HorseThief Reservoir Fishing Information
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Fair||Up to 7 inches||Crappie are moving shallows. Fish any rocks, brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around drop-offs. Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs|
|Channel catfish||Fair||Up to 8 lbs||Try fishing the west end in the inflow from recent rains. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers. 600 pounds of channel catfish were stocked on April 14.|
|Largemouth bass||No report||Up to 5 lbs||Try jigs and soft plastics worked slow for spawners around wood or vegetation.|
|Bluegill||Slow||Up to 6 inches||Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.|
|Walleye||Fair||Up to 4 lbs||Anglers were catching walleye along the dam but should soon be on points and flats as well. Try wobble jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons.|
The bass are spawning and crappie are getting started as well. Saw lots of nice female bass on the beds while electrofishing this week. Several 18 - 24 inch walleye were also samples in the reeds.
To phone in a report, please call theDodge Cityoffice 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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