Yates Center City Lake Fishing Report -
Species Size Rating Baits, Methods, Locations
Redear and Bluegill up to 10" Fair-Good A good population of both species is present in this lake. Use the good ol nightcrawler or mealworm under a bobber or small jigs around the water willow or timber.
Largemouth Bass 8-18" Good  Topwater baits should be very productive early and late in the day. Spinnerbaits, swimbaits, crankbaits, or vibrating jigs should produce some fish. Otherwise if the bite seems slow switching to finesse techniques such as the Ned rig, Wacky rig, or Texas rig should work when fished around brush piles, weedlines, and rocky banks.
Catfish up to 10lbs. Good livers, dip baits, worms, and other prepared bait lakewide, usually best along wind blown banks. Look for areas where water is running in. The fish feeders are running do not tie boats to the feeders.
Wipers/White Bass 8-18" Fair Curly-tailed grubs, crankbaits or swim baits around schools of shad. Wind blown shorelines or along riprap banks are good places to start. Vertical jigging slab spoons or shad imitation jigs around the creek channel may also be productive. Areas with running water can also be good.
Crappie up to 12" Fair-Good Fishing around the standing timber near ledges or the creek channel should be good. Some fish can be caught off of the piers near the brush.
Walleye 15-24" slow Trolling crankbaits or drifting a jig and crawler over the flats may produce some fish.
This lake contains Eurasian Watermilfoil. Please remember to help stop the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and equipment when leaving water bodies.