John Redmond Reservoir Fishing Information
New Strawn, KS
1/2 mile South and 1 mile West of New Strawn, KS
or 2 1/2 miles North of Burlington on US-75
Corps of Engineers (620) 364-8613
Fisheries Biologist: Justin Morrison (620) 637-2748
|Species||Size||Rating||Bait, Method, Location|
|Channel Catfish||up to 15lbs.||Fair-Good||Drifting various baits lakewide has been productive with some fish being caught over 10 lbs.|
|White Bass||up to 3lbs.||Fair||Along the dam or out in the dredged area. Look for large schools of shad and use small spinners or crankbaits. Below the dam during low releases is a good place to try.|
|Crappie||up to 15"||Slow||Fishing up in the river and creeks around logjams and timber with jigs and minnows should produce some fish. Otherwise fishing in the deeper water near the dam and dredged area may be a good choice.|
Comments - The boat ramp by the dam is OPEN.
Boaters beware of shallow water! For current lake level and release information click the following link http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/JOHN.lakepage.html.
ALERT! This lake contains Zebra Mussels please help stop the spread Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and equipment after leaving this water body. It is Illegal transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.
For more information on lakes in the New Strawn district click the following link. 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|
* 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