El Dorado Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Zebra Mussels    

Zebra mussel veligers (larval zebra mussels) 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 AND BOAT LIVEWELLS AND BILGES!!!

CLEAN DRAIN & DRY Every Lake, Every Time!

Click HERE to learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels.  REMEMBER!! Zebra Mussels are also present in the Trout Area below the dam!!

New Video on Kansas Walleye Stocking     The KDWPT Fisheries Division is producing walleye exceeding 8-inches for stocking in Kansas walleye waters. Walleye enter the 3 Phase rearing program as tiny fry and leave the hatchery at over 8-inches in roughly 180 days.  Click HERE to watch the video. 
Wiper Slow 18 to 23 inch

Few reports available this week.

Be sure to properly ID your catch as there is there is an 21-inch minimum length limit and 2/day creel limit on wiper.. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White bass Fair up to 14 inches

Few reports available this week.

Wipers can be caught along with white bass so it is important to properly identify your catch before putting it on a stringer. Click HERE for tips on identifying wipers.

White Perch Slow up to 12 inch

Few reports available this week for white perch.  Look along breaks or on humps using small jigs, spoons, or spinners.

Click HERE for info on properly identifying white perch.

White crappie Fair up to 15+ inch

20/day creel limit effective January 1, 2018.

Crappie are being found 16 to 20 feet deep near timber or on brushpiles on jigs or minnows.  

Channel Catfish Slow up to 25 inch Few reports this we
Walleye Fair up to 28 inch


The walleye spawn is approaching and fish are heading to the spawning areas along rocky shorelines.  Anglers have been doing well at the stilling basin while releases were occurring. 

Rainbow Trout    

Trout have been stocked on November 13, November 27, December 13, January 10, and February 7

Rainbow trout were most recently stocked today Thursday March 7 and also earlier this week on Monday March 4.

Daily creel limit for trout at the El Dorado Trout Area is 5/day.

Few trout reports available this week as high release rates from the reservoir flooded the trout area and fishing activity has been low.

General Comments

Near Normal Pool, releasing 10 CFS. Click Here for the most up to date lake level information.

ZEBRA MUSSEL & WHITE PERCH WARNING! El Dorado Reservoir and the Walnut River below the reservoir contain zebra mussels and white perch. Take zebra mussel control precautions when leaving the lake, Trout Area, and Stilling Basin. For information on Zebra Mussels click Here.