HorseThief Reservoir Fishing Information
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||No report||Up to 7 inches||Fish around any deeper brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs. Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.|
|Channel catfish||No report||Up to 8 lbs||Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.|
|Largemouth bass||No report||Up to 5 lbs||Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.|
|Bluegill||No report||Up to 6 inches||Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.|
|Walleye||No report||Up to 4 lbs||Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons.|
Water temperatures are creeping up and should be in the upper 50's at this time. The walleye spawn is in full swing, and the crappie, bluegill and bass will not be for behind.
To phone in a report, please call the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609. Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.
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
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