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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, white crappie, bluegill and hybrid striped bass at Keith Sebelius Lake in Kansas.

Keith Sebelius Lake, KS

Just a three mile drive from Norton, KS, Keith Sebelius Lake offers fishing for bass, crappie, catfish and wipers. This 2,200-acre lake, with 32 miles of shoreline, serves up good fishing, plenty of camping and lots of places to fish from the bank.

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Keith Sebelius Lake, located in northwestern Kansas, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. The lake offers a tranquil setting and a variety of fish species, making it a popular destination for anglers seeking a peaceful fishing experience.

Channel catfish are abundant in Keith Sebelius Lake and provide exciting opportunities for catfishing. Anglers can target these bottom-dwelling fish 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. Keith Sebelius Lake's catfish population offers both quantity and quality catches, making it an ideal destination for catfish enthusiasts.

Largemouth bass is another sought-after species in Keith Sebelius 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. Keith Sebelius Lake offers ample opportunities to catch quality-sized largemouth bass, making it a favorite spot for bass anglers.

Spotted bass can also be found in Keith Sebelius Lake. These fish are known for their aggressive nature and are often found near rocky structures and submerged trees. Anglers can target spotted bass using similar techniques and baits as largemouth bass. Catching a feisty spotted bass can add excitement to a fishing trip at Keith Sebelius Lake.

Bluegill and white crappie are popular panfish species found in Keith Sebelius Lake. Bluegill, known for their willingness to bite and scrappy fights, offer anglers enjoyable panfishing opportunities. White crappie, on the other hand, can be targeted by vertical jigging near submerged structures or brush piles. These panfish species provide additional angling options and can be caught using small hooks and bait such as worms or crickets.

There are no rental boats, nor a marina, but most everything else you need for boating, fishing and camping is either at the lake or just a few miles away.

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Primary fish species residing in Keith Sebelius Lake

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish White Crappie Bluegill Hybrid Stripers

Keith Sebelius 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: YES

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Keith Sebelius Lake is not only a great fishing destination but also offers amenities for boating and camping. Anglers can explore the lake's 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 enjoy the outdoor experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Loeta Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off State Route 261, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Southeast Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, near the south end of the dam, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Click here for a Kansas Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Cedar Ridge Campground - 785 877-2953

Prairie Dog Campground - 785 877-2953

Shady Rest Campground - 785 877-2953

Cottonwood Campground - 785 877-2953

Meadowlark Campground - 785 877-2953

Branded Cedar Campground - 785 877-2953

Leota Cove Campground - 785 877-2953

Keith Sebelius Lake KS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Keith Sebelius Lake
Prairie Dog State Park
13037 KS-261
Norton, KS 67654
785 877-2953


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