South Central Region 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 at http://www.facebook.com/kdwpt

MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 10/26/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair 1 - 5 lbs. Fair. Temperatures are dropping and the bite will slow down. Last years' reports show a lot of fish below the 15" length limit and some from 15" to 18". Try dip/sponge bait and cutbait this time of year.  Expect very small (sublegal) catfish to start biting. We just stocked 8" catfish in the first week of September.
Crappie Good 8-13" Good. Very few reports but the bite should be reasonable on brush piles and sunken logs and even a few off the piers. Try jigging small jigs from 6 - 10' depths. Try fishing the PVC cubes we've put in the lake the last 2 years (see map below).
Largemouth bass Good Up to 7 lb. Good. Bass activity should slow down with falling water temperatures. Try small texas rigs (dark colors) in and around fallen logs and brush. Try frogs or other topwater baits near vegetation. Tip: try something you normally wouldn't expect others to use (e.g. a small bitsy tube or shaky head worm of odd colors) because they've seen a lot of the regular baits this summer.
Saugeye Fair 15-23" Fair. No recent reports. Try jigs and crawlers in 8+ feet of water off the dam or shoreline. Remember) The minimum length limit has changed from 18" to 21" and only 2 fish can be kept per day.
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ANTHONY CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 10/20/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair up to 2lbs Channel Catfish are biting on prepared catfish baits or cut bait.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Crappie activity should be increasing with the cooling water temps. A small tube jig or minnow under a bobber is a good bet. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Morning and evening hours are best.
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BLACK KETTLE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 5/3/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Poor 6" to 10" Fish with small minnows and jigs around brush. There are a few nice crappie in the lake although most are fairly small.
Bluegill Poor   Worms under a bobber or very small jigs.
Channel Catfish Fair 2-6 lbs. Fish with cut bait, stink bait, or chicken livers lakewide.
Largemouth Bass Fair 12" to 20" Fish shallow brush with Texas rigged softbait, jigs, and spinnerbaits. The water here is typically murky so try darker colored lures (black & blue, dark purple, green pumpkin).
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BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 10/27/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Sumner, Cowley, Butler, Chase, & Marion counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Good up to 12 lbs

Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches.

Feeders are done for the year.

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 17 inch Spinnerbaits and crankbaits next to cover.  Large plastics including creature type baits worked along vegetation edges and topwater works well early and late in the day.  Fishing has been a little tougher during mid-day.  Early morning and late evening are the better bets.
Crappie     The majority of the crappie in the lake are small and the crappie population density needs to be reduced.  Take those smaller crappie home (as long as you don't exceed  the 50/day creel limit!) as they won't get much bigger in Butler if you throw them back.  Overpopulation of the crappie has created slow growth rates so don't feel bad about taking home a nice bucket of smallish crappie...you'll be doing the lake a favor!
Bluegill Good up to 7 inch Small live bait offerings near shoreline cover and in the water willow beds.
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CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 10/5/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.    

Chase SFL is an ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.

 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, 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.

New Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Sumner, Cowley, Butler, Chase, & Marion counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Good Up to 11 lbs

Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.

Fresh cut bait near the fish feeders or on wind blown shorelines.  Stinkbaits near the feeders are also productive.

Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 16 inches

There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.

Spinnerbaits and crankbaits are catching some fish.  Lake level is dropping and the humps between the fishing piers are easily seen.  Bass are hanging on these humps and can be caught on crayfish imitating lures and other plastics.  Buzzbaits early and late in the day are also a good choice.

Saugeye Slow to Fair Up to 18 inches Look for saugeye along the dam and rocky shorelines.  Medium sized crank baits either casted or trolled along rocky shorelines in shallow water are a good late summer strategy.
Spotted Bass Fair up to 14 inch Crank baits or plastics along the dam and rocky points.
Bluegill Fair up to 6 inchess Live bait fished in shallow near shore areas close to vegetation, brush, or rock.
White Crappie Fair to Good 9 to 12 inches Jigs or minnows in water 10 to 14 deep along ledges on the south bank and along the dam.
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CHENEY RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 10/20/2017

SPECIES RATING SIZE BAITS, LOCATION, METHODS
Fishing Newsletter     All KDWPT fisheries districts are offering a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. The newsletters are aimed at keeping anglers informed about fishing opportunities and information in their areas of interest. The first few editions of the Cheney Fisheries District have been completed and are ready for distribution.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS, AND BILGES!!!

Zebra mussel numbers have decreased at Cheney; however, anglers and boaters should still use caution to avoid moving adults and veligers from the lake.

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

White Bass and Wiper Good Up to 24" Look for Wipers and White Bass on points and underwater humps. Shad-imitating lures and live shad are the best options.
Walleye Fair Up to 28" Try crankbaits on points, drop-offs, and underwater humps.
Crappie Fair Up to 15" Crappie should become more active with the cooling weather. They can be caught if you can locate them.
Blue Catfish Fair Up to 15 lb Try live or cut shad near the old river channel and adjacent flats.
Channel Catfish Good Up to 10 lb Channel catfish have been biting on cut bait and prepared baits.
White Perch Excellent  

Netting results last fall indicated that white perch numbers decreased this year; however, there are many catchable-size white perch (10+") in the lake.

White perch cannot be used as live bait, but they do make good cut bait. For tips on identifying a white perch from a white bass, wiper or striped bass click HERE.

All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.

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COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/14/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Zebra Mussel     Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove City Lake. Click HERE for more information.

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Bluegill Fair 5-8 inches near gravel banks and docks on jigs and worms
Crappie Fair/Good up to 11-inch Jigs and minnows 10ft deep near drop offs
Channel catfish Good up to 4 lbs Cut bait and worms near windblown flats
Black bass Fair up to 4lbs near docks and points on crankbaits and spinnerbaits, and jigs near points and channel ledges near coves
Walleye Fair 2-5lbs on points and flats using jigs, worms, and crankbaits
White bass Fair 1.5 lbs along dam on crankbaits and spinners
General Comments
The City of Council Grove requires Aquatic Nuisance Species certification of anglers and boaters at Council Grove City Lake. Go to ANS Certification to obtain the certificate. You must have this certificate in your possession while fishing and/or boating at Council Grove City Lake.



COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 11/14/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove Reservoir.

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.  

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Channel Catfish Fair up to 12 lbs drifting worms and cut bait along wind blown flats, some caught in the river also
Saugeye Good 2-4lbs rocky points and banks 5-10ft deep on crankbaits, worms, and spinners
White Bass Good 1-2lbs near rock points and banks on crankbaits, jigs, and spinners
Wiper Fair up to 24 inches crankbaits and large jigs/swimbaits near windy rock banks and channel ledges
White Crappie Fair/Good up to 15-inch

Near brush and rock banks 10ft deep on jigs and minnows.

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

1.17 feet low, releasing 7 cfs

Outlet fishing is slow

Click HERE for water level information.



COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 10/5/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Sumner, Cowley, Butler, Chase, & Marion counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Bluegill Fair Up to 7 inch Fishing with small worms or other live bait close to shore near rock or weeds.
Channel Catfish Good up to 6 lbs

15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit

Stinkbaits off the piers and along windblown shorelines or near the feeders.

Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 17 inch Good numbers of smaller fish have been caught over the last week on plastics worked along the southern shoreline.  Throwing shallow running crank baits along the edges of the fishing piers is always a good method for picking up some bass at Cowley.
Redear Sunfish Fair up to 9 inch A few redears are being caught on small live bait rigs fished on the bottom in 4 to 7 feet of water.
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EL DORADO RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 10/27/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
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.  REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in the Trout Area below the dam!!

Blue catfish Fair 17 to 28 inches

Main lake areas near flooded creek channels. Fresh cut or whole shad is the best bait.

25 inch to 35 inch protective slot limit on blue catfish.  Daily creel limit is 5 per day with no more than 2 35 inches and longer.

Take time to properly identify your catfish catch. Click HERE for information on how to properly identify your catch.

Wiper Good 18 to 24 inch

Best action has come from surface feeding fish.  Watch for diving birds and surfacing fish.  Shad imitating lures such as spoons, sassy shads, or crank baits are all good bets.  Wind blown shorelines and points are ideal places to target.

Be sure to properly ID your catch as there is there is an 21-inch minimum length limit and 2/day creel limit on wiper.. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White bass Good up to 16 inch

See Wiper report.

Wipers can be caught along with white bass so it is important to properly identify your catch before putting it on a stringer. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White Perch Good up to 11 inch

Small hooks and live bait, smaller jigs, or spoons fished on rocky points and shorelines.  White perch also being found on top of humps and old roads.

Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.

White crappie Fair to Good up to 15 inches 8 to 11 feet deep along the timbered creek channels on larger jigs.  Smaller fish hanging in the brush.
Channel Catfish Good up to 8 lbs Upper ends of the lake 8 to 14 feet deep near channel edges over chummed areas.
Walleye Slow Up to 27 inches

The walleye bite has been pretty slow recently with few anglers reporting much action.

THE WALLEYE LENGTH LIMIT IS 21-INCHES WITH A 2/DAY CREEL LIMIT.

General Comments

2.75 feet low, releasing 0 CFS. Click Here for the most up to date lake level information.

ZEBRA MUSSEL & WHITE PERCH WARNING! El Dorado Reservoir and the Walnut River below the reservoir contain zebra mussels and white perch. Take zebra mussel control precautions when leaving the lake, Trout Area, and Stilling Basin. For information on Zebra Mussels click Here.



HARVEY COUNTY EAST LAKE - Last Updated: 10/20/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-4lbs Channel Catfish have been hitting on prepared baits and cut bait.
White Crappie Fair up to 12 inches Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler water temps.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5 lbs Try near any submerged structure such as rip-rap or the flooded timber. 
Saugeye Poor up to 4 lbs There are some nice saugeye at East lake, but they're spread out.  Try fishing on rocky points or along the dam.
Bluegill Fair up to 8 inches Try a small worm under a bobber.
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KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 10/20/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair 10" to 7 lb. Prepared baits and cut bait work well for Channel Catfish.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5lbs Try near any submerged brush or along the rip-rap shoreline. Mornings and evenings are best.
Northern Pike Fair Up to 30" Pike activity will increase as water temperatures continue to cool.
Bluegill Poor Up to 7" Use worms under a bobber near structure, or a small spinning lure. Few quality-sized Bluegill are present.
General Comments
The lake is a couple feet low to facilitate habitat work on Byron Walker Wildlife Area. Boat access to the western and northern lobes of the lake will be difficult during this time. 



MARION COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 10/5/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good up to 4 lbs Worms and stink baits.  Shrimp beginning to pick up some fish as well.
White Crappie Fair Up to 11 inch Close to brush/cover 8 to 10 feet of water.
Largemouth Bass Good Up to 16 inch Spinnerbaits or plastics near shoreline cover.
Saugeye Fair Up to 19 inch Worms, minnows, or jigs on rocky shorelines.
Bluegill Good Up to 8 inch Worms or jigs in weedy, brushy or rocky areas.
White Bass Fair Up to 14 inch Jigs and crankbaits on windblown shorelines.
Wiper Fair Up to 18 inch Same as white bass.
General Comments
Boat and bait inspections are MANDATORY at Marion County Lake to prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels and other Aquatic Nuisance Species. Protect our waters... don't forget to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY!



MARION RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 10/27/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels     Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!
Channel Cat Good Up to 8 lbs Fresh cut bait and stinkbaits fished along windy shorelines or points.
White Crappie Fair Up to 12 inch 6 to 8 feet deep near brush or other cover on jig or minnows.
Walleye Fair Up to 23 inch Pulling crankbaits on windblown shorelines and points
White Bass Fair to Good up to 14 inch Same as wiper report
Wiper Fair to Good Up to 22 inch Crankbaits or jig and plastics along windy shorelines.  Trolling crankbaits is a good way to find active fish.  Early and late in the day have been best.
General Comments
1.28 feet below pool, releasing 6 CFS



SEDGWICK CO. - LAKE AFTON - Last Updated: 10/20/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Adult Zebra Mussels were found 7/31/08 at Lake Afton.

The zebra mussels reproduce during the warmer summer months and veligers (larval zebra mussels) are present in the water column. Zebra mussel veligers 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, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

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

REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in Clearwater Creek below the spillway!

White Perch Fair Up to 1 lb Use a small hook with a small piece of worm, or a small spinning lure. Remember that white perch may not be possessed or transported alive.
Channel Catfish Good 1-3 lbs, up to 20" The final catfish stocking took place on September 29th.  There are lots of nice channel catfish at Afton - use prepared or cut baits for best results.
Saugeye Poor Up to 21" Saugeye are present in small numbers at Lake Afton.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12 inches Crappie fish is picking up with the cooler temperatures. Vary your fishing depth until you start catching fish. Crappie fishing should improve as the weather begins to cool.
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WELLINGTON CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 10/5/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 8 lb Drifting night crawlers along windy flats.  Stink baits and livers from shore.
Wiper Good Up to 22 inch Crankbaits along windy, rocky shorelines.
Crappie Fair Up to 11 inch Jigs or minnows near timber or brush.
Saugeye Fair up to 22 inch Look for saugeye on the edges of shallow flats along the break to deeper water.  Windy points and along the dam and old dam are good areas.
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WELLINGTON HARGIS CREEK - Last Updated: 10/5/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good Up to 3 lbs Shad sides or prepared baits in shallow, windy areas.
Crappie Fair Up to 10 inch Jigs or minnows close to cover
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 17 inch Crank baits, spinner baits, or plastics near shoreline cover or brush piles.
Saugeye Slow to Fair up to 22 inch Crank baits along windy shorelines.
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WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
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WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
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WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
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WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
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WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
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WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Channel Catfish have been biting on prepared baits and cut bait in the Wichita Area recently. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Good Up to 12" Crappie fishing is picking up with the cooler temps. Vary your depth until you start catching fish. Mornings and evenings are best. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 18"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Good Up to 2 lbs Trout were stocked at KDOT, Vic's Lake, and the Big Pond portion of Slough Creek on October 25th. There will be no stocking of trout in the stream portion of Slough Creek until water conditions improve.
General Comments
 



WINFIELD CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 10/27/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels were verified in Winfield City Lake in December 2006. Lake users should follow recommended control practices found HERE .

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!!!

Crappie     No reports on crappie this week.  Minnows around the standing timber in the southern coves is a great place to start by either dipping the trees or fishing minnows under a float.
Channel catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Drifting night crawlers on the flats and old road.  Also prepared baits and livers along windy shorelines.
Black bass Slow  

Smallmouth bass are protected with an 18-inch minimum length limit and few, if any, smallies have reached this size.  Look for largemouth around flooded shoreline cover and look for smallies along rocky shorelines, points, and along the dam.

Largemouth are being found in the coves in the water willow weed beds.  Spotted bass are on the rocky shorelines and points.

White bass Fair to Good Up to 14 inch Same as wipers
Wiper Fair Up to 20 inch Jigs on the old road and off the points. Trolling crankbaits along windy shorelines is a great way to located active fish.  Anglers casting from windy shorelines have been doing well.
Walleye Fair Up to 21-inch

Walleye minimum length limit 18 inches.

Walleye are on the flats on the north side of the lake.  Ledges on the south side are also holding walleye.  Crank baits, spinner rigs, and jig and crawler combo are good choices.

   
General Comments
The City of Winfield requires additional permits for anglers using the lake. Stop in to the lake office before fishing at the lake.