Elk City Reservoir is located on the Elk River, a tributary of the Verdigris, in Montgomery County, Kansas, and offers good to excellent fishing opportunities for channel catfish, white bass, crappie, flathead catfish, largemouth bass and saugeye. Hook and line and trot line fisherman experience good success for channel catfish and flatheads in the reservoir during all seasons of the year. Spring fishing for spawning crappie occurs in the coves and associated streams. White bass runs also occur in Elk River. The outlet area provides good to excellent fishing during moderate releases. A handicap access fishing dock is located in the state park area.
Special length or creel limits may be in effect for some fish species. Check the Kansas Fishing Regulations Summary and all posted notices before fishing. Angler access is permitted from April 1 through September 1 on the refuge area.
Admission: Park Permit Required
Address: 7 miles east of Elk City and 5 miles northwest of the city of Independence.
Our Email: ElkCitySP@wp.state.ks.us
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