Keith Sebelius Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 7 to 16 inches Crappies are concentrating around deeper brush, the artificial brush piles under private boat slips, and the fish attractor structures close to the public fishing dock near the mouth of Leota Cove.  Just a few reports received, but the anglers able to access these locations have been successful using jigs, small slab spoons, and minnows. Would also try fishing in the coves as the water starts warming up. 
Saugeye/Walleye Fair 13 to 27 inches Did have reports of fish being caught off the Dam and point on the east side of Leota Cove, up by the Marsh Dike and point south of the swim beach using slab spoons, jigs, or jigs tipped with live baits and crank baits seem to be working best.  Stocked in 500,000 fry on 4-16-19.  An 18" minimum length limit is in effect.
Wiper Fair 10 to 28 inches Did have reports of fish being caught around Monkey Island and the RR bridge abutments on the south side using jigs and crank baits.  Five (5) fish daily creel limit.
Catfish Fair 10 to 30 inches Did have reports of fish being caught up to the west end using shad and stink bait on the bottom.
Largemouth/Spotted Bass Fair 10 to 20 inches A few black bass are reported by crappie anglers from time to time when fishing the underwater brush and the shade provided by boat slips and docks.  Live bait, namely minnows, help out this scenario.
General Comments

WATER TEMPERATURE- 58°

SURFACE ELEVATION- 2296.89 ---- 7.41' below conservation

Currently, the water level is 4.45 feet higher than it was one year ago, at this time. 

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

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