Wichita - K-96 Lake Fishing Information
Wichita - K-96 Lake
From I-135: Take the K-96 Exit to Hillside, exit onto Hillside and go south. Take the first right turn and follow that road to the west, past the Murfin Animal Campus.
Boating: Carry-in craft, such as canoes, kayaks, and float tubes are allowed on this lake, but the gate to the boat ramp is locked and closed to public use.
City of Wichita Parks & Recreation 316-219-9777
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, &amp;amp; Location|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||Up to 2-3 lbs||Channel cat were last stocked JULY 1, and stockings will continue monthly through September. Prepared baits, dough baits and even hot dogs will catch Channel Catfish in the Wichita Area. Chisholm North, Watson and the KDOT lakes are excellent for Catfish.|
|White Crappie||Good||Up to 12"||Use small jigs or a minnow and fish around brush piles close to the shoreline. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.|
|Largemouth Bass||Poor||Up to 18"||Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake. Use large spinning lures and fish around logs and woody debris or near standing vegetation.|
|Bluegill||Good||Up to 1 lb||Sunfish are a great choice when other fishing gets a little slow. A simple small piece of worm fished under a bobber near the shore will yield the best catches. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.|
Rainbow Trout are stocked approximately every 2 weeks from November 1 - April 15 at KDOT East Lake and SG County Park (Vic's lake and Slough Creek.)
Channel Catfish are stocked monthly across the Wichita Metro Area from April - September.
For more information see our Fish Stocking Page.
Blue-Green Algae: Current advisories and warnings are listed here: http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/algae_advisories.htm