Water Temperature: 75° F, 5/16/2022
KDWPT Fisheries and State Park staff enhanced current fish habitat by adding approximately 150 cedar trees near shoreline spawning areas to enhance largemouth bass and spotted bass structure, as well as added cedar trees to current brushpiles near shoreline access areas in October of 2021. Additionally, nearly 100 cedar trees and 40 "Georgia Cubes" were added to the lake in spring of 2019. Fisheries staff plan to add additional cedar trees to enhance fish habitat in the winter of 2021.
Cedar trees were placed on existing brushpiles. The GPS coordinates for those existing brushpiles are as follows:
N 37.642683, W 094.806843 (Northeast corner dock)
37.641414, W 094.807232 (East cove dock on west side of cove)
N 37.640050, W 094.809163 (Middle arm, east side)
N 37.637126, W 094.811680 (East fishing pier)
Cedar trees were placed on new brushpiles. The GPS coordinates for the new brushpile locations are as follows (Updated 10/13/2021):
N 37.642581, W 094.808307 (North point)
N 37.644641, W 094.810386 (North boat ramp)
N 37.643394, W 094.811154 (Marina northeast dock)
N 37.641860, W 094.812640 (Marina Cove southwest dock)
N 37.643614, W 094.811419 (Marina Cafe dock)
N 37.641616, W 094.813571 (Marina Cove, west end)
N 37.641749, W 094.812921 (Marina Cove, southwest dock)
N 37.641966, W 094.806699 (East Cove, east bank)
N 37.641278, W 094.807183 (East Cove, southwest bank)
N 37.641637, W 094.807649 (East Cove, northwest bank)
N 37.642103, W 094.807946 (East Cove, north point)
Georgia Cubes were added to six new locations. The GPS coordinates for the Georiga Cubes are as follows:
16 Georgia Cubes @ N 37.642602, W 094.808321 (North point)
6 Georgia Cubes @ N 37.642695, W 094.806880 (Northeast corner dock)
7 Georgia Cubes @ N 37.641402, W 094.807221 (East cove dock on west side of cove)
5 Georgia Cubes @ N 37.637147, W 094.811688 (East fishing pier)
3 Georgia Cubes @ N 37.643472, W 094.811373 (Marina northeast dock)
3 Georgia Cubes @ N 37.644663, W 094.810369 (North boat ramp)
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism fisheries staff recently undertook a project to produce lake maps, or bathymetric maps, for public waters statewide. The lake map for Crawford State Fishing Lake can be found at the following link: https://ksoutdoors.com/Fishing/Where-to-Fish-in-Kansas/Bathymetric-Lake-Maps.This link will provide you with a link for all bathymetric lake maps for the state of Kansas. Scroll down to find Crawford State Fishing Lake. This will allow for anglers to view the depths of the lake to choose different habitats and lake depths to fish for different species, year-round. You will also find current GPS locations of habitat structures placed by KDWPT fisheries staff to easily input into your sonar unit, or find if you are fishing from shore.
Be sure to Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat, bait buckets, and recreational watercraft before and after launching your boat. It is important to remove your drain plug on your watercraft upon departure to drain live wells and water inside of your boat; it will protect our natural resources in Kansas for current anglers and future generations to enjoy. Zebra mussels, white perch, and asian carp are all invasive species that can be found in Kansas. Be sure to stay up to date on information regarding Aquatic Nuisance Species.
If you would like to provide a fishing report for Crawford State Fishing Lake, don't hesitate to contact Connor Ossowski, District Fisheries Biologist, at (620) 231-3173.
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