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

Bass are actively hitting 3-inch minnow plastics in white. Anglers are using small jigs and nightcrawlers fished below a bobber to entice trout while keeping their bait off the bottom. Anglers can expect to find windy and warm days ahead. Winds can come up quickly, so anglers should pay attention to the weather forecast and be prepared to alter their plans as needed. With seasonal weed growth underway, anglers may want to use weedless hooks.

Haymeadow Reservoir at Kirch WMA Angler Information Guide


Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
3900Rainbow Trout9.206-05-202418916
5016Rainbow Trout 9.805-09-202415016
4862Rainbow Trout8.704-17-202310,000
5138Rainbow Trout9.704-13-20235138

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.