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: 11/8/2021

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 fish are still being caught along brush shallow.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 6 lb. No reports
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

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ANTHONY CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/19/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair  up to 12lbs Try fishing cut bait, worms, or stink bait near wind blown areas.
Crappie Fair  Up to 14" Try jigs or minnows near structure. 
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair  Up to 5lbs Try using soft plastics or jerk baits near structure  
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: 11/8/2021

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: 12/17/2021

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     Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches
Largemouth Bass      
Crappie      
Bluegill      
General Comments
No current reports.  Regular reports will return Spring 2022.



CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 12/17/2021

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     Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.
Largemouth Bass     There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.
Saugeye      
Spotted Bass      
Bluegill      
Crappie      
General Comments
No current reports.  Regular reports will return Spring 2022.



CHENEY RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 11/19/2021

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 Poor to Fair Up to 27" Try using flukes, spoons, or live bait in 10-20 feet of water.
Walleye Poor  Up to 26" Try using large crank baits and jigs near flats, points, and drop offs.
Crappie Fair Up to 17" Try using jigs or minnows near structure in 10-20 feet of water.
Blue Catfish Poor to Fair Up to 40lbs Fish with live bait or cut bait. Many reports of small (10"-13") Blue Catfish being caught. Be sure to identify your catch!
Channel Catfish Fair  Up to 20lbs Try fishing cut bait or stink bait near wind blown areas in 10-20ft of water.  
White Perch Fair to Good Up to 12"

White perch are being caught using similar methods for Wipers and White bass. 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

KDHE has issued a Blue-green algae WATCH for Cheney reservoir.

A harmful algal bloom is POSSIBLE AND MAY BE PRESENT

  • Water may be unsafe for humans and animals.
  • Avoid areas of algae accumulation.
  • Do not let people/pets eat dried algae or drink contaminated water.
  • Swimming, wading, skiing, and jet skiing are discouraged near visible blooms.
  • Boating and fishing are safe. However, inhalation of the spray may affect some individuals.
  • Avoid direct contact with water, and wash with clean water after any contact.
  • Clean fish well with potable water and eat fillet portion only.

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: 11/9/2021

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/Good   10 ft deep near ledges on jigs and minnows
Channel catfish Fair/Good   near windy flats and flooded brush on cut bait and worms
Black bass Fair   on jigs, spinnerbaits, or crankbaits 5-15ft deep near docks, points, and brush
Walleye Fair/Good   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: 11/9/2021

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

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: 12/17/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Bluegill      
Channel Catfish     15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit
Largemouth Bass      
Redear Sunfish      
General Comments

38 brushpiles were added to Cowley SFL.  You can find the locations HERE, just zoom in on the map to see Cowley SFL.

No current reports.  Regular reports will return Spring 2022.



EL DORADO RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 12/21/2021

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     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.
White bass     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 Perch     Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.
Crappie Fair up to 14 inch

20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018.

16 to 12 feet deep near brush or flooded timber.  Jigs or minnows.

Catfish    

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! 

Walleye     THE WALLEYE LENGTH LIMIT IS 21-INCHES WITH A 2/DAY CREEL LIMIT.
Rainbow Trout Good up to 15 inch

Trout were last stocked on December 21, 2021.

Trout permit required to fish at the El Dorado Trout Area.

Trout are biting well on a variety of baits including PowerBait, spinners, spoons, and small jigs.

General Comments

Normal Pool, releasing 5 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: 11/19/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair up to 24" Try fishing cut bait, worms, or stink bait near wind blown areas.
Crappie Fair up to 14" Try a jig or minnow fished near structure. Most Crappie are smaller with some bigger ones mixed in.
Largemouth Bass Poor  up to 20" Try fishing soft plastics, crank baits, or spinner baits near structure. 
Saugeye Poor to Fair up to 25" Fish with jigs, large crank baits, or minnows near rocks or flats. 
General Comments

KDHE has issued a Blue Green Algae WARNING for Harvey County East Lake:

A harmful algal bloom is EXPECTED OR PRESENT

Water is unsafe for humans and animals.

Avoid all contact with water.

Inhalation of spray or aerosols may be harmful.

Do not let pets eat dried algae or drink contaminated water.

If fish are caught, clean well with potable water and eat fillet portion only.

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: 11/19/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair  Up to 28" Try using cut bait or stink bait.
Largemouth Bass Poor to Fair Up to 4lbs Fish near structure and rocks with soft plastics, or jerk baits.
Northern Pike Poor Up to 35" Try using large spinning baits or live sunfish. 
Crappie Fair Up to 14" Use minnows under a bobber, or small jigs near structure. 
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: 12/17/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish     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     20/day creel limit  
Bass     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!
Saugeye      
Bluegill      
White Bass      
Wiper      
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!

No current reports.  Regular reports will return Spring 2022.



MARION RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 1/1/2022

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye     New walleye harvest regulations will become effective on January 1, 2022.  For details on the new limits, please see the El Dorado District Fisheries Newsletter.  
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     Drifting fresh cut bait along windy shorelines and nightcrawlers or prepared baits where the wind is blowing in.  Also cut bait or prepared baits in the river.
White Crappie Fair to Good up to 14 inches

20/day creel limit

Crappie are being caught in brush or near breaks in 9 to 20 feet of water.  Along the dam has been a good area.  Jigs and minnows are good selections.

Walleye    

NEW WALLEYE HARVEST REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022.

18 INCH MINIMUM LENGTH LIMIT 3/DAY CREEL LIMIT WITH NO MORE THAN ONE FISH 21 INCHES OR LONGER.

White Bass Good up to 15 inch Mainlake humps and on trees in water 12 to 18 feet deep.
Wiper Good 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
1.6 ft below Normal Pool, releasing 17 CFS.  Water depth at the Hillsboro boat ramp is becoming shallow as the lake level continues to decrease.



SEDGWICK CO. - LAKE AFTON - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 to Good 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 to Good up to 24" Try cut bait, worms, or stink bait near wind blown areas. The last Channel Catfish stocking of the season was on Sep 24th. 
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 up to 8" Try a small piece of worm under a bobber around shallow structure. 
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 21" Try soft plastics, spinner baits, and crankbaits near structure.
General Comments

KDHE has issued a Blue Green Algae WATCH for Lake Afton:

A harmful algal bloom is POSSIBLE AND MAY BE PRESENT

Water may be unsafe for humans and animals.

Avoid areas of algae accumulation.

Do not let people/pets eat dried algae or drink contaminated water.

Swimming, wading, skiing, and jet skiing are discouraged near visible blooms.

Boating and fishing are safe. However, inhalation of the spray may affect some individuals.

Avoid direct contact with water, and wash with clean water after any contact.

Clean fish well with potable water and eat fillet portion only.

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 



WELLINGTON CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 12/17/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish      
Wiper      
Crappie      
Saugeye      
General Comments
No current reports.  Regular reports will return Spring 2022.



WELLINGTON HARGIS CREEK - Last Updated: 12/17/2021

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish      
Crappie      
Largemouth Bass      
Saugeye      
General Comments
No current reports.  Regular reports will return Spring 2022.



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 11/8/2021

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 in the morning or evening. The last Channel Catfish stocking in the Wichita metro area was on Sep 24th.
Crappie 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. 
Largemouth Bass 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 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. 
Rainbow Trout Fair to Good up to 23"

Trout season is now open! Rainbow trout are stocked into KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek. Try using floating dough baits, worms, small spoons, or spinners.

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 



WINFIELD CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 12/17/2021

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      
Channel catfish      
Black bass      
White bass      
Wiper      
Walleye     Walleye minimum length limit 18 inches.    
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.

No current reports.  Regular reports will return Spring 2022.