Eskridge - Lake Wabaunsee Fishing Information
City of Eskridge 785-449-2621
4 miles W of Eskridge, KS
This lake declined participation in the CFAP lease program and requires a local permit to fish.
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Black Bass||Fair||Up to 7 pounds||The lake has fair numbers of both largemouth and smallmouth. Bass are protected by an 18 inch minimum length limit.|
|Bluegill and Yellow Perch||Fair||Up to 1/3 pound||There is a good population of bluegill at the lake and there are a few yellow perch around.|
|White Crappie||Fair to Good||1/2 to 1 pound||Crappie can be found along the bank looking to spawn. The lake has a good crappie population.|
|Channel Catfish||Slow||1 to 15 pounds||The lake does not have a lot of catfish, but they tend to be big.|
Lake Wabaunsee is designated as a Aquatic Nuisance Species Water since zebra mussels were discovered there in 2013. It is illegal to transport alive fish from ANS designated waters. To help prevent the spread of invasive species, please always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies and dump your bait.
This scenic lake is noted for largemouth bass fishing along the abundant shoreline weed beds during the spring and summer. Smallmouth bass are also available along the dam and rocky shoreline. Saugeye and crappie can also be taken at this 200 acre lake located in the flint hills. Since this lake is not part of the CFAP Program, annual or day use permits are available at the boat ramp bait house on the northeast shore.
|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