Coffey County Lake Fishing Information
No fees required. No reservations required
Must always wear a life jacket.
No trotlines or setlines will be allowed.
Open 30 minutes after sunup to 30 minutes before sundown
Closed during winter under certain weather conditions. Call the gatehouse at 620-364-2475
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Methods, Locations|
|largemouth bass||Fair-Good||8 in to 21 inches||Fishing good habitat near the warm water should be productive. Various lures including rattletraps, jerkbaits, jigs, and finesse plastics are productive during the winter months for largemouth in and near the hot water.|
|walleye||Slow||14-25 inches||Crankbaits around the rocks and points. This population is low in abundance and not many keepers are available. Trolling or drifting with jigs and crawlers may also produce a few fish|
|channel catfish/blue catfish||Fair-Good||1/2-5 lbs, Blues up to 50lbs.||Drifting various baits over flats or humps will be the most productive. Channel Cats are probably on wind blown flats and will bite on a variety of bait options but the blue cats prefer fresh cut bait, and are usually around channel swings and humps.|
|smallmouth bass||Fair||10-20 inches||Crankbaits, jerkbaits or 4" stick worms rigged wacky style or 4" tubes fished around rocky habitat|
|white bass/Wipers||Good||up to 5lbs.||Fishing crankbaits, small spinners, twister tails, or rattle traps around the hot water should be productive.|
|crappie||Fair||11-15 inches||Look for them near dropoffs and in the timber. Jigs of various colors or minnows.|
Entrance gate phone number is 620-364-2475 call for lake conditions.
A large brush pile was created north of the boat ramp in the old creek channel and is marked with a fish attractor buoy. There were also several trees sunk at the end of the hot water dike and should be easily marked on your locator. These spots should be really good in the fall and winter months.
ZEBRA MUSSELS have been confirmed in Coffey County Lake! Please help stop the spread. Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and livewell after leaving this lake. It is illegal to transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.
For more information on waters in Anderson, Allen, Coffey, and Woodson counties click the following link to sign up for the New Strawn District Fisheries Newsletter. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|White Bass||No creel 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