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Kansas Fishing Report

Get fishing reports for waters in KS.

Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to Kansas, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Big Hill Lake, Cedar Bluff Lake, Cheney Reservoir, Clinton Lake, Council Grove Lake, El Dorado Lake, Elk City Lake, Fall River Lake, Hillsdale Lake, John Redmond Reservoir, Kanopolis Lake, Keith Sebelius Lake, Kirwin Reservoir, La Cygne Lake, Lovewell Reservoir, Marion Reservoir, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Perry Lake, Pomona Lake, Toronto Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake, Waconda Lake, Webster Reservoir, Wilson Lake, Winfield City Lake, Wolf Creek Reservoir and others.

Many of the lakes in Kansas have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby. Kansas is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Walleye fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Catfish, Stripers, Northern Pike, Sauger, Saugeye, Longnose Gar, Spotted Gar, Paddlefish and sunfish including Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, White Bass, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.


Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks - Reports

Kansas Fishing Report

Kansas Fishing Reports

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Kansas fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived Kansas fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to Kansas for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Kansas include Hays, Phillipsburg, Overland Park, Topeka, Garden City, Great Bend, Parsons, Wichita, Lawrence, Manhattan and others scattered across KS, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of Kansas fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.