BLACK CRAPPIE

Black Crappie Image

The black crappie is not as widespread in Kansas as the white crappie. The black is more suited to clear-water and small impoundments such as farm ponds. Black crappies are distinguished by a uniform dark flecking with no visible barring as seen on the white crappie. The world record black crappie weighed 6 pounds. The Kansas record is 4 pounds, 10 ounces.

Regulations
115-18-08 (PDF - 58.99 kB)

Retrieval and possession of game animals and migratory game birds - Requirements

115-17-02 (PDF - 117.25 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

Fishing Forecast Information

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Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
ATCHISON 31.50 2.50 0.00 0.51 G 16.00
MELVERN RIVER POND 22.00 2.50 0.00 0.53 G 11.00
GARDNER CITY LAKE 13.00 1.25 0.00 0.54 G 7.75
JEWELL 12.75 0.75 0.00 0.82 G 11.67
ANTHONY CITY LAKE 9.75 3.75 2.75 1.39 G 9.75
BELLEVILLE-ROCKY POND 9.50 4.00 0.00 0.94 G 9.50
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 9.25 3.50 0.25 1.44 G 4.58
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 7.00 3.00 0.50 1.13 F 3.33
PAOLA CITY LAKE 5.75 3.25 0.00 0.92 F 2.75
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 5.60 1.40 0.00 0.75 F 5.43
MIAMI 5.33 1.00 0.33 0.66 F 7.36
LOUISBURG CITY LAKE 5.00 3.50 0.00 0.84 F 5.00
BROWN 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.34 G 6.67
LYON 4.75 0.25 0.00 0.56 F 3.25
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 4.63 0.38 0.25 1.28 F 2.54
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 4.00 1.00 0.00 0.63 F 4.00
HARVEY CO. LAKE - EAST 3.60 1.20 0.20 1.17 F 3.60
NEOSHO 3.50 0.25 0.00 0.66 F 3.83
MCPHERSON 3.33 0.17 0.00 0.49 F 3.11
PRATT CO. LAKE 3.25 0.25 0.00 0.76 F 4.22
COWLEY 3.25 2.25 0.00 0.00 P 3.50
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 3.00 0.50 0.00 0.57 P 3.00
POTT. CO. - CROSS CREEK LK 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.43 F 13.50
DOUGLAS 3.00 0.50 0.00 0.48 F 2.53
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 3.00 0.63 0.25 1.27 F 4.88
OSAGE 2.75 0.75 0.25 0.75 F 2.58
POTTAWATOMIE #2 2.50 1.75 0.75 1.09 F 2.17
DOUGLAS CO. - LONESTAR LAKE 2.50 1.25 0.00 0.59 F 5.50
SHAWNEE CO. - LAKE SHAWNEE 2.25 1.88 0.13 1.01 F 5.00
POTTAWATOMIE #1 2.00 0.50 0.00 0.55 F 1.42
MIDDLE CREEK 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.37 F 1.50
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 1.75 1.25 0.25 0.94 F 1.75
GREAT BEND-STONE PARK LAKE 1.67 0.00 0.00 0.46 F 1.67
SHERIDAN 1.38 1.38 0.00 0.77 F 3.42
WILSON 1.00 0.75 0.00 0.58 P 0.90
KINGMAN 1.00 0.60 0.40 1.19 P 1.00
KIOWA 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.49 P 1.44
PLAINVILLE LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.39 P 1.00
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.75 0.75 0.25 1.04 F 2.00
BARBER - LOWER 0.75 0.25 0.25 0.88 P 0.83
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.75 0.25 0.00 0.70 F 1.03
GRAHAM CO. - ANTELOPE LAKE 0.75 0.75 0.50 1.56 F 1.50
BUTLER 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.38
THAYER CITY LAKE 0.50 0.25 0.00 0.73 F 0.50
HOLTON - PRAIRIE LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.75
CRAWFORD 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 0.67
BONE CREEK LAKE 0.50 0.38 0.13 1.41 G 0.30
CLARK 0.38 0.00 0.00 0.42 F 0.68
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.38 0.00 0.00 0.41 F 0.67
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.30 0.10 0.00 0.89 P 0.40
MONTGOMERY 0.29 0.14 0.00 0.82 P 3.85
SHAWNEE 0.25 0.25 0.25 1.40 P 0.17
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.23 F 2.17
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 0.13
HORSETHIEF 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 0.04
LEAVENWORTH 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.38
ELLIS CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.17
ROOKS STATE LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.06 P 0.00
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 0.17
OTTAWA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.00
NEBO 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.25

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
LAWRENCE - P. DAWSON BILLINGS - N 1.50 1.00 0.00 0.57 F 1.50
STERLING CITY LAKE 0.67 0.33 0.00 0.76 P 2.83

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
KIRWIN 18.31 0.50 0.06 1.35 G 6.44
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 6.00 2.20 0.00 0.86 G 3.03
WEBSTER 5.44 0.69 0.00 0.95 F 2.10
MARION 1.60 0.40 0.00 0.90 P 1.20
LOVEWELL 1.27 0.27 0.00 0.86 F 1.07
CEDAR BLUFF 1.26 0.95 0.16 1.16 F 0.81
HILLSDALE 1.00 0.13 0.06 1.26 F 0.56
KANOPOLIS 0.81 0.81 0.19 1.02 F 0.46
EL DORADO 0.60 0.13 0.00 0.68 P 0.24
WOLF CREEK 0.50 0.50 0.21 1.14 P 0.50
BIG HILL 0.30 0.10 0.00 0.68 P 0.53
CLINTON 0.25 0.13 0.00 0.84 P 0.33
TORONTO 0.25 0.06 0.06 1.09 P 0.15
MILFORD 0.19 0.13 0.00 0.64 F 0.29
GLEN ELDER 0.14 0.05 0.00 0.73 P 0.11
WILSON 0.13 0.07 0.00 0.70 P 0.16
TUTTLE CREEK 0.13 0.06 0.06 2.83 P 0.06
PERRY 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.07