KANSAS FISHING REPORTS: Region 4

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Report Updated 6/23/2017

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REGION 4

CHENEY COUNCIL GROVE EL DORADO MARION BUTLER (SFL)
CHASE (SFL) COWLEY (SFL) KINGMAN (SFL) McPHERSON (SFL) HARVEY COUNTY EAST
HARVEY COUNTY WEST
 

CHENEY RESERVOIR

Updated 6/23/2017

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 1421.60  

Inflow: 1510 cfs Outflow: 500 cfs

Level: 3.00 feet high Temperature:

  

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!!!  

White Bass and Wiper  Good  Various  Wiper have been pretty hot for the last week, with fish up to and over 21". Fall netting results indicate excellent white bass and wiper populations. There are high densities of temperate bass and lots of quality fish. Fishing should be as good for temperate bass in 2015 as it has been in recent years.   

Walleye  Fair  Up to 28"  Walleye have moved off the dam and are being caught sporadically by trolling. 

Crappie  Fair  Up to 15"  Crappie will be moving to the shallower waters in coves and around brush, as well as along the dam.     

Channel Catfish  Fair  Up to 10 lb  Channel and blue catfish are picking up, with a few recent reports. Focus on structure and channel borders.   

White Perch  Netting results this fall indicate that white perch numbers increased this year; however, there are many catchable-size white perch (10+") in the lake.All white perch in your possession must be dead. It is illegal to posses live white perch.

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COUNCIL GROVE

     Updated 6/23/2017

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 1274.0

Inflow: 40 cfs Outflow: 513 cfs

Level: 0.28 feet high Temperature:

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Zebra Mussels Zebra mussels were recently discovered in Council Grove Reservoir. Click HERE for the news release. 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!!!

 Channel Catfish  Fair  up to 3lb  Fresh shad or shad sides on windblown points and shorelines

Saugeye  Fair  up to 20-inch  Jigs and crankbaits along rocky shorelines and the dam.

 White Bass  Fair to Good  up to 15-inch  Near the marina cove, along the dam, and off rocky points casting jigs or RoadRunners.

 Wiper  Same as report for white bass. The wiper continue to grow in the lake. Increasing numbers of fish now exceed the 18-inch minimum length limit. See white bass for tips on catching winter time wiper. Wiper are usually caught along with the white bass so be sure to examine your catch closely as there is a 18-inch length limit and 2/day creel on wipers!

 White Crappie  Fair to Good  Up to 13-inch  Some nice crappie have been caught recently in both the coves and the creeks with some fish running 14-inches. Dipping jigs in shoreline cover and jigging brush are producing fish. Creel limit 20/day

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EL DORADO RESERVOIR

Updated 6/23/2017

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 1339.0

Inflow: 210 cfs Outflow: 750 cfs

Level: 4.00 feet high Temperature:

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!!!

 Wiper  Fair  up to 6 lbs  Wiper have been caught on shallow rocky shorelines and points casting jigs, spinners, and medium sized crankbaits. Anglers are picking up a few trolling crankbaits.

 White bass  Fair to Good  Up to 15-inch  Rocky points and shorelines on jigs in shallow water 2 to 4 feet deep. A few whites have been picked up trolling crankbaits along rock shorelines and along the face of the dam.

 White Perch  Fair  Up to 10-inch  Small hooks and pieces of worm are always a good bet for white perch.

 White crappie  Fair to Good  7 to 14-inch  Depths of 2 to 15 feet have been productive again this week. Crappie are being found near shore in the mornings and again in the evenings and deeper during the day. No real pattern on the shallow bite yet this year. Jigs, jig and cork, and jig and minnow have all been effective.

 Channel Catfish  Fair  up to 3 lb  Shad sides and worms in the creeks.

 Walleye  Fair  up to 27-inch  Walleye are beginning to show up on the flats and are on being caught with a variety of methods including jig and crawler and crankbaits.

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MARION RESERVOIR  

   Updated 6/23/2017

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 1350.50

Inflow: 50 cfs Outflow: 7 cfs

Level: 1.00 feet high Temperature: 

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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!

 Channel Cat  Good  All Sizes

 White Crappie  Fair  10" and over  Fish near structure using small jigs and minnows

 Walleye  Fair  Up to 18"  Jigs and worms

 White Bass  Good  Up to 2 lbs  Fish off main lake points and the dam using jigs, or try trolling with live bait

 Wiper  Good  1-5 lbs  Fish off main lake points and the dam using jigs, or try trolling with live bait

 

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BUTLER (SFL)

Updated  6/23/2017

Temperature: 

Channel Catfish  Fair  up to 6lb  Shad sides and guts along windblown shorelines in shallow water.

 Largemouth Bass  Fair to Good  up to 18-inch  Jig-n-pig, larger plastics, and crank baits or spinnerbaits along shallow shorelines during mid-day hours.

 Black Crappie  Fair  up to 8-inch  Jig and bobber or jig and minnow close to shoreline cover in water 2 to 4 feet deep.

 Bluegill  Fair to Good   Small piece of worm under a float close to shoreline cover.

 Redear Sunfish    Few recent reports.

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CHASE (SFL)

Updated 6/23/2017

Temperature: 

Channel Catfish  Fair  up to 20-inch  Shad or nightcrawlers in the western end of the lake.

 Largemouth Bass  Fair  up to 16-inch  Jigheads with grubs, crankbaits, and small spinners fished shallow during warmer parts of the day.

 Saugeye  No recent reports.

 Spotted Bass  Fair  up to 14-inch  Same as largemouth bass

 White Bass   No recent reports

 Bluegill  Fair  up to 6-inch  Nightcrawler under a float off the piers and along the shorelines in the coves

 White Crappie  Fair to Good  up to 11-inch  Jigs or minnows on brush or in shallow shoreline areas during mid-day hours where the water is warmest. Most fish are 8 to 10-inches this year.

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COWLEY (SFL)

Updated 6/23/2017

Lake Map

Temperature:

Black Crappie  Fair  up to 10-inch  Fishing breaks in 8 to 9 feet of water with minnows.

 Bluegill   Small beetle spins or bobber and worm combo off the piers, rocky shorelines, and shallow shoreline areas with sun exposure.

 Channel Catfish  Fair  up to 3 lbs  Livers and stinkbait in depths of 3 to 5 feet.

 Largemouth Bass  Fair to Good  up to 18-inch  Crawdad imitating crankbaits and plastics in 5 to 7 feet of water along weed lines and flats. Very few fish are hanging along the steep bluff banks so concentrate on the weedy flats!

 Redear Sunfish  Fair  Up to 10-inch  4 to 6 feet deep on worms.

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KINGMAN (SFL)

Updated  6/23/2017

Temp: 

Lake Map

Alcohol possession is not allowed at this lake

Channel catfish Fair 10" to 4 lb. A few surplus channel catfish have been stocked. Mostly 10-inch fish have been stocked, but some large adults (5+ pounds) have also been stocked recently.

Largemouth Bass Fair 6" to 12" About 6,000 (5-10") largemouth were stocked in November 2012. More fingerling bass will be stocked in the spring. These fish will grow quickly in the renovated lake and fishing should be exciting for sublegal bass in 2013.

 Northern Pike Northern pike fingerlings will be stocked in the spring of 2013.

 Bluegill Fair 3" to 5" Small bluegill were recently stocked. Most were under 3", but these fish will grow quickly. By late summer, they should provide some angling potential.

 The lake has been renovated and is refilling nicely in spite of the relatively dry weather. The lake is probably about half full and may be to full pool by late spring.

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McPherson (SFL)

Updated   6/23/2017

Temperature: 

Lake Level: Normal

On Channel Catfish only 2 per day

Channel catfish  Excellent  Up to 30"  Fishing is good by the feeders. Also try around structure and along the dam. Catfish will be spawning in cavities like rocks and hollow logs.  

Creel limit is 2 catfish per day and a 15" length limit.

 Crappie  Fair  8-10"  Anglers are having some luck on small crappies near rocks or brush. Use minnows or small jigs.

 Largemouth bass  Good  Up to 5 lb.  Hit the weedlines with topwater lures early and late.

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Harvey County East Lake

Updated   6/23/2017
Lake Map

Lake Level: Normal   Water Temperature: 

Lake size & Location: 254 acres, 7 miles E of Newton

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 Bluegill  Good  up to 1/2lb  Fish worms under a bobber or use small spinning lures or jigs.

 Largemouth Bass  Fair  Up to 18 inches  Fish with worms and lures

 White Crappie  Fair  8-12 inches  Minnows, worms and jigs

 Channel Catfish  Good  1 lb plus  Stink bait,liver and worms

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Harvey County West Lake  

Updated 6/23/2017

Water level: Normal  Water temp : 

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Bluegill  Good  up to 1/2lb Worms

 Largemouth Bass  Slow to Fair  Up to 18 inches  Fish with worms and lures. No Keepers

White Crappie  Slow  8-12 inches

Channel Catfish  Good  1 lb plus  Good to Excellent on CJ's and Sonny's. Fair to good on worms

 Little Arkansas River  River is very low, Flatheads fair on goldfish and perch. Channels fair on shad sides and gizzards.

 

 

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