Neosho River at Chetopa Dam Fishing Information
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Paddlefish||Fair||Snagging season opened March 15th. Water level is low right now and reports are slow. Watch for fishing to pick up with increases in water level. Water level can be checked from the link below.|
THE SNAGGING SEASON IS OPEN FROM MARCH 15 THROUGH MAY 15TH.
•Catch and release is allowed on the Neosho River
•A fish must be kept if placed on a stringer. Culling is not allowed.
•A state-issued permit is required. Two paddlefish may be harvested daily and six may be harvested in a season.
•Barbless hooks are required at Chetopa.
The best fishing occurs at river flows of 10-15,000 cubic feet per second. The following link will take you to the Kansas Water Watch website. Click HERE for river flow data.