Lake levels and fishing report (Aug. 19)

Lake Levels

Lake Normal Current Rel

Arbuckle 872.0 867.73 1Big Hill 858.0 856.96 0Cedar Bluff 2144.0 2127.68 0Cheney 1421.6 1418.98 0Clinton 875.5 874.68 21Council Grove 1274.0 1272.79 22El Dorado 1339.0 1336.77 11Elk City 796.0 793.99 8Fall River 950.5 948.26 9Grand 742.0 742.78 4487Hillsdale 917.0 916.51 24Hulah 733.0 732.82 17John Redmond 1039.0 1037.28 170Kanopolis 1463.0 1465.11 58Kaw 1009.85 1008.54 40Keystone 723.0 721.50 1302Kirwin 1729.3 1729.20 80Lovewell 1582.6 1583.27 61Marion 1350.5 1348.03 13Melvern 1036.0 1035.33 20Milford 1144.4 1157.63 25Norton 2304.3 2296.91 1Perry 891.5 895.69 25Pomona 974.0 973.99 15Skiatook 714.0 705.00 92Stockton 867.0 863.66 40Table Rock 915.0 915.84 4901Tenkiller 632.0 628.47 635Texoma 618.5 611.94 1866Toronto 899.5 901.20 9Truman 706.0 704.62 500Tuttle Creek 1075.0 1090.63 200Waconda 1455.6 1456.54 1501Webster 1892.5 1887.73 116Wilson 1516.0 1516.59 15

Fishing Report


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: White bass fair trolling crankbaits or sassy shad off points and islands. Wipers good off points and islands chasing shad in low light conditions. Walleye fair trolling along the dam and deep dropoffs with 2- 3-inch shad imitations. Catfish good lakewide drifting shrimp.

Council Grove: Catfish fair to good with cutbait or drifting shad over flats 4-10 feet deep. Saugeye fair to good in shallow water using shad imitating plastics or crankbaits. White bass fair to good in main lake trolling crankbaits. Wiper fair using crankbaits along windblown shorelines. Crappie fair using jigs or jig and minnow combo along dam and near breaks in 9-14 feet deep.

El Dorado: Walleye fair over flats and submerged structure with minnows, plastics and jig and worm combination. Wiper fair to good trolling crankbaits along edges of flats or river channels. White bass fair to good off points and along rocky shorelines with slab spoons. Crappie fair using minnows or jigs near breaks or structure in 12-15 feet of water. Catfish fair drifting shad. Walleye fair using crankbaits, spinners and jig-n-live bait combos deep.

Kingman SFL: Catfish good near feeders using wide variety of baits. Largemouth bass fair with topwater and weedless lures in vegetation. Northern pike spotty in north end of lake.

Marion: Catfish good near dam and middle of lake at chum holes in low light. Walleye fair along edges of river channel early and late in day. White bass good using twister-tails. Wiper good on mainlake points and flats trolling with shad and trolling crankbaits near dam.

McPherson SFL: Catfish excellent near feeders using stinkbait. Crappie fair with minnows and small jigs near vegetation. Largemouth bass good near weedlines using topwater lures early and late in day.


Cedar Bluff: Crappie fair over steep drops and around the fish attractors vertically fishing minnows, small slab spoons or jigs. White bass fair to good vertically fishing live or dead shad or minnows over points and drop offs in 25 feet of water. Wipers fair to good drifting live shad or sunfish or vertically fishing large slab spoons over mainlake points and drop-offs in 20-25 feet of water.

Fall River: Catfish good on worms, shad sides or prepared baits over mud flats. Crappie fair near brush in river and over channel breaks with jigs and minnows. Largemouth bass fair near stumps on twister tails, worms, crank and spinner baits. White bass fair over mud flats on twister-tail jigs, spinners or shad-imitator crankbaits.

Glen Elder: Crappie fair to good with minnows or jig-n-minnows in deep water, especially in vegetation in coves, near causeway and dam. White bass/wipers good using small jigs, spoons or shiners near the bluffs, Granite Creek and off the dam. Walleye good along the state park area, Granite Creek and the south side trolling crankbaits or on jig-n-crawlers or jig-n-leech around the flooded trees around the state park area, the dam and old highway 24 roadbed. Catfish good to excellent using a variety of prepared baits chumming with soybeans and wheat or under flooded trees along the south side and state park.

Kanopolis: Catfish fair to good around Yankee Run on liver, shrimp, cutbaits and prepared baits and chumming south side humps. Crappie fair on minnows, jigs or small slab spoons around deeper brush and on the edges of the river channel. Walleye/saugeye fair using shad-colored crankbaits or slab spoons along river channel edges and around brushpiles. White bass fair to good wading windblown points using shad-colored lures or slab spoons. Wipers slow to fair using bucktailed and twister-tailed jigs or shad imitators off windy points.

Milford: Catfish good in river and near flooded vegetation on shad sides and guts or worms. Crappie fair in deep water near brush using jigs and minnows. Walleye good in deep water off points or over channel ledges 25 feet deep with crankbaits or jigging spoons. White bass/wipers good off windy points with crankbaits, spoons, jigs or live bait early and late in day. Smallmouth bass fair off rocky points and bluffs with jerkbaits, jigs, or crankbaits. Largemouth bass fair on plastics and spinnerbaits and topwaters early and late near flooded brush and vegetation.

Toronto: Catfish good using worms, stinkbaits or shad sides on mud flats on windy side of lake. Largemouth bass fair around stumps in the river using twister-tailed jigs, worms, spinners or crankbaits. White bass fair with twister-tailed jigs, spinners or crankbaits on mud flats. Crappie fair near stumps in Mann’s, Woodson and Toronto coves and in Walnut Creek with jig or minnow.

Tuttle Creek: Catfish fair with worms at tubes and in flooded areas. Crappie still fair on jigs at the tubes. Saugeye fair along rocky banks in shallow water using jigs and crankbaits.

Webster: Wipers/white bass good off dam and north shore using jigs, roadrunners and diving lures, especially at dawn and dusk. Crappie fair with jigs and minnows in Rock Point, near attractors and over drop offs. Walleye fair off dam, near old swim beach, Bow City parking lot and old launch area using jigs, jig-n-minnows, jig-n-crawlers or trolling crankbaits. Catfish fair in west end and north side on worms, shrimp and shad off bottom.

Wilson: Catfish fair with cut bait or worms chumming windy side of lake. Stripers fair with live bait or downriggers over structures in deep water. White bass slow to fair near flooded vegetation on light colored twister-tails. Black bass good using crankbaits, plastics or topwater lures near flooded vegetation, the rocks or any structure