Bourbon State Fishing Lake Fishing Information

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Bourbon State Fishing Lake Map
This Location does have Boat Access
Fishing Forecast
Counties:
GPS:
37.7976 -95.06540
Surface Acres:
103 acres
Maximum Depth:
32 feet
Normal Lake Level:
942 msl
Current Lake Level:
normal, full pool
Lake Temperature:
varies

Elsmore, KS
4 miles E of Elsmore
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Don George,KDWP&T Fisheries Biologist 913-795-2218

www.bourboncountyks.org

This is a 103 acre state fishing lake. This area has many developments on the west side of the lake including toilets, picnic areas, numerous fishing piers, several fish feeders, boatramp and floating dock. Shoreline access on the west side of the lake is very good. The east side of the lake is not developed. This lake supports a very good channel catfish and largemouth/spotted bass populations. It also is known for its large redear sunfish and black crappie.

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Fishing Forecast Information

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+Largemouth Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
POTT. CO-CROSS CREEK LAKE 155 27.5 5 5.35 E 104.69
BUTLER  SFL 149.02 86.27 5.88 6.24 E 149.02
BROWN  SFL 130.43 34.78 0.87 4.6 G 134.47
COWLEY  SFL 126.47 26.47 0.98 5.07 G 100.19
ATCHISON  SFL 113.73 10.78 0 4.48 G 69.56
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 106.98 32.56 2.33 5.4 G 106.98
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 101.15 29.89 0 2.67 G 63.01
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 99.26 59.56 0 4.3 G 90.36
DOUGLAS CO. - LONESTAR LAKE 84.31 10.78 1.96 4.49 G 66.3
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE - NEW 78.06 20.65 0 3.59 G 63.34
GARNETT - CRYSTAL LAKE 77.78 46.3 3.7 5.75 E 99.26
GARNETT CITY LAKE - NORTH 74.81 6.67 0 3.02 G 86.49
BOURBON  SFL 74.26 0.74 0 1.59 F 72.92
KINGMAN  SFL 72.71 28.23 0 2.54 F 34.61
HOWARD - POLK DANIELS LAKE 71.86 32.93 1 4.98 G 57.68
POTTAWATOMIE  SFL #1 71.63 1.24 0 2.09 G 102.39
NEOSHO  SFL 70.59 22.79 1.47 5.47 57.43
POTTAWATOMIE  SFL #2 67.29 14.08 0 4.59 G 66.3
MCPHERSON  SFL 67.18 35.88 1.53 6.1 E 95.91
LYON  SFL 66.72 15.4 0 1.9 G 81.72
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 65.69 17.65 0 2.12 F 65.69
LEAVENWORTH  SFL 64.71 11.76 0 2.65 G 50.42
GARDNER CITY LAKE 64.1 8.97 0 3.11 G 64.36
JEWELL  SFL 63.89 23.33 0.56 5.87 G 79.47
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE 61.34 36.13 1.68 5.7 G 58.61
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 54.62 24.37 0 4.61 62.14
WILSON  SFL 54.49 16.17 0.6 4.94 E 50.7
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 53.75 36.25 2.5 5.25 G 34.88
CLARK  SFL 52.83 35.85 1.89 4.98 G 44.15
SHAWNEE  SFL 49.81 34.48 1.92 4.46 G 67.67
OTTAWA  SFL 49.02 24.84 0 3.43 G 33.27
EUREKA CITY LAKE 47.9 19.96 1 5.04 G 45.05
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 46.85 15.32 0 3.84 G 87.23
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 45.22 23.48 1.74 5.38 F 45.22
SCOTT STATE LAKE 44.29 16.26 1.73 5.85 E 38.66
DOUGLAS  SFL 44.12 0 0 1.14 F 22.88
NEBO  SFL 43.53 31.76 1.18 5.74 G 60.78
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 42.72 1.94 0 3.26 G 95.49
GRAHAM CO.-ANTELOPE LAKE 41.48 30.68 0 3.24 G 32.7
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 40.92 14.97 0 3.86 E 51.87
MADISON CITY LAKE 38.92 19.96 1 4.94 G 66.24
JAWHAWK BOY SCOUT LAKE 38.82 4.71 2.35 6.55 F 32.94
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 37.43 22.46 2.99 4.67 E 64.37
YATES CENTER - SOUTH OWL LAKE 37.31 13.43 0 4.1 F 38.79
OLATHE - CEDAR LAKE 37.23 10.64 1.06 4.92 G 54.08
BONE CREEK LAKE 34.87 16.39 0 4.1 50.28
CHERRYVALE CITY LAKE - TANKO 33.93 7.98 0 3.09 G 33.93
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 33.33 23.04 0 4.35 F 55
MONTGOMERY  SFL 33.13 4.79 2.4 5.8 G 26.87
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD-MAIN 31.03 6.9 0 2.86 F 18.56
MIAMI  SFL 29.41 4.9 0 2.26 F 42.02
THAYER CITY LAKE 27.73 8.4 0.84 6.08 30.53
HORSETHIEF  25.71 22.86 1.43 5.22 P 36.36
SHERIDAN  SFL 24.85 2.42 0.61 4.77 F 32.42
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 23.53 2.94 0 2.45 F 27.54
CHASE  SFL 22.55 5.88 0 3.95 G 18.63
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 22.46 5.99 0 2.09 G 51.44
LEBO CITY LAKE 22.09 18.6 0 3.04 G 29.38
WOODSON  SFL 20.75 8.02 0.94 6 G 20.51
PAOLA CITY LAKE 19.47 6.19 0 3.25 F 39.61
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 18.96 8.98 0 2.37 G 28.87
EDNA CITY LAKE 18.96 2.99 0 3.17 G 18.96
CRAWFORD  SFL 16.99 11.76 2.61 6.26 21.93
OSAGE  SFL 15.69 0 0 1.25 F 19.61
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 14.71 4.12 0.59 5.53 F 9.71
SPRING HILL CITY LAKE 14.49 11.59 0 3 F 14.49
MELVERN RIVER POND 13.73 8.82 0 3.81 F 31.99
GEARY  SFL 13.64 5.3 0 2.75 G 21.39
SEDGWICK CO. = LAKE AFTON 10.18 3.59 0 4.19 F 13.62
MIDDLE CREEK  SFL 9.37 1.56 0 2.57 P 7.92
WASHINGTON  SFL 8.45 3.17 0 4.65 F 15.46
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 7.99 7.99 2.4 6.23 P 9.98
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 7.84 4.9 0.98 4.25 P 20.92
HARVEY CO. LAKE - WEST 5.13 1.71 0 3.73 F 8.45
OLPE CITY LAKE 1 0 0 1.18 P 1
JEFFREY EC  -  MAKE UP LAKE 1 0 0 1.94 P 1
ELLIS CITY LAKE 0.71 0 0 1.61 P 0.71
OSAGE CITY LAKE 0 0 0 0 P 0
JEFFREY EC-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0 0 0 0.5 P 3.3
HERINGTON CITY LAKE  - NEW 0 0 0 0.23 P 1.7

+Spotted Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (lbs.)   (>11”)
HOWARD - POLK DANIELS LAKE 21.96 14.97 1 2.2 G 20.65
CHASE  SFL 19.61 0.98 0 1.17 G 14.22
WILSON  SFL 19.16 7.78 0.6 2.95 E 24.15
BOURBON  SFL 13.24 0 0 1.08 F 27.7
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 9.8 0 0 1.15 F 9.8
CRAWFORD  SFL 7.84 4.58 0 2.45 10.52
EUREKA CITY LAKE 4.99 0 0 1.12 G 7.87
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 1.18 1.18 0.59 2.34 F 2.35
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  8.09 2.94 0 1.81 13.38