Kirwin Reservoir Fishing Information
15 miles SE of Phillipsburg off K-9
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, and Location|
|Crappie||Fair||7 to 17 inches||Did have reports of fish being caught this week off the dam using jigs and jigs tipped with minnows. Would also try fishing around the North and South shore fish attractors using jigs and jigs with minnows. Also, should be coming up shallow to spawn here in the next couple weeks. Heard of some being caught drifting jig and worm's while fishing the river channel for walleye.|
|Walleye||Fair||15 to 28 inches||Did have reports of fish being caught this week along the dam using jigs and jigs tipped with worm's. Also trolling diving lures along the dam and using jigs with night crawlers off the drop offs, river channel and flats have been productive as well. Stocked 100,000 walleye fingerlings in on 05-20-2015.|
|White Bass/ Wiper||Good||10 to 30 inches||Did have reports of fish being caught this week along the dam using jigs and jigs tipped with minnows. Would also try trolling diving along the dam. Stocked 150,000 wiper fry in on 05-04-2015.|
|Catfish||Fair||20 to 30 inches||Did have reports of fish being caught up west of the US FWS headquarters and along Gray's Park using shad and stink bait on the bottom. Also heard of some flathead's and channel's being caught off the dam using minnows on the bottom.|
WATER TEMPERATURE- 82 Degree's
SURFACE ELEVATION- 1715.36 ---- 13.89' below conservation pool
THE RESERVOIR IS NOW BACK OPEN TO BOATS.
Currently adding new cedar trees to all the marked fish attractors(180 trees on the South two and still adding trees to the North two).
Currently, the water level is 3.04 feet lower than it was one year ago at this time.
The start date for the release of water for irrigation is June 30, 2015
As of July 9, 2015 Kirwin is currently releasing water for irrigation at a rate of 60.36cfs. All boat operators are reminded to be aware of the constant change in elevation, and the possibility of hitting objects just below the waters surface or beaching their boat.
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.
The KDWPT Fisheries Division video committee recently re-released the 24-minute video titled Fisheries Management in Kansas. Originally released in 2002, the video details techniques used by agency fisheries management and hatchery personnel to create and maintain quality fishing opportunities across the state. On March 13, 2014, the video was made available on the KDWPT YouTube channel and can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J31chIla9Tk
KDWPT has released the "Walleye for Tomorrow" video and uploaded the video to the KDWPT You Tube channel. The video can be viewed at http://youtu.be/8BMsifSvf-U .
KDWPT will be releasing the recently completed “Kansas Crappie Bonanza” video on February 17, 2012. This 25-minute video covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter with tips and tactics to make you a better crappie angler. Visit the KDWPT homepage on February 17th and click on the Kansas Crappie Bonanza link to view the video!
KDWPT will be releasing the Urban Stocking Fish Program video soon and it can be found at http://youtu.be/5l4QiSfsQbQ
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.
Now Available: A Webster District newsletter that will include Webster, Kirwin and Keith Sebelius Reservoir's will be coming out soon. If you would like to subscribe to this spring and fall 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-Webster-Reservoir-Fishing-District
|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