Glen Elder Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie Fair 8-13 inches There have been reports of crappie being caught on the Campground 3, Swim Beach, and south bluffs brush piles.  Other anglers have been catching some fish off the docks early in the morning as well.  The crappie will also be found schooled up along the river channel in 20-25 feet of water.  Minnows are working best, but small jigs will also yield some fish.
Trout Good to Excellent 10-15 inches The trout fishing has been very good these past few weeks.  Anglers have been catching limits using Powerbait, cheese, minnows, and a variety of lures.  The last stocking of trout was was February 27th and they were some very nice fish.
Walleye Fair 14-23 inches

The walleye spawn is just beginning and anglers are starting to show up for some night fishing.  The catch rates are not always high with this kind of fishing, but it is a unique opportunity for shoreline anglers to catch some walleye.  The best fishing will be from dusk until dawn along the dam and south bluffs.  Walk trolling is popular along the Glen Elder dam using floating Rapalas.  Casting horizontal to the bank can also be productive using Rapalas, X-raps, and jigs.

Remember, it is illegal to snag fish and any foul-hooked fish must be immediately returned to the water!!!  Tickets will be given for fish that were not caught in the mouth!!!

White Bass



11-18 inches

19-27 inches

The white bass spawn is still several weeks away, but anglers should look for these guys along the Cawker City causeway and in the river channels west of the causeway.  Anglers will also catch some along the dam and trolling along the river channel on the lower half of the reservoir.
Black Bass Good 10-19 inches With the water warming up, the bass fishing is picking up as well.  The smallmouth can be found in their regular spots along the dam, the north shore between the dam and Granite Creek, and along the south bluffs.  Largemouth bass should be targeted in Mill Creek, Schoen's Cove, Osage Cove, and Walnut Creek.  Slowly fishing sot plastics can work well, but half ounce white and chartreuse spinnerbaits are hard to beat for spring bass angling.
Channel Catfish Good All Sizes Your best bet to catch some catfish now is to fish up the creeks feeding into the reservoir.  Mill Creek, Oak Creek, Carr Creek, and Walnut Creek are all good choices.  Fresh dead shad is the best bait to use, but stinkbait and shad gizzards also work well.
Anglers can now find GPS locations for each of the brush piles located in the reservoir. Simply click on this link Good Fishing Spots and select the individual brush pile. As we enhance these brush piles throughout the year, we'll make a note under each individual location.
Current water temperature: 45 degrees        Current Water Level: 1.1 feet below Conservation

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!