STRIPED BASS

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A saltwater native, the striped bass has adapted well to freshwater existence and has prospered in several Kansas lakes. Striped bass don't reproduce in Kansas waters, however, populations are maintained through stocking programs. Stripers are legendary for their hard fighting nature and long, drag-sizzling runs. The Kansas state record is 43 pounds, 8 ounces. The freshwater world record is 67 pounds, 1 ounce.

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

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

115-07-08 (PDF - 51.15 kB)

Bass fishing tournaments.

115-07-09 (PDF - 57.25 kB)

Weigh-in black bass fishing tournaments not using tournament black bass pass.

115-17-02 (PDF - 12.38 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

115-18-20 (PDF - 8.82 kB)

Tournament bass pass; requirements, restrictions, and pass duration.

Fishing Forecast Information

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Reservoirs

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (LBS.)   (>20”)
WILSON 1.10 0.00 0.00 7.66 G 1.89
GLEN ELDER 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.43 P 0.00
Stocking Records Information
Striped Bass Image

A saltwater native, the striped bass has adapted well to freshwater existence and has prospered in several Kansas lakes. Striped bass don't reproduce in Kansas waters, however, populations are maintained through stocking programs. Stripers are legendary for their hard fighting nature and long, drag-sizzling runs. The Kansas state record is 43 pounds, 8 ounces. The freshwater world record is 67 pounds, 1 ounce.