Clark State Fishing Lake Fishing Report -

Work to repair the Clark State Fishing Lake spillway will begin May 20, 2019, weather permitting, and will entail lowering the lake level only about 11 feet.  To learn more, CLICK HERE. 

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie No report Up to 15 inches Crappie should be starting to move shallow. Try minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs around brush in 4-8 feet of water.
Channel catfish No report Up to 5 lbs Try fishing on the sunny, windblown side of the lake. Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers
Largemouth bass No report Up to 6 lbs Try jigs, small crankbaits and jerk baits around sunny banks and points later in the day.
Bluegill No report Up to 8 inches Try small jigs, or crickets & worms under a bobber around brush and rock piles.
Walleye No report Up to 25 inches Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons.
White bass Fair Up to 1.5 lbs Try curl tail jigs or slim minnow type baits around the dam

Water temperatures should be in the high 40's to low 50's.  Most fish should begin moving shallower, and feeding heavier, in preparation for spawning.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! 

A Dodge City District newsletter is available. Information about fishing and fisheries management throughout southwest Kansas will be updated at least twice each year. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Dodge-City-Fishing-District