Region 3 Fishing Reports

Fishing reports provide general angling information from KDWPT staff. The department cannot update the reports on a regular, frequent basis. Many factors determine angling success, and fishing conditions and individual fishing success may vary from the report. Anglers are responsible for deciding what species to fish for, what methods to use, and where and when to fish. You can help fellow anglers by sharing successful fishing notes on the KDWPT Public Fishing Reports blog at http://ksfishing.blogspot.com.

BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE - LOWER - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth bass No report   Try jigs and finesse plastics in the afternoon.
Walleye No report   Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons.
Crappie No report   Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs. Minnows or jigs are the best baits.
Channel catfish No report   Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. They tend to feed on the wind blown side of the lake.
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows.  Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for walleye using a jig and nightcrawler or leech combination drifted with the wind. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

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



CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye Fair up to 23 inches Try drifting a jig and worm across flats and points.
Flathead catfish No report   Try live bait around channel swings and bends.
Crappie slow   Fish around any sun washed rock or brush you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows & jigs.
Largemouth bass Good   Try jigs, crankbaits, rattling baits and finesse plastics.
White bass Good Up to 1 lb Small jigs or roadrunners or minnow type baits along the along windswept shorelines for schooling fish.
Channel catfish Fair   Try liver, shrimp, worms or other live baits or also any cut baits.
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows.  Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for walleye using a jig and nightcrawler or leech combination drifted with the wind. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

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



FINNEY STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 6/30/2011

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
General Comments
LAKE IS STILL DRY



GOODMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 7/9/2014

       
General Comments
The recent rains have continued to miss the lake and it is basically dry.



HAIN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Good Up to 3 lbs Try using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. 
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. 

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



HODGEMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 7/29/2011

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
  No reports No reports No recent reports available
General Comments
 

Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves. This site will be updated if a hot report is sent in. Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in March 2011.

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. You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.

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



KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

pecies Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair Up to 11 inches Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs. Minnows under a bobber is probably the best option.
Flathead catfish No report   Fish live bait around the brush piles.
Wipers No report   Try drifting live shad, sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slabspoons.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 4 lbs Try jigs, crankbaits and slow rolled spinnerbaits around wood in the vegetation.
Channel catfish Slow   Try liver, shrimp, worms or cut bait.
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows.  Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for wipers using a jigs and crankbaits in the windblown areas. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

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



MEADE STATE LAKE - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Methods, & Location
Crappie Fair   Fish around any brush or vegetation. Minnows, or jigs should work.
Bluegill No report   Try small pieces of worm under a bobber.
Channel catfish Fair   Try liver, shrimp, worms, or cut bait.
Largemouth bass No report   Try jigs, finesse plastics and slow rolled spinnerbaits later in the day. 
Flathead catfish No report    Live bluegill at night close to the shore.
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows.  Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits.  Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

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



SCOTT STATE LAKE - Last Updated: 5/22/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 6.5 lbs. Stillfishing prepared baits over shallow flats has produced more fish recently.  A few fish up to 8 lbs have been reported.
Crappie Slow Most up to 9 inches Cool weather abruptly ended the spawn and backed the fish out into deeper water.  Anglers have caught a few crappie drifting near the bottom out on the main lake.  Overall the bite has been slow and warmer weather will be needed to see improvement.  Fish may move back shallow and complete spawning activities once the weather straightens out.
Walleye/Saugeye Fair/Good

Saugeye up to 3.6 lbs.

Walleye up to 6.1 lbs.

Jig and nighcrawler or minnow combos fished over points and along drop-offs can be productive this time of year.  Anglers reported less success this past week due to weather, but there were some nice fish in the 24 inch range caught.  Remember, as of January 1, 2015, all saugeye and walleye must be 18 inches or larger to be legal for harvest.
Largemouth Bass Fair/Good Up to 5.5 lbs. Casting soft plastic baits, suspending jerkbaits, and swimbaits around fish attractors, rocky shorelines, or laydown trees has produced fish.  Fish should start spawning with the return of warmer weather, and should be one of the best times of the year to catch a trophy bass as we sampled good numbers of 4 to 7 lb. fish the week before last.
Sunfish Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Fishing small jig heads tipped with small pieces of nightcrawler or whole mealworms around laydown trees and other shoreline structure.
General Comments

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.



CIMARRON GRASSLAND PITS - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish slow    Try worms, liver and stink bait. 
General Comments

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. You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.

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!



COLDWATER CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report   Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs. Using minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs work.
Channel catfish No report   Try liver, shrimp, worms, or other live baits. Normally they will be feeding on the wind blown side of the lake. You can also try drifting nightcrawlers or using cut bait.
Wiper No report   Try jigs and crankbaits on wind blown shores or shrimp fished on the bottom off the face of the dam.
Largemouth bass No report   Fishing with any shad imitation lures should work, especially around the stump rows and along shoreline vegetation.
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows.  Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for wipers using a jigs and big crankbaits on the windblown banks. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

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



JETMORE CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel Catfish No report   Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
       
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits.  Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

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



DODGE CITY LAKE CHARLES - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth bass No report   Try spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jigs. 
channel catfish No report   Try  stinkbait, worms, shad sides or liver
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits.  Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

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!



PRATT COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 5/13/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Largemouth bass No report Up to 6 lbs Try rattling baits, plastics, and spinnerbaits around sunny banks later in the day.
Bluegill No report Up to 10 inches Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around the rocks. 
Walleye No report Up to 5 lbs Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or slim minnow type crankbaits.
Channel catfish Fair Up to 5 lbs Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Crappie Fair 8 - 10 inches Fish around brush, logs, rocks or vegetation. Usually best on minnows, but jigs should work as well.
Wiper No report   Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time! 

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

Try for crappie using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for walleye using a jig and night crawler or leech combination drifted with the wind. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

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

Release all largemouth bass, walleye and wipers less than 18 inches.



GREAT BEND (VETERAN PARK) - Last Updated: 5/6/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
       
General Comments

Veteran's Lake remains under a Public Health Warning- http://kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

  • Conditions are unsafe
  • Water contact should not occur

Additional information on blue-green algae can be found here:

http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Weekly-News/BLUE-GREEN-ALGAE-INFORMATION/BLUE-GREEN-ALGAE-INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns, KDHE can be contacted during normal business hours at 785-296-6603



LIBERAL ARKALON AREA - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, & Location
Channel catfish No report    
Bluegill No report    
General Comments
With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.



GREAT BEND STONE LAKE - Last Updated: 5/6/2015

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, & Location
Rainbow trout No report 2/lb Trout season is over until November.
Channel catfish No report   Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom.
Bluegill No report   Try small pieces of worm or crickets under a bobber or small twister tail jigs. 
Largemouth bass No report   Try jigs and finesse plastics early in the morning and later in the evening but because the fish are spawning some may be caught throughout the day.
Crappie No report   Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows or jigs
Wiper No report   Try trolling jigs and crankbaits, or shrimp fished on the bottom. You can also try jigging slab spoons and bucktail jigs. Drifting live shad, sunfish or minnows may also work
General Comments

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Crappie should be moving out of the deeper water and begin to move towards the shallows.  Try for them using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for wiper casting jigs and large crankbaits in the windswept shores. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.

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!

REMEMBER: Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.



LACROSSE WARREN STONE MEMORIAL LAKE - Last Updated: 9/5/2014

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, & Location
       
General Comments

A significant blue green algae bloom is taking place and access to the lake is restricted.

Recent rain has resulted in a nearly full lake again.  Decaying vegetation in newly filled waters prevents adequate dissolved oxygen levels to sustain fish.  When water conditions improve and fish become available, fish stocking will commence.  While mid summer is not typically when many fish are available through our fish culture section, efforts to locate and stock largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish are ongoing.

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. You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.

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



CONCANNON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair   Try using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver.
General Comments

Restocking efforts will continue in 2015.  

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.  You may also call theDodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.

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



FORD COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 5/1/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish     Try using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver.
General Comments

Restocking efforts will continue in 2015.  

With the warmer temperatures, fishing should begin to improve. Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver. 

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



PRATT CENTENNIAL POND - Last Updated: 11/4/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Rainbow Trout Good  2 / lb Try using spinners, swim baits, spoons or flies.
General Comments

Trout were stocked on  October 30. Pratt Centennial Pond is a Type 1 trout area, which requires all anglers age 16 and older fishing during the trout season to have a trout permit.

All species, other than trout, are catch and release only. Please remember to discard your trash properly. Thank you for purchasing your fishing license and trout permit to fish this location, your dollars support the trout program! Normal fishing license requirements still apply.

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!

 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.



HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 5/13/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Slow small fish in the 6 inch range Fish around deeper brush or vegetation.especially in the creek channel to the west. Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish Good   Nightcrawlers, liver or shrimp up in the creek channel
Largemouth bass Fair   Jigs and finesse plastics in the creek channel or along the dam.
Bluegill No report   Worms under bobbers
Walleye Fair   Jig and nightcrawlers along the dam and on points.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time! 

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

       
General Comments

Try for channel catfish using prepared stinkbait, worms or liver.  Try for largemouth bass with jigs, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Try for walleye using a jig and nightcrawler or leech combination drifted with the wind. Try for bluegill using small jigs, or a cricket or piece of worm under a bobber.  Try for crappie using small jigs and minnows along the vegetation, rocks and brushpiles.

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