Webster Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Fair 7 to 17 inches Did have reports of fish being caught off the North Breakwater and around the fish attractors.  Jigs, small slab spoons, or minnows fished in or near the submerged cedar trees should produce.  Also, heard of some fish being caught up in the coves using jigs and minnows under a bobber. 
Walleye Fair 14 to 26 inches Did have fish reported being caught along the Dam, around the old swim beach (Little Sahara) and Old Marina Point using diving lures and night crawlers.  Crankbait's have been the preferred equipment along the Dam and night crawlers on the old swim beach and Old Marina Point. 
White Bass/Wiper Good 8 to 24 inches Have had reports of fish being caught on the point by the big gates, culvert below the Bait Shop and off Old Marina Point using jigs and rattle traps. Trolling diving lures has also been productive.  Would also try fishing under the lights at night.
Catfish Fair 12 to 30 inches Did have reports of catfish being caught by the culvert below the bait shop, off the Unimproved launch area and around McCormick's bridge using shad and stink bait on the bottom. Would also try up to the west end of the lake using setlines.
Largemouth Bass Fair 12 to 20 inches Did have reports of bass being caught in the coves and also by the culvert below the Bait Shop using jig's, plastic bait's and spinner baits. 
Rainbow Trout Fair 8 to 18 inches The trout season is over, and NO trout permit is needed to fish for trout in the stilling Basin.  However, the creel limit still applies and there are plenty of trout that can be caught.
General Comments

WATER TEMPERATURE- 80°

SURFACE ELEVATION- 1896.03 ---- 3.58' above conservation pool

The water level is 0.88' lower than it was one year ago at this time.  All high-water boat ramps are usable (Old Marina, Rock Point, Goose Flats and Morel) at this level. 

A current release rate of 215 cfs from the spillway gates is being conducted to maintain the lake level and irrigation diversion.  

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 which includes informative fisheries information about Webster, Kirwin and Keith Sebelius Reservoirs is currently 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.  

http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Webster-Reservoir-Fishing-District