|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||Up to 25"||Try trolling crank baits, casting swim baits or spoons, or top water in the morning or evening.|
|Walleye||Poor||Up to 25"||Try using jigs, large crank baits, or crawlers near points and deeper water in the evening and morning.|
|Crappie||Poor||Up to 15"||Try using live minnows, jigs, or a combination of both in deeper water.|
|Blue Catfish||Poor||Up to 30 lbs||Fish with live or cut bait near wind blown areas 15'-25' deep in the evening, at night, or early morning.|
|Channel Catfish||Good||Up to 20lbs||Try fishing cut bait or stink bait in deeper water deep in the evening, at night, or early morning|
|White Perch||Good||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.
KDWPT facilities are open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.
For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm .
*Cheney Reservoir has been reduced to a Blue Green Algae WATCH by the KDHE.*
Under a WATCH advisory, take the following into consideration:
Harmful algae is POSSIBLE AND MAY BE PRESENT
• Signage will be posted at all public access locations