El Dorado Reservoir Fishing Information

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GPS:
N37 50.037 W96 47.084
Surface Acres:
8,000 acres
Maximum Depth:
60 feet
Normal Lake Level:
1339 Conservation Pool
Current Lake Level:
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Creel limits for similar species, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass; or walleye, saugeye, and sauger; or wiper and striped bass; or blue and channel catfish apply to single species or in combination. For example, at El Dorado Reservoir, an angler may keep five largemouth bass OR three largemouth bass and two smallmouth bass OR two largemouth bass, two smallmouth bass, and one spotted bass or any other combination of the three.

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Fishing Forecast Information

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+Largemouth Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 158.90 14.41 0.00 4.41 E 158.58
LACYGNE 77.06 44.12 4.71 7.28 E 73.41
BIG HILL 20.96 5.09 0.00 3.95 E 23.65
PERRY 15.10 8.24 0.23 5.66 G 18.89
WOLF CREEK 12.00 3.00 0.00 2.60 F 7.50
MILFORD 9.50 3.17 0.00 4.81 G 12.75
WILSON 8.24 3.24 0.00 2.24 G 20.39
CEDAR BLUFF 8.22 4.93 0.00 4.28 F 6.80
CLINTON 5.17 3.99 0.15 4.86 P 11.40
WEBSTER 4.90 2.94 0.00 1.76 P 26.34
HILLSDALE 3.42 1.55 0.00 3.07 P 10.39
MELVERN 3.33 2.35 0.00 4.10 P 3.67
LOVEWELL 2.35 0.59 0.00 3.22 P 2.35
EL DORADO 1.76 0.00 0.00 1.04 P 6.08

+Black Crappie Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
JOHN REDMOND 4.25 0.42 0.00 1.04 F 4.13
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 2.25 1.63 1.00 1.69 G 3.38
KIRWIN 1.56 1.56 0.50 1.25 G 2.88
CEDAR BLUFF 1.39 1.28 0.61 1.47 F 2.34
LOVEWELL 1.20 1.13 0.00 1.00 F 3.44
PERRY 0.71 0.12 0.00 0.60 P 0.44
BIG HILL 0.70 0.00 0.00 0.42 G 0.43
HILLSDALE 0.44 0.00 0.00 0.43 P 0.77
WEBSTER 0.38 0.25 0.00 1.03 F 3.44
CLINTON 0.25 0.19 0.06 1.09 P 0.31
WILSON 0.19 0.06 0.00 0.87 P 0.13
EL DORADO 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.15
KANOPOLIS 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 0.10
GLEN ELDER 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.24
FALL RIVER 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.00
MELVERN 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.03
COUNCIL GROVE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.13
TORONTO 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 P 0.04

+Flathead Catfish Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>20”) (>28”) (>34”) (lbs.)   (>20”)
EL DORADO 0.33 0.00 0.00 5.67 G 0.16
TORONTO 0.33 0.08 0.00 6.21 G 0.17
WEBSTER 0.30 0.20 0.10 46.63 F 0.26
GLEN ELDER 0.17 0.04 0.00 7.05 G 0.13
COUNCIL GROVE 0.17 0.08 0.08 14.66 G 0.17
FALL RIVER 0.17 0.00 0.00 5.03 G 0.16
LOVEWELL 0.12 0.00 0.00 3.76 G 0.13
KANOPOLIS 0.08 0.00 0.00 4.10 F 0.08
KIRWIN 0.08 0.00 0.00 4.37 F 0.22
CEDAR BLUFF 0.06 0.00 0.00 1.56 F 0.06
PERRY 0.05 0.05 0.05 15.54 F 0.08
HILLSDALE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.29 F 0.04
POMONA 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.84 F 0.08

+Walleye Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (lbs.)   (>15”)
WEBSTER 4.70 0.30 0.00 4.29 G 6.05
KIRWIN 3.25 1.83 0.33 7.69 G 4.97
CEDAR BLUFF 2.88 0.38 0.00 3.84 G 3.01
MARION 2.75 1.13 0.00 5.34 G 2.44
EL DORADO 2.73 1.27 0.13 5.11 G 3.44
CHENEY 2.53 1.33 0.13 5.56 G 3.56
GLEN ELDER 2.08 0.63 0.00 4.45 G 3.40
WILSON 1.63 0.03 0.03 3.97 G 2.63
LOVEWELL 1.35 0.65 0.12 7.07 F 2.07
HILLSDALE 0.67 0.17 0.08 5.61 F 0.67
MILFORD 0.50 0.10 0.05 5.27 G 1.75
CLINTON 0.38 0.25 0.13 7.43 F 0.88
POMONA 0.31 0.19 0.00 4.22 F 0.67
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 0.20 0.10 0.00 3.69 F 0.25
MELVERN 0.19 0.00 0.00 2.26 F 1.13
KANOPOLIS 0.08 0.08 0.00 4.63 F 0.13
WOLF CREEK 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.90 F 0.41

+Bluegill Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (lbs.)   (>6”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 11.50 3.63 0.00 0.64 G 17.29
BIG HILL 5.00 0.10 0.00 0.35 G 4.97
PERRY 4.24 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 2.22
HILLSDALE 2.44 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 8.02
JOHN REDMOND 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 1.25
CLINTON 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.34 P 1.96
MILFORD 1.44 0.19 0.00 0.50 F 2.98
WOLF CREEK 1.38 0.06 0.00 0.53 F 2.01
LACYGNE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 1.67
CHENEY 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.88
WEBSTER 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.34 F 2.44
MELVERN 0.69 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.77
EL DORADO 0.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.44
WILSON 0.56 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 0.42
CEDAR BLUFF 0.44 0.00 0.00 0.36 P 1.07
FALL RIVER 0.38 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.15
COUNCIL GROVE 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.63
LOVEWELL 0.27 0.07 0.00 0.68 P 1.52
TORONTO 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.06
KIRWIN 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.23 F 0.35
TUTTLE CREEK 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.71
POMONA 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.15 F 0.15
GLEN ELDER 0.04 0.04 0.00 1.00 P 0.29
KANOPOLIS 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.04

+White Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (lbs.)   (>9”)
KANOPOLIS 23.92 15.83 2.92 2.84 E 11.51
JOHN REDMOND 12.95 8.90 0.25 2.93 E 8.64
WEBSTER 11.10 10.20 1.00 1.73 G 11.20
CLINTON 9.88 8.31 1.88 1.95 G 11.42
CEDAR BLUFF 8.50 8.06 3.69 2.18 G 14.07
PERRY 8.35 2.60 0.20 1.96 G 6.52
CHENEY 8.20 7.00 2.80 2.78 G 6.67
MARION 8.13 4.13 0.88 2.03 G 8.69
FALL RIVER 7.33 4.50 2.17 2.82 G 5.74
GLEN ELDER 6.92 5.75 1.67 2.07 G 13.14
MELVERN 6.13 5.75 1.81 2.31 F 5.83
HILLSDALE 5.92 3.92 0.17 1.85 F 4.36
POMONA 5.63 4.19 0.25 1.76 G 6.69
BIG HILL 3.78 3.56 0.44 1.59 F 4.39
LACYGNE 2.31 2.19 0.38 2.08 G 2.80
KIRWIN 2.25 1.42 0.50 1.94 G 3.42
WILSON 2.17 2.17 1.40 2.41 F 2.86
LOVEWELL 2.06 1.94 0.24 1.73 F 4.84
WOLF CREEK 1.94 1.88 0.06 1.57 G 3.91
EL DORADO 1.93 1.40 0.07 1.34 F 2.44
COUNCIL GROVE 1.75 1.25 0.08 1.74 F 2.89
TORONTO 1.17 0.83 0.42 2.43 F 2.64
TUTTLE CREEK 0.45 0.45 0.35 2.41 P 3.27
MILFORD 0.20 0.20 0.00 1.46 F 0.60

+Channel Catfish Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>16”) (>24”) (>28”) (lbs.)   (>16”)
MARION 6.25 1.25 0.25 10.41 E 4.75
BIG HILL 5.11 0.00 0.00 4.78 G 5.24
CLINTON 3.69 0.19 0.00 8.33 G 4.48
KANOPOLIS 3.67 0.00 0.00 4.37 G 5.56
WOLF CREEK 3.63 0.00 0.00 5.07 G 2.13
HILLSDALE 3.17 0.50 0.17 10.26 G 2.28
WILSON 3.07 0.33 0.07 12.33 G 3.04
POMONA 2.63 0.19 0.06 9.81 G 2.28
PERRY 2.60 0.20 0.05 8.49 G 3.45
MELVERN 2.50 0.06 0.00 5.18 F 3.15
FALL RIVER 2.00 0.67 0.00 8.51 G 1.47
GLEN ELDER 1.83 0.46 0.04 9.61 G 2.32
KIRWIN 1.33 0.25 0.00 8.26 F 1.06
CHENEY 1.27 0.20 0.00 7.54 G 1.69
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 1.20 0.50 0.20 13.49 F 0.80
TORONTO 1.17 0.17 0.00 5.95 G 1.61
LOVEWELL 1.12 0.24 0.06 7.70 G 2.11
COUNCIL GROVE 1.08 0.08 0.00 5.14 G 1.14
MILFORD 1.05 0.05 0.00 5.30 F 1.48
EL DORADO 0.93 0.20 0.00 7.76 F 1.22
LACYGNE 0.63 0.00 0.00 6.50 G 1.39
CEDAR BLUFF 0.38 0.06 0.00 4.83 F 0.52
JOHN REDMOND 0.15 0.05 0.00 5.78 F 0.33
WEBSTER 0.10 0.00 0.00 1.46 F 0.52
TUTTLE CREEK 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.83 F 0.68

+Smallmouth Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (lbs.)   (>11”)
WOLF CREEK 63.00 37.00 4.00 3.02 E 50.24
MELVERN 23.92 10.78 2.75 3.49 G 13.82
GLEN ELDER 14.95 7.84 1.23 3.86 G 13.89
MILFORD 7.69 2.04 0.23 4.29 G 14.33
EL DORADO 5.88 3.53 1.76 3.81 F 6.40
CLINTON 3.99 2.66 0.89 3.74 F 6.25
BIG HILL 1.50 1.20 0.90 3.00 F 1.28
WILSON 1.47 1.18 0.00 1.79 G 2.72
PERRY 0.69 0.23 0.23 2.32 F 0.70

+Blue Catfish Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (lbs.)   (>20”)
WOLF CREEK 2.19 0.31 0.25 27.34 G 2.36
MILFORD 1.05 0.00 0.00 10.63 G 1.53
EL DORADO 0.67 0.00 0.00 10.03 F 1.07
WILSON 0.43 0.00 0.00 8.45 F 0.36
CHENEY 0.33 0.00 0.00 4.52 F 0.11
TUTTLE CREEK 0.25 0.00 0.00 3.56 F 0.12
MELVERN 0.13 0.13 0.00 21.02 F 0.19
LOVEWELL 0.12 0.00 0.00 3.41 P 0.23
GLEN ELDER 0.08 0.00 0.00 5.99 P 0.03
LACYGNE 0.06 0.06 0.06 41.24 F 0.22
PERRY 0.05 0.00 0.00 3.29 F 0.07
CLINTON 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.23 P 0.04
JOHN REDMOND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.00

+Wiper Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 11.10 3.20 0.00 6.34 G 8.50
EL DORADO 7.80 0.67 0.00 5.27 G 4.82
MARION 6.00 1.88 0.13 6.50 E 5.50
WEBSTER 5.60 0.20 0.00 4.17 G 4.66
CHENEY 3.93 1.53 0.13 7.30 G 3.86
KANOPOLIS 3.67 1.08 0.00 4.61 G 1.31
KIRWIN 3.33 0.50 0.00 6.38 G 5.50
CEDAR BLUFF 3.00 1.50 0.00 5.02 G 3.23
COUNCIL GROVE 2.75 0.42 0.00 4.14 G 2.19
POMONA 2.25 0.38 0.00 4.38 G 1.71
LACYGNE 2.00 0.69 0.00 6.84 G 1.53
MILFORD 1.90 0.70 0.15 7.92 G 5.20
LOVEWELL 1.71 0.18 0.06 5.88 G 0.94
CLINTON 1.69 1.31 0.00 5.46 F 2.35
GLEN ELDER 0.92 0.50 0.04 5.59 G 1.45
WOLF CREEK 0.81 0.00 0.00 2.80 F 0.33
JOHN REDMOND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 0.00
Stocking Records Information

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked Source
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 05/19/14 176430 - PRATT HATCHERY
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 05/23/14 100922 - PRATT HATCHERY
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR RESV 05/20/14 57492 - MILFORD HATCHERY
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/21/14 12554 - PRATT HATCHERY
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 05/23/14 69608 - PRATT HATCHERY
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 05/20/14 41658 - MILFORD HATCHERY
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 05/23/14 3302 - PRATT HATCHERY
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/28/14 4610 - PRATT HATCHERY
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 05/21/14 65102 - PRATT HATCHERY
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 06/02/14 3955 - COMMERCIAL
    Total Requested 918555  
    Total Stocked 535633  

+Palmetto Bass/Wiper Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked Source
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 06/02/14 82916 - PRATT HATCHERY
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 06/08/14 15120 - PRATT HATCHERY
MELVERN RIVER POND WMAS 06/10/14 900 - PRATT HATCHERY
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 06/08/14 11480 - PRATT HATCHERY
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 06/08/14 82600 - PRATT HATCHERY
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 06/08/14 4200 - PRATT HATCHERY
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 06/10/14 6116 - PRATT HATCHERY
OLATHE - LAKE OLATHE COML 06/10/14 900 - PRATT HATCHERY
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 06/10/14 1250 - PRATT HATCHERY
MARION COUNTY LAKE COML 06/10/14 1709 - PRATT HATCHERY
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 06/10/14 1396 - PRATT HATCHERY
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE COML 06/10/14 200 - PRATT HATCHERY
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE COML 06/10/14 1779 - PRATT HATCHERY
POMONA RESERVOIR RESV 06/10/14 40000 - PRATT HATCHERY
PLEASANTON EAST LAKE COML 06/10/14 2500 - PRATT HATCHERY
PAOLA CITY LAKE(Lake Miola) COML 06/10/14 900 - PRATT HATCHERY
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #7 COML 06/10/14 400 - PRATT HATCHERY
HORTON-MISSION LAKE COML 06/10/14 1250 - PRATT HATCHERY
LACYGNE RESERVOIR RESV 06/10/14 22300 - PRATT HATCHERY
KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR RESV 07/08/14 18058 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY
MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 06/10/14 1400 - PRATT HATCHERY
    Total Requested 288880  
    Total Stocked 297374  
Trout Stocking Information

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Region 4 Trout Stocking Schedule

Date El Dorado St. Park-River Area Sedgwick Co-Vic's Lake *Sedgwick Co-Slough Creek Hutchinson-Dillon Nature Center Wichita-KDOT East Lake
Nov 1 - Nov 14 635 1280   526 870
Nov 15 - Nov 30 635 1280   526 700
Dec 1 - Dec 14 635 1280   526 700
Dec 15 - Dec 31   1280   526 700
Jan 1 - Jan 14 1000 1600   526 1500
Jan 15 - Jan 31 600 2100   526 800
Feb 1 - Feb 14 600 1457   526 800
Feb 15 - Feb 28 600 1400   526 800
Mar 1 - Mar 14 600 1750   526 800
Mar 15 - Mar 31 600 1750   526 800
Apr 1 - Apr 14          
TOTAL 5905 15177   5259 8470