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||8 in to 18 inches||Topwater worked around vegetation early in the day and crankbaits or plastic worms or creature baits during the day around deep weedlines.|
|walleye||Fair||14-25 inches||Crankbaits on rocky banks or drifting live bait on mainlake points. Working swimbaits or grubs around weedy points or weedlines may also produce some fish.|
|channel catfish/blue catfish||Fair-Good||1/2-5 lbs, Blues up to 50lbs.||Blue cats- cut carp or shad around deep points or dropoffs. Channel cats -various baits lakewide drifting.|
|smallmouth bass||Good||10-20 inches||Spinnerbaits or crankbaits on points and around rocky banks. Drop shot rigs or Ned rigs if the bite seems tough. Topwater baits can also be real productive all day if fish are aggressive|
|white bass/Wipers||Fair||up to 5lbs.||trolling cranks or vertical jigging around windy points, dropoffs, or shad. Topwater baits are a good choice if fish are busting shad.|
|crappie||Slow||11-15 inches||fish have moved back to deeper water near wood and channel breaks|
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