Hillsdale Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species  Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye Fair Up to 9 lbs. Some fish are being found on shallow rocky points and adjacent mud flats. With water releases some walleye are also being taken at the spillway. Crankbaits and jigs are the most productive lures right now.      
Crappie Slow Most fish are 8 to 10 inches and few up to 13 inches Catch of crappie has slowed with the high water, but some are still being found. Crappie have moved off the banks with the high water, but some are being found in the trees and vegetation edges in the upper creek arms. Most crappie being caught right now are 8-10 inches, but keepers (>10 inches) are still being found. Jigs and minnows are productive baits right now.
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. 



Slow Up to 4 lbs. Largemouth bass can be found near shallower structure right now. Plastic baits and topwater baits near shoreline vegetation are producing the most fish.      
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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. Some channel catfish are being taken near the Wade Branch bridge and the Big Bull as it enters the reservoir.   
General Comments

WATER LEVEL: As of July 12th the water level is 10.5 feet above conservation pool. Water from the reservoir is being released at 100 cfs (July 12th). You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/HillsdaleLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx

7/10/19: Jayhawk and Marysville boat ramps are back open all other boat ramps remain closed. Still some flooding around courtesy docks. All camping areas in Jayhawk Park Area are closed. 

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.