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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Pomona Lake in Kansas.

Pomona Lake, KS

Pomona State Park, Burning Heart Campground,
Michigan Valley Recreation Area and the Hundred and Ten Mile Recreation Area are all excellent gateways to Pomona Lake for boating, camping, fishing and a host of other activities.

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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Pomona Lake, situated in east-central Kansas, is a popular fishing destination known for its serene environment and diverse fish populations. Anglers are drawn to Pomona Lake for its excellent fishing opportunities and the chance to catch a variety of popular fish species.

Walleye is one of the popular game fish found in Pomona Lake. Anglers can target these elusive fish by trolling with crankbaits, casting with jigs, or drifting with live bait along the lake's drop-offs, rocky points, or submerged structures. Successful walleye fishing at Pomona Lake often requires a good understanding of the lake's structure and employing techniques that appeal to these predator fish. Landing a walleye in Pomona Lake can provide anglers with a thrilling and rewarding angling experience.

Hybrid stripers are another sought-after species in Pomona Lake. These hard-fighting fish, a cross between striped bass and white bass, offer anglers an exciting challenge and the chance to catch trophy-sized specimens. Trolling or casting with swimbaits, crankbaits, or live bait can entice hybrid stripers to bite. Anglers targeting these fish can enjoy the thrill of reeling in these powerful predators.

Largemouth bass is another popular species found in Pomona Lake. The lake's structure, including submerged vegetation, fallen trees, and rocky points, provides excellent habitat for bass. Anglers can use a variety of techniques such as casting with soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwater lures to entice these hard-fighting fish into biting. Pomona Lake offers ample opportunities to catch quality-sized largemouth bass, making it a favorite spot for bass anglers.

Channel catfish and blue catfish are abundant in Pomona Lake, providing anglers with excellent opportunities for catfishing. These bottom-dwelling fish can be targeted using a variety of baits such as cut bait, stink bait, or live bait. Fishing near the lake's deeper areas, including channels and drop-offs, can increase the chances of landing a catfish. Pomona Lake's catfish population offers both quantity and quality catches, making it an ideal destination for catfish enthusiasts.

White bass and white crappie are popular panfish species found in Pomona Lake. Anglers can target white bass by casting with jigs, spoons, or crankbaits near submerged structures, rocky points, or in open water where schools of baitfish are present. White crappie can be caught by vertical jigging near submerged structures, brush piles, or docks. Using minnows or soft plastics as bait can entice both white bass and white crappie into biting. Pomona Lake's population of these panfish species provides anglers with opportunities for both excitement and relaxation.

With over 50 miles of shoreline, this 4,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, you can find your own piece of private paradise. Fish from the bank, or from a boat in pursuit of bass, crappie, catfish, walleye, white bass and hybrid stripers.

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Primary fish species residing in Pomona Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish White Crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Hybrid Stripers

Pomona 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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Pomona Lake also offers amenities 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 fully enjoy the outdoor experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Pomona Lake Marina
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
785 828-3460

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Addam's Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off S Shawnee Heights Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Management Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off S Pomona Dam Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Michigan Valley Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Lake Road 1, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Pomona Lake East Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off E 229th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Pomona Lake North Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off E 229th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Pomona Lake South Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off E 229th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Pomona Lake West Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off E 229th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Pomona Lake Marina
4009 Marina Road
Vassar, Kansas 66543
785 828-3460

Click here for a Kansas Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Burning Heart Campground - 785 828-4933

Outlet Campground - 785 453-2201

US Army Corps of Engineers Campground - 785 453-2201

Crossroads RV Park - 785 221-5482

Michigan Valley Camp Ground - 785 453-2201

Wolf Creek Campground - 785 453-2201

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Contact Information

Pomona Lake
Pomona State Park
22900 KS-368
Vassar, KS 66543
785 828-4933


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