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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cheney Reservoir 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. Cheney Reservoir water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. 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!
State:
Kansas
Latitude:
37.769066
Maximum Depth (ft):
42
County:
Reno
Longitude:
-97.837028
Normal Elevation (ft):
1452
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2014-03-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Yesterday, 3/29/2014. I spent 8 hrs running slow all over the lake. Marked very few balls of baitfish and no more than 100 fish throughout the day. Other lakes I\'ve been to are brimming with fish. What happened to Cheney reservoir?
Guest
2012-05-08
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
Fished in a secret hole and caught tons its in one of the most obvious places with a jig or minnow bout 3 or 4 feet of the rocks
Guest
2012-05-08
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
Fished in a secret hole and caught tons its in one of the most obvious places with a jig or minnow bout 3 or 4 feet of the rocks
Guest
2012-05-08
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Fished in a secret hole and caught tons its in one of the most obvious places with a jig or minnow bout 3 or 4 feet of the rocks
Guest
2012-04-10
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I fished western side of the damn with a glass minow husky maybe a bite but nothing real intense. Never really fished walleye but i know when a fish hits.
Guest
2012-03-04
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 46
2/29/12, Fished west end of Dam for1&1/2 HRS.6:30PM-8:00PM caught zero fish with no bites. D.C.
Cheney Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Cheney Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Cheney Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Cheney Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Cheney Reservoir Crappie Rating:
4
Cheney Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 5/3/2014. I fished all around the lake today, and didn\'t catch anything. Not even
a perch! I would say Crappie fishing is definitely at it\'s low this year.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Cheney Reservoir Walleye Rating:
3
Cheney Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Cheney Reservoir Catfish Rating:
4.5
Cheney Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arent going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Cheney Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
4.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Cheney Reservoir White Bass Rating:
4.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cheney Reservoir Trout Rating:
0
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:35 CST

Sunset:

20:20 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full