South Central Region Fishing Reports

Fishing reports provide general angling information from KDWPT staff. The department cannot update the reports on a regular, frequent basis. Many factors determine angling success, and fishing conditions and individual fishing success may vary from the report. Anglers are responsible for deciding what species to fish for, what methods to use, and where and when to fish. You can help fellow anglers by sharing successful fishing notes at http://www.facebook.com/kdwpt

MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair 1 - 5 lbs. Fair. Catfishing is fair right now. Try worms and cutbait on the bottom.
Crappie Good 8-13" Good. Most are situated on deeper breaks towards the dam but shallow fish are still being caught along brush.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 6 lb. Fair. Topwater and dragging carolina rigs and texas-rigged worms is working best right now. The evening bite is good.
Saugeye Poor 15-26" No reports but try 1/8 and 1/4 oz. jigs tipped with worms along the dam and piers.

General Comments

Water temperature: 82 - 85 degrees

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ANTHONY CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair to Good up to 12lbs Try fishing cut bait, worms, or stink bait near wind blown areas in the morning and evening.
Crappie Fair  Up to 14" Try jigs or minnows near structure. 
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 5lbs Try using soft plastics, spinner baits, or topwater lures near structure in the morning and evening.  
General Comments

Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm .



BLACK KETTLE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 5/3/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Poor 6" to 10" Fish with small minnows and jigs around brush. There are a few nice crappie in the lake although most are fairly small.
Bluegill Poor   Worms under a bobber or very small jigs.
Channel Catfish Fair 2-6 lbs. Fish with cut bait, stink bait, or chicken livers lakewide.
Largemouth Bass Fair 12" to 20" Fish shallow brush with Texas rigged softbait, jigs, and spinnerbaits. The water here is typically murky so try darker colored lures (black & blue, dark purple, green pumpkin).
General Comments
 



BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Sumner, Cowley, Butler, Chase, & Marion counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
Channel Catfish Fair  

Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches

Fish areas where the wind is blowing in.  Worms, stink baits, or fresh cut baits are all good selections.

Largemouth Bass Fair to Good up to 17 inch Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and larger plastic worms have been productive this week.  Early morning and late evening topwater bite was been productive as well.
Crappie Fair Most fish are 5 to 7 inches The majority of the crappie in the lake are small and the crappie population density needs to be reduced.  Take those smaller crappie home (as long as you don't exceed  the 50/day creel limit!) as they won't get much bigger in Butler if you throw them back.  Overpopulation of the crappie has created slow growth rates so don't feel bad about taking home a nice bucket of smallish crappie...you'll be doing the lake a favor!
Bluegill Good Up to 7 inches Worm and bobber near brushy cover and rocks.
General Comments
Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass



CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.    

Chase SFL is an ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.

 Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

 Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

 CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

 Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

Channel Catfish Fair up to 5 lbs

Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.

Prepared, cut bait, or worms on windy shorelines.

Largemouth Bass Fair up to 17 inch

There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.

Plastic worms, small flukes, spinnerbaits, or crankbaits near shoreline cover early and late in the day.  Fish are moving deeper during midday hours.

Saugeye Fair up to 18 inch Flukes or crank baits along windy shorelines.
Spotted Bass Fair up to 14 inch Jig and plastics along the dam and off the rock points.
Bluegill Good up to 6 inch Hard to beat a small piece of worm fished under a small float near weeds, brush, or rock.
Crappie Good up to 14 inch Crappie are being caught in brush along the south shoreline across from the boat ramp.
General Comments
 



CHENEY RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 6/11/2021

SPECIES RATING SIZE BAITS, LOCATION, METHODS
Fishing Newsletter     All KDWPT fisheries districts are offering a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. The newsletters are aimed at keeping anglers informed about fishing opportunities and information in their areas of interest. The first few editions of the Cheney Fisheries District have been completed and are ready for distribution.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS, AND BILGES!!!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

White Bass and Wiper Fair  Up to 27" Trolling crank baits or using live bait in 10-20 feet of water. Fish shallower in the morning and evening.
Walleye Poor to Fair Up to 26" Try using large crank baits and jigs near shallow flats and drop offs.
Crappie Fair Up to 17" Try using jigs or minnows 5-15ft of water. 
Blue Catfish Poor to Fair Up to 40 lbs Fish with live bait or cut bait in 15-30ft of water. 
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 20lbs Try fishing cut bait or stink bait near wind blown areas.  
White Perch Good to Excellent Up to 12"

White perch are being caught using similar methods for Wipers and White bass. Also try a worm under a bobber in shallow areas. Most White Perch are 5"-8". 

White perch cannot be used as live bait, but they do make good cut bait. For tips on identifying a white perch from a white bass, wiper or striped bass click HERE.

All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.

COMMENTS

The Gizzard Shad are currently spawning at Cheney so many sport fish may be found close to the bank.

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm .



COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 6/20/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Zebra Mussel     Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove City Lake. Click HERE for more information.
Bluegill Fair   near gravel banks and vegetation on small jigs and worms
Crappie Fair   10 ft deep near ledges on jigs and minnows
Channel catfish Good   near windy flats and flooded brush on cut bait and worms
Black bass Good   on jigs, spinnerbaits, or crankbaits 5-15ft deep near docks, points, and brush
Walleye Slow/Fair   along dam and deeper points/banks on jigs and spoons
White bass Fair   along dam and points on spinners and jigs
General Comments
The City of Council Grove requires Aquatic Nuisance Species certification of anglers and boaters at Council Grove City Lake. You must have this certificate in your possession while fishing and/or boating at Council Grove City Lake.



COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 6/20/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove Reservoir.

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  

Channel Catfish Good   near wind blown flats and creek channel ledges on cut bait and worms
Saugeye Slow/Fair   near dam and gravel/rock points on jigs and worms
White Bass Fair/Good   along deep rock points and ledges on spinners and jigs
Wiper Fair   a few in with white bass
Crappie Fair  

10-20 ft deep on minnows and jigs near points, brush, and ledges

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

Outlet fishing is slow/fair for catfish, white bass, and saugeye

Click HERE for water level information.



COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Bluegill Good up to 8 inch Small jigs or a bobber and live bait are good choices.  Fishing on shorelines with bedded fish has been productive recently.
Channel Catfish Fair up to 18 inch

15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit

Stink baits, worms, and fresh cut bait off the piers and points.

Largemouth Bass Good up to 16 inch Bass activity has been GOOD recently at Cowley.  Fish are being caught on the weed edges in 4 to 6 feet of water.
Redear Sunfish Good up to 9 inch Same as bluegill
General Comments
Roughly 38 new brushpiles were added to Cowley last winter.  You can find the locations HERE, just zoom in on the map to see Cowley SFL.



EL DORADO RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in the Trout Area below the dam!!

Wiper Fair up to 24 inch

Be sure to properly ID your catch as there is there is an 21-inch minimum length limit and 2/day creel limit on wiper.. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

Windy points and mainlake humps on plastics, crankbaits, and spoons.

White bass Fair to Good up to 16 inch

Wipers can be caught along with white bass so it is important to properly identify your catch before putting it on a stringer. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White bass report similar to the wiper report.  Small jigs, Roadrunners, and spinners are all good selections.

White Perch Fair up to 6 inch

Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.

Small hooks and live bait in water 4 to 10 feet deep over rocky areas or old roads.

Crappie Fair up to 15 inch

20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018.

8 to 14 feet deep near brush or flooded timber.  Jigs or minnows.

Catfish Fair to Good up to 37 inches

There is a 25 to 35 inch protective slot limit on blue catfish and a 5/day creel with no more than 2 blue catfish over 35 inches.

A blue catfish tagging project in underway at El Dorado.  Please see the information below in the General Comments section for all the details!

Blue catfish have been caught near river channels and breaks this week on fresh shad or other fresh cut bait.  

Walleye Fair up to 26 inch

THE WALLEYE LENGTH LIMIT IS 21-INCHES WITH A 2/DAY CREEL LIMIT.

Walleye are on the flats where jig and crawler combos or jig and spinner combos have been productive at a variety of depths from 4 to 20 feet.  Trolling crankbaits is also producing fish. 

General Comments

Normal Pool, releasing 13 CFS. Click Here for the most up to date lake level information.

ZEBRA MUSSEL & WHITE PERCH WARNING! El Dorado Reservoir and the Walnut River below the reservoir contain zebra mussels and white perch. Take zebra mussel control precautions when leaving the lake, Trout Area, and Stilling Basin. For information on Zebra Mussels click Here.

Blue Catfish Tagging Project Underway at El Dorado

Blue catfish – native to major river basins in eastern Kansas – can reach massive sizes. Kansas’ current state record was caught from the Missouri River, weighing in at more than 100 pounds. As blue catfish populations become established in Kansas’ largest reservoirs, popularity of this species among anglers also continues to grow. One such growing fishery can be found in El Dorado Reservoir.

While many anglers might associate El Dorado Reservoir with monster walleye, hard-fighting wipers, or slab crappie, blue catfish are developing a following in the 8,000-acre impoundment. Blue catfish were introduced into El Dorado Reservoir in 2004 to establish an additional predatory fish population and to provide anglers with a new sport fishing opportunity. Annual stockings occurred for six years, creating a population that first exhibited natural recruitment in 2009. As the population grew, it became apparent that the fishery would benefit from harvest of smaller fish. In 2016, KDWPT implemented a 25- to 35-inch protected slot length limit, five fish daily creel limit, and a maximum of two fish over 35 inches.

As with any new regulation, data is needed to gauge effectiveness. To collect this data, KDWPT Fisheries biologists are tagging up to 2,000 blue catfish in El Dorado Reservoir. Tags will appear as a small yellow vinyl tube beneath the fish’s dorsal fin. Each tag will display an ID number unique to that fish and a phone number to call to report the catch, (620) 342-0658. Biologists hope to gain information about the area’s blue catfish population size, entrainment through the dam, and the fish’s susceptibility to harvest.

Success of this project is dependent on anglers reporting the tagged fish they capture. Information needed during the call will be the length of the fish, date, tag number, and whether the fish was kept or released. Anglers who report their tagged catch will receive an award as compensation for their participation.

Anglers should note that tagged blue catfish that are not legal for harvest must be returned to the water immediately after recording the tag information. If the tagged catfish is legal for harvest, anglers may keep or release the fish. Because part of this study is to evaluate harvest patterns, biologists encourage anglers not to let the presence of a tag influence their decision to keep or release the fish.

If you find a tagged blue catfish on the end of your line this summer, please take the time to call it in. Data collected from these fish are invaluable to fisheries biologists and will only improve angling success in the future.



HARVEY COUNTY EAST LAKE - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair to Good up to 22" Try fishing cut bait, worms, or stink bait near wind blown areas at night.
Crappie Fair up to 14" Try a jig or minnow fished near structure. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair up to 20" Try fishing soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure in the morning and evening. 
Saugeye Fair up to 25" Fish with jigs, large crank baits, or minnows near rocks or flats in the morning and evening. 
General Comments

Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm .



KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair to Good Up to 28" Try using cut bait or stink bait on the windy side of the lake at night.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Good Up to 4lbs Fish near structure and rocks with soft plastics, spinner baits, or topwater lures in the morning and evening.
Northern Pike Poor Up to 35" Try using large spinning baits or live sunfish. 
Crappie Poor to Fair  Up to 14" Use minnows under a bobber, or small jigs near structure in the morning or evening. 
General Comments

 

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm .



MARION COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good up to 8 lbs The catfish bite has been good recently.  Productive baits have been worms, stink baits, and fresh cut bait.  Windblown points and shorelines have been the best.
Crappie Fair up to 12 inch

20/day creel limit  

Crappie are on brush or other woody cover.  

Bass Fair up to 18 inches

13 inch to 18 inch slot limit 5 fish per day creel limit.  Please harvest largemouth bass under 13 inches to improve effectiveness of this slot limit!

Bass are in shallow shoreline vegetation early and late in the day and moving out to 5 to 8 feet during the day.  Plastic baits, jigs, and crankbaits have all been producing fish.  Spotted bass are being caught on the rocky shorelines and points on jigs and smaller crankbaits.

Saugeye Fair up to 24 inches Crankbaits and flukes on rocky shoreline
Bluegill Fair up to 8 inch Small live baits near rocks or brush
White Bass Fair up to 15 inches Along windblown shorelines and points on plastics or crankbaits.
Wiper Fair up to 23 inches Same as white bass
General Comments
Boat and bait inspections are MANDATORY at Marion County Lake to prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels and other Aquatic Nuisance Species. Protect our waters... don't forget to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY!



MARION RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye     A 21-inch minimum length limit on walleye became effective at Marion Reservoir on January 1, 2020.
Zebra Mussels     Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!
Channel Cat Fair to Good Up to 10 lbs Drifting fresh cut bait along windy shorelines.  Also nightcrawlers or prepared baits where the wind is blowing in.  Also cut bait or prepared baits in the river.
White Crappie Fair up to 12 inches

20/day creel limit

Crappie are being caught in brush or near breaks.  Jigs and minnows are good selections.  Early and late in the day have been best. 

Walleye Good lots of 18 to 20 inch fish with some over 21 inch being caught.

21 inch minimum length limit became effective on walleye January 1, 2020.

Jig and crawler or bottom bouncers and spinners tipped with a crawler have been doing producing walleye this week.  The crankbait bite has also been good.

White Bass Fair to Good up to 15 inch Main lake ledges in 10 to 12 ft of water or windblown shorelines and points on the windier days.  Lipless crank baits or jig and plastic have been productive.
Wiper Fair 18 to 24 inches Same as white bass
Coordinates for habitat cubes    

4 cubes N38 22.450’ W 097 04.669’

4 cubes N38 22.455’ W 097 04.664’

4 cubes N38 22.426’ W 097 04.694’

3 cubes N38 22.757’ W 097.05.227’

3 cubes N38 22.763’ W 097 05.211’

3 cubes N38 23.407’ W 097 05.460’

2 cubes N38 23.467’ W 097 05.384’

2 cubes N38 23.478’ W 097 05.399’

4 cubes N38 23.481’ W 097 05.408’

Coordinates for brushpiles and cubes.   The first 3 coordinates are for one large brushpile. Coordinates mark areas with multiple habitat structures in the area.

N 38 21.907' W 097 05.562'

N 38 21.912' W 097.05.560'

N 38 21.920' W 097.05.557'

N 38 22.425' W 097 04.697'

N 38 22.767' W 097 05.208'

N 38 22.757' W 097 05.227'

N 38 23.250' W 097 05.491'

N 38 23.357' W 097 05.470'

Coordinates for brushpiles   Near shore brushpile placements fishable from shore in Cottonwood Cove.

N 38 23.438' W 097 05.398'

N 38 23.436' W 097 05.404'

N 38 23.428' W 097 05.402'

N 38 23.426' W 097 05.405'

N 38 23.499' W 097 05.393'

N 38 23.489' W 097 05.399'

N 38 23.480' W 097 05.401'

N 38 23.472' W 097 05.398'

Coordinates for brushpiles constructed March 2018    

N 38 24.459' W 097 06.907'

N 38 24.450' W 097 06.975'

N 38 22.685' W 097 06.279'

N 38 22.680' W 097 06.279'

N 38 22.216' W 097 06.065'

Coordinates for historical habitat sites that had brush added to them in March 2018.    

N 38 21.911' W 097 05.569'

N 38 22.426' W 097 04.702'

N 38 22.776' W 097 05.220'

Coordinates for new brushpiles constructed April 2019    

N 38 23.464' W 097 05.412'

N 38 23.149' W 097 05.476'

N 38 23.169' W 097 05.516'

General Comments
2.1 feet ABOVE Normal Pool, releasing 1032 CFS.



SEDGWICK CO. - LAKE AFTON - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Adult Zebra Mussels were found 7/31/08 at Lake Afton.

The zebra mussels reproduce during the warmer summer months and veligers (larval zebra mussels) are present in the water column. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in Clearwater Creek below the spillway!

White Perch Fair  5"-8" Use a small hook with a small piece of worm, or a small spinning lure. Remember that white perch may not be possessed or transported alive.
Channel Catfish Fair  up to 24" Try cut bait, worms, or stink bait near wind blown areas in the morning and evening. Channel Catfish were last stocked on June 16th.
Crappie Poor to Fair up to 15" Try using minnows or jigs near structure. Most Crappie are small with a few big ones mixed in.
Bluegill Fair to Good up to 8" Try a small piece of worm under a bobber around shallow structure. Bluegill should be spawning
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair up to 21" Try soft plastics, spinner baits, and topwater lures in the morning and evening.
General Comments

Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass



WELLINGTON CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good up to 6lbs Fresh cut shad or stink baits on windy shorelines and points.
Wiper Slow   There hasn't been much wiper activity this week.
Crappie Fair to Good up to 12 inch Crappie spawn is wrapping up and fish are heading back to deeper water.  Jigs and minnows near cover is always a good crappie tactic.
Saugeye Fair up to 25 inch Rocky shorelines, dams, and windy shorelines are all good locations.  Jerk baits, crank baits, and medium sized fluke styled plastics are good lure choices.
General Comments
 



WELLINGTON HARGIS CREEK - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good up to 3 lbs Worms and stinkbait along windy shorelines
Crappie Fair up to 11 inches Minnows under a float near the flooded trees.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Good up to 16 inches Larger soft plastics like flukes or medium to large sized jerk baits
Saugeye Slow   Few reports this week
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 6/21/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 5 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish. Try fishing with cut bait, worms, hot dogs, or stink bait. Channel Catfish were last stocked in the Wichita metro area on June 4th
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 12" Crappie fishing is best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, and Chisholm North lake. Try using minnows or a small jig near structure on warmer days. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 20"  Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds, Sedgwick Co Park, and Chisholm north lake. Try using soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Bluegill Fair to Good Up to 10" Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond. Try a small piece of worm or a small jig around structure. Bluegill should be spawning in shallow areas!
Rainbow Trout Poor up to 23"

Trout season ends April 15th. Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

The last stocking of the season for KDOT East, Vic's Lake and Slough Creek was on March 16th. 

Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.

General Comments

KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit  http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm 

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 1 to July 31 - KDOT East and West Lake -  for more info visit www.ksfishderby.com  Tagged fish at this location = Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish, Common Carp



WINFIELD CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 6/18/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels were verified in Winfield City Lake in December 2006. Lake users should follow recommended control practices found HERE .

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

Crappie Good Up to 12+ inches Crappie are being caught on cover/brush in 8 to 14 feet of water.  Jigs or minnows.
Channel catfish Fair up to 4 lbs Stink bait or cut cut bait on shallow wind blown points and shorelines.
Black bass Fair to Good up to 17" inch Early and late in the day has been best.  Largemouth in the weeds and trees and smallies in rocky areas and points.
White bass Fair to Good up to 14 inch Open water areas where the wind is blowing.  Points and ledges and the old road are good spots to check.  
Wiper Fair to Good up to 24 inch Same as white bass
Walleye Fair up to 26 inches

Walleye minimum length limit 18 inches.

Look for post spawn walleye on north shore flats and points.  Jig and crawler is a great spring time walleye tactic.

   
General Comments
The City of Winfield requires additional permits for anglers using the lake. Stop in to the lake office before fishing at the lake.