Cheney Reservoir Fishing Report -
SPECIES RATING SIZE BAITS, LOCATION, METHODS
Fishing Newsletter     All KDWPT fisheries districts are offering a fishing newsletter that can be sent out to all that want it. The newsletters are aimed at keeping anglers informed about fishing opportunities and information in their areas of interest. The first few editions of the Cheney Fisheries District have been completed and are ready for distribution.
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussels can be found attached to rocks lakewide. Zebra mussel veligers are too small to be seen with the unaided eye and they can be found in boat livewells, minnow buckets, boat bilges, water toys, and anything else that is capable of holding even a small amount of water. Be sure to drain all equipment before leaving the lake to avoid moving veligers to other waters. THIS INCLUDES MINNOW BUCKETS, BOAT LIVEWELLS, AND BILGES!!!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.

White Bass and Wiper Poor Up to 24" Look for Wipers and White Bass on humps and dropoffs in deeper water.
Walleye Fair Up to 28" Points and submerged humps are good places to start looking.
Crappie Poor to Fair Up to 15" They can be caught if you can locate them. Try near deeper brush piles or artificial habitat structures. 
Blue Catfish Fair Up to 15 lb Try live or cut shad near the old river channel and adjacent flats.
Channel Catfish Good Up to 10 lb Channel catfish will be feeding on winter-killed shad. Try fishing cut shad on the windy side of the lake. The fish are usually shallower than you think. If you aren't getting bites within 10-15 minutes, move to another location.
White Perch Good  

There are many catchable-size white perch (10+") in the lake.

White perch cannot be used as live bait, but they do make good cut bait. For tips on identifying a white perch from a white bass, wiper or striped bass click HERE.

All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.

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 The lake is currently ice-free as of 1/7/2019, but icing conditions can change rapidly depending on the weather this time of year.