|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, and Location|
|Zebra Mussels|| |
Zebra mussels were verified in Winfield City Lake in December 2006. Lake users should follow recommended control practices found HERE .
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!!!
|Crappie||No reports on crappie this week. Minnows around the standing timber in the southern coves is a great place to start by either dipping the trees or fishing minnows under a float.|
|Channel catfish||Good||Up to 5 lbs||Drifting night crawlers on the flats and old road. Also prepared baits and livers along windy shorelines.|
|Black bass||Slow|| |
Smallmouth bass are protected with an 18-inch minimum length limit and few, if any, smallies have reached this size. Look for largemouth around flooded shoreline cover and look for smallies along rocky shorelines, points, and along the dam.
Largemouth are being found in the coves in the water willow weed beds. Spotted bass are on the rocky shorelines and points.
|White bass||Fair to Good||Up to 14 inch||Same as wipers|
|Wiper||Fair||Up to 20 inch||Jigs on the old road and off the points. Trolling crankbaits along windy shorelines is a great way to located active fish. Also working slab spoons along the old road and off the points.|
|Walleye||Fair||Up to 21-inch|| |
Walleye minimum length limit 18 inches.
Walleye are on the flats on the north side of the lake. Ledges on the south side are also holding walleye. Crank baits, spinner rigs, and jig and crawler combo are good choices.
|The City of Winfield requires additional permits for anglers using the lake. Stop in to the lake office before fishing at the lake.|