Cedar Bluff Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, Location
Crappie No Report Up to 15 inches Vertically fishing minnows or jigs around the fish attractors has been the best bet.  Anglers report catching some real nice fish in the 12 to 14 inch range.  Remember, a 10 inch minimum length limit is in effect on black and white crappie.
Walleye No Report Up to 28 inches Vertically fishing slab spoons over deeper drop-offs.  Remember a 21 inch minimum length limit went into effect January 1, 2018 and the creel limit remains 5 fish/day.
White Bass/Wipers No Report

Whites up to 17 inches

Wipers up to 13 lbs.

Vertically fishing slab spoons near drop offs or around the edges of the fish attractors. 

White bass anglers are catching a few wipers here and there fishing vertically.

ICE REPORT-The reservoir is approximately 20% ice covered with most of the ice existing in coves and at the upper end of the reservoir.  Any existing ice is too thin and weak to support ice fishing activities.  The Overland and Muley boat ramps are iced in.

WATER TEMPERATURE-33 degrees F

SURFACE ELEVATION- 2122.81-21.19' below conservation pool

NEW FOR 2018:

Effective January 1, 2018 changes to fish harvest regulations are as follows;

Walleye-21" minimum length limit, 5 fish/day creel limit

Crappie-10" minimum length limit, 50 fish/day creel limit

ATTENTION: An established zebra mussel population has been documented at this water making Cedar Bluff an ANS designated water.  With this designation, regulations are in effect primarily aimed at discouraging water containing microscopic zebra mussel larvae from leaving the property and establishing in new waters.  Any time one leaves the reservoir it is best to clean mud, vegetation, or attached zebra mussel adults off of boats and other equipment, drain any thing on a boat or other equipment that holds water, and allow boats and other equipment to dry completely before using them at another body of water.  It is now illegal to use wild-caught bait from Cedar Bluff at any other water.  Live fish are not to be taken off the property.  And all livewells and bilges must be drained prior to leaving the property.

It is illegal to release fish into public water unless it was taken from that water. So please discard any leftover bait in a trash can.

Cedar Bluff District Newsletter: A biannual newsletter detailing fishing related prospects and activities in the Cedar Bluff District, which includes such waters as Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Sheridan and Scott State Fishing Lakes, Antelope Lake, and other public fishing waters in northwest Kansas are available. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Cedar-Bluff-Fishing-District