Kirwin Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 7 to 17 inches Anglers have been fishing the north and south shore fish attractors.  Crappies are being caught using jigs and slab spoons around the deeper brush piles.  Have also had reports of a few fish being caught up shallow. 
Walleye Fair 14 to 29 inches Did have reports of fish being caught off the Dam and along the south shore as these fish are moving up in shallows.  Best methods are using jigs with twister tail's or crank baits.  The fish should be moving out to the flat's shortly, therefore would get the night crawlers ready.  Stocked in 2.2 million fry on 4-16-19.
White Bass/ Wiper Fair 10 to 26 inches Did have reports of fish being caught around the North Boat Ramp and Crappie Point using jigs with twister tails, road runners and crank baits.
Catfish Fair 10 to 30 inches Did hear of some catfish being caught up west of the USFWS office and Bow Creek using shad and stink bait on the bottom.
Largemouth Bass Fair 12 to 20 inches Did have reports of fish being caught off the Dam and rocky area using jigs and crankbaits.  Remember there is a 15-inch length limit on bass.
General Comments


SURFACE ELEVATION- 1730.65 ---- 1.40' above conservation pool

Currently, the water level is 0.92' higher than it was one year ago, at this time. 

A current release rate of 45 cfs from Kirwin Reservoir is being conducted to stabilize the lake's level.

Fish cleaning station is NO LONGER on the NE corner of the square in Kirwin. The USFWS, BOR and KDWPT constructed a new facility just West of the water tower.  The fish cleaning station is now CLOSED for the winter. 

The Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) is in effect at Kirwin.   If you have any questions regarding Kirwin Reservoir and the surrounding public lands, contact the USFWS at 785-543-6673 or stop by their office at 702 Xavier Road.  

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.

Now Available: A Webster District newsletter that includes fisheries related information about Webster, Kirwin and Keith Sebelius Reservoirs is available. If you would like to subscribe to this spring and fall newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list.