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Fishing

Recreational lakes combine strip pit lakes to provide more than 50 miles of shoreline and, in some areas, clear water has visibility more than 10 feet.

Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, and more are all stocked. Brown Trout, Walleye, Wiper, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth, Channel Catfish, and Crappie, are also stocked throughout the county. In recent years, these habitats have been improved further, including the use of hinge-cutting cedar trees and “Georgia Cubes”.

Fishing Outfitters

Albers Marine, Inc.

Albers Marine, Inc.

403 N, US 69, Arma, KS 66712
(620) 347-8853
albersmarine.com
New Nitro, Tracker, SunTracker, Tahoe boats. Tracker off-road utility vehicles. Fishing tackle & live bait. An outdoor show is also held at end of January.
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John's Sport Center

John's Sport Center

1806 N Broadway St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7740
johnssportcenter.com
Open since 1955 but a new shopping experience for most. One destination for archery, firearms, fishing & hunting. Sitka clothing distributor for 15+ years.
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Wagner's Country Lodge

8345 Udall Road, Saint Paul, KS 66771
(620) 778-3348
wagnerscountrylodge.com
Open year round. More privacy than a motel. 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, laundry & lots of TV's. Lodge deck with fire pit. Handicap access.
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Wagner's Town Lodge

1314 Jefferson, Saint Paul, KS 66771
(620) 778-3348
wagnerscountrylodge.com
Open year round. More privacy than a motel but still in town. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped laundry & kitchen, 2 living rooms with TV's.
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Suggested Fishing Spots

Crawford State Fishing Lake #2

Crawford State Fishing Lake #2

1 W Lake Rd, Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671
ksoutdoors.com/Fishing/Where-to-Fish-in-Kansas/Fishing-Locations-Public-Waters/Southeast-Region/Crawford-State-Fishing-Lake
150 acre lake locally known as Crawford Lake & Farlington Lake. Includes sandy swimming beach, 2 boat ramps, & multiple docks. Ideal for boats, canoes & kayaks.
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Frontenac City Park Lake

700 N Cherokee, Frontenac, KS 66763
frontenacks.net
Three strip pit lakes sit on five acres in this quiet, off the beaten path park ideal for fishing, bird watching and picnics.
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Joe Caputo Hookie Park

800 Maple Street, Arma, KS 66712
(620) 347-4125
Ball fields, restrooms, fishing, swimming pool. Arma City Lake: Best approach to Arma City Lake is from East Center Street.
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Lincoln Park

813 Memorial Drive, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8310
The oldest park in Pittsburg. Includes Bocce court, disc golf, golf, fishing, Kiddieland Amusement park, playground & aquatic center with lazy river.
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Mined Land Public Fishing & Wildlife Area – Pittsburg: MLWA Unit #1 (Fishing Lake)

US-69 & North County Road, Frontenac, KS 66763
(620) 231-3173
ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southeast/Mined-Land
An easy to access popular fishing & picnicking spot. Area donated by a mining company in 1926. Includes a 1950’s era picnic shelter & 5 boat ramps.
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Mined Land Public Fishing & Wildlife Area – Scammon: MLWA Unit #10

1/3 east of NE 10th St & NE Coalfield Rd, Scammon, KS 66773
(620) 231-3173
ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southeast/Mined-Land

Mined Land Public Fishing & Wildlife Area – West Mineral: MLWA Unit #30 (Trout Lake)

NW corner of NW 100th St & NW Center Star Rd, Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 231-3173
ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southeast/Mined-Land
Mined Land Public Wildlife & Fishing Areas (MLWA)

Mined Land Public Wildlife & Fishing Areas (MLWA)

507 E 560th Ave, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-3173
ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southeast/Mined-Land
A habitat unlike anywhere else in the state, 1000+ strip pit lakes with steep sided hills & dense vegetation dot Cherokee & Crawford counties across a coal bed.
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Neosho Wildlife Area

8705 Wallace Road, St Paul, KS 66771
(620) 449-2539
ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Southeast/Neosho
Created in 1960, the 3,246 acre area is a resting & feeding place for migratory waterfowl. Closed to all hunting. Fishing allowed from March 31 until August 31.
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University Lake

500 E Ford, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000
PittState.edu
Small picturesque lake built around 1934 by the CWA. On the campus of Pittsburg State, is a popular spot for fishing, picnicking, walking & photos.
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Wilderness Park

Wilderness Park

907 W McKay St, Frontenac, KS 66763
(620) 231-8310
Four miles of trails, major portion of trail system is ADA accessible, 4 pits for fishing.
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