Fall River Reservoir Fishing Information
US Army Corps of Engineers 620-637-2213
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, Location|
|channel catfish||fair|| |
|Use a worm, stink bait, or shad sides on channel breaks. Fish will congregate to feed when water flows in the reservoir.|
25% 5"- 8"
|Winter fishing for crappie can be better than summer. The water is usually clearer and stable compared to flood events. Crappie school on the channel breaks, especially right in front of the outlet. They can also be found in deep holes in the river, especially near Ladd Bridge. A minnow or jig work well on warm sunny days when crappie venture to shallower water to feed.|
|largemouth bass||poor|| |
|The main body of the reservoir doesn't have the necessary largemouth bass habitat to support a high density bass population. However, the flooded timber and clearer water in the backwater section of the river produces a fair density bass population. There were 19 bass per hour of electrofishing around the Ladd Bridge section of the river. The ideal catch rate would be 100 bass per hour. Use a jig, worm, spinner or crank bait around stumps and brush in the river.|
|white bass||fair|| |
29% 6"- 9"
|White bass can be caught along side crappie. They school along channel breaks and deep holes in the river, but venture to shallow water on warm sunny days to feed on gizzard shad. Once gizzard shad die off under the ice, they switch to aquatic insects.|
This is a generalized winter fishing report.
The county has closed the old iron Honey Creek Bridge east of Climax. Also, the narrows has eroded too much and it is closed to vehicle traffic. You may still access Twin Falls area of Fall River on foot. KDWPT is working on alternatives to access this area. Refer to the alternative route map on the Fall River Reservoir KDWPT web page for directions to the narrows.
To view a map of brush piles in Fall River Reservoir and the old sunken Ladd Bridge in the river, copy this file into Google Earth and zoom into the reservoir.
FLRR brush piles 1.52 kB
The size structure listed for largemouth bass is from May 2016 electrofishing. The size structure listed for crappie, white bass and channel catfish is from October 2015 test netting.
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|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