Pleasanton City Lake East Fishing Report -
ecies Rating Size Baits, Method, &Location
Wipers Good size varies, Use live shad or shad artificials and hang on. lake wide trolling with sassy shads, from the bank and boat, with crankbaits, spoons, worms. Shad and wiper can be seen on the surface now. Majority of fish are in the 3 to 5 pound range.   Absolute fun catching these surface feeding.  
Channel catfish Excellent All sizes, this lake has a good catfish population and produces nice fish.  Anglers can catch fish in the 2- 7 pound range.  Night fishing has been very good, using bluegill chunks, worms, liver. some fish 35 inches caught. Best baits are the traditional chicken liver, shrimp, worms, prepared baits, lakewide.  The fish feeders are ON for the season. 
Largemouth bass Excellent varies try the dam, and weed bed habitat using silver or blue crank baits or soft baits.   Lots of bass in the 12 to 15 inch range.
Walleye Slow 18-24 inches An incidental fish taken near deeper habitat.
white crappie Good 8-14 inches Many crappie are in the 8 inch to 12 inches long. Fish around the floating dock,and brushpiles areas in about 6 to 9 ft. ow water.  Use pink, blue/white tube or green jigs, minnows.   
General Comment

 The best time to fish is anytime you can.  Go fishing, the fish have to eat.  This is a great kayaking lake, no recreational boating.  Have the  lake to yourself.  Recent rains have raised the water level to full pool and the fishing is good overall.

There are good crappie here.  This lake has a high density of largemouth bass, great fishing for kids! Also, keep in mind that there is a decent wiper population.  The channel cat population in this lake is doing well, and during our sampling we saw a few walleye, as well as some sizeable flatheads.  Channel catfish have been stocked in mid October to increase fishing opportunities.

Zebra Mussels have recently been found in Hillsdale Lake, and we'd like to remind you to stay aware and take all precautions necessary to prevent the spread into uncontaminated waters! This includes cleaning and rinsing your boat and motor, trailer, and equipment, draining any excess water from previous outings, and allowing your boat to dry before using it in a different body of water. 

Sign up for the Mound City Fishing District Newsletter today! Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats and equipment. Don't move water from any impoundment. 

For tips on spring bass fishing check out the KDWPT video at the following link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpIJaiyW32k 

For crappie anglers, watch this 25-minute video that covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sazyEuIT_bk 

This lake is enrolled into the Community Fisheries Assistance Program. A city fishing permit is no longer required.Remember- Wear a Lifejacket and Reach - Throw - Don t Go.