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Best Kansas Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in KS.

Clinton Lake, El Dorado Lake, Hillsdale Lake, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake and Wilson Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Kansas, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Clinton Lake, KS
  • El Dorado Lake, KS
  • Hillsdale Lake, KS
  • Melvern Lake, KS
  • Milford Lake, KS
  • Tuttle Creek Lake, KS
  • Wilson Lake, KS
Best Bass Lakes

Clinton Lake, Elk City Lake, El Dorado Lake, Hillsdale Lake, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake and Wilson Lake are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Clinton Lake, Elk City Reservoir, El Dorado Lake, Hillsdale Lake, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake and Wilson Lake are favorite options for channel, blue, white and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Clinton Lake, El Dorado Lake, Kramper Lake, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake and Wilson Lake are some of the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Clinton Lake, Cowley State Lake, El Dorado Lake, Hillsdale Lake, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Scott State Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake and Wilson Lake are popular lakes to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

Clinton Lake, El Dorado Lake, Hillsdale Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake and Wilson Lake are considered the top lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Clinton Lake, Lake Henry and many smaller lakes, rivers and streams are common options for rainbow and brown trout. More...

Top Striper Lakes

Clinton Lake, El Dorado Lake and Wilson Lake are some of the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Visit the Kansas fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Kansas map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in KS at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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