HorseThief Reservoir Fishing Information
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Slow||Up to 12 inches||Fish any 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||Good||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||Slow||Up to 4 lbs||Try top water baits early and late. Crankbaits, jigs and soft plastic later in the day around wood or rocks or any vegetation you can find.|
|Bluegill||Good||Up to 8 inches||Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.|
|Walleye||Slow||Up to 4 lbs||Walleye should be on points and flats. Try wobble jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or trolling small minnow type crank baits. You can also try slab spoons.|
Typical summer time patterns should work for most species, but the cooler temperatures should have the fish active throughout the day.
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!
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