Yates Center City Lake Fishing Report -
Species Size Rating Baits, Methods, Locations
Redear and Bluegill up to 10" Good A good population of both species is present in this lake. small jigs or worms fished around the water willow.
Largemouth Bass 8-18" Good Vibrating jigs, spinnerbaits, or shallow cranks worked around woody cover or water willow beds. Slowing your approach down and using Texas rigged soft plastics or finesse rigs such as the Ned rig or wacky rig will produce bites on slow days. Don't forget to throw topwater baits early and late in the day near brush or water willow, frogs, buzz baits, or whopper ploppers are great choices.
Catfish up to 10lbs. Good Shad sides, worms, or other prepared baits fished on windy flats or upper end of lake when water is coming in. Don't be afraid to fish shallow water. Feeders are on, DO NOT TIE BOATS TO THE FEEDERS!
Wipers/White Bass 8-18" Fair-Good  Vertical jigging slab spoons or shad imitation jigs around the creek channel and deeper water or fish may be caught along the rocky shorelines or windy points using small spinners, crankbaits, or hair jigs.
Crappie up to 12" Fair-Good Focus on deeper water in standing timber near channel bends and dropoffs, vertical jigging minnows or jigs should be productive.
Walleye 15-24" slow No reports

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.

Great Kansas Fishing Derby May 15 to Sept 15  Visit www.ksfishderby.com for more info; Tagged Fish - Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Black Bass, Crappie, Bluegill