Hillsdale Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species  Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Walleye Fair Up to 9 lbs. The walleye spawn is pretty much over, but some fish are being found on shallow rocky points and adjacent mud flats. Crankbaits and jigs are the most productive lures right now.     
Crappie Good Most fish are 8 to 10 inches and few up to 13 inches Catch of crappie has slowed slightly with the high water, but some are still being found. Crappie are still shallow, target shallow brush, vegetation edges, and 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 Fair Up to 2 lbs. Target white bass off wind blown points.  Jigs and shad imitation lures are the best baits right now. 



Fair 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. Channel catfish are biting lakewide right now.  
General Comments

WATER LEVEL: As of May 17th the water level is 5.9 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.