Hillsdale Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species  Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye Slow Up to 9 lbs. Walleye should be entering a pre-spawn pattern. The males will congregate in spawning areas before the females. Target shallow rocky areas or wind-swept mud banks.     
Crappie Good Most fish are 8 to 11 inches and few up to 13 inches Crappie fishing at the marina docks has picked up recently. Keepers (10 + inches) are being caught frequently. Target brush piles and structure in 20 feet of water. Jigs and smaller ice spoons are productive baits right now.
White Bass Fair Up to 2 lbs. Target white bass off wind blown points.  Jigs and shad imitation lures are the best baits right now. 



Slow Up to 4 lbs. Largemouth bass should be transitioning to deeper structure right now. Target bait fish to find the bass.    
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Channel Catfish Slow  Up to 10 lbs. Channel catfish can be taken on a variety of baits using prepared or live baits. Channel catfish are biting lakewide right now.  
General Comments

WATER LEVEL: As of March 15th the water level is 0.3 feet below conservation pool.  You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/HillsdaleLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

Zebra mussel infestation has been confirmed at Hillsdale Reservoir.  As of 6/17/16 the lake has been designated an Aquatic Nuisance Species water. Fish may not be transported alive from ANS designated waters.  Please remember to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your boats and equipment before using another waterbody.  Dispose of all bait on dry land.  Please search ksoutdoors.com for more information about zebra mussels.