Elk City Reservoir Fishing Information
Corps of Engineers (620) 331-6820
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method & Location|
|Crappie||Fair||8-14 inches||Crappie will school throughout winter near the dam, river channel, or newly placed habitat structures.|
|Channel catfish||Good||18-26 inches||Catfish angling can be tough when water cools, but fish will actively feed upon ice out.|
|White bass||Poor||8-16 inches||White bass anglers can be successful trolling the Elk River, but success is inconsistent.|
|Outlet||Fishing is good at the outlet when water is being released. Use the link below to determine release volume.|
Float line fishing will be allowed from July 15 through September 15. No float line permit is required in 2015.
Eleven habitat structures were placed on a small hump on the northeast end of the reservoir at 37.26575, -95.77932.
Approximately 45,000 blue catfish from 5 to 8" were stocked in both 2014 and 2015. Blue catfish are currently managed with a 35-in minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit in hopes that they will establish a self-sustaining population.
Current water levels and discharge can be viewed HERE.
We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that subscribe to it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the Independence District (Montgomery, Wilson, and Labette counties) only.
The Elk City State Park Youth/Mentor pond is now open. The pond is open to anglers 15 and younger as well as their mentor. A mentor may take more than one youth fishing, but only one mentor may fish per youth they accompany. Two channel catfish can be harvested daily, but largemouth bass are catch and release only. See the park office for more information.
|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
****Channel Catfish or Blue Catfish in combination
|Water||Water Type||Stocking Date||Number Stocked||Source|
|CHENEY RESERVOIR||RESV||10/16/14||9505||FARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR||RESV||09/17/14||21963||MISSOURI|
|GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR||RESV||10/16/14||13004||FARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|WILSON RESERVOIR||RESV||10/16/14||9112||FARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|LOVEWELL RESERVOIR||RESV||10/16/14||3087||FARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR||RESV||10/16/14||3087||FARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|ELK CITY RESERVOIR||RESV||10/16/14||21427||FARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|ELK CITY RESERVOIR||RESV||10/17/14||24091||FARLINGTON HATCHERY|
|TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR||RESV||10/16/14||2832||FARLINGTON HATCHERY|