WALLEYE

Walleye Image

The walleye has become a highly-sought game fish for Kansas anglers and has been stocked in most federal reservoirs and some larger state and community lakes. To help maintain these fisheries, millions of young walleye are collected and stocked each spring by department biologists and culturists. The state record weighed 13 pounds, 3 ounce. The world record is 22 pounds, 11 ounces.

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

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

115-17-02 (PDF - 12.38 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

Fishing Forecast Information

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Lakes

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (LBS.)   (>15”)
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 4.00 0.33 0.00 3.08 G 4.89
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 2.50 0.83 0.50 6.23 F 2.01
CLARK SFL 1.57 0.29 0.14 6.62 G 1.27
PRATT CO. LAKE 1.50 1.00 0.00 3.92 G 1.83
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 1.17 0.33 0.17 5.41 F 1.11
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 0.88 0.13 0.00 5.21 F 0.50
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 0.75 0.50 0.25 5.47 F 0.78
BARBER SFL-LOWER 0.75 0.00 0.00 1.37 F 0.92
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.70 0.10 0.00 2.80 F 0.57
HORSETHIEF 0.57 0.29 0.14 5.48 F 1.02
LEAVENWORTH SFL 0.50 0.33 0.00 3.11 P 0.61
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.50 0.33 0.00 3.00 F 0.94
JEFFREY EC- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 2.41 F 0.54
MEADE STATE LAKE 0.33 0.00 0.00 1.54 P 0.33
JEFFREY EC- MAKE UP LAKE 0.33 0.17 0.00 3.24 F 0.33
SHAWNEE SFL 0.33 0.33 0.00 3.93 P 0.44
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 0.25 0.00 0.00 1.70 F 0.33
ALMA CITY LAKE 0.25 0.25 0.00 4.76 P 0.29
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 0.17 0.00 0.00 1.36 P 0.17
OSAGE SFL 0.17 0.00 0.00 1.35 P 0.08
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 0.17 0.00 0.00 1.51 P 0.17
SCOTT STATE LAKE 0.13 0.13 0.00 4.72 P 0.27
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 0.28

Reservoirs

* - Designates waters that were not tested during the current year.

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (LBS.)   (>15”)
CEDAR BLUFF 4.74 0.39 0.04 7.75 G 3.78
WILSON 4.47 0.37 0.03 5.26 G 3.18
CHENEY 3.80 0.20 0.00 0.00 G 2.69
MILFORD 2.20 0.05 0.00 4.70 F 1.42
EL DORADO 2.06 0.94 0.06 6.82 G 2.51
GLEN ELDER 1.67 0.21 0.00 4.18 G 2.06
KIRWIN 1.67 0.92 0.25 7.59 G 2.33
LOVEWELL 1.45 0.80 0.10 6.69 F 1.03
CLINTON 1.25 0.13 0.13 6.15 F 0.60
WEBSTER 0.92 0.42 0.00 3.51 F 2.31
MARION 0.70 0.10 0.00 5.33 F 1.71
BIG HILL 0.67 0.50 0.00 4.70 P 0.38
COFFEY COUNTY LAKE 0.66 0.00 0.00 2.24 F 0.41
COUNCIL GROVE 0.60 0.47 0.00 4.85 F 0.53
HILLSDALE 0.58 0.00 0.00 2.73 F 0.78
POMONA 0.25 0.19 0.00 4.36 F 0.27
MELVERN 0.13 0.06 0.00 0.71 P 0.13
Stocking Records Information
Walleye Image

The walleye has become a highly-sought game fish for Kansas anglers and has been stocked in most federal reservoirs and some larger state and community lakes. To help maintain these fisheries, millions of young walleye are collected and stocked each spring by department biologists and culturists. The state record weighed 13 pounds, 3 ounce. The world record is 22 pounds, 11 ounces.

Fry

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 1400000
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR RESV 04/08/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 2200000
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 03/30/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1503730
MARION RESERVOIR RESV 03/31/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1700820
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR RESV 04/01/16 PRATT HATCHERY 2633070
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1494000
POMONA RESERVOIR RESV 04/08/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 2000000
CLINTON RESERVOIR RESV 04/12/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 2350000
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 04/08/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 3800000
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 04/04/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 500000
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 04/08/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 275000
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE WMAS 04/04/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 450000
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 135000
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 04/13/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 200000
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/12/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 200000
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 04/04/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 375000
ATCHISON SFL SFLS 04/12/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 100000
BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/13/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 100000
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 129000
(FISH) JEFFERSON CO-BARROW FISH 04/12/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 50000
SEVERY CITY LAKE COML 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 1000
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/12/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1380600
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/14/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 175000
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 04/01/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1940510
MARION RESERVOIR RESV 04/06/16 PRATT HATCHERY 2466420
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1328000
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 04/12/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 2400000
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 566800
MARION RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 345600
CLINTON RESERVOIR RESV 04/15/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 500000
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 04/19/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 100000
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 04/26/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 3200000
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR RESV 04/29/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 3300000
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 04/29/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 3000000
CLINTON RESERVOIR RESV 04/29/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 1400000
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/15/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 450000
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/30/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 33000
MILFORD HATCHERY-WATER SUPPLY LAKE OTHR 05/02/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 100000
      Total Requested 41873000
      Total Stocked 44282550

INTERMEDIATES

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 11/03/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1420
BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 11/09/16 PRATT HATCHERY 2603
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 10/10/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 611
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 10/18/16 IOWA 2050
      Total Requested 5050
      Total Stocked 6684

FINGERLINGS

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 05/26/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 75696
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR RESV 05/24/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 57322
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 06/01/16 PRATT HATCHERY 25056
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 05/25/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 42033
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 05/26/16 PRATT HATCHERY 58322
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 05/20/16 PRATT HATCHERY 15953
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 05/23/16 PRATT HATCHERY 42348
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 05/26/16 PRATT HATCHERY 37577
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR RESV 05/20/16 PRATT HATCHERY 107592
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR RESV 05/24/16 PRATT HATCHERY 22559
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR RESV 05/23/16 PRATT HATCHERY 102299
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 06/03/16 PRATT HATCHERY 34955
BARBER SFL-LOWER SFLS 05/22/16 PRATT HATCHERY 2734
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/24/16 PRATT HATCHERY 12145
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 05/26/16 PRATT HATCHERY 2944
BOURBON SFL SFLS 06/01/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 1754
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 06/03/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1839
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 06/01/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1500
      Total Requested 1024250
      Total Stocked 644628