Southwest 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 on the KDWPT Public Fishing Reports blog at http://ksfishing.blogspot.com.

BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE - LOWER - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report No report Fish around any deeper brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Walleye No report No report Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



CIMARRON GRASSLAND PITS - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Rainbow Trout Fair  2 fish per pound Try small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits. 
General Comments

Monthly stockings of fish begin in November and will continue through February. Most trout are 10 inches in length when stocked, and average 1/2 lb. each. The Cimarron National Grasslands Meade SFL is a Type 2 trout area, a trout permit is required only for those fishing for trout.  

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! 

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report No report Fish around any deeper brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Walleye No report No report Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons.
White bass No report No report Try jigs and crankbaits, or vertically fishing slab spoons.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



COLDWATER CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report No report Fish around any deeper brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Wiper No report No report Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to theDodge Cityoffice at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017. 

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



CONCANNON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bullhead No report No report Worms and liver
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



DODGE CITY LAKE CHARLES - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Largemouth bass No report No report Try spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jigs. 
Channel catfish No report Up to 2 lbs Try  stinkbait, worms, shad sides or liver
Rainbow trout Fair 2 per pound Try for them using small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits. 
General Comments

Rainbow trout were stocked last week and trout season opened on November 1st.  All anglers fishing at Lake Charles from November 1 through April 15 are required to have a trout stamp.   A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season.  

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



FINNEY STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 10/9/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
General Comments
Minnows have been stocked and if there is additional water in the spring of 2016, restocking efforts will begin.



FORD COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bullhead No report No report Wormsand liver
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



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

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



GREAT BEND (VETERAN PARK) - Last Updated: 1/20/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Rainbow Trout Good 10" - 18" Vet's Lake received its second stocking of trout on 1/20/2016.  A TROUT PERMIT PLUS A FISHING LICENSE IS REQUIRED TO FISH FOR OR POSSESS TROUT AT THIS LOCATION. Good luck!
General Comments

Veteran's Lake has finally been temporarily removed from a Public Health Warning- http://kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm

Conditions are improving at the lake.

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

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

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



GREAT BEND STONE LAKE - Last Updated: 12/15/2015

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, & Location
Rainbow trout No report 2/lb Tout are still in the lake and require a permit, HOWEVER FUTURE STOCKINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED AND ALL REMAINING STOCKINGS WILL OCCUR AT VETERAN'S MEMORIAL LAKE.
Channel catfish No report   Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom.
Bluegill No report   Try small pieces of worm or crickets under a bobber or small twister tail jigs. Use a very small hook (size 4 or 6).
Largemouth bass No report   Try jigs and finesse plastics early in the morning and later in the evening but as the water cools fish can be caught midday.
Crappie No report   Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows or jigs
Wiper No report   Try trolling jigs and crankbaits, or shrimp fished on the bottom. You can also try jigging slab spoons and bucktail jigs. Drifting live shad, sunfish or minnows may also work.
General Comments

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

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

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

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

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



HAIN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bullhead No report No report Wormsand liver
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



HODGEMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 9/13/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel catfish Good Up to 5 lbs Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
General Comments
 

Hoidgeman SFL has gotten a good inflow of water this spring and restocking efforts will continue.  The table below shows what has been stocked so far.  

Hodgeman SFL

YEAR SPECIES #NUMBER STOCKED SIZE DATE
2013 CHANNEL CATFISH 5301 3 fish/lb 10/03/2016
2013 HYBRID  BLUEGILL SUNFISH 921 Adult 09/25/2013
2015 BLUEGILL 24750 Fingerlings 10/28/2015
2015 CHANNEL CATFISH 1001 1 pound each 10/28/2015

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansaswill be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

 



HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report No report Fish around any deeper brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Bullhead No report No report Wormsand liver
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Walleye No report No report Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water 

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



JETMORE CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Wiper No report No report Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to theDodge Cityoffice at 620-227-8609.  A trout permit is required to fish for and possess trout during the trout season.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report No report Fish around any deeper brush or vegetation you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-offs.  Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Wiper No report No report Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons. 

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017. 

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



LACROSSE WARREN STONE MEMORIAL LAKE - Last Updated: 11/2/2015

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, Location
Channel catfish No report No report Try stinkbait, worms or shad sides
General Comments

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to theDodge Cityoffice at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2016.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansaswill be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District

 



LIBERAL ARKALON AREA - Last Updated: 9/13/2016

Species Rating Size Bait, Method, Location
Channel catfish Good up to 2 lbs Stinkbait, liver, worms.
       
General Comments

On September 12, 450 lbs of channel catfish averaging 1 lb each were stocked.

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



MEADE STATE LAKE - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Methods, Location
Rainbow trout Fair 2 per pound Try for them using small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits.
Bluegill No report No report Try small pieces of worm under a bobber.
Channel catfish No report No report Try liver, shrimp, worms, or cut bait.  
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
General Comments

Rainbow trout have been stocked and trout season opened on November 1st.    Meade SFL is a type 2 trout area.  A trout permit is required to possess trout during the trout season.  

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



PRATT CENTENNIAL POND - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Rainbow trout Fair  2 per pound Try using spinners, swim baits, and topwaters.
General Comments

Rainbow trout were stocked last week and trout season opened on November 1st.  Try for them using small spinners, spoons, power bait, worms, corn and small crankbaits.  All anglers fishing at Centennial Pond from November 1 through April 15 are required to have a trout stamp.   

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



PRATT COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report No report Fish around any deeper brush or vegetation you can find. Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs.
Channel catfish No report No report Try fishing on the sunny, wind blown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers.
Largemouth bass No report No report Try jigs and finesse plastics around sunny banks later in the day daily warm-up.
Bluegill No report No report Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Walleye No report No report Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons.
Wiper No report No report Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons.

This is a generic winter fishing report, other than rainbow trout, this generic winter fishing report will be updated only if a hot report is reported to the Dodge City office at 620-227-8609.  Local fishing reports depend on information from local anglers themselves.  Regular weekly fishing reports will resume in April 2017.

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.  You may also call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report. 

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District



SCOTT STATE LAKE - Last Updated: 2/17/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Slow Most in the 13 to 18 inch range No recent reports.
Crappie Fair/Good Up to 13 inches Vertically fishing jigs or minnows around the fish attractors has been good over the past couple of weeks with anglers reporting catches of a respectable number of fish ranging from 11 to 13 inches in length.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 5.5 lbs. Fishing suspending jerkbaits and swimbaits around structure in sun-warmed shallows.
Sunfish Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Vertically fishing small jigs around the fish attractors.
Saugeye/Walleye Fair/Good Up to 7 lbs. Drifting fish imitating lures near the bottom.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 0.5 lb. average

We conducted the third stocking of the season on January 18, 2017 with the release of 1,240 rainbow trout.  A valid trout permit must be possessed by anglers 16 years and older to fish for and harvest trout.

Anglers report catching limits on corn, powerbait, and salmon eggs.

General Comments

Release all walleye/saugeye less than 18 inches and largemouth bass less than 15 inches.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related projects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District

If you would like to post a fishing report go to http://ksfishing.blogspot.com/ and post a report for Region 3 and the lake you have been fishing.