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 - 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
  (>16”) (>20”) (>24”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 7.83 0.67 0.00 4.24 G 6.06
GRAHAM CO.-ANTELOPE LAKE 7.00 0.00 0.00 3.58 F 3.50
HERINGTON CITY LAKE - NEW 6.75 2.25 0.00 5.15 G 14.42
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 5.63 2.00 0.25 6.05 G 4.08
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 5.00 2.33 0.00 5.95 G 4.94
JEFFREY EC - MAKEUP LAKE 4.00 0.17 0.00 4.24 G 1.78
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 3.67 0.00 0.00 3.20 F 2.22
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 2.20 1.20 0.30 6.92 F 1.80
PAOLA CITY LAKE 1.83 0.33 0.33 10.25 G 1.17
GREAT BEND - STONE PARK LAKE 1.67 0.83 0.00 3.95 F 1.00
LEBO CITY LAKE 1.50 0.00 0.00 3.38 F 0.88
MIDDLE CREEK 1.50 0.00 0.00 3.54 F 1.22
GARNETT CITY LAKE - NORTH 1.50 1.00 0.25 6.75 F 1.50
OSAGE 0.83 0.00 0.00 3.62 P 0.89
CRAWFORD 0.83 0.00 0.00 2.54 P 0.61
MELVERN RIVER POND 0.75 0.25 0.25 5.91 P 0.58
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE - NEW 0.50 0.00 0.00 2.60 F 0.44
DOUGLAS CO. - LONESTAR LAKE 0.50 0.17 0.17 7.96 P 1.17
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 0.50 0.13 0.00 5.29 F 0.58
OLATHE - LAKE OLATHE 0.50 0.33 0.17 8.66 F 0.89
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 0.33 0.00 0.00 3.43 F 0.17
LEAVENWORTH 0.17 0.17 0.00 6.61 P 1.17
EUREKA CITY LAKE 0.17 0.00 0.00 3.11 P 0.28
SHERIDAN 0.17 0.00 0.00 1.80 P 0.50
KIOWA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.94 P 0.17
SHAWNEE CO. - LAKE SHAWNEE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.96 P 0.00
OLPE CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.92 P 0.00
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.76 P 0.00

Reservoirs

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

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>16”) (>20”) (>24”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 9.60 4.20 0.00 6.26 G 9.86
MARION 7.93 2.27 0.00 6.08 E 7.33
CHENEY 5.65 1.10 0.10 6.26 E 4.78
EL DORADO 4.20 1.80 0.00 5.41 G 5.28
MILFORD 3.35 1.60 0.00 9.37 G 7.57
GLEN ELDER 2.38 2.21 0.13 8.66 G 2.93
CEDAR BLUFF 2.17 1.43 0.09 6.68 G 3.08
POMONA 1.50 0.58 0.00 4.82 G 1.77
KANOPOLIS 1.29 0.38 0.00 5.69 F 1.48
KIRWIN 1.17 0.67 0.17 8.46 G 2.81
CLINTON 1.06 0.75 0.00 4.48 F 1.58
WEBSTER 0.75 0.33 0.00 4.97 G 1.18
LACYGNE 0.50 0.17 0.00 4.42 G 0.95
COUNCIL GROVE 0.20 0.20 0.00 7.31 P 1.49
WOLF CREEK 0.13 0.00 0.00 3.24 F 0.47
JOHN REDMOND 0.11 0.06 0.00 4.59 P 0.11
LOVEWELL 0.05 0.00 0.00 3.06 F 0.86
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
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 06/15/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 12648
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 06/13/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 52389
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 06/13/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 23850
      Total Requested 238378
      Total Stocked 88887

FRY

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 300000
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 362000
SEBELIUS RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 100000
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 2000000
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 60000
KIRWIN RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 300000
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE COML 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 80000
EUREKA CITY LAKE COML 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 25900
WEBSTER RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 200000
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 13500
SG COUNTY-TOM SCOTT LAKE COML 05/17/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 5000
WICHITA-WATSON PARK LAKE COML 05/17/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 8000
MADISON CITY LAKE COML 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 11400
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE - NORTH COML 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 25900
JOHN REDMOND RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 500000
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 300000
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 25000
IOWA   05/17/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1150000
MISSOURI   05/17/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 500000
NEBRASKA   05/17/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1120000
      Total Requested 3366700
      Total Stocked 7086700

INTERMEDIATES

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH COML 10/04/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 500
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 10/03/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 2080
JETMORE CITY LAKE COML 10/03/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 500
KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/03/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 300
MINED LAND WA-CK/CR CO WMAS 10/03/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 502
COLDWATER LAKE COML 10/03/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 1000
OSAGE CITY LAKE KIDS POND COML 10/03/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 100
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 10/03/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 510
OVERBROOK KIDS POND OTHR 10/03/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 50
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE COML 10/03/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 115
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE COML 10/04/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 2049
      Total Requested 10655
      Total Stocked 7706