Neosho River at Chetopa Dam Fishing Information
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Paddlefish||Fair||Paddlefish snagging season is now open, and river levels are prime. Snagging has been slow, but some fish are being caught. Look for fishing to improve with warming water temperatures.|
THE SNAGGING SEASON IS OPEN FROM MARCH 15 THROUGH MAY 15TH.
•Catch and release is allowed on the Neosho River
•A fish must be kept if placed on a stringer. Culling is not allowed.
•A state-issued permit is required. Two paddlefish may be harvested daily and six may be harvested in a season.
•Barbless hooks are required at Chetopa.
The best fishing occurs at river flows of 10-15,000 cubic feet per second. The following link will take you to the Kansas Water Watch website. Click HERE for river flow data.