Critzer Lake Fishing Information

Critzer Lake Map
This Location does have Boat Access
CFAP Lake
Fishing Forecast
Counties:
GPS:
W38 9 38.20 N94 55 28.87
Surface Acres:
220
Maximum Depth:
50
Normal Lake Level:
conservation pool
Current Lake Level:
Normal

Don George, Fisheries Biologist 913-795-2218

Driving Directions: From Mound City go north on Hwy 7 to 875 Road; turn west onto 875 Road and follow the blacktop surface. The road will change from 875 Road to 900 Road and then to 1000 Road. From 1000 Road turn south onto Ingrahm Road. At 950 Road turn west and proceed to Hahn Cove, the Critzer Lake entrance. The lake entrance is south off of 950 Road.

Critzer Lake was designed and built as a regional water supply impoundment by Public Wholesale Water Supply District #13. The recreational opportunities are managed by Linn County and Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. For additional information click on the link provided below and you will be directed to the Linn County, Kansas website.

Linn County, Kansas Website

Critzer Lake is 220 surface acres with a maximum depth of 50 feet. It is 2.4 miles long and has a large quantity of standing trees and habitat below the surface, so please adhere to the no wake policy. This is a fishing lake only not open to recreational boating. In 2007, the lake was impounded and stocked with walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, redear, sunfish and black crappie. Fishing has been very good generally for all species. Largemouth bass anglers have been especially successful. Because of the construction parameters, this is primarily a boat lake.

Fishing Forecast Information

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+Percids Combined Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Biologist rating 3 year average
GRAHAM COUNTY-ANTELOPE LAKE 15.00 8.25 0.00 E 17.67
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 14.67 4.17 0.33 E 8.33
SCOTT STATE LAKE 7.58 2.17 0.33 E 10.13
CHASE SFL 5.50 1.50 0.25 G 3.00
SHERIDAN SFL 5.17 0.00 0.00 F 4.11
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 4.00 0.00 0.00 F 3.89
OTTAWA SFL 4.00 2.33 0.17 G 3.32
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 3.88 2.13 0.38 G 6.54
BONE CREEK LAKE 2.63 0.13 0.13 G 0.92
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 2.63 1.50 0.63 G 4.94
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 2.17 2.00 0.33 G 1.56
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 2.00 2.00 0.75 G 3.25
WASHINGTON SFL 2.00 1.50 0.50 F 1.67
SABETHA CITY LAKE 1.83 1.50 0.00 G 2.00
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE UP LAKE 1.83 0.00 0.00 G 1.06
MCPHERSON SFL 1.80 1.00 0.60 F 1.83
PAOLA CITY LAKE 1.67 1.50 0.50 F 0.78
STERLING CITY LAKE 1.67 0.00 0.00 P 1.00
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 1.50 0.25 0.00 F 1.08
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD-MAIN 1.33 1.33 1.00 G 2.56
MADISON CITY LAKE 1.33 1.33 1.17 G 1.11
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 1.25 1.00 0.50 F 1.25
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 1.17 0.83 0.17 G 0.78
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 1.17 0.17 0.00 F 1.28
SHAWNEE SFL 1.17 0.83 0.17 F 0.94
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 1.00 0.75 0.50 F 1.38
GEARY SFL 1.00 0.25 0.25 F 1.67
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 0.75 0.50 0.00 F 0.83
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE - EAST 0.75 0.25 0.00 F 0.63
OLPE CITY LAKE 0.75 0.50 0.25 F 1.00
BROWN SFL 0.75 0.25 0.00 P 0.50
BUTLER SFL 0.75 0.25 0.00 P 0.75
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.67 0.33 0.17 F 0.61
LEAVENWORTH SFL 0.67 0.50 0.00 P 0.44
CRITZER LAKE 0.50 0.33 0.17 P 0.25
MARION COUNTY LAKE 0.50 0.25 0.25 F 0.88
LYON SFL 0.50 0.17 0.17 F 0.56
NEBO SFL 0.50 0.50 0.00 P 0.58
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.38 0.00 0.00 P 0.19
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.38 0.25 0.00 F 0.50
ALMA CITY LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.00 P 0.29
EUREKA CITY LAKE 0.33 0.17 0.00 F 0.67
(FISH) GRAHAM CO - TREXLER POND 0.33 0.33 0.00 F 0.33
DOUGLAS SFL 0.33 0.33 0.33 P 0.50
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.30 0.10 0.00 F 0.63
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 P 0.92
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 0.25 0.25 0.00 F 0.67
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 0.17 0.17 0.00 P 0.75
CRAWFORD SFL 0.17 0.17 0.17 F 0.22
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.17
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.17

+Crappie Combined Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Biologist rating 3 year average
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 73.00 19.00 4.50 G 44.00
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 46.25 12.00 1.50 G 19.08
EUREKA CITY LAKE 45.00 25.00 0.75 G 38.58
MCPHERSON SFL 41.50 4.00 0.00 G 33.64
(FISH) GRAHAM CO - TREXLER POND 39.33 0.00 0.00 F 29.06
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 39.00 5.75 2.00 G 23.54
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 35.75 4.13 0.50 G 17.45
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 28.00 8.00 0.33 E 13.92
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 22.75 11.50 5.25 G 15.83
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 22.75 3.50 0.00 F 10.92
DOUGLAS SFL 20.25 7.25 0.75 G 12.17
ALTAMONT CITY LAKE-EAST 19.50 1.00 0.50 G 19.50
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 19.50 1.50 0.50 G 19.83
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 19.20 3.00 0.00 G 8.67
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 16.00 1.50 1.50 G 16.00
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 14.80 6.20 1.60 G 8.47
GREAT BEND-VETS PARK LAKE 14.67 4.67 1.33 F 8.17
HORTON-MISSION LAKE 14.00 4.00 0.50 G 7.75
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 13.75 6.00 0.25 G 6.42
SEDGWICK COUNTY-LAKE AFTON 13.60 8.60 1.40 G 13.60
ATCHISON SFL 12.50 9.00 1.00 G 24.33
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 11.75 5.25 1.00 G 7.75
ALTAMONT CITY LAKE-WEST 11.50 3.50 1.50 G 11.50
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 11.25 3.50 0.25 G 14.75
BROWN SFL 11.00 2.50 0.00 G 18.00
SCOTT STATE LAKE 10.89 2.67 0.22 G 22.04
ALMA CITY LAKE 10.00 2.50 1.50 G 10.38
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 10.00 1.33 0.00 G 7.50
NEOSHO SFL 10.00 2.67 0.00 G 9.42
PAOLA CITY LAKE 9.50 7.75 0.50 G 12.33
OLPE CITY LAKE 9.00 3.50 0.50 F 5.17
BUTLER SFL 9.00 0.75 0.25 P 4.17
BELLEVILLE-ROCKY POND 8.50 1.00 0.50 G 9.25
LYON SFL 8.00 5.25 2.25 G 12.08
LEBO CITY LAKE 7.25 4.25 2.25 G 7.33
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 7.25 2.63 0.38 F 7.00
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE - EAST 7.20 4.20 1.20 G 7.80
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 5.88 4.50 0.63 G 23.38
MONTGOMERY SFL 5.75 1.75 0.00 G 4.50
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 5.50 3.00 0.00 F 4.33
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 5.50 1.00 0.00 F 2.83
SABETHA CITY LAKE 5.25 1.00 0.50 G 10.25
OTTAWA SFL 5.17 2.67 1.83 G 13.28
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 5.00 3.00 2.00 G 2.03
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE - WEST 5.00 1.60 0.60 P 5.00
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 5.00 3.00 0.75 G 4.00
GRAHAM COUNTY-ANTELOPE LAKE 4.67 2.33 1.33 F 2.14
STERLING CITY LAKE 4.67 2.00 0.00 P 3.44
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 4.50 1.00 0.00 F 17.25
BOURBON SFL 4.50 4.00 1.50 G 3.28
SHAWNEE SFL 4.50 1.00 0.25 F 5.00
JEWELL SFL 4.25 0.00 0.00 F 8.58
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 4.25 1.25 0.25 F 4.83
ANTHONY CITY LAKE 4.20 2.80 0.60 F 6.98
MIAMI SFL 4.00 2.50 0.25 F 9.61
NEBO SFL 4.00 0.00 0.00 G 8.50
MARION COUNTY LAKE 3.75 3.75 3.25 G 3.63
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 3.50 0.50 0.00 G 9.25
SEVERY CITY LAKE 3.50 0.00 0.00 P 2.25
ELLIS CITY LAKE 3.33 1.33 0.67 P 5.78
COWLEY SFL 3.25 1.50 0.75 F 4.08
CHASE SFL 3.25 2.25 0.75 G 3.00
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 2.67 1.00 0.00 F 2.08
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 2.50 0.50 0.00 F 3.83
GEARY SFL 2.50 0.75 0.00 F 3.08
SHERIDAN SFL 2.50 1.88 0.38 F 3.46
CRITZER LAKE 1.75 1.50 1.00 G 2.38
MADISON CITY LAKE 1.75 0.50 0.25 F 2.33
GREAT BEND-STONE PARK LAKE 1.67 0.67 0.67 P 3.33
EDNA CITY LAKE 1.50 1.50 0.00 P 1.50
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 1.50 1.25 0.50 F 4.42
WILSON SFL 1.50 1.25 0.75 G 2.58
KINGMAN SFL 1.20 0.60 0.40 P 1.22
MOUND CITY LAKE 1.20 1.00 0.40 F 1.60
LOGAN CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 P 1.00
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE UP LAKE 1.00 0.50 0.25 F 2.50
CRAWFORD SFL 0.75 0.25 0.25 F 1.00
LEAVENWORTH SFL 0.75 0.50 0.25 P 0.50
BLACK KETTLE SFL 0.67 0.00 0.00 P 0.33
FORT SCOTT-ROCK CREEK LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 F 0.50
ROOKS STATE LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.50 G 0.25
WASHINGTON SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 F 17.50
PARKER CITY LAKE 0.33 0.00 0.00 F 0.67
BONE CREEK LAKE 0.25 0.13 0.00 G 0.35
PLAINVILLE LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.50
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