Fort Scott Gunn Park Lake West Fishing Information

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GPS:
37.82821 -94.72491
Surface Acres:
11 acres
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Fort Scott, KS

NW Corner of Fort Scott

City of Fort Scott 620-223-0550

Don George, Fisheries Biologist

This lake is enrolled into the Community Fisheries Assistance Program. A city fishing permit is no longer required. Angling is fair at this lake. Shoreline access is good. The city has a fish feeder operating to attract fish for increased angler success. AS OF SUMMER OF 2011 THIS POND HAD BEEN DRAINED TO REPAIR THE DAM AND WATER CONTROL STRUCTURES. Since then, with the use of a CFAP grant renovations to the lake have been completed and the lake has been restocked and has remained closed so the fish have time to reach harvestable size.  

We are glad to announce the RE-OPENING of this impoundment to the public! As of Thursday June 23rd, this lake will once again be open to fishing after years of renovations and improvements to enhance angler opportunity and provide a quality fishing experience!  The lake has an excellent channel cat population, and a few very sizeable largemouth bass, although as a recently filled impoundment the population is still developing.  

Make note of the newly posted regulations, and always be aware of the ANS species and what you can do to prevent the spread!

Remember: "CLEAN, DRAIN, DRY!

Grab the friends and family and GO FISHING!!!

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+Largemouth Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (LBS.)   (>12”)
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 219.03 17.07 0.00 3.73 E 132.82
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 175.86 53.45 0.00 4.07 E 113.88
COWLEY SFL 165.35 40.59 1.98 4.78 E 134.31
ATCHISON SFL 134.31 27.45 0.00 4.37 F 97.53
BOURBON SFL 122.22 10.10 0.00 5.58 G 89.35
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 119.79 27.08 0.00 3.96 G 97.70
BUTLER SFL 112.75 80.39 9.80 6.61 E 140.52
PRATT CO. LAKE 98.61 47.22 5.56 7.01 G 95.36
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 87.25 13.73 0.98 4.27 G 74.84
WILSON SFL 86.49 26.61 1.33 5.33 G 61.96
LYON SFL 76.85 42.91 1.00 4.30 G 80.54
MEADE STATE LAKE 74.53 38.68 2.83 6.56 G 50.53
DOUGLAS SFL 73.53 5.88 0.00 4.96 F 43.79
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 72.41 14.94 0.00 1.86 G 84.62
NEOSHO SFL 70.59 27.94 1.47 4.56 G 63.07
KIOWA SFL 70.45 40.91 0.00 3.76 F 50.65
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 69.64 18.75 0.00 3.31 G 66.02
COLDWATER LAKE 68.29 7.32 0.00 3.75 F 25.95
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 63.97 12.50 0.00 3.37 G 44.17
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 62.75 15.69 0.98 5.59 G 64.87
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 61.44 30.07 6.54 6.53 G 46.17
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 61.17 28.16 0.97 5.39 G 61.97
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 60.34 3.45 0.86 5.61 G 55.19
EUREKA CITY LAKE 59.80 12.75 0.98 5.26 G 48.65
MCPHERSON SFL 57.63 35.03 0.56 6.59 G 78.42
BONE CREEK LAKE 56.62 38.24 1.47 6.88 G 51.15
MADISON CITY LAKE 54.90 31.37 2.94 6.17 G 55.46
SHAWNEE SFL 54.47 35.59 3.63 5.77 G 59.21
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 52.94 3.92 0.00 2.67 G 29.08
GRAHAM CO.-ANTELOPE LAKE 48.84 23.26 0.00 2.95 G 39.91
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 48.61 14.88 0.00 3.57 G 46.91
MELVERN RIVER POND 47.06 15.69 0.00 3.53 G 31.71
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 46.88 16.41 0.00 4.01 G 47.29
GARDNER CITY LAKE 46.60 13.59 0.00 2.61 G 51.98
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 46.22 21.01 3.36 6.19 G 56.30
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 45.72 17.82 0.00 2.90 G 54.60
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 44.12 5.88 0.00 2.05 G 45.23
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 44.00 20.00 1.00 4.78 G 75.49
LEAVENWORTH SFL 43.14 7.84 0.00 2.52 F 49.67
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 42.58 17.30 0.00 4.07 G 46.46
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 40.90 19.95 1.00 4.81 G 56.83
ALMA CITY LAKE 39.92 13.97 0.00 2.51 G 39.92
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD-MAIN 39.72 14.89 0.00 5.24 G 25.61
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 38.89 15.74 0.00 4.91 G 68.94
SPRING HILL CITY LAKE 38.05 12.39 2.65 6.78 G 26.27
MARION CO. LAKE 36.27 3.92 0.00 2.01 G 25.78
SCOTT STATE LAKE 36.22 9.60 0.31 4.92 G 41.56
JEWELL SFL 34.71 22.94 0.00 4.73 G 69.47
MONTGOMERY SFL 33.93 9.98 1.50 4.85 G 25.10
BOURBON CO. LAKE 33.75 22.50 1.25 4.52 G 35.83
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 32.68 13.73 0.00 4.07 F 33.33
BIG HILL WA-NORTH POND 31.94 2.00 0.00 4.65 G 31.94
HORSETHIEF 31.76 20.00 0.00 4.90 F 35.56
PAOLA CITY LAKE 31.62 8.55 1.71 5.40 G 36.61
KINGMAN SFL 30.59 10.00 0.00 3.02 G 44.56
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE 29.47 2.11 0.00 2.05 F 29.47
OSAGE SFL 29.41 0.98 0.00 1.86 F 19.93
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 29.41 4.90 0.98 5.03 F 26.91
MIAMI SFL 27.73 8.40 0.00 3.83 F 28.94
BARBER SFL-LOWER 26.87 0.00 0.00 1.57 P 18.21
CLARK SFL 26.71 11.18 1.86 6.46 G 28.44
WASHINGTON SFL 25.81 2.77 0.00 2.76 F 20.74
WOODSON SFL 25.57 9.09 1.70 5.49 G 21.12
GREAT BEND-STONE PARK LAKE 25.21 4.20 0.84 4.54 F 16.01
LEBO CITY LAKE 23.97 8.26 0.00 3.79 F 29.21
CRAWFORD SFL 23.53 10.78 1.47 6.19 F 20.86
SEDGWICK CO.-LAKE AFTON 22.67 12.00 1.33 3.37 F 16.64
CHASE SFL 22.67 12.00 1.33 4.98 G 19.97
GEARY SFL 21.93 5.35 1.07 5.56 G 20.82
CRITZER LAKE 21.43 12.24 0.00 2.37 G 19.95
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 16.47 10.00 0.59 4.25 P 11.96
SHERIDAN SFL 11.90 2.68 0.00 2.00 F 28.21
FORD SFL 11.11 0.00 0.00 1.74 F 11.11
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 10.78 8.38 0.00 5.17 P 7.59
ELLIS CITY LAKE 8.05 0.00 0.00 1.82 P 4.38
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 8.03 2.19 0.00 2.31 P 7.50
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 6.86 3.92 0.00 2.63 F 17.65
OTTAWA SFL 6.33 0.45 0.00 1.76 F 24.61
FORT SCOTT-GUNN PK W PD-#2 6.00 6.00 0.00 1.90 F 6.00
HARVEY CO. LAKE - WEST 3.53 1.76 0.59 3.54 F 6.81
OLPE CITY LAKE 1.96 1.96 0.00 2.43 P 1.48
JEFFREY EC- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 1.90 0.00 0.00 0.97 P 2.34
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 1.76 0.59 0.00 2.97 P 0.98

+Channel Catfish Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>16”) (>24”) (>28”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
FORT SCOTT-GUNN PK E PD-FERN 6.25 0.25 0.00 5.35 E 6.25
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE 4.00 0.00 0.00 2.21 E 4.00
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE 1.67 0.33 0.00 5.84 P 2.72
SEVERY CITY LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 2.16 F 0.56
GLEN ELDER SP POND 0.67 0.00 0.00 1.25 F 0.22
JEWELL CITY LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 2.42 G 1.00
BLACK KETTLE SFL 0.67 0.33 0.00 7.58 P 0.67
STERLING CITY LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 1.55 P 0.67
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND 0.25 0.00 0.00 3.01 F 0.33

+White Crappie Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE 21.00 6.00 2.00 1.29 G 14.33
GLEN ELDER SP POND 14.00 1.00 0.50 0.95 F 12.00
FORT SCOTT-GUNN PK E PD-FERN 14.00 7.50 1.00 0.96 P 14.00
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE 6.50 0.50 0.00 0.41 F 6.50
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.78 F 8.78
BLACK KETTLE SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.00