|Species||Size||Rating||Bait, Method, Location|
|Channel Catfish||up to 15lbs.||Good||Most anglers drift for channel catfish and blue cats, typical catfish baits should work, but for blues drifting fresh cut bait will be most productive. A 35" minimum length limit and 5/day creel is now in effect for Blue Catfish.|
|White Bass||up to 3lbs.||Good||Various lures should work small spinners, bucktail jigs, or shad imitations worked on windblown shorelines. Trolling mid range cranks could also be productive lakewide. Fishing should also be good below the dam during low to moderate releases. Don't forget about fishing up in the river near the logjams or riffles.|
|Crappie||up to 15"||Slow-Fair||Crappie fishing is probably slow in the main lake focus on the dredged area near the dropoffs, along the dam, or up in the shallow flooded timber. Fishing up in the river around the logjams may also be worth trying.|
Comments - THE BOAT RAMP IS OPEN. Use caution and look for floating debris Water Temp. low 70s.
Fishing below the dam during low to moderate releases should be good for most species.
For current lake level and release information click the following link http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/JOHN.lakepage.html.
ALERT! This lake contains Zebra Mussels please help stop the spread Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and equipment after leaving this water body. It is Illegal transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.
For more information on lakes in the New Strawn district click the following link. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District