Hillsdale Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species  Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye Slow Up to 9 lbs. Some walleye are being caught off main lake points and flats. Early morning and shallow seems to be the best bite. Vertical jigging with worms and trolling with crankbaits are both producing some fish.     
Crappie Good Most fish are 8 to 11 inches and few up to 13 inches Crappie are in their winter pattern and some are being caught off deeper structure and channel breaks. Target brush piles and structure in 15-20 feet of water. Jigs and smaller ice spoons are productive baits right now. Some crappie are being caught off the marina docks.   
White Bass Slow Up to 2 lbs. Target white bass off wind blown points.  Jigs and shad imitation lures are the best baits right now. Trolling crankbaits is producing some fish.  



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 Fair  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 December 28th the water level is 1.0 feet above 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.