|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method & Location|
|Crappie||Fair||8-14 inches||Focus on deep water habitat such as brush or sharp dropoffs, using live bait during the summer is hard to beat, but fish can still be caught on various colored jigs or small slab spoons or crankbaits.|
|Channel catfish||Good||8-30 inches||Livers, shad sides, or other prepared baits along ledges or windy banks. The upper end of the lake should be good when water is running in.|
|Largemouth Bass||Good||up to 5lbs.||Various techniques work this time of year including Texas-rigged creature baits, wacky-rigged stick baits, spinnerbaits, vibrating jigs, and swimbaits. Casting along the water willow beds, near any type of brush, or off of points should produce some fish. Remember to harvest fish below the slot limit to benefit the population. Summer is also the perfect time to throw topwater baits early and late in the day lures such as buzzbaits, poppers, spooks, or whopper ploppers are great choices.|
|Wipers||Slow-Fair||up to 6 lbs||Chicken livers or shad imitating baits such as crankbaits, spinnerbaits, rattletraps, soft jerkbaits, fished around wind blown banks and dropoffs.|
Please remember to help STOP AQUATIC HITCHHIKERS! CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your boat and livewell when leaving water bodies.
Four Georgia Cube Fish Attractors were placed by the fishing dock (2on the East end and 2 on the West end) on the north end of the lake.
DO NOT MOVE FISH OR BAIT TO DIFFERENT WATERS!
Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 15 to Sept 15 Visit www.ksfishderby.com for more info; Tagged Fish - Channel Catfish, Black Bass, Crappie
For more information on waters in Woodson, Coffey, Anderson, and Allen 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