OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE
Land Acquisition: The Kansas Fish & Game Commission purchased 506 acres in 1955.
Area Description: The area is being used as a combination wildlife and fishing area. Construction of an earthen dam created a lake approximately 140 acres in size. The remaining 366 acres consist mainly of tall grass prairie with numerous wooded draws and slopes. Soils are thin with rock layers below much of the area. Camping, fishing piers, fish feeders, boat ramp and dock are provided for fishermen on the west side of the lake. Channel catfish are the most fished for species, additional species include black bass, crappie and wiper.
*Channel catfish - Creel Limit: 2 per day, Length Limit: 15 inch *Crappie - Creel Limit: 50 per day, Length Limit: 10 inch *Black bass - Creel Limit: 2 per day, Length Limit: 13-18 inch slot *Wiper - Creel Limit: 2 per day, Length Limit: 18 inch
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Osage State Lake and Wildlife Area is located in northern Osage Country three miles south of the town of Carbondale and 1 mile south of the town of Four Corners.