Meade State Lake Fishing Information
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Methods, Location|
|Rainbow trout||No report||2/lb||Try small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits. Monthly stockings of fish begin in November and will continue through February. Most trout are 10 inches in length when stocked, and average 1/2 lb. each.|
|Crappie||No report||No report||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.|
|Bluegill||No report||No report||Try small pieces of worm under a bobber.|
|Channel catfish||No report||No report||Try liver, shrimp, worms, or cut bait. Catfish numbers were recently boosted via annual fall stockings from the hatchery.|
|Largemouth bass||No report||No report||Try jigs, finesse plastics and slow rolled spinnerbaits later in the day.|
|Flathead catfish||No report||No report||Live bluegill at night close to the shore.|
Rainbow trout were stocked October 29th. Meade SFL is a Type 2 trout area, a trout permit is required only for those fishing for trout.
This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609. Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2016.
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
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
****Channel Catfish or Blue Catfish in combination