WHITE BASS

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Common in nearly all Kansas' larger reservoirs, white bass are prolific and are generally found in large schools. While popular any time of the year, white bass are known for their spawning runs, which may take them miles upriver of the reservoir. Fishermen gather along the streams near the deeper pools and cast jigs and spinners for the hard fighting white. White bass are so numerous in most Kansas waters, there is no daily creel limit. The Kansas state record white bass weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. The world record is 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

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 - 117.25 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

115-18-20 (PDF - 8.80 kB)

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

Fishing Forecast Information

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Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
CLARK 25.25 9.50 0.00 1.37 G 12.31
SHAWNEE CO. - LAKE SHAWNEE 11.00 5.00 1.38 2.41 G 7.13
HERINGTON CITY LAKE - NEW 9.00 7.75 0.75 1.83 G 11.08
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 7.25 6.63 2.63 2.16 E 8.58
JEFFREY EC - MAKEUP LAKE 6.33 4.00 0.00 1.53 G 4.72
OSAGE 5.33 3.50 0.67 1.79 F 3.83
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 3.63 3.50 0.50 2.23 F 5.49
PAOLA CITY LAKE 3.50 3.17 0.50 1.94 G 1.67
GEARY 3.50 2.75 0.25 1.52 P 3.50
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 2.50 0.70 0.00 1.42 G 2.63
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 2.33 2.33 1.50 1.97 F 3.33
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 2.25 2.00 0.88 2.62 F 1.00
HARVEY CO. LAKE - EAST 2.17 0.83 0.00 0.93 F 2.17
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 2.00 2.00 0.33 1.68 F 1.67
MIDDLE CREEK 2.00 1.17 0.00 1.33 F 4.89
CHASE 1.50 1.25 0.50 2.30 P 1.58
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 1.25 1.25 0.75 2.06 P 1.25
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 0.83 0.33 0.00 0.85 P 0.75
GARDNER CITY LAKE 0.67 0.67 0.67 1.77 P 1.08
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 0.67 0.50 0.00 1.51 P 0.94
LYON 0.67 0.50 0.17 1.51 P 1.67
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 0.63 0.63 0.25 1.56 F 0.63
WILSON 0.50 0.50 0.50 2.05 F 0.36
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 1.28 P 5.58
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.77 P 0.25
DOUGLAS 0.17 0.17 0.00 1.12 P 0.17

Reservoirs

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

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
GLEN ELDER 19.54 13.75 2.83 2.60 E 10.64
CEDAR BLUFF 17.13 14.78 4.35 1.93 E 14.70
TORONTO 9.00 7.08 1.42 2.76 G 5.36
ELK CITY 8.25 6.25 0.33 2.19 G 5.66
KANOPOLIS 8.00 7.33 1.38 2.65 G 9.02
WEBSTER 6.00 2.08 0.33 1.93 G 5.86
JOHN REDMOND 5.56 5.39 1.22 3.21 G 6.78
CLINTON 5.50 5.44 2.19 2.31 F 8.25
FALL RIVER 5.08 3.25 1.25 2.48 G 3.60
LOVEWELL 4.90 1.95 0.00 1.27 G 4.01
MARION 4.53 1.40 0.00 1.68 G 2.76
EL DORADO 4.20 3.60 0.80 2.16 G 2.79
MELVERN 3.88 3.56 0.56 2.59 F 9.58
PERRY 3.28 1.90 0.14 2.80 G 5.71
KIRWIN 3.17 2.25 0.42 2.93 G 3.83
LACYGNE 3.00 1.58 0.08 1.60 G 2.40
WILSON 2.93 2.60 0.40 2.97 F 2.30
CHENEY 2.85 2.25 0.85 2.78 G 6.65
HILLSDALE 2.83 2.50 0.00 1.12 F 4.53
WOLF CREEK 2.63 1.75 0.06 1.56 F 2.99
POMONA 2.58 2.00 0.17 3.07 F 9.65
MILFORD 1.80 1.45 0.15 2.01 F 1.12
BIG HILL 0.90 0.90 0.20 1.76 F 2.29
COUNCIL GROVE 0.80 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 1.11
TUTTLE CREEK 0.15 0.10 0.00 1.40 P 0.27