Are you looking for a few places to go fishing in the state of Kansas? If so here are 5 places that will not let you down.
Scott State Lake
Scott State Lake is said to be a great experience by many. Although it can be a good drive for some it won’t let you down. It happens to be south of I-70 off highway 83 which is close to Colorado Kansas border and right at 384 miles from Kansas City.
This is a 115-acre spring fed lake with wonderful scenery as well.
Types of fish that you can catch in Scott State Lake are Suagey, Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, Channel Catfish, and Sunfish (Bluegill).
This is a wonderful lake for Bluegill fish and will give some great action. You can usually find this type of fish in the back of smaller coves, and according to Kansas Department of Wildlife using small worms under a bobber around brush, laydown trees, vegetation, and rocks in shallow water is a great method to use to catch them.
Scott State Lake is also a great lake for those that like to use their kayak to do some fishing. Let’s you get into those hard reach Places and do some great fishing.
This lake has a lot to offer even if the fish don’t bite. It has some great camping, hiking, wildlife, and views. Scott City is nearby as well just in case you forgot something.
Milford lake is another great fishing lake near Junction City. The lake is right off I-70 about 145 miles west of Kansas City.
There is a good list of fish at Milford Lake and they are Catfish, Crappie, Walleye, White Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Large Mouth Bass.
According to Kansas Department of Wild life they have fisherman catching up to 73 pound Blue Catfish. They are also catching crappie around 15 feet deep around points, brush, and ledges on jigs and minnows, largemouth bass in the same type of areas while using jigs, spinnerballs, and topwater lures.
Atchison State Fishing Lake
Atchison State Fishing Lake is a 66 acre lake built in 1957. The lake is 50 miles north of Kansas City off K-7. The lake offers great scenery with rolling hills and a lot of trees.
You probably won’t catch the big goliath here but if you’re looking for a lake to catch a lot of fish this is the lake. It has Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largmouth Bass, and Redear Sunfish. It also has some primitive camping and cabins to stay at if you wish. It does have a boat ramp for your boat but also another great lake to do some kayak fishing if that is your thing.
Some good pointers are look in the coves for the bluegill using night crawlers. Channel Catfish are being caught from the shore using cut shad, dough balls, or chunks of worm.
If you like the fish mentioned above, then Atchison State Fishing Lake will not let you down.
Wilson Sate Fishing Lake
Wilson State Fishing Lake is a 110-acre lake that is south of Kansa City about 140 miles. Just take I-35 south to highway 75 and go straight south from there.
This lake has a few fish feeders around the lake so you will have a better chance of catching a few bigger fish here. The lake has Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth and Spotted Bass, and Redear Sunfish. The lake also has boat ramps and plenty of fishing areas from the shore. Great for your little beginners as well.
Channel Catfish are biting on livers and shad sides in the shallow areas in the evening hours. Bluegill and Redears are scattered outside the weed lines, using small jigs tipped with a worm seem to work to help you catch a good number of fish.
Shawnee State Fishing Lake
If you’re in the mood to catch some Largemouth Bass, this is a great lake to do just that. Anywhere from half a pound to 5 pounds and over 15 inches long. This lake has a plenty of Largemouth Bass for you to catch and enjoy. Shawnee State Fishing Lake also offers Crappie, and Channel Catfish. This lake is stocked and also has feeders and will not let you down.
The lake also offers some free primitive camping, and has plenty of wildlife to view while you’re there.
The above Lakes are just a few great lakes to fish at in Kansas. If you have one you like please leave a comment and let us know. Thank You.