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Kansas Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
April 20 2024


Kansas Fishing Areas


Kansas may not be one of the first states that come to mind when anglers talk about fishing, but this Midwest state has plenty of great fishing opportunities to offer. Some of the most popular fishing destinations in Kansas include Milford Reservoir, Clinton Lake, Cheney Reservoir, and Wilson Lake. These lakes are home to a variety of fish species, including catfish, bass, crappie, walleye, and trout.

The best times of year to fish in Kansas depend on the species of fish you're targeting. Spring and fall are great times for bass and crappie fishing, while summer is the best time for catfish and walleye. Trout fishing is best in the winter months, when the water temperatures are cooler.

Kansas experiences a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters. Average temperatures in the summer months range from the mid-80s to the low 90s, while winter temperatures can drop to the teens and 20s.

When it comes to bait and lures, the type you use will depend on the species of fish you're targeting. For bass, anglers often use plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Catfish are typically caught using stink bait or chicken liver, while walleye are often caught using jigs or minnows.

Interesting fishing facts about Kansas include that the state record for the largest largemouth bass caught weighed in at 11 pounds and 12 ounces. Kansas is also home to the Flathead Catfish Capital of the World, located in the town of El Dorado. Overall, Kansas offers a variety of fishing experiences for anglers of all levels, and is a great hidden gem for those looking to explore new fishing destinations.

Location State Fish Habitat
Alma City Lake
Kansas Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Walleye
Arkalon Park Ponds
Kansas
Atwood Lake
Kansas Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Wiper, Saugeye
Augusta City Lake
Kansas
Augusta - Santa Fe Lake
Kansas
Belleville City Lake (Rocky Pond)
Kansas
Buhler City Pond
Kansas
Butler State Lake
Kansas
Cedar Bluff Reservoir
Kansas Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Black Crappie, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Wiper
Chase State Fishing Lake
Kansas Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Saugeye
Cheney Reservoir
Kansas Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Walleye, Wiper
Cimarron Ponds Fishing Site
Kansas
Clearwater Chisholm Ridge Lakes
Kansas
Colby - Villa High Lake
Kansas
Council Grove Reservoir
Kansas Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Wiper, Saugeye
El Dorado East Park Pond
Kansas
Ellis City Lake
Kansas
Fish Feeder
Kansas
Fort Riley
Kansas
Glen Elder State Park Pond
Kansas
Graham County - Antelope Lake
Kansas Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Wiper, Saugeye
Harvey County Camp Hawk
Kansas
Harvey County West Lake
Kansas
Hays Big Creek
Kansas
Hays - Vineyard Park Pond
Kansas
Hutchinson - North Pond
Kansas
Jewell City Lake (Emerson Lake)
Kansas
Keith Sebelius (Norton)
Kansas Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Wiper, Saugeye
Kingman Hoover Pond
Kansas
Logan State Fishing Lake
Kansas
Lovewell Reservoir
Kansas Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Bigmouth Buffalo, Black Bullhead, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Wiper
Mallard Ponds Fishing Site
Kansas
Mount Hope - Woodland Park
Kansas
Mulvane-Cedar Brook Pond
Kansas
Newton - Sand Creek
Kansas
Newton - Spring Lake Ponds
Kansas
Ottawa State Fishing Lake
Kansas
Pottawatomie No. 2
Kansas
Rose Hill - School St. Pond
Kansas
Salina - Lakewood Lake
Kansas
Scott State Fishing Lake
Kansas Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Saugeye
Sedgwick Co. Lake Afton
Kansas Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Walleye, Wiper, Saugeye
Sedgwick County Park
Kansas
Sheridan State Fishing Lake
Kansas Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Wiper, Saugeye
Sherman County Smoky Gardens
Kansas
Sherman State Fishing Lake
Kansas
St. Francis Keller Lake
Kansas
Webster Reservoir
Kansas
Wichita - Blackbird Pond
Kansas
Wichita Buffalo Park
Kansas
Wichita Emery Park Pond
Kansas
Wichita - K-96 Lake
Kansas
Wichita - Sunflower Pond
Kansas
Wichita Watson Park
Kansas
Wilburton Pond Fishing Site
Kansas
Wilson Reservoir
Kansas

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