The Best Bass Fishing Lakes in Kansas
While bass are not the most popular freshwater gamefish in Kansas, the state still ranks as one of the top states when it comes to largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities. While many bodies of water in Kansas produce their share of big bass every now and then, the ones listed below are known for consistently kicking out numbers of sizeable bass, which is why they're listed as the best bass lakes in Kansas.
- La Cygne Lake located in eastern Kansas is notorious for its giant largemouth bass. The fertile waters and varied vegetation combine to create the perfect habitat for growing large numbers of healthy big bass. As a result, every La Cygne Lake produces lunker largemouth pushing the 10-pound mark, with the occasional double-digit busting the scales.
- Wilson Reservoir in central Kansas is arguably the state's best smallmouth fishery. It hosts both numbers and sizes of big smallmouth bass, and has one of the top catch ratios in the state. Anglers routinely fish Wilson for its nonstop smallmouth action.
- Melvern Reservoir near Topeka is producing bigger and bigger smallmouth bass every year. It's rocky shorelines and offshore structure make for prime smallmouth habit. The abundant smallmouth population make Melvern a destination for serious bass anglers.
- Milford Lake offers an abundance of both numbers of largemouth and smallmouth bass, as well as big ones too. The lake's fertile waters and varied vegetation combine to create the perfect habitat for growing large numbers of healthy big bass, especially smallmouth. As a result, Milford is a top destination for recreational and tournament anglers alike.
Kansas Fishing Licensing Information
Licenses By Phone: 1-620-672-5911