HorseThief Reservoir Fishing Information
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||No report||Up to 10 inches||Fish any brush or vegetation you can find especially in the deeper creek channels or around a drop-offs. Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.|
|Channel catfish||Sloe||Up to 5 lbs||Try prepared stink bait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting night crawlers.|
|Largemouth bass||No report||Up to 4 lbs||Try jigs, spoons, spinnerbaits or jerkbaits later in the day around wood or rocks or any vegetation you can find.|
|Bluegill||No report||Up to 8 inches||Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.|
|Walleye||No report||Up to 4 lbs||Walleye should be moving up on the rocks around points and flats. Try slim minnow type crank baits and jigs.|
Crappie should be staging to move shallow to spawn. Walleye spawn is pretty much over and they should show up on the points and flats in the next month. Largemouth spawn is probably about 3 weeks or so off yet and these fish should also be showing up in staging areas and feeding heavily. Water temperature should be in the low to mid 50 by now.
If you would like to contribute a fishing report, you may also call the Dodge City Regional office at 620-227-8609.
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