Kanopolis Lake

Current Temperature:
84°

Est Water Temperature:
80° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.99 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 14 Knots (16 MPH)

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Kanopolis Lake
National Pro Reports

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2014-08-26
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Kansas Reports

Kanopolis Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Kanopolis Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Vital fishing information for Kanopolis Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

The 3,400 acres of Kanopolis Lake provide anglers with a wide variety of fishing opportunities. The most sought after species include saugeye, white bass and channel catfish. Walleye, crappie, and wipers, a white bass/striped bass hybrid, are also caught. White bass may be taken soon after the ice melts in the shallows near Bluff Creek. When river conditions allow, the white bass fishing during their March-April up-river spawn can be fantastic. The best saugeye fishing occurs during their spawning period in late March/early April along the face of the dam or other rocky points. Saugeye may also be taken in the flats from Bluff Creek to Yankee Run Point as the water warms in late April and May. Most channel cats are caught during summer nights at the upper end of the lake. Fishing just after the spring ice melt or using setlines throughout the lake are also popular techniques which can produce good results. For the hardy angler, good ice fishing for crappie and white bass can also be found when conditions allow. [Kanopolis Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/05/2008]
State:
Kansas

County:
Saline

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
3550

Lake Management:


Latitude:
38.640455

Longitude:
-98.020706

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
35

Normal Elevation (ft):
1463

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Kanopolis Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Kanopolis Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 80 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Kanopolis Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Kanopolis Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Kanopolis Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Kanopolis Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.2/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Kanopolis Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Kanopolis Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.7/5
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- still a little early, for the larger female walleye to feed. Any day now...
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
Kanopolis Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Kanopolis Lake Catfish Rating:
   4/5
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- Fished between loder and kimble points on 2-29-13, cought our limits in 30 minutes. Smallest one was 2.2Lbs

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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Kanopolis Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Kanopolis Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Kanopolis Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Kanopolis Lake White Bass Rating:
   1.3/5
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Kanopolis Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Kanopolis Lake Trout Rating:
   3/5
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Kanopolis Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
07:05 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:56 CST







Kanopolis Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
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State Fishing Licensee
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State Fishing Records
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing...  

State Parks
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/state_parks  

State Fishing Information
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing...