Haymeadow Reservoir at Kirch WMA

– Haymeadow Reservoir was impounded in 1967 and is located on the Kirch Wildlife Management Area KWMA (formerly Sunnyside). Its main purpose is to increase the amount wetlands for waterfowl and to create a sport fishery.


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Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

Conditions remain much the same as last week’s report.  Vegetation is thick and mornings are best.  Haymeadow and Dacey were both fishing well for both trout and bass.  Cooling temps this weekend will increase trout action. September 1st starts Dove season, so please be careful while traveling around the area.


Haymeadow Reservoir at Kirch WMA Angler Information Guide


Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
5138Rainbow Trout9.704-13-20235138
4862Rainbow Trout8.704-17-202310,000

Pertinent Information

The reservoir is 190 surface acres, with an average depth of 7 feet and a maximum depth of 12 feet. This reservoir is typically managed at full capacity to promote natural largemouth bass propagation and to help maintain the rainbow trout fishery. Angling for largemouth bass is generally slow until the water temperature reaches 60°F, usually around mid-May. They generally average between 12 and 13 inches and are caught mostly on spinner baits and rubber worms. The best times to catch trout are from March through June and September through October, and ice fishing in winter can be quite productive. Growth of trout is excellent and some up to 20 inches are caught. Trout are caught on spinners, small spoons, flies, and Power Bait. Although black bullhead is found in the reservoir, it is rarely sought after. Camping is allowed at Dave Deacon Campground located six miles northwest of the reservoir in the KWMA. It has pit toilets, potable water, and an RV dumpsite.