Shawnee State Fishing Lake Fishing Information
7 1/2 miles N and 2 1/2 miles E of Silver Lake in the NW corner of Shawnee County
For Information Contact Leavenworth State Fishing Lake - 913-845-2665
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, and Location|
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||1/2 to 5 pounds||The lake maintains a very good population of largemouth bass with an excellent size structure.|
|Crappie||Fair||1/2 to 1 pound||The crappie size structure has finally started to improve with 75% of the crappie sampled in 2019 were over 8 inches.|
|Channel Catfish||Good||1/2 - 4 pounds|| |
The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch channel catfish which leads to good catch rates of fish in this size range. The fifth stocking of 2019 was on September 17th of 600 pounds of catfish. So far this year the lake has received a total of 4,200 channel catfish. Channel catfish daily limit is 5.
The two fish feeders have been repeatedly vandalized and the program has been suspended at the lake.
Located north of Silver Lake, Shawnee State Fishing Lake is the site of good catch and release largemouth bass fishing. The lake is also noted for channel catfish harvest since the lake receives frequent stockings of harvestable sized catfish from March through September. The Jeffrey Energy Center Lakes and Perry Reservoir both have zebra mussels and with Shawnee State Lake being close it is at high risk. Please, always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies.
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|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