WHITE CRAPPIE

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The white crappie is abundant across Kansas and ideally suited to the large reservoirs. Known for its prolific numbers and delicious white meat, the white crappie is one of the most popular sportfish in the state. The rich waters of northeastern Kansas reservoirs produce some of the finest fishing for slab-sided white crappie found anywhere in the U.S. The world record white weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces. The Kansas record tipped the scales at 4 pounds, 1/4 ounce.

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
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
EUREKA CITY LAKE 68.00 11.50 4.50 1.54 G 35.53
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 32.00 9.75 3.00 1.20 G 17.17
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 31.75 12.75 0.50 1.31 G 11.83
MCPHERSON SFL 30.75 2.50 0.25 1.03 G 19.75
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 30.00 11.00 1.00 0.93 G 24.75
SCOTT STATE LAKE 29.67 9.33 1.17 1.22 G 43.59
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 29.50 5.00 2.50 1.62 G 20.50
MELVERN RIVER POND 22.50 1.50 0.00 0.50 F 17.67
OTTAWA SFL 21.17 7.17 0.33 1.22 G 17.14
COLDWATER LAKE 20.50 2.50 0.00 0.61 F 8.81
BROWN SFL 20.50 2.50 0.00 0.51 F 9.50
WASHINGTON SFL 17.50 3.00 0.50 0.80 F 11.17
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 15.13 1.50 1.00 1.79 F 14.54
SABETHA CITY LAKE 15.00 5.25 0.00 1.06 F 42.63
LYON SFL 13.50 6.00 1.00 1.80 G 9.08
ELLIS CITY LAKE 11.67 7.67 0.67 1.03 G 11.67
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 10.50 6.25 0.50 0.98 G 29.83
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 8.50 1.00 0.50 0.86 F 18.83
ALMA CITY LAKE 8.50 3.00 0.25 0.66 F 20.42
PRATT CO. LAKE 8.00 1.50 0.25 0.76 G 9.78
NEOSHO SFL 7.00 1.00 1.00 2.09 G 9.83
LEBO CITY LAKE 6.75 5.75 2.00 1.39 F 4.31
JEFFREY EC- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 6.38 1.88 1.13 1.29 F 2.92
SHAWNEE SFL 6.25 0.50 0.25 1.03 F 4.00
NEBO SFL 6.00 2.50 0.50 0.00 F 6.58
WOODSON SFL 5.80 1.00 0.00 0.66 F 7.12
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 5.75 4.00 1.00 2.36 G 9.33
MIAMI SFL 5.50 1.25 0.75 1.22 G 10.92
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 5.50 4.00 1.00 1.57 F 5.83
BARBER SFL-LOWER 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.45 P 3.56
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 4.75 2.50 0.25 0.92 F 5.33
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 4.70 2.30 0.60 1.06 F 7.47
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 4.60 1.80 0.40 1.75 F 6.53
OLPE CITY LAKE 4.50 1.25 0.00 0.73 F 5.67
CRITZER LAKE 4.40 2.20 0.20 2.49 G 3.33
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 4.25 1.75 0.25 0.92 F 3.83
PAOLA CITY LAKE 4.25 0.00 0.00 0.39 F 6.58
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 4.13 1.63 0.13 0.69 F 2.19
DOUGLAS SFL 3.75 1.75 0.75 1.40 F 2.36
WILSON SFL 3.75 0.75 0.25 1.08 G 3.09
SHERIDAN SFL 3.75 2.75 0.50 0.98 G 5.54
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 3.67 0.67 0.00 0.53 P 2.69
CHASE SFL 3.50 3.50 1.25 1.35 F 7.67
MARION CO. LAKE 3.50 3.00 1.00 1.46 F 4.17
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 3.38 2.13 0.75 1.50 F 24.67
GEARY SFL 3.25 1.25 0.00 0.61 F 11.00
MADISON CITY LAKE 3.25 1.00 0.25 0.85 F 3.67
JEFFREY EC- MAKE UP LAKE 3.25 2.25 0.50 0.88 F 13.58
GARDNER CITY LAKE 3.00 1.00 0.00 0.69 F 2.00
ATCHISON CO. LAKE 3.00 1.50 0.50 1.44 F 3.00
CLARK SFL 2.80 2.60 0.00 0.72 F 2.98
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 2.63 1.00 0.25 1.07 F 2.17
PLEASANTON CITY LAKE - OLD 2.50 1.50 0.00 0.58 G 1.25
HORSETHIEF 2.13 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 1.21
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 2.00 0.75 0.25 0.85 G 2.00
ATCHISON SFL 2.00 0.50 0.00 0.61 F 7.83
KIOWA SFL 2.00 1.33 0.33 0.91 F 3.58
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 1.75 1.25 0.25 0.76 P 2.33
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 1.75 1.00 0.75 1.24 F 1.75
OSAGE SFL 1.75 1.25 0.00 0.62 P 2.75
HORTON-MISSION LAKE 1.50 0.75 0.00 0.87 F 0.75
GREAT BEND-VETS PARK LAKE 1.33 1.00 1.00 1.51 F 1.17
MONTGOMERY SFL 1.25 1.25 0.25 1.16 G 2.58
BUTLER SFL 1.00 0.50 0.25 1.46 P 2.13
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.62 F 1.13
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.80 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 0.53
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 0.75 0.50 0.25 1.09 F 0.88
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 3.92
MEADE STATE LAKE 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 1.36
LEAVENWORTH SFL 0.75 0.50 0.00 0.60 P 1.13
COWLEY SFL 0.50 0.50 0.25 1.20 F 0.25
PRESCOTT CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 0.75
CRAWFORD SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 1.00
RICHMOND CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.19 P 0.50
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 0.40 0.20 0.00 0.50 F 1.55
GRAHAM CO.-ANTELOPE LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.17
BLUE MOUND - CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.05 P 0.00

Ponds

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE 21.00 6.00 2.00 1.29 G 14.33
GLEN ELDER SP POND 14.00 1.00 0.50 0.95 F 12.00
FORT SCOTT-GUNN PK E PD-FERN 14.00 7.50 1.00 0.96 P 14.00
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE 6.50 0.50 0.00 0.41 F 6.50
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.78 F 8.78
BLACK KETTLE SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.00

Reservoirs

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
JOHN REDMOND 29.83 5.25 4.75 2.31 G 35.11
CLINTON 27.94 6.75 0.88 1.44 G 13.92
HILLSDALE 24.69 15.38 1.25 1.28 G 19.15
MARION 17.71 5.00 0.71 1.42 G 17.00
TORONTO 12.19 4.69 3.44 1.91 G 15.38
LACYGNE 8.06 2.13 0.06 1.00 G 10.33
PERRY 6.56 2.31 0.13 1.17 G 13.54
ELK CITY 6.50 3.13 1.75 1.96 E 10.07
MILFORD 5.31 1.19 0.13 1.06 F 5.02
LOVEWELL 4.38 1.00 0.25 1.53 F 5.56
FALL RIVER 4.19 2.56 1.69 2.05 G 7.15
POMONA 4.06 2.44 0.75 1.27 G 4.56
MELVERN 3.44 2.94 0.75 1.45 F 2.17
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 3.30 0.40 0.10 1.34 F 1.31
COFFEY COUNTY LAKE 3.17 2.25 0.50 1.41 F 3.35
BIG HILL 2.75 1.00 0.00 0.48 E 5.38
COUNCIL GROVE 2.50 2.42 0.67 1.94 F 1.69
KANOPOLIS 2.25 1.06 0.13 1.19 F 2.29
TUTTLE CREEK 2.06 2.00 0.69 1.53 F 2.00
CEDAR BLUFF 2.06 1.00 0.11 1.16 F 1.52
EL DORADO 1.93 1.67 0.73 1.46 G 3.48
GLEN ELDER 1.33 0.63 0.17 1.19 P 1.04
KIRWIN 0.69 0.69 0.25 1.36 G 1.46
WEBSTER 0.19 0.13 0.00 0.58 F 0.65