|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 to Good||Up to 27"||Trolling crank baits, swim baits, and live bait in 10ft of water or deeper.|
|Walleye||Poor||Up to 27"||Try using large crank baits, jigs, or crawlers near flats and points at dawn or dusk.|
|Crappie||Fair||Up to 17"||Try using jigs or minnows near structure in 5-20ft of water.|
|Blue Catfish||Poor to Fair||Up to 40lbs||Fish with live bait or cut bait near windblown points and flats. Many reports of small (10"-15") Blue Catfish being caught. Be sure to identify your catch!|
|Channel Catfish||Fair||Up to 20lbs||Try fishing cut bait or stink bait near windblown points and flats. Channel Catfish are spawning now.|
|White Perch||Good to Excellent||Up to 12"|| |
Try small lures or worm and bobber near rocks. 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.
|All three Catfish species are spawning now and the larger fish can be difficult to catch.|