Cheney Reservoir Fishing Report -
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  Up to 27" Try using jigs or crank baits near shallow water.  
Walleye Poor to Fair Up to 26" Try using large crank baits and jigs near shallow points and drop offs.
Crappie Fair  Up to 17" Try using jigs or minnows 10ft or shallower. Many people have been fishing the banks with moderate success at best. Minnows seem to be the best bait right now.
Blue Catfish Fair Up to 40 lbs Fish with live bait or cut bait near shallow wind blown areas or creek mouths. 
Channel Catfish Fair to Good Up to 20lbs Try fishing cut bait or stink bait near wind blown areas.  
White Perch Fair 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.


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