stocked in November at the beginning of the next trout season.|
Channel Catfish are stocked monthly across the Wichita Metro Area from April - September.
For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.
Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm
|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
****Channel Catfish or Blue Catfish in combination