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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Cedar Bluff Lake in Kansas.

Cedar Bluff Lake, KS

Rock cliff banks surround much of the shore on Cedar Bluff Lake, a 6,000-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, 10 miles north of Brownell. Take a boating cruise around the nearly 50 miles of shoreline, enjoy the views and check out all the great places to wet a line.

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Cedar Bluff Lake, located in Kansas, is a popular destination for anglers seeking diverse fishing opportunities. This picturesque lake offers a variety of fish species to target, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing experience for all.

Bass fishing enthusiasts will find Cedar Bluff Lake to be a haven, with both largemouth bass, spotted bass and smallmouth bass present in good numbers. The lake's structure, including rocky shorelines, submerged timber, and weed beds, provides ideal habitat for these predatory fish. Anglers can employ various techniques such as casting with soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwater lures to entice these bass species into biting.

Hybrid stripers are another prized fish species found in Cedar Bluff Lake. These hard-fighting fish are a cross between striped bass and white bass, combining the best attributes of both species. Hybrid stripers offer anglers thrilling battles and can be caught using techniques such as trolling with crankbaits or casting with swimbaits. Cedar Bluff Lake's open waters provide ample room for these powerful fish to roam and put up a fight.

White bass, known for their schooling behavior and aggressive nature, are plentiful in Cedar Bluff Lake. Anglers can enjoy catching these feisty fish using a variety of lures and baits, such as jigs, spoons, or crankbaits. When white bass are actively feeding, anglers can experience fast and furious action, making for an exciting day on the water.

Channel catfish are also popular targets in Cedar Bluff Lake. These bottom-dwelling predators can be caught using a variety of baits, such as cut bait, stink bait, or live bait. Anglers can find success by fishing near submerged structures or along the lake's deeper channels.

Crappie and sunfish species, such as bluegill and redear sunfish, are abundant in Cedar Bluff Lake and provide additional angling opportunities. Anglers can target crappie by vertical jigging near submerged structures, while sunfish can be caught using small hooks and bait such as worms or crickets. These panfish species offer a great option for anglers looking for a relaxed and enjoyable fishing experience.

Fishing for spotted, largemouth and smallmouth is on the mind if bass anglers here. Crappies, catfish, walleye and hybrid striped bass are also very popular.

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Primary fish species residing in Cedar Bluff Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish White Crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Hybrid Stripers

Cedar Bluff Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NO

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Cedar Bluff Lake is not only a fantastic fishing destination but also offersboating and camping. Boaters can enjoy exploring the lake's waters, while campers can take advantage of the lakeside campsites, allowing for a complete outdoor experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Apache Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Z Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with dock and paved parking.

Muley Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Muley Campground Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Northwest Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off 300th Avenue, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Overland Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Overland Campground Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

West Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off West Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Cedar Bluff State Park Campground - 785 726-3212

Cedar Bluff Lake KS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Cedar Bluff Lake
Cedar Bluff State Park
32001 KS-147
Ellis, KS 67637
785 726-3212


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