Kirwin Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 7 to 17 inches Anglers have been catching fish around the north and south shore fish attractors, along river channel drop offs and along the Dam, also been hearing of fish being caught up in the coves using jigs and jigs tipped with minnows.  
Walleye Fair 10 to 29 inches Did have reports of fish being caught along the Dam, river channels and up on the flats using jigs and nightcrawlers. Trolling diving lures could also be productive.
White Bass/ Wiper Good 10 to 28 inches Did have reports of fish being caught around the fish attractors and along the dam using jigs with twister tails, road runners and crankbaits.  Would also look for them up to the west end of the reservoir.  
Catfish Fair 10 to 30 inches Did have reports of fish being caught up Bow Creek and North Fork Solomon arms, the Dam and Crappie Point using shad, worms, cut bait, and stink bait on the bottom. 
Largemouth Bass Fair 12 to 22 inches Did have reports of fish being caught.  Therefore, would try fishing up in the shallow areas off the Dam, coves and rocky area using jigs and crankbaits.  Remember there is a 15-inch length limit on bass.
General Comments


SURFACE ELEVATION- 1726.39 ---- 2.86' below conservation pool

Currently, the water level is 0.62' lower than it was one year ago, at this time. Releasing 0 cfs to the irrigation canal on 10-27-2021.

Docks have been put back in at the North ramp and South shore ramp. The fish cleaning station has been opened.  Both ramps are open at this time.

All waters in the Stockton District are currently open to fishing during this COVID-19 outbreak. Just remember to utilize social distancing and avoid congregating at boat ramps.

If you have any questions regarding Kirwin Reservoir and the surrounding public lands, contact the USFWS at 785-543-6673.  

Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water.  Please discard leftover bait in a trash can.

Now Available: A Webster District newsletter that includes fisheries related information about Webster, Kirwin and Keith Sebelius Reservoirs is available. If you would like to subscribe to this spring and fall newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list.