Some urban lakes are stocked in the middle of the month with channel catfish. These waters include Lake Afton, Cruiser Lake, Emory Park, South Lake and Watson Park. Other urban lakes are stocked the first week of the month. More information is available from the KDWP Region 4 office, 316-683-8069, 6232 E. 29th St North.
Cheney: Channel catfish good in shallow areas off rock jetties and rocky shorelines. Crappie fair near riprap and brushpiles on minnows and jigs. Walleye excellent on flats, off points and near islands from shore or boat. White bass good on the flats and off points and islands drifting live baits. Wipers good to excellent trolling live baits off points and over covered islands.
Council Grove: Catfish fair drifting nightcrawlers over shallow flats. Saugeye fair in shallow creeks with jigs or medium-sized crankbaits. White bass fair in coves and upper ends of creeks using jigs or inline spinners. Crappie fair using jig under bobber in shallow water and creeks.
El Dorado: Catfish fair in the creeks during inflows and along shorelines on stinkbaits, cutbaits or crawlers. White bass fair using small spinners or jigs in the creeks. Crappie good with minnow under bobber in shallows. Walleye slow to fair on the flats in 4-15 feet of water using jig-n-crawler or spinners.
Kingman SFL: Crappie fair using minnows and jigs. Catfish good near the feeders on shrimp, liver or cutbait. Largemouth bass good using weedless or topwater lures. Northern pike good around the springs in north end of lake using rattletraps.
Marion: Catfish good with prepared baits on bottom of shallow water in coves, off points and near dam. Crappie good also in shallow water in the river and coves using minnows. Walleye good off the points and dam using deep divers, large minnows or nightcrawlers. Wipers/white bass good along the dam and points using jigs, spinners and deep divers.
McPherson SFL: Catfish excellent near feeders and in shallows near cover and rocks. Crappie fair on minnows or small jigs near rocks or brush. Largemouth bass good with plastics and spinnerbaits off the jetties and near weedbeds.
Fall River: Catfish good in the river and below the dam using worms, stinkbait or shad sides. Crappie fair around brush in river, brushpiles in coves and near rocky shorelines with jigs or minnows. White bass fair on rocky shorelines using twister-tailed jig or minnows.
Kanopolis: Catfish fair to good on liver, shrimp, cutbaits and prepared baits off windblown shores and chumming southside humps. Crappie fair in deep brushpiles and the river channel using jigs or minnows. Walleye/saugeye good to excellent lakewide drifting jig-n-crawlers, soft plastics and Gulp bait. White bass good on flats and face of dam trolling small crankbaits or casting white twister-tailed jigs. Wipers fair off windy points using bucktailed and twister-tailed jigs or shad imitators.
Milford: Channel and blue catfish good in river on shad sides or worms; channels good near flooded vegetation on worms. Crappie fair in coves using tube jigs, minnows or spinners in shallow water near brush and rocky areas near. Walleye good using crawlers along flats or on points using crankbaits. White bass/wipers fair with jigs and spinners along the dam and near points using crankbaits and jigs. Smallmouth bass good with jerkbaits, jigs, or crankbaits in shallow water off rocky points. Largemouth bass good on plastics and spinnerbaits near flooded brush and vegetation.
Norton: Crappie fair off public fishing dock, Marina slips and shallow coves using jigs or minnows. Walleye/saugeye fair using jig-n-crawlers off the river channel and drop-offs. Wipers good in Leota cove. Largemouth/spotted bass good along dam and in the coves with crankbaits and spinnerbaits.
Toronto: Catfish good using worms, stink bait or shad sides in river and Walnut Creek. White bass good with twister-tailed jigs around stumps in Walnut Creek and Verdigris River and along rocky shorelines. Crappie good near stumps in Mann's, Woodson and Toronto coves and in Walnut Creek with jig or minnow.
Tuttle Creek: Channel catfish fair to good using worms over newly flooded areas. Crappie fair at the tubes on jigs or minnows. White bass fair off the dam. Largemouth bass fair in coves in south end of reservoir, especially McIntyre Cove. Saugeye fair along rocky banks in water less than 8 feet deep using jigs and crankbaits.
Webster: Channel catfish fair on shad, worms and shrimp on bottom on shallow waters in west end. Wipers/white bass good using jigs, roadrunners and diving lures off dam and north shore. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows in the coves and around the breakwaters. Walleye good off dam, near old swim beach, Bow City parking lot and old launch area using jigs, jig-n-minnows or jig-n-crawlers.
Wilson: Catfish fair using cut bait or worms on windy sides of lake. Crappie fair in flooded vegetation using small white twister-tailed jigs or roadrunners. Stripers good off dam, best from dusk to dark, using bucktailed jigs, white twister-tailed jigs and small rattletraps. Walleye good with white twister-tailed jigs on the flats and roadbeds or edges flooded vegetation. White bass fair around edges of flooded vegetation with white twister-tailed jigs. Black bass good near flooded vegetation, the rocks or any structure using chartreuse spinnerbaits, plastics or topwater lures.