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 - 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”)
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 55.88 20.75 4.88 1.79 E 30.46
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 50.50 7.50 1.50 1.09 G 28.33
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 38.50 16.00 0.25 0.72 G 26.00
WASHINGTON 34.50 4.00 0.50 1.01 G 19.50
ATCHISON 27.00 1.00 0.50 1.68 G 12.33
SCOTT STATE LAKE 25.56 3.56 0.78 1.37 G 43.74
MCPHERSON 22.33 1.50 0.33 1.11 G 25.86
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 16.50 1.63 0.25 1.08 F 15.17
NEBO 15.50 5.00 3.50 1.83 G 11.00
MELVERN RIVER POND 14.00 3.50 0.00 0.56 G 14.50
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 14.00 12.25 4.75 1.61 G 17.75
OTTAWA 13.50 8.33 2.00 1.42 G 16.56
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 12.00 4.00 1.00 0.91 G 12.00
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 11.60 2.30 0.00 0.75 G 8.17
MIAMI 11.00 0.67 0.33 1.71 G 11.83
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 10.75 1.75 0.00 0.63 G 4.50
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE 10.50 1.00 1.00 1.36 G 12.13
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 10.50 2.00 1.00 1.40 G 20.00
PARSONS CITY LAKE 9.75 3.00 1.63 1.82 G 9.75
DOUGLAS 8.25 3.50 0.25 0.74 F 4.11
LYON 8.25 6.25 1.00 0.94 G 10.50
LEBO CITY LAKE 8.00 7.25 2.50 1.83 G 6.14
OSAGE 6.75 4.50 1.00 1.41 F 3.25
BROWN 6.50 2.50 0.00 0.55 F 10.00
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 6.13 1.75 0.25 0.91 F 4.50
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 6.00 0.67 0.33 0.85 F 3.78
YATES CENTER - SOUTH OWL LAKE 6.00 3.20 1.20 1.05 G 5.70
GARDNER CITY LAKE 5.50 2.00 0.75 1.32 F 3.33
HORSETHIEF 5.50 0.13 0.00 0.41 F 3.04
NEOSHO 5.25 0.00 0.00 0.33 G 5.92
PAOLA CITY LAKE 5.25 3.50 0.75 1.11 F 4.08
PRATT CO. LAKE 5.00 2.00 0.00 0.71 F 8.11
HARVEY CO. LAKE - EAST 4.80 1.40 0.00 0.66 F 4.80
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 4.25 0.50 0.25 0.85 G 6.42
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 3.75 1.25 0.25 1.01 F 4.83
SHAWNEE 3.75 1.25 0.25 1.58 F 4.42
GEARY 3.50 0.75 0.00 0.70 F 10.17
GREAT BEND - STONE PARK LAKE 3.33 2.00 0.33 1.01 F 3.33
DOUGLAS CO. - LONESTAR LAKE 3.25 1.50 0.50 0.90 F 3.50
JEFFREY EC - MAKEUP LAKE 3.25 2.25 0.50 1.09 F 3.08
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 3.25 2.50 0.75 0.85 F 2.63
POTTAWATOMIE #2 3.25 2.50 0.75 1.60 F 2.00
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 3.00 0.50 0.50 1.37 F 4.33
LOUISBURG CITY LAKE 3.00 3.00 0.50 1.04 F 3.00
EUREKA CITY LAKE 2.75 2.25 0.25 0.86 G 33.03
BARBER - LOWER 2.50 1.00 0.00 0.55 F 4.28
CHASE 2.25 1.75 1.50 1.14 F 4.25
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE - NEW 2.25 1.50 0.25 0.89 F 1.10
BOURBON 2.00 1.25 0.25 1.02 F 2.00
ELLIS CITY LAKE 2.00 0.67 0.33 0.83 F 6.83
MADISON CITY LAKE 2.00 1.50 1.00 1.75 F 3.75
MOUND CITY LAKE 2.00 1.50 0.00 0.65 F 2.00
OLPE CITY LAKE 2.00 1.00 0.25 0.98 F 5.08
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 1.80 0.60 0.00 0.79 F 1.28
BUTLER 1.75 0.75 0.75 1.47 P 1.38
MEADE STATE LAKE 1.75 0.50 0.00 0.73 F 1.61
CLARK 1.63 0.38 0.25 1.19 F 3.48
MIDDLE CREEK 1.50 0.25 0.00 0.69 F 1.25
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 1.38 0.13 0.00 0.47 P 1.75
SHAWNEE CO. - LAKE SHAWNEE 1.38 1.13 0.13 0.85 F 2.75
HERINGTON CITY LAKE - NEW 1.25 0.75 0.00 0.88 F 11.50
KINGMAN 1.20 1.00 0.60 1.17 F 0.73
CRITZER LAKE 1.00 0.40 0.00 0.75 F 2.70
CRAWFORD 1.00 0.25 0.00 0.35 F 1.08
SHERIDAN 0.88 0.88 0.25 0.99 F 5.00
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 0.75 0.63 0.25 0.86 F 0.75
MONTGOMERY 0.71 0.57 0.14 0.75 P 1.32
KIOWA 0.67 0.67 0.00 0.88 F 3.22
BELLEVILLE-ROCKY POND 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.62 P 0.50
WILSON 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.71 P 2.37
POTTAWATOMIE #1 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.19 P 0.25
COWLEY 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.17

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
GLEN ELDER SP POND 7.67 2.00 0.00 0.78 F 8.06
LAWRENCE - P. DAWSON BILLINGS - N 2.50 1.00 0.50 0.99 F 2.50
PARKER CITY LAKE 1.00 0.50 0.50 0.94 P 1.00
SEVERY CITY LAKE 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.24 P 1.25

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
HILLSDALE 27.00 7.19 0.94 1.47 G 22.50
PERRY 25.63 7.38 0.63 1.22 G 13.41
LOVEWELL 19.91 7.55 0.27 1.50 G 11.30
MARION 17.60 6.70 1.30 1.43 G 17.20
EL DORADO 11.73 5.07 1.60 2.10 G 5.47
WOLF CREEK 11.29 3.07 1.36 1.76 F 5.94
CLINTON 11.25 7.25 0.81 1.36 G 15.23
ELK CITY 10.94 5.44 0.44 1.68 G 13.27
FALL RIVER 9.94 8.13 1.63 2.09 G 9.21
POMONA 9.63 4.44 0.81 1.52 G 7.29
TORONTO 8.94 8.19 1.94 2.39 G 15.65
JOHN REDMOND 8.81 8.00 3.06 2.23 F 27.38
KANOPOLIS 7.69 0.81 0.13 1.31 F 4.48
TUTTLE CREEK 6.88 3.69 0.75 1.78 F 3.92
BIG HILL 3.20 0.60 0.10 1.04 F 4.95
KIRWIN 3.13 0.94 0.31 1.73 G 1.65
MILFORD 3.13 1.69 0.19 1.57 F 4.69
COUNCIL GROVE 2.13 1.00 0.63 1.83 F 2.21
GLEN ELDER 2.09 0.50 0.23 1.42 F 1.46
MELVERN 2.06 0.44 0.19 1.27 F 2.58
LACYGNE 1.94 1.00 0.19 1.87 F 8.96
WEBSTER 1.56 0.00 0.00 0.38 F 1.00
CEDAR BLUFF 0.84 0.42 0.37 1.66 F 1.67
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 0.40 0.30 0.00 0.73 F 1.40