WIPER

Wiper Image

Perhaps the most aggressive fish in Kansas waters, the wiper is a cross between a white bass and a striped bass. Wipers grow fast, strike hard, and fight like no other fish. There are two types of wipers, the palmetto bass made using the striped bass egg and white bass sperm, and the sunshine bass made using the white bass egg and striped bass sperm. The department stocks the palmetto bass version. The wiper, like its striper parent, has two rows of teeth near the rear of the tongue. The white bass has a single tooth patch on its tongue. The state record wiper weighed 22 pounds. The world record wiper is listed at 27 pounds, 5 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 - 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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Lakes

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (LBS.)   (>12”)
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 15.00 1.75 0.00 5.24 G 19.50
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 5.83 1.83 0.17 9.15 F 5.50
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 4.83 0.33 0.00 3.90 G 3.86
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 2.33 0.00 0.00 1.88 F 1.22
GRAHAM CO.-ANTELOPE LAKE 2.25 0.00 0.00 3.25 F 1.25
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 2.00 1.40 0.10 6.61 F 1.20
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 1.83 0.50 0.00 4.74 F 2.67
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 1.50 0.33 0.00 3.91 F 1.17
JEFFREY EC- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 1.38 1.13 0.13 5.72 F 3.04
LEAVENWORTH SFL 1.33 0.17 0.00 3.51 F 1.72
GREAT BEND-STONE PARK LAKE 1.00 0.50 0.17 6.12 F 0.67
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 1.00 0.50 0.33 6.57 F 1.17
CRAWFORD SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.80 F 0.50
OSAGE SFL 0.83 0.00 0.00 3.32 P 1.00
JEFFREY EC- MAKE UP LAKE 0.83 0.00 0.00 3.57 F 1.33
MARION CO. LAKE 0.75 0.25 0.00 4.24 F 0.33
COLDWATER LAKE 0.67 0.67 0.00 6.28 F 0.86
EUREKA CITY LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 2.31 P 0.22
PAOLA CITY LAKE 0.67 0.33 0.00 5.36 F 1.39
SHERIDAN SFL 0.67 0.17 0.00 3.09 G 0.94
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 0.50 0.38 0.00 5.51 P 0.42
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.33 0.00 0.00 1.86 P 0.39
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 0.17 0.17 0.00 3.80 P 0.94
KIOWA SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.46 F 0.50
PRATT CO. LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.34 F 0.22
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.00
MELVERN RIVER POND 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.68 P 0.42
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.96 F 0.00
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 0.00

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
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (LBS.)   (>12”)
MILFORD 11.35 0.85 0.00 5.82 G 7.08
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 8.60 3.30 0.00 6.19 G 10.36
MARION 7.90 1.30 0.00 5.10 E 6.69
EL DORADO 3.63 0.56 0.00 4.04 F 6.48
CHENEY 3.60 1.20 0.00 0.00 G 4.21
GLEN ELDER 2.96 1.96 0.04 6.69 G 2.44
CEDAR BLUFF 2.52 1.48 0.09 6.43 G 3.36
COUNCIL GROVE 2.13 1.87 0.07 7.59 F 2.34
KIRWIN 2.00 0.25 0.00 4.83 G 3.53
POMONA 1.81 0.75 0.00 5.13 F 2.02
LACYGNE 1.28 0.78 0.00 7.32 F 1.45
LOVEWELL 1.25 0.40 0.00 6.19 F 1.42
KANOPOLIS 1.24 0.43 0.00 5.09 F 2.27
CLINTON 0.81 0.69 0.00 5.06 F 1.79
WEBSTER 0.58 0.17 0.00 5.24 F 2.79
COFFEY COUNTY LAKE 0.28 0.24 0.00 7.01 F 0.70
Stocking Records Information
Wiper Image

Perhaps the most aggressive fish in Kansas waters, the wiper is a cross between a white bass and a striped bass. Wipers grow fast, strike hard, and fight like no other fish. There are two types of wipers, the palmetto bass made using the striped bass egg and white bass sperm, and the sunshine bass made using the white bass egg and striped bass sperm. The department stocks the palmetto bass version. The wiper, like its striper parent, has two rows of teeth near the rear of the tongue. The white bass has a single tooth patch on its tongue. The state record wiper weighed 22 pounds. The world record wiper is listed at 27 pounds, 5 ounces.

FINGERLINGS

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 06/07/16 PRATT HATCHERY 89731
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE COML 06/07/16 PRATT HATCHERY 3852
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1027
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE COML 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 257
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #7 COML 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 514
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 15280
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 06/09/16 PRATT HATCHERY 47787
MELVERN RIVER POND WMAS 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 899
OLATHE - LAKE OLATHE COML 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1412
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1284
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE COML 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 2054
MARION COUNTY LAKE COML 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 2054
HORTON-MISSION LAKE COML 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1027
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1027
PAOLA CITY LAKE(Lake Miola) COML 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1412
WINFIELD CITY LAKE COML 06/07/16 PRATT HATCHERY 13097
MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 06/08/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1412
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 06/07/16 PRATT HATCHERY 7190
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 06/09/16 PRATT HATCHERY 19902
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 06/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 12423
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 07/11/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 7501
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 07/11/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 14242
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 07/11/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 8153
      Total Requested 239355
      Total Stocked 253537

FRY

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 450000
KIRWIN RESERVOIR RESV 05/11/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 100000
SEBELIUS RESERVOIR RESV 05/11/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 40000
GRAHAM CO-ANTELOPE LAKE COML 05/11/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 8000
POMONA RESERVOIR RESV 05/11/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 800000
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE COML 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 80000
WEBSTER RESERVOIR RESV 05/11/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 50000
SG COUNTY-TOM SCOTT LAKE COML 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 5000
WICHITA-WATSON PARK LAKE COML 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 8000
LACYGNE RESERVOIR RESV 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 525000
WICHITA-NEW SOUTH LAKE COML 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 2000
SHERIDAN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/11/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 6700
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/03/16   0
EUREKA CITY LAKE COML 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 25900
OLPE CITY LAKE COML 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 9000
MADISON CITY LAKE COML 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 11400
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE - NORTH COML 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 18500
JOHN REDMOND RESERVOIR RESV 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 500000
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 100000
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND WMAS 05/03/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 150000
MISSOURI   05/11/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 1400000
IOWA   05/11/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 3050000
COLORADO   05/11/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 1600000
NEBRASKA   05/11/16 MILFORD HATCHERY 600000
      Total Requested 2733000
      Total Stocked 9539500

INTERMEDIATES

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
GREAT BEND-STONE PARK LAKE COML 09/20/16 PRATT HATCHERY 777
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH COML 09/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 500
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 09/20/16 PRATT HATCHERY 3071
MELVERN RIVER POND WMAS 09/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 903
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 09/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 1004
GARNETT CITY LAKE-SOUTH COML 09/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 250
MINED LAND WA-CK/CR CO WMAS 09/15/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 509
KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 09/20/16 PRATT HATCHERY 328
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE-WEST COML 09/21/16 PRATT HATCHERY 820
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 09/20/16 PRATT HATCHERY 619
COLDWATER LAKE COML 09/21/16 PRATT HATCHERY 1045
OSAGE CITY LAKE KIDS POND COML 09/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 100
OVERBROOK KIDS POND OTHR 09/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 100
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE COML 09/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 514
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE COML 09/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 3503
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE COML 09/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 1005
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 09/15/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 2082
YATES CENTER KIDS POND POND 09/14/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 250
PLEASANTON EAST LAKE COML 09/22/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 1950
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 09/22/16 FARLINGTON HATCHERY 1515
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 09/21/16 PRATT HATCHERY 892
      Total Requested 17040
      Total Stocked 21737