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||The recent bite has been tough. Use finesse tactics around ideal structure weedlines, timber, or deep breaks. Carolina rigs, Ned rigs, or drop shots. The topwater bite may be decent in some areas during the early part of the day.|
|walleye||Slow-Fair||14-25 inches||Drifting jig and crawler over points or flats. Trolling crankbaits over the same areas should also work.|
|channel catfish/blue catfish||Fair||1/2-5 lbs, Blues up to 50lbs.||Drifting various prepared baits or fresh cut bait around points, humps, or creek channel should produce some fish. 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||Fair||10-20 inches||The bite has been tough this year so finesse tactics may be your best shot at catching them. Wacky rigs or Ned rigs are excellent finesse tactics to use. Focus on deeper rocky points or humps.|
|white bass/Wipers||Fair-Good||up to 5lbs.||A variety of lures can be used to catch white bass crankbaits, grubs, bucktail jigs, and small spinners thrown around wind blown shorelines or points. Also look for them busting shad on the surface and try topwater shad imitations.|
|crappie||Slow||11-15 inches||Look for them near dropoffs and in the timber. Jigs of various colors or minnows.|
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
****Channel Catfish or Blue Catfish in combination