HorseThief Reservoir Fishing Information
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Slow||Up to 12 inches||Summertime patterns are in place. Fish any rocks or brush you can find especially in the creek channels or around a drop-off. Use minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs tipped with plastics.|
|Channel catfish||Excellent||Up to 12 lbs||Try fishing any areas of inflow from recent rains. Try prepared stink bait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try night crawlers. These fish move shallow at night.|
|Largemouth bass||Slow||Up to 5 lbs||Summertime patterns are in place. Try bladed jigs and soft plastic around rocks, wood or vegetation. Try topwater baits early morning and evenings.|
|Bluegill||No report||Up to 8 inches||Try small jigs & worms under a bobber around brush, the dam and rock piles.|
|Walleye||Good||Up to 8.5 lbs||Summertime patterns are in place. Walleye should be on the flats and points. Try small jigs with plastic swimbaits, wobble jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or trolling small minnow type crank baits.|
Water temperatures should be dropping into the upper 60's.
All waters in the Dodge City District are currently open to fishing during this COVID-19 outbreak. Remember to utilize social distancing and avoid congregating at boat ramps.
We have received very few reports from anglers. You may call the Dodge City Regional office as 620-227-8609 to make a report.
Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!
A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District