Black Kettle State Fishing Lake is an 8 acre lake that is open to public fishing. It is located 1 1/2 miles north of Moundridge, 1/2 miles east, and 1/4 miles south, or take exit 48 off of I-135, go north on 22nd Avenue about 200 feet and turn east on Cherokee Road and go 1/2 mile east, then turn south into the lake area. The lake is very shallow around the edges and is suitable for shoreline anglers and small boats. Boating for purposes other than fishing is prohibited. A boat ramp is located on the south shore. A fish feeder is located in the middle of the lake and about half a dozen brush piles were placed in the lake. The lake was stocked with channel catfish, largemouth bass, and bluegill.This lake is usually fairly turbid, so fishermen should bring brightly colored lures or live or prepared baits with lots of scent to help the fish locate your hook. Sometimes the majority of the fish are in or near the brush piles, so then you must throw to the brush to get into the fish. During times of significant inflow, fish near the inlet for actively feeding fish. Currently the lake has a fair number of decent sized channel catfish in it, some largemouth bass up to about 3 lbs., some bluegill, and a few small crappie that washed in with some bullheads and a few carp.

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