Wichita - Urban Fishing Report Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 2-3 lbs Chisholm North, Watson, Emery Park, the KDOT lakes and the other lakes in the Wichita Metro Area are excellent for Catfish.
Crappie Fair to Good Up to 12" Winter Crappie fishing can be good, try a jig and minnow combo fished under a slip bobber. Crappie are best at the KDOT Lakes, Watson Park, K-96 lake and Chisholm North lake.
Largemouth Bass Fair to Poor Up to 18"  Anglers seeking winter bass should fish deeper structure and use smaller lures worked slowly. Several consecutive days of warm weather may activate the bite. Bass fishing in Wichita can be found at any of the lakes, but the best reports come from the KDOT lakes, Emery Park, Blackbird and Sunflower Ponds and Chisholm north lake.
Bluegill Fair Up to 1 lb Try a small piece of worm under a bobber fished around deep structure. Bluegill are present in every lake in the area, but are especially good at Blackbird and Sunflower ponds, Chisholm North lake, and Emery Park Pond.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 8" to 14" Remember that KDOT East, Vic's Lake, and Slough Creek are Type 1 trout waters and all anglers fishing those waters November 1st - April 15th must have a trout permit.
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