Centralia City Lake Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 12 pounds The lake has a great channel catfish population.  The creeks feeding the lake can be good this time of year.
White Bass Fair to Good 1/2 to 1 lb. Not a lot of white bass this year but the fish are nice sized.  Along the dam has been good.
Wiper Fair Up to 26" Wiper were introduced to help control the gizzard shad population.  There are moderate numbers of 15 to 22" wiper in the lake.  Wiper creel limit is 2 a day.  To determine if it is a wiper or white bass, you can look at the tooth patch on the tongue. Wiper has two tooth patches. White bass has only one tooth patch. The fishing regs has good pictures for identification.
Crappie Good 1/2 to 1 pound The crappie population has come down from the historically high numbers seen in 2017, but there is still good numbers of crappie over 10 inches.  Fishing has been good with fish moving into the shallows and anglers catching nice sized fish along the bank.
Saugeye Fair 2 to 8 lbs. The saugeye population has also come down from the exceptional numbers seen in 2017.  However, there are still good numbers of saugeye in the lake and 44.7% of the fish sampled in fall of 2018 were over the 18 inch minimum length limit.  Trolling crankbaits or dragging worms.
Largemouth Bass Poor 1/2 to 5 pounds Bass are few and far between at this lake, but they are big. Best places are the rock piers, standing timber and around the West boat ramp. Bass are covered by an 18 inch minimum lenght limit.
General Comments

Centralia Lake is a 400 acre lake that is noted for good channel cat, saugeye and crappie fishing. The lake facilities include multiple ramps, picnic tables, plenty of camping pads and many sites with electricity. Centralia is enrolled in the CFAP program, which means a City permit is not required for fishing visits. Perry Reservoir has zebra mussels and with Centralia Lake being close it is at high risk. Please, always clean your boat when moving to different water bodies.

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