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.
General Comments

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ANTHONY CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/30/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Good up to 2lbs Channel Catfish are biting on cut bait.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 13" Crappie activity should be decent with the cool 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. A recent population survey showed good numbers of Crappie up to 13 inches in the lake.
General Comments
 



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).
General Comments
 



BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 12/29/2017

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 No recent reports   Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches
Largemouth Bass No recent reports    
Crappie No recent reports   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 No recent reports    
General Comments
 



CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 12/29/2017

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 No recent reports   Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.
Largemouth Bass No recent reports   There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.
Saugeye No recent reports    
Spotted Bass No recent reports    
Bluegill No recent reports    
White Crappie No recent reports    
General Comments
 



CHENEY RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

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 Fair 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 jigs on points, drop-offs, and underwater humps.
Crappie Poor Up to 15" Try near the artificial habitat structures near the marina.
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 Winter time fishing for Channel Catfish can be excellent if water temperatures drop low enough to cause a die-off of Gizzard Shad. When this happens, look for catfish to be biting on cut shad fished close to shore on the windy side of the lake. Move locations often until you locate fish. 
White Perch Excellent  

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.

COMMENTS
Warm weather melted most of the ice this week. The lake was approximately 10% ice covered on 1/11/2018, but cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage again. Boat access may be difficult until warmer weather returns. Ice conditions are not suitable for ice fishing at this time.



COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 1/17/2018

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 No report    
Crappie No report    
Channel catfish No report    
Black bass No report    
Walleye No report    
White bass No report    
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: 1/17/2018

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 No report    
Saugeye No report    
White Bass No report    
Wiper No report    
White Crappie No report   Creel limit 20/day
General Comments

1.67 feet low, releasing 5 cfs

Outlet fishing is slow

Click HERE for water level information.



COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 12/29/2017

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 No recent reports    
Channel Catfish No recent reports   15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit
Largemouth Bass No recent reports    
Redear Sunfish No recent reports    
General Comments
 



EL DORADO RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 1/1/2018

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   No recent reports

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   No recent reports 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   No recent reports 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   No recent reports Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.
White crappie   No recent reports 20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018.
Channel Catfish   No recent reports  
Walleye   No recent reports THE WALLEYE LENGTH LIMIT IS 21-INCHES WITH A 2/DAY CREEL LIMIT.
General Comments

New crappie creel limit of 20/day effective January 1, 2018.

3.5 feet low, releasing 5 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: 11/30/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-4lbs Channel Catfish have been hitting on cut bait.
White Crappie Fair up to 12 inches Crappie fishing has been decent up with the cooler water temps. Try a minnow or tube jig under a bobber along the dam. Vary your depth until you locate fish.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5 lbs Try near any submerged structure such as rip-rap or the flooded timber. A slower presentation may be needed during the cold water season, but bass will still bite in the winter. 
Saugeye Poor up to 4 lbs There are some nice saugeye at East lake. Try fishing on rocky points or along the dam.
Bluegill Fair up to 8 inches Try a small worm under a bobber.
General Comments
 



KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 11/30/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair 10" to 7 lb. Look for catfish to bite well on cut shad if the water temperature gets cold enough to cause a shad kill in the coming weeks and months.
Largemouth Bass Poor up to 5lbs Try near any submerged brush or along the rip-rap shoreline. Mornings and evenings are best.
Northern Pike Fair Up to 35" Pike can be found throughout the lake during to cold water seasons.
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: 1/1/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish No recent reports    
White Crappie No recent reports   New 20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018
Largemouth Bass No recent reports   13 inch to 18 inch slot limit effective January 1, 2018
Saugeye No recent reports    
Bluegill No recent reports    
White Bass No recent reports    
Wiper No recent reports    
General Comments

New crappie creel limit of 20/day effective January 1, 2018.

New largemouth bass 13 inch to 18 inch slot length limit effective January 1, 2018.

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: 1/1/2018

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      
White Crappie     20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018.
Walleye     Few recent fishing reports available...
White Bass      
Wiper      
Coordinates for habitat cubes    

4 cubes N38 22.450’
W97 04.669’

4 cubes N38 22.455’
W97 04.664’

4 cubes N38 22.426’
W97 04.694’

3 cubes N38 22.757’
W97.05.227’

3 cubes N38 22.763’
W97 05.211’

3 cubes N38 23.407’
W97 05.460’

2 cubes N38 23.467’
W97 05.384’

2 cubes N38 23.478’
W97 05.399’

4 cubes N38 23.481’
W97 05.408’

Coordinates for brushpiles and cubes.   The first 3 coordinates are for one large brushpile. Coordinates mark areas with multiple habitat structures in the area.

N 38 21.907'
W 97 05.562'

N 38 21.912'
W 97.05.560'

N 38 21.920'
W 97.05.557'

N 38 22.425'
W 97 04.697'

N 38 22.767'
W 97 05.208'

N 38 22.757'
W 97 05.227'

General Comments

New crappie creel limit of 20/day effective January 1, 2018.

1.8 feet below pool, releasing 3 CFS



SEDGWICK CO. - LAKE AFTON - Last Updated: 11/30/2017

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 Vary your fishing depth until you start catching fish. Crappie fishing should improve as the weather begins to cool.
General Comments
 



WELLINGTON CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 12/29/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish No recent reports    
Wiper No recent reports    
Crappie No recent reports    
Saugeye No recent reports    
General Comments
 



WELLINGTON HARGIS CREEK - Last Updated: 12/29/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish No recent reports    
Crappie No recent reports    
Largemouth Bass No recent reports    
Saugeye No recent reports    
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Good Up to 2-3 lbs Expect Channel Catfish to bite well on cut shad if water temperatures get cold enough to cause a Gizzard Shad die-offs this winter. Water temps need to get near-freezing for this to happen. Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair 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 Poor 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 East, Vic's Lake, and the Slough Creek pond on 1/11/2018
General Comments
Wichita area lakes are 0% to 100% ice covered as of 1/11/2018. Cold weather in the forecast is likely to increase ice coverage and make fishing difficult until warm weather returns. 



WINFIELD CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 12/29/2017

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 recent reports    
Channel catfish No recent reports    
Black bass No recent reports    
White bass No recent reports    
Wiper No recent reports    
Walleye No recent reports   Walleye minimum length limit 18 inches.    
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.