John Redmond Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Size Rating Bait, Method, Location
Channel Catfish up to 15lbs. Fair-Good Drifting livers or prepared bait lakewide or below the dam with same baits nightcrawlers also work well below the dam.
White Bass up to 3lbs. Good Spinners, cranks or curly tailed grubs up in the river around the logjam and the riffles near Hartford.
Crappie up to 15" Fair-Good Fish should be holding on the breaks created by the dredge and also along the dam. In the river and creeks leading into the lake may also be places to check out, jigs around the logjams should produce some fish.

Comments - Water temp 57 on 3-20

 The Hartford boat ramp is open.

Boaters beware of shallow water! For current lake level and release information click the following link http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/JOHN.lakepage.html.

ALERT! This lake contains Zebra Mussels please help stop the spread Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and equipment after leaving this water body. It is Illegal transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.

For more information on lakes in the New Strawn district click the following link. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District