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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, bluegill and white bass at Fall River Lake in Kansas.

Fall River Lake, KS

If you enjoy camping and fishing, Fall River Lake is an ideal spot. Boating on this 2,500-acre lake, in the southeast part of the state, is open to all types of boats from kayaks to power boats.

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Fall River Lake, located in the southeastern section of Kansas, is a picturesque fishing destination known for its serene surroundings and excellent fishing opportunities. Anglers flock to Fall River Lake for its diverse fish populations and the chance to reel in some popular species.

Largemouth bass is one of the primary targets for anglers at Fall River Lake. The lake's structure, including submerged vegetation, rocky points, and fallen trees, provides excellent habitat for largemouth bass. Anglers can use a variety of techniques, such as casting with soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwater lures, to entice these hard-fighting fish into biting. Fall River Lake offers ample opportunities to catch quality-sized largemouth bass, making it a favorite among bass anglers.

Channel catfish are another sought-after species in Fall River Lake. These bottom-dwelling fish can be targeted using a variety of baits such as cut bait, stink bait, or live bait. Fishing near the lake's deeper areas, including channels and drop-offs, can increase the chances of landing a catfish. Fall River Lake's catfish population provides anglers with both quantity and quality catches, making it an ideal destination for catfish enthusiasts.

Bluegill, known for their aggressive nature and willingness to bite, are abundant in Fall River Lake. Anglers can enjoy catching these panfish species using small hooks and bait such as worms or crickets. Bluegill fishing in Fall River Lake offers a relaxing and enjoyable experience, particularly for anglers looking to spend a peaceful day on the water.

White crappie is another popular species found in Fall River Lake. Anglers can target crappie by vertical jigging near submerged structures, fallen trees, or brush piles. Fall River Lake's population of white crappie provides anglers with the opportunity to catch these prized panfish and enjoy their delicate and tasty fillets.

Campgrounds line nearly half of the dozen miles of shoreline, with plenty of access for fishing from the bank. Big crappie, bragging size catfish, and big schools of white bass populate the fishery. Bass and sunfish also reside here and can provide excellent fishing at times.

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Primary fish species residing in Fall River Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish White Crappie Bluegill White Bass

Fall River Lake Amenities

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

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Fall River Lake is not only a fantastic fishing destination but also offers amenities for boating and camping. Anglers can explore the lake's tranquil waters, navigate with ease, and access various fishing spots. The lake's campgrounds and recreational facilities provide convenient options for anglers looking to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Fall River Lake Boat Ramp East - II
Located mid lake, west side, in Fall River State Park, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Fredonia Bay West Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off County Road 50B, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Quarry Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off County Road 20, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Rock Ridge Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off County Road 50B, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Whitehall Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off BB Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Fredonia Bay Campground - 620 637-2213

Gobbler's Knob Campground - 620 637-2213

Damsite Campground - 620 637-2213

Whitehall Bay Campground - 620 637-2213

Rock Ridge Cove North Campground - 620 658-4445

Fall River Lake KS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Fall River Lake
Fall River State Park
144 Highway 105
Toronto, KS 66777
620 637-2213


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