Sterling City Lake Fishing Information

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CFAP Lake
Fishing Forecast
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GPS:
38.20319 -98.20383
Surface Acres:
10 acres

¾ mile East of Intersection of Hwy 14 (Broadway) & East Garfield in Sterling, KS

The lake experienced a large scale fish die-off in 2014 but catchable-sized catfish were stocked in September.  Look for largemouth bass and sunfish to be stocked in the future.

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Fishing Forecast Information

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+Black Crappie Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE 32.00 4.00 1.00 2.10 G 11.78
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.39 F 9.00
STERLING CITY LAKE 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.39 P 5.00
GLEN ELDER SP POND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.21 P 0.00

+Bluegill Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
SEVERY CITY LAKE 18.50 0.00 0.00 0.23 G 10.67
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.21 F 5.33
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 2.50
STERLING CITY LAKE 1.67 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 1.67
GLEN ELDER SP POND 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.28 F 2.67
JEWELL CITY LAKE 0.33 0.00 0.00 0.24 G 4.22
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.44

+Channel Catfish Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>16”) (>24”) (>28”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
FORT SCOTT-GUNN PK E PD-FERN 6.25 0.25 0.00 5.35 E 6.25
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE 4.00 0.00 0.00 2.21 E 4.00
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE 1.67 0.33 0.00 5.84 P 2.72
SEVERY CITY LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 2.16 F 0.56
GLEN ELDER SP POND 0.67 0.00 0.00 1.25 F 0.22
JEWELL CITY LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 2.42 G 1.00
BLACK KETTLE SFL 0.67 0.33 0.00 7.58 P 0.67
STERLING CITY LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 1.55 P 0.67
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND 0.25 0.00 0.00 3.01 F 0.33

+Largemouth Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (LBS.)   (>12”)
JEWELL CITY LAKE 139.68 25.40 0.00 2.30 G 101.04
EMPORIA-JONES PARK - E POND 123.60 11.24 0.00 1.44 G 111.20
LAWRENCE - P. D. BILLINGS - N 120.00 64.00 0.00 3.33 G 120.00
EMPORIA-JONES PARK -N POND 118.18 36.36 0.00 2.72 G 75.51
NEMAHA WILDLIFE AREA POND 94.15 65.62 0.00 3.82 G 73.43
BALDWIN - SPRING CREEK LAKE 88.24 15.69 0.00 4.01 G 75.75
EMPORIA-JONES PARK - W POND 86.33 14.39 0.00 2.09 G 84.97
SEVERY CITY LAKE 52.94 15.69 1.96 4.75 G 79.86
WALNUT CREEK - TORONTO RES. 36.27 19.61 0.00 4.78 G 22.31
OVERBROOK KIDS POND 33.33 27.78 0.00 2.17 F 33.33
FALL RIVER SP - KIDS POND 33.33 25.00 0.00 2.78 F 72.92
COFFEYVILLE-LECLERE 32.93 5.99 0.00 1.82 F 25.45
COLBY-VILLA HIGH LAKE 29.17 12.50 0.00 2.30 F 29.17
BLACK KETTLE SFL 23.53 17.65 2.35 5.23 F 23.53
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE 19.61 3.92 0.00 2.38 P 19.61
OLPE-JONES PARK POND 18.87 9.43 0.00 1.53 F 36.84
EMPORIA-PETER PAN PARK 18.18 13.64 0.00 2.99 G 38.71
STERLING CITY LAKE 12.82 0.00 0.00 1.23 F 12.82
GLEN ELDER SP POND 5.88 5.88 0.00 5.30 P 5.88
Stocking Records Information

+Saugeye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/13/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 63330
MARION COUNTY LAKE COML 04/15/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 99893
CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/20/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 82718
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE-EAST COML 04/13/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 165835
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/15/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 250000
MADISON CITY LAKE COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 74430
OLPE CITY LAKE COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 90000
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE COML 04/13/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 400000
TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR RESV 04/13/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 500000
STERLING CITY LAKE COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 2250
SEDAN NEW CITY LAKE- SOUTH COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 70000
SEDAN OLD CITY LAKE- NORTH COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 55000
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD-MAIN COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 27600
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE - NORTH COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 185000
SHERIDAN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 67000
GRAHAM CO-ANTELOPE LAKE COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 80000
EUREKA CITY LAKE COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 259000
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 69000
SCOTT STATE LAKE SFLS 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 172500
TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR RESV 04/15/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 700000
HARBIN FISH FARM   04/15/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 400000
COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR RESV 04/15/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 71166
TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR RESV 04/20/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 1500000
      Total Requested 4454350
      Total Stocked 5384722

+Largemouth Bass Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/18/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 235198
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 06/22/16 PRATT HATCHERY 6798
PLAINVILLE LAKE COML 06/01/16 MEADE FISH REARING STATION 3026
MELVERN REARING POND RPND 05/19/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 6032
OSAGE CITY LAKE COML 05/19/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 5016
(FISH) MC CO-SCOGGAN POND FISH 06/01/16 MEADE FISH REARING STATION 2223
LAWRENCE - OREGON TRAIL PARK POND COML 05/19/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 177
KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR RESV 05/19/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 14169
PERRY RESERVOIR RESV 05/19/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 20092
STERLING CITY LAKE COML 06/02/16 MEADE FISH REARING STATION 325
KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR RESV 05/31/16 MEADE FISH REARING STATION 20369
WILSON RESERVOIR RESV 06/02/16 MEADE FISH REARING STATION 25332
WILSON RESERVOIR RESV 06/22/16 PRATT HATCHERY 17391
      Total Requested 312359
      Total Stocked 356148