Coffey County Lake Fishing Information
No fees required. No reservations required
Must always wear a life jacket.
No trotlines or setlines will be allowed.
Open 30 minutes after sunup to 30 minutes before sundown
Closed during winter under certain weather conditions. Call the gatehouse at 620-364-2475
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Methods, Locations|
|largemouth bass||Slow||8 in to 21 inches||Fishing around shallow cover and standing cattails, using reaction style baits should produce some fish. Jerkbaits, lipless cranks, vibrating jigs, or spinnerbaits. Some fish may be caught off rocky points using large plastic worm or shaky head.|
|walleye||Fair||14-25 inches||Fishing around the flats and humps should be most productive either dragging a jig and crawler or trolling cranks. Don't be afraid to look shallow either with crankbaits.|
|channel catfish/blue catfish||Good||1/2-5 lbs, Blues up to 50lbs.||Working wind blown banks with various baits should be productive or try creek channel swings and humps. We have tagged some blue catfish in the lake, if you catch one please take note of the tag number and report it to the gatehouse. You may keep the tagged fish if you desire or you can practice "CPR" OR CATCH PHOTO AND RELEASE.|
|smallmouth bass||Slow-Fair||10-20 inches||Crankbaits, swimbaits, and finesse plastics around rocky habitat. Don't be afraid to go offshore and fish deeper around humps and dropoffs, using drop shot rigs. The recent bite seems to be a little slow and we have seen a decline in numbers, but the recent sample showed quality fish are still present.|
|white bass/Wipers||Good||up to 5lbs.||Use shad imitation lures like small spinners, crankbaits or bucktail jigs. and look for schools of shad or focus on wind blown flats or points.|
|crappie||Slow-Fair||11-15 inches||Vertical jigging around the standing timber or channel swings is probably best technique if bite is slow try live minnows. There are some nice crappie available just have to find the right area holding fish.|
Entrance gate phone number is 620-364-2475 call for lake conditions.
A large brush pile was created north of the boat ramp in the old creek channel and is marked with a fish attractor buoy. There were also several trees sunk at the end of the hot water dike and should be easily marked on your locator. These spots should be really good in the fall and winter months.
ZEBRA MUSSELS have been confirmed in Coffey County Lake! Please help stop the spread. Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and livewell after leaving this lake. It is illegal to transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.
For more information on waters in Anderson, Allen, Coffey, and Woodson counties click the following link to sign up for the New Strawn District Fisheries Newsletter. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
|White Bass||No creel limit|
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination