Kirwin Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 7 to 17 inches Did have some reports of crappie being caught on the North and South shore fish attractors using jigs and jigs with minnows. 
Walleye Poor 15 to 28 inches Look for the walleye to be coming into the dam to spawn here in the next few weeks.  So make sure your waders don't leak and check to make sure your jigs, roadrunner's and crankbait supply is adequate.   
White Bass/ Wiper Fair 10 to 30 inches Would try fishing along the Dam and Cottonwood Grove areas.  Would also try fishing along the Crappie Point area using jigs depending on the wind direction.  
Catfish Poor 20 to 30 inches Would try fishing around the Gray's park area and up towards the west end using shad and stink bait on the bottom. Would also try fishing up in Bow creek using shrimp and liver on the bottom.
General Comments


SURFACE ELEVATION- 1726.17 ---- 3.08' below conservation pool


Currently, the water level is 12.50 feet higher than it was one year ago at this time.

Fish cleaning station is NO LONGER on the NE corner of the square in Kirwin. The USFWS, BOR and KDWPT are in the process of constructing a new facility just West of the water tower.   

The Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) has been put into effect at Kirwin, so if you have any questions contact the Service at 785-543-6673 or stop by their office at 702 Xavier Road.  

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

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