Cimarron Grasslands Fishing Pits Fishing Information
8 miles N of Elkhart
USDA Forest Service
Additional License Required: A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season.
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, Location|
|Channel catfish||No report||No report||Try worms, liver and stink bait. Annual fall stockings of catfish intermediates have been completed, catfish density is higher now than at any other time of the year.|
|Rainbow trout||Good||1/2 lb average||Try small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits. Monthly stockings of fish begin in November and will continue through February. Most trout are 10 inches in length when stocked, and average 1/2 lb. each.|
Rainbow trout were stocked October 29th. The Cimarron National Grasslands is a Type 2 trout area, a trout permit is required only for those fishing for trout. Trout season opens November 1.
This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609. Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2016.
If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing. You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.
Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!
A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District
Southwest Region Trout Stocking Schedule
|Date||Meade State Lake||Scott State Lake||Cimarron Grassland Pits||Pratt-Centennial Pond||Garden City - Sandsage Bison Range and WA||Great Bend - Vets Lake||Dodge City -Lake Charles||Syracuse Sam's Pond|
|Nov 1 - Nov 14||1700||600||680||510||680||500|
|Nov 15 - Nov 30||860|
|Dec 1 - Dec 14||1700||765||680||510||680||500|
|Dec 15 - Dec 31||1000||860|
|Jan 1 - Jan 14|
|Jan 15 - Jan 31||2040||765||680||510||680||1000|
|Feb 1 - Feb 14|
|Feb 15 - Feb 28||1700||765||680||510||680||1000|
|Mar 1 - Mar 14|
|Mar 15 - Mar 31||1125|
|April 1 - April 14|