Pleasanton City Lake West Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
channel catfish Excellent Size varies, some up to 8 pounds Excellent fishery, lots of channel catfish,  Use cut shad or sunfish, (best on chicken liver), shrimp, worms, prepared baits, along dam, lots of fat fish from 2 - 6 pounds.  Fish feeders are off.  This lake is a great channel catfish lake with great shoreline access. The night fishing is even better.
crappie Slow All sizes there are a lot of crappie, most about 9 inches with some in the 12 inch range.  They have moved out into the brush piles in 5ft. of water or deeper. Fish with jigs, blue /white, minnows,
largemouth bass Excellent 12-22 inches water levels are good, the bass are off the deeper edges close to water willow. Use crank baits or spinners, recent sampling shows many bass over 18 inches.
bluegill Slow varies Most fish are under 8 inches. use a small worm or jig under a float.
General Comments

Water levels are good. Best time to fish is anytime you can.   Pleasanton West Lake produces a quality bass and channel catfish fishery.  Largemouth bass, overall are in very good condition and health. The largest bass sampled in 2018 was 4.59 lbs., and 33% of the fish sampled were of memorable or trophy size.  Try your luck with roadrunners, jigs, and spinners for these sizeable fish!

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. 

Get the kids, get your friends and Go Fishing. Remember to "CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY" your boats and equipment. Don't move water.

For tips on spring bass fishing check out the KDWPT video at the following link! 

For crappie anglers, watch this 25-minute video that covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter 

 This lake has a high density of channel catfish that increases angling opportunity. Remember- Wear a Lifejacket and Reach - Throw - Don t Go.This is a Community Fisheries Assistance Program Lake, no fishing permits required.