Kanopolis Reservoir Fishing Information
33 miles SW of Salina on K-149 & K141 US
Corps Of Engineers 785-546-2294
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, and Location|
|Channel Catfish||Good||Variety||Good. The bite is still strong; try cutbait from 8 to 20 foot of water or shallower after lunch and toward the evening. Try juglines but make sure to read the regulations on their use.|
|Crappie||Fair||Variety of Sizes - mostly 11 to 12 inches||Poor. Crappie have moved to intermediate and deeper depths. Find brush piles or rock off the bank from 6 - 16 ft. depths. Fish near brushpiles off of Loder Point or near the tower.|
|Trout||NOTICE: The Season begins Nov. 1st and you must have a trout permit.|
|Walleye/Saugeye||Fair||Variety, up to 21"||Good. Reports of fish in Buzzard Bay Cove. The Fall bite is heating up; look for fish at moderate depths off the dam and deeper points. Try jigging small swimbaits or earthworms.|
|White Bass||Fair||All sizes - up to 17 inches||Good. The best fishing will be towards the dam or just off the river channel in the middle of the reservoir.|
|Wiper||Good||All sizes||Good; reports of fish up to 11 pounds and limits being caught off points and flats near river channel. Try live minnows and trolling soft baits.|
Elevation: 4.1 feet above conservation pool.
Water Temperature: 67 - 70 F
Current lake elevation and water temperature is available on the location page linked to this fishing report. It is updated daily by the Corps of Engineers.
This is a general winter fishing report. If a hot tip is received, the report will be updated. Otherwise, weekly fishing reports will resume in March.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
****Channel Catfish or Blue Catfish in combination