Centralia City Lake Fishing Information
City of Centralia 785-857-3764
2 miles South and 1 mile West of Centralia
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Channel Catfish||Good||Up to 12 pounds||The lake has very good numbers of nice sized catfish. They can be found cruising the shallows and feeding up.|
|White Bass||Slow||1/2 to 1 lb.||Low numbers of white bass this year.|
|Wiper||Slow||Up to 12"||Wiper were introduced last year to help control the gizzard shad population. The first stocking did well and there are low numbers of 10 to 12" wiper in the lake. Wiper creel limit is 2 a day. To determine if it is a wiper or white bass, you can look at the tooth patch on the tongue. Wiper has two tooth patches. White bass has only one tooth patch. The fishing regs has good pictures for identification.|
|Crappie||Fair to Good||1/2 to 1 pound||Highest sample numbers of crappie in over 10 years. Most of the crappie are below 10 inches, but fair numbers of larger crappie around. Rocky banks will usually be the best spots this time of year.|
|Saugeye||Fair||2 to 8 lbs.||Overall, saugeye numbers are looking good. Near the dam or road beds with big jigs or crankbaits.|
|Largemouth Bass||Poor||1/2 to 5 pounds||Bass are few and far between at this lake, but they are big. Best places are the rock piers, standing timber and around the West boat ramp. Bass are covered by an 18 inch minimum lenght limit.|
Centralia Lake is a 400 acre lake that is noted for good channel cat, white bass and crappie fishing. The lake facilities include multiple ramps, picnic tables, plenty of camping pads and many sites with electricity. Centralia is enrolled in the CFAP program, which means a City permit is not required for fishing visits. Perry Reservoir has zebra mussels and with Centralia Lake being close it is at high risk. Please, always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies.
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|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