Scott State Lake Fishing Information
Scott City, KS
11 miles N of Scott City
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks
Area Office 620-872-2061
Additional License Required: A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season.
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method & Location|
|Channel Catfish||Fair/Good||Most in the 13 to 18 inch range||Cut or whole bluegill and sunfish or prepared baits fished off the bottom on shallow flats at night has been best. Small fish make up the majority of the catch, but fish up to 11 lbs. have been reported.|
|Crappie||Fair||Up to 13 inches||Fishing minnows under a bobber around brush or drifting jigs or minnows over deeper water in the main body of the lake.|
|Largemouth Bass||Fair/Good||Up to 5.5 lbs.||Spinnerbaits, swimbaits, and soft plastics fished around shoreline vegetation and brush.|
|Sunfish||Good||Up to 8 inches||Small pieces of nightcrawler fished under a bobber along rip-rapped shorelines and edges of weedbeds.|
|Saugeye/Walleye||Fair/Good||Up to 7 lbs.||Swim baits, crank baits, and minnows under a bobber over shallow shelves and edges of cattails early and late.|
Release all walleye/saugeye less than 18 inches and largemouth bass less than 15 inches.
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!
Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related projects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District
If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.
|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