Olathe - Lake Olathe Fishing Information
City of Olathe 913-971-6263
1 ½ miles West of Olathe (K-7) on Dennis Avenue
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method & Location|
|Bluegill||Slow||Up to 8 inches||Nightcrawler under a bobber fished near shoreline structure.|
|Channel Catfish||Good||Up to 5 lbs.||Channel catfish are being taken on live and prepared baits. The bite is very good in the upper end where there is inflow with the recent rains.|
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||Up to 6 lb.||Target largemouth bass in deeper structure and drop-offs.|
|Saugeye||Slow||Up to 3 lbs.||Jigs tipped with a nightcrawler fished on the flat.|
|Wiper||Slow||Up to 11 lbs.||Jigs and shad imitation baits fished near mainlake points. Some nice sized wiper (14-19 inches) have been being taken on the north end of the reservoir.|
|White Crappie||Fair||Most fish around 7 inches, but some are greater than 10 inches.||Jigs or minnows fished near brushpiles.|
Caution!!! Asian Carp have made their way up stream to below Lake Olathe dam.
Remember it is illegal to move fish from below dam to above the dam or use fish captured below dam for bait above the dam.
Boats will not be allowed on Lake Olathe during weekdays till mid-June 2018 due to construction efforts and blasting. Boats will be allowed on evenings and weekends.
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
****Channel Catfish or Blue Catfish in combination