Hillsdale Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species  Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye Fair Up to 9 lbs. Walleye are in spawning habitat now. Target shallow rip-rap. Cast and slowly retrieve a jig with curly-tailed grub to target walleye in the shallows.             
Crappie Fair Most fish are 9 to 11 inches and few up to 13 inches Crappie bite has been really hit or miss lately, but so has been the weather patterns. Some crappie are being caught off the marina docks and some are being found near channel breaks and ledges in 20 feet of water. Jigs are producing best right now.    
White Bass Fair Up to 2 lbs. White bass are chasing schools of gizzard shad right now.  Jigs and shad imitation lures are the best baits right now. 



Slow Up to 4 lbs. Some largemouth bass being caught with spinner-baits or plastics near structure.  
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Channel Catfish Fair  Up to 10 lbs. Channel catfish can be taken on a variety of baits using prepared or live baits. Channel catfish are being taken lake wide at this time.     
General Comments

WATER LEVEL: As of March 9th the water level is 2.0 feet below conservation pool.  You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/HillsdaleLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

Zebra mussel infestation has been confirmed at Hillsdale Reservoir.  As of 6/17/16 the lake has been designated an Aquatic Nuisance Species water.  Fish may not be transported alive from ANS designated waters.  Please remember to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your boats and equipment before using another waterbody.  Dispose of all bait on dry land.  Please search ksoutdoors.com for more information about zebra mussels.