Pleasanton City Lake West Fishing Information
½ mile W of Pleasanton
City of Pleasanton 913-352-8257
Don George,KDWP&T Fisheries Biologist, 913-795-2218
This lake was constructed in 1936 for water supply and public recreation. The lake supports an excellent channel catfish and largemouth bass fishery, and has good crappie and bluegill angling. This is a Community Fisheries Assistance Program Lake and "No Special Permits" are required to fish here. Recreational and speed boating is not allowed. Boats are for fishing only.
Access to the lake is provided with 1 single lane boat ramp, 2 parking lots, and 1/2 mile of hiking trails that surround the lake shoreline. There are 2 shelter houses also. This area is a favorite for kids and family fishing trips. The lake is involved in a fish feeding program and several floating fish feeders are visible to the angler. For catfish anglers these feeders are beacons of good fishing.
Fish harvest regulations are also posted at each entrance to the lake.
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, &amp; Location|
|channel catfish||FAIR||Size varies, some up to 8 pounds||Use cut shad or sunfish, (best on chicken liver), shrimp, worms, prepared baits, along dam, lots of fat fish from 2 - 6 pounds. The fish feeders are off for the season.|
|crappie||Slow to Fair||All sizes||Fish are nice size and the density is good, fish are traditionally along the dam, south east pier, and in the brushpiles fish with jigs, blue /white, minnows,|
|largemouth bass||Fair||12-22 inches||Along the water willow along the dam, piers and the brushpiles with crank baits or spinners,|
|bluegill||Fair||varies||Most fish are under 8 inches. use a small worm or jig under a float.|
Pleasanton West lake was recently sampled, (06/02/16). 61 largemouth bass were sampled with little effort, overall in very good condition and health. The largest bass sampled was 4.78 lbs., and 33% of the fish sampled were of memorable or trophy size. Try your luck with roadrunners, jigs, and spinners for these sizeable fish!
Zebra Mussels have recently been found in Hillsdale Lake, and we'd like to remind you to stay aware and take all precautions necessary to prevent the spread into uncontaminated waters! This includes cleaning and rinsing your boat and motor, trailer, and equipment, draining any excess water from previous outings, and allowing your boat to dry before using it in a different body of water.
Get the kids, get your friends and Go Fishing. Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats and equipment. Don't move water.
For tips on spring bass fishing check out the KDWPT video at the following link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpIJaiyW32k
For crappie anglers, watch this 25-minute video that covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sazyEuIT_bk
This lake has a high density of channel catfish that increases angling opportunity. Remember- Wear a Lifejacket and Reach - Throw - Don t Go.This is a Community Fisheries Assistance Program Lake, no fishing permits required.
|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