South Central Region Fishing Reports

Fishing reports provide general angling information from KDWPT staff. The department cannot update the reports on a regular, frequent basis. Many factors determine angling success, and fishing conditions and individual fishing success may vary from the report. Anglers are responsible for deciding what species to fish for, what methods to use, and where and when to fish. You can help fellow anglers by sharing successful fishing notes at http://www.facebook.com/kdwpt

MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 9/17/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair 1 - 5 lbs. Fair. Catfishing has been slow recently. Try dip-bait on sponges, worms, and/or liver near the shore during the evenings or deeper during the day.
Crappie Fair 8-13" Fair. Few reports of crappie being caught near the bank and on brush piles. Small chartreuse and pink jigs have been working well. The bite has slowed but should pick up as the water temps decrease a bit.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 6 lb. Fair. Slow, but a few large bass have been caught and several smaller fish are active. The topwater bite is fair in the mornings and evenings. Try darker colored soft plastics in the brush and vegetation. Try vibrating jigs and spinnerbaits on windy days. With warm water temps, bass aren't as shallow during the day. Try offshore flats and creek channels with finesse tactics on the bottom (shaky-head worm, jig).
Saugeye Poor 15-26" Poor. Only a few Saugeye have been reported. Try dragging chartreuse, white, or pink jigs tipped with an earthworm around points. Small, deep-running crankbaits should produce as well. Fish slow and on the bottom towards evening and at night. Remember) The minimum length limit has changed from 18" to 21" and only 2 fish can be kept per day.

General Comments

Water temperature: 78 degrees

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ANTHONY CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair up to 2lbs Channel Catfish will be feeding on winter-killed shad. Try fishing cut shad on the windy side of the lake.
Crappie Fair to Poor Up to 13" A small tube jig or minnow under a bobber is a good bet. Morning and evening hours are best.
General Comments
 



BLACK KETTLE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 5/3/2017

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Poor 6" to 10" Fish with small minnows and jigs around brush. There are a few nice crappie in the lake although most are fairly small.
Bluegill Poor   Worms under a bobber or very small jigs.
Channel Catfish Fair 2-6 lbs. Fish with cut bait, stink bait, or chicken livers lakewide.
Largemouth Bass Fair 12" to 20" Fish shallow brush with Texas rigged softbait, jigs, and spinnerbaits. The water here is typically murky so try darker colored lures (black & blue, dark purple, green pumpkin).
General Comments
 



BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 11/26/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Fishing Newsletter     We have created a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. This newsletter is for fishing information for the El Dorado District (Sumner, Cowley, Butler, Chase, & Marion counties) only. To subscribe, click HERE .
      The KDWPT Fisheries Division is producing walleye exceeding 8-inches for stocking in Kansas walleye waters. Walleye enter the 3 Phase rearing program as tiny fry and leave the hatchery at over 8-inches in roughly 180 days.  Click HERE to watch the video. 
    REGULAR FISHING REPORTS WILL RETURN MARCH 2019  
Channel Catfish     Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches
Largemouth Bass      
Crappie     The majority of the crappie in the lake are small and the crappie population density needs to be reduced.  Take those smaller crappie home (as long as you don't exceed  the 50/day creel limit!) as they won't get much bigger in Butler if you throw them back.  Overpopulation of the crappie has created slow growth rates so don't feel bad about taking home a nice bucket of smallish crappie...you'll be doing the lake a favor!
Bluegill      
General Comments
Lake level is at normal pool.



CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 11/26/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels Have Been Discovered in Chase State Fishing Lake.    

Chase SFL is an ANS designated water. Read the news release HERE.

 Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

 Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

 CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

 Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

    REGULAR FISHING REPORTS WILL RETURN MARCH 2019  
Channel Catfish     Harvest regulations include a 15-inch minimum length limit and 5/day creel limit.
New Video on Kansas Walleye Stocking     The KDWPT Fisheries Division is producing walleye exceeding 8-inches for stocking in Kansas walleye waters. Walleye enter the 3 Phase rearing program as tiny fry and leave the hatchery at over 8-inches in roughly 180 days.  Click HERE to watch the video. 
Largemouth Bass     There is a 13 to 18 inch slot limit on Largemouth Bass in effect at the lake.
Saugeye      
Spotted Bass      
Bluegill      
White Crappie      
General Comments
 



CHENEY RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

SPECIES RATING SIZE BAITS, LOCATION, METHODS
Fishing Newsletter     All KDWPT fisheries districts are offering a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. The newsletters are aimed at keeping anglers informed about fishing opportunities and information in their areas of interest. The first few editions of the Cheney Fisheries District have been completed and are ready for distribution.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS, AND BILGES!!!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

White Bass and Wiper Poor Up to 24" Look for Wipers and White Bass on humps and dropoffs in deeper water.
Walleye Fair Up to 28" Points and submerged humps are good places to start looking.
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 15" They can be caught if you can locate them. Try near deeper brush piles or artificial habitat structures. 
Blue Catfish Fair Up to 15 lb Try live or cut shad near the old river channel and adjacent flats.
Channel Catfish Good Up to 10 lb Channel catfish will be feeding on winter-killed shad. Try fishing cut shad on the windy side of the lake. The fish are usually shallower than you think. If you aren't getting bites within 10-15 minutes, move to another location.
White Perch Good  

There are many catchable-size white perch (10+") in the lake.

White perch cannot be used as live bait, but they do make good cut bait. For tips on identifying a white perch from a white bass, wiper or striped bass click HERE.

All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.

COMMENTS
 The lake is currently ice-free as of 1/7/2019, but icing conditions can change rapidly depending on the weather this time of year.



COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/13/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Zebra Mussel     Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove City Lake. Click HERE for more information.

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Bluegill Fair   near gravel banks and vegetation on small jigs and worms
Crappie Fair/Good   10 ft deep near ledges on jigs and minnows
Channel catfish Fair/Good   near windy flats and flooded brush on cut bait and worms
Black bass Fair   on jigs 5-15ft deep near docks, points, and brush
Walleye Fair   along dam and deeper points/banks on jigs and spoons
White bass Fair   along dam and points on spinners and jigs
General Comments
The City of Council Grove requires Aquatic Nuisance Species certification of anglers and boaters at Council Grove City Lake. Go to ANS Certification to obtain the certificate. You must have this certificate in your possession while fishing and/or boating at Council Grove City Lake.



COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 12/20/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Council Grove Reservoir.

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  

New Video

Underwater in Kansas: An Angler's Dream

   

Large natural concentrations of black crappie, white crappie, and bluegill with channel catfish and walleye captured on video in a Kansas reservoir.

See the video at https://youtu.be/2GMXXdcsj3g .

Channel Catfish Fair   near wind blown flats and creek channel ledges on cut bait
Saugeye Fair   near gravel/rock points on jigs and worms
White Bass Fair   along deep rock points and ledges on spinners and jigs
Wiper Fair   a few in with white bass
Crappie Fair  

10-20 ft deep on minnows and jigs near points, brush, and ledges

Creel limit 20/day

General Comments

.03 feet high, releasing 104 cfs

Outlet fishing is fair for catfish, white bass, and saugeye

Click HERE for water level information.



COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 11/26/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Bluegill   REGULAR FISHING REPORTS WILL RETURN MARCH 2019  
Channel Catfish     15-inch minimum length limit 5/day creel limit
Largemouth Bass      
Redear Sunfish      
New Video on Kansas Walleye Stocking     The KDWPT Fisheries Division is producing walleye exceeding 8-inches for stocking in Kansas walleye waters. Walleye enter the 3 Phase rearing program as tiny fry and leave the hatchery at over 8-inches in roughly 180 days.  Click HERE to watch the video. 
General Comments
 



EL DORADO RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 1/10/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in the Trout Area below the dam!!

New Video on Kansas Walleye Stocking     The KDWPT Fisheries Division is producing walleye exceeding 8-inches for stocking in Kansas walleye waters. Walleye enter the 3 Phase rearing program as tiny fry and leave the hatchery at over 8-inches in roughly 180 days.  Click HERE to watch the video. 
Wiper Slow 18 to 23 inch

Few reports available this week.

Be sure to properly ID your catch as there is there is an 21-inch minimum length limit and 2/day creel limit on wiper.. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White bass Fair up to 14 inches

Few reports available this week.

Wipers can be caught along with white bass so it is important to properly identify your catch before putting it on a stringer. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White Perch Slow up to 12 inch

Few reports available this week for white perch.  Look along breaks or on humps using small jigs, spoons, or spinners.

Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.

White crappie Good up to 15+ inch

20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018.

Crappie are being found 12 to 15 deep near timber or on brushpiles on jigs or minnows.  

Channel Catfish Slow up to 25 inch Few reports this week
Walleye Fair up to 28 inch

THE WALLEYE LENGTH LIMIT IS 21-INCHES WITH A 2/DAY CREEL LIMIT.

Few reports available this week.

Rainbow Trout Fair up to 20 inch

Trout were stocked on November 13, November 27, December 13, and January 10.

500lbs of rainbow trout were stocked today, January 10.

Anglers have been doing well on a variety of baits including small spoons, spinners, flies, PowerBait, and small jigs.

       
General Comments

0.26 feet high, releasing 134 CFS. Click Here for the most up to date lake level information.

ZEBRA MUSSEL & WHITE PERCH WARNING! El Dorado Reservoir and the Walnut River below the reservoir contain zebra mussels and white perch. Take zebra mussel control precautions when leaving the lake, Trout Area, and Stilling Basin. For information on Zebra Mussels click Here.



HARVEY COUNTY EAST LAKE - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good 1-4lbs Channel Catfish will be feeding on winter-killed shad. Try fishing cut shad on the windy side of the lake.
Crappie Fair to good up to 13 inches Try a jig and minnow fished under a slip bobber. Use the smallest bobber possible.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor up to 5 lbs Try fishing near deeper structure with a small lure fished slowly such as a Ned-rig or a senko. 
Saugeye Fair up to 4 lbs Try fishing on rocky points or along the dam.
Bluegill Fair up to 8 inches Try a small piece of worm fished near deeper structure.
General Comments
 



KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Good 10" to 7 lb. Catfish will be feeding on winter-killed shad this time of year. Try fishing cut shad on the windy side of the lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair up to 5lbs Try a Ned rig or a senko fished slowly near deeper brush piles.
Northern Pike Fair Up to 35" Look for pike throughout the lake near any aquatic vegetation or other cover.
Bluegill Poor Up to 7" Use worms under a bobber near structure, or a small spinning lure. Few quality-sized Bluegill are present.
General Comments
 



MARION COUNTY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/26/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish   REGULAR FISHING REPORTS WILL RETURN MARCH 2019  
White Crappie     New 20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018
Largemouth Bass     13 inch to 18 inch slot limit effective January 1, 2018
Saugeye      
Bluegill      
White Bass      
Wiper      
General Comments

New crappie creel limit of 20/day effective January 1, 2018.

New largemouth bass 13 inch to 18 inch slot length limit effective January 1, 2018.

Boat and bait inspections are MANDATORY at Marion County Lake to prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels and other Aquatic Nuisance Species. Protect our waters... don't forget to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY!



MARION RESERVOIR - Last Updated: 11/26/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels     Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!
New Video on Kansas Walleye Stocking     The KDWPT Fisheries Division is producing walleye exceeding 8-inches for stocking in Kansas walleye waters. Walleye enter the 3 Phase rearing program as tiny fry and leave the hatchery at over 8-inches in roughly 180 days.  Click HERE to watch the video. 
    REGULAR FISHING REPORTS WILL RETURN MARCH 2019  
Channel Cat      
White Crappie     20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018
Walleye      
White Bass      
Wiper      
Coordinates for habitat cubes    

4 cubes N38 22.450’ W 097 04.669’

4 cubes N38 22.455’ W 097 04.664’

4 cubes N38 22.426’ W 097 04.694’

3 cubes N38 22.757’ W 097.05.227’

3 cubes N38 22.763’ W 097 05.211’

3 cubes N38 23.407’ W 097 05.460’

2 cubes N38 23.467’ W 097 05.384’

2 cubes N38 23.478’ W 097 05.399’

4 cubes N38 23.481’ W 097 05.408’

Coordinates for brushpiles and cubes.   The first 3 coordinates are for one large brushpile. Coordinates mark areas with multiple habitat structures in the area.

N 38 21.907' W 097 05.562'

N 38 21.912' W 097.05.560'

N 38 21.920' W 097.05.557'

N 38 22.425' W 097 04.697'

N 38 22.767' W 097 05.208'

N 38 22.757' W 097 05.227'

N 38 23.250' W 097 05.491'

N 38 23.357' W 097 05.470'

Coordinates for brushpiles   Near shore brushpile placements fishable from shore in Cottonwood Cove.

N 38 23.438' W 097 05.398'

N 38 23.436' W 097 05.404'

N 38 23.428' W 097 05.402'

N 38 23.426' W 097 05.405'

N 38 23.499' W 097 05.393'

N 38 23.489' W 097 05.399'

N 38 23.480' W 097 05.401'

N 38 23.472' W 097 05.398'

Coordinates for brushpiles constructed March 2018    

N 38 24.459' W 097 06.907'

N 38 24.450' W 097 06.975'

N 38 22.685' W 097 06.279'

N 38 22.680' W 097 06.279'

N 38 22.216' W 097 06.065'

Coordinates for historical habitat sites that had brush added to them in March 2018.    

N 38 21.911' W 097 05.569'

N 38 22.426' W 097 04.702'

N 38 22.776' W 097 05.220'

General Comments

New crappie creel limit of 20/day effective January 1, 2018.

1.5 feet below pool, releasing 2 CFS



SEDGWICK CO. - LAKE AFTON - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Adult Zebra Mussels were found 7/31/08 at Lake Afton.

The zebra mussels reproduce during the warmer summer months and veligers (larval zebra mussels) are present in the water column. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water.

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in Clearwater Creek below the spillway!

White Perch Fair Up to 8" Use a small hook with a small piece of worm, or a small spinning lure. Remember that white perch may not be possessed or transported alive.
Channel Catfish Good 1-3 lbs, up to 20" Catfish will be feeding on winter-killed shad this time of year. Try cut shad on the windy side of the lake.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12 inches Winter crappie fishing can be good. A jig and minnow combo under a slip bobber is a good bet. Use the smallest bobber necessary to float the bait. Evening and mornings are best.
Bluegill Fair up to 8 inches Try a small piece of worm under a bobber. 
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor up to 20 inches Anglers seeking winter bass should try small lures fished slowly near deep structure. Several days of warming weather can activate the bite. Cold fronts will shut them down.
General Comments
 



WELLINGTON CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/26/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish   REGULAR FISHING REPORTS WILL RETURN MARCH 2019  
Wiper      
Crappie      
Saugeye      
General Comments
 



WELLINGTON HARGIS CREEK - Last Updated: 11/26/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish   REGULAR FISHING REPORTS WILL RETURN MARCH 2019  
Crappie      
Largemouth Bass      
Saugeye      
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
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WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WICHITA - URBAN FISHING REPORT - Last Updated: 1/7/2019

Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
       
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
General Comments
 



WINFIELD CITY LAKE - Last Updated: 11/26/2018

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels were verified in Winfield City Lake in December 2006. Lake users should follow recommended control practices found HERE .

Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

New Video on Kansas Walleye Stocking     The KDWPT Fisheries Division is producing walleye exceeding 8-inches for stocking in Kansas walleye waters. Walleye enter the 3 Phase rearing program as tiny fry and leave the hatchery at over 8-inches in roughly 180 days.  Click HERE to watch the video. 
    REGULAR FISHING REPORTS WILL RETURN MARCH 2019  
Crappie      
Channel catfish      
Black bass      
White bass      
Wiper      
Walleye     Walleye minimum length limit 18 inches.    
General Comments
The City of Winfield requires additional permits for anglers using the lake. Stop in to the lake office before fishing at the lake.