HorseThief Reservoir Fishing Information
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, Location|
|Crappie||Slow||Up to 7 inches||Try jigs or minnows 1-3 feet deep around brush or vegetation|
|Channel catfish||Fair||Up to 6 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||Slow||Up to 5 lbs||Soft plastics, crankbaits and spinnerbaits should work. The larger bass are really scattered after the lake filled.|
|Bluegill||Good||Up to 7 inches||Worms, grubs, or crickets under bobbers in the vicinity of flooded brush and around rocks.|
|Walleye||fair||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. Still quite a few small walleye but there are also fish up to 25 inches.|
Lake is 2 feet over conservaation and MUDDY! Anglers catching short walleye on worms in the submerged weeds.
Crappie and largemouth are done spawning and transitioned into summertime pattern. Seven hundred pounds of channel catfish were stocked on June 3.
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