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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, sauger, bluegill and white bass at Perry Lake in Kansas.

Perry Lake, KS

Marinas, boat ramps, campgrounds, RV hookups, and a host of concessions offering camping, boating and fishing supplies invite visitors to Perry Lake. This 11,100-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Ozawkie.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Perry Lake, located in northeast Kansas, is a renowned fishing destination known for its scenic beauty and abundant fish populations. Anglers flock to Perry Lake for its excellent fishing opportunities and the chance to catch a variety of popular fish species.

Both largemouth and smallmouth bass can be found in Perry Lake, offering anglers a thrilling bass fishing experience. The lake's structure, including submerged vegetation, rocky points, and fallen trees, provides ideal habitat for bass. Anglers can employ various techniques such as casting with soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwater lures to entice these hard-fighting fish into biting. Perry Lake is known for producing quality-sized bass, making it a favorite spot for bass anglers.

Channel catfish and blue catfish are highly sought-after species found in Perry Lake. These bottom-dwelling fish offer anglers exciting catfishing opportunities. Anglers can target catfish using a variety of baits such as cut bait, stink bait, or live bait. Fishing near the lake's channels, drop-offs, or deeper areas can increase the chances of landing a catfish. Perry Lake's catfish population provides both quantity and quality catches, making it an ideal destination for catfish enthusiasts.

White crappie is another popular species found in Perry Lake. Anglers can target white crappie by vertical jigging near submerged structures, brush piles, or docks. Using minnows or soft plastics as bait can entice white crappie into biting. Perry Lake's white crappie population offers anglers the opportunity to catch these prized panfish and enjoy their delicate and tasty fillets.

Sauger, a close relative of walleye, can also be found in Perry Lake. Anglers can target sauger by trolling with crankbaits, casting with jigs, or drifting with live bait along the lake's drop-offs, rocky points, or submerged structures. Similar to walleye fishing, successful sauger fishing at Perry Lake often requires knowledge of the lake's structure and the use of techniques that appeal to these predator fish. Catching a sauger at Perry Lake can provide anglers with an exciting and rewarding angling experience.

Well over 160 miles of shoreline, and deep river channels, await fishing enthusiasts in search of their favorite fish species. Here anglers can choose from catfish, crappie, white bass, sauger, sunfish and both smallmouth and largemouth bass. Big bass and catfish are very common. Slough Creek Public Use Area, Perry Public Use Area, Outlet Public Use Area, Rock Creek Public Use Area, Jefferson Points State Park and Perry State Park are good spots to headquarter during your stay here.

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Primary fish species residing in Perry Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish White Crappie Sauger Bluegill White Bass

Perry Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Perry Lake offers ample opportunities for boating and camping, allowing anglers to make the most of their fishing trips. Anglers can explore the lake's waters, navigate with ease, and access various fishing spots. The lake's campgrounds and recreational facilities provide convenient options for anglers looking to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lake Perry Yacht & Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
785 783-4927

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Longview Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Hamilton Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Devils Gap Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Slough Creek CMP, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Old Town Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Boat Ramp Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Perry State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off W Lake Road, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Rock Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Dam Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Rock Creek Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the north end of the State Route 237 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Slough Creek Bridge Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Ferguson Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Wild Horse Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off State Route 237, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Lake Perry Yacht & Marina
10770 Perry Park Drive
Perry, KS, 66073
785 783-4927

Rock Creek Marina & Resort
6049 West Lake Rd
Ozawkie, KS 66070
785 484-2656

Click here for a Kansas Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Old Town - 785 597-5144

Wild Horse Campground - 785 246-3449

Eagle Landing Campground - 785 246-3449

Turkey Run Campground - 785 246-3449

Mulberry Grove Campground - 785 246-3449

Catfish Alley Campground - 785 246-3449

Lakeview Campground - 785 246-3449

Cougar Pass Campground - 785 246-3449

Pelican Point Campground - 785 246-3449

Perry Landing Campground - 785 876-3000

Perry Lake KS Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Perry Lake
Perry State Park
5441 W Lake Rd
Ozawkie, KS 66070
785 246-3449


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