Neosho River at Chetopa Dam Fishing Information
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Paddlefish||Variable||Use a large barbless treble hook and 4-6 oz of weight to snag paddlefish immediately downstream of Chetopa City Dam. Fishing can go from poor to excellent within a few hours depending on flow. Use the link below to monitor river flow. Fishing will be best when discharge is 10,000 to 15,000 cubic feet per second and rising.|
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.