El Dorado Reservoir Fishing Information

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Counties:
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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+Black Crappie Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
KIRWIN 18.31 0.50 0.06 1.35 G 6.44
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 6.00 2.20 0.00 0.86 G 3.03
WEBSTER 5.44 0.69 0.00 0.95 F 2.10
MARION 1.60 0.40 0.00 0.90 P 1.20
LOVEWELL 1.27 0.27 0.00 0.86 F 1.07
CEDAR BLUFF 1.26 0.95 0.16 1.16 F 0.81
HILLSDALE 1.00 0.13 0.06 1.26 F 0.56
KANOPOLIS 0.81 0.81 0.19 1.02 F 0.46
EL DORADO 0.60 0.13 0.00 0.68 P 0.24
WOLF CREEK 0.50 0.50 0.21 1.14 P 0.50
BIG HILL 0.30 0.10 0.00 0.68 P 0.53
CLINTON 0.25 0.13 0.00 0.84 P 0.33
TORONTO 0.25 0.06 0.06 1.09 P 0.15
MILFORD 0.19 0.13 0.00 0.64 F 0.29
GLEN ELDER 0.14 0.05 0.00 0.73 P 0.11
WILSON 0.13 0.07 0.00 0.70 P 0.16
TUTTLE CREEK 0.13 0.06 0.06 2.83 P 0.06
PERRY 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.07

+Flathead Catfish Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>20”) (>28”) (>34”) (LBS.)   (>20”)
LACYGNE 0.50 0.08 0.00 6.62 E 0.37
TORONTO 0.42 0.00 0.00 5.36 G 0.63
BIG HILL 0.20 0.10 0.00 6.41 G 0.20
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 0.20 0.10 0.00 9.66 F 0.20
MELVERN 0.19 0.06 0.00 3.50 F 0.13
FALL RIVER 0.17 0.08 0.08 8.85 G 0.12
EL DORADO 0.13 0.00 0.00 2.40 G 0.15
COUNCIL GROVE 0.10 0.00 0.00 5.17 F 0.08
KANOPOLIS 0.10 0.00 0.00 3.21 F 0.10
WEBSTER 0.08 0.08 0.00 7.84 F 0.08
ELK CITY 0.08 0.00 0.00 1.87 F 0.08
POMONA 0.08 0.00 0.00 1.56 G 0.07
HILLSDALE 0.08 0.00 0.00 5.61 G 0.11
WOLF CREEK 0.06 0.00 0.00 2.76 F 0.06
JOHN REDMOND 0.06 0.00 0.00 3.13 G 0.09
TUTTLE CREEK 0.05 0.00 0.00 3.00 G 0.05
PERRY 0.03 0.00 0.00 4.36 G 0.02
LOVEWELL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 0.03

+Largemouth Bass Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (LBS.)   (>12”)
LACYGNE 89.09 66.36 17.27 10.69 E 78.24
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 38.89 29.86 0.00 3.12 E 89.19
BIG HILL 26.92 16.43 1.05 5.38 G 29.83
CEDAR BLUFF 19.46 7.16 0.00 4.11 F 11.19
GLEN ELDER 10.43 2.41 0.13 5.14 G 4.50
HILLSDALE 8.22 1.99 0.25 6.68 F 7.95
WILSON 8.06 5.32 0.00 3.38 F 4.86
CLINTON 5.62 0.56 0.00 4.35 P 3.00
KANOPOLIS 2.93 0.98 0.00 2.06 P 1.83
WOLF CREEK 2.37 1.18 0.00 2.86 F 5.03
PERRY 2.18 1.63 0.00 3.09 F 4.68
MELVERN 1.31 0.00 0.00 1.57 P 1.61
LOVEWELL 1.18 0.59 0.00 2.65 F 2.55
EL DORADO 0.59 0.00 0.00 0.91 F 10.36
KIRWIN 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 0.61
WEBSTER 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 F 1.18

+Walleye Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (LBS.)   (>15”)
GLEN ELDER 6.00 0.96 0.00 4.99 G 3.36
CEDAR BLUFF 5.48 0.48 0.04 5.83 G 4.65
EL DORADO 5.07 1.60 0.20 8.20 G 3.29
WILSON 4.80 1.27 0.00 5.77 G 4.23
MARION 3.93 1.47 0.27 9.25 G 2.10
MILFORD 3.80 0.60 0.00 5.42 G 2.52
WEBSTER 3.42 0.92 0.08 6.32 G 1.88
KIRWIN 2.67 0.92 0.00 5.60 G 2.14
CHENEY 1.70 0.45 0.05 6.90 G 2.42
POMONA 1.58 1.08 0.08 5.63 F 0.69
LOVEWELL 1.55 0.45 0.10 9.04 F 1.10
HILLSDALE 1.08 0.33 0.00 4.63 G 0.92
COUNCIL GROVE 1.00 1.00 0.20 6.55 F 0.69
WOLF CREEK 0.44 0.19 0.00 3.64 F 0.55
MELVERN 0.44 0.13 0.00 3.36 F 0.21
CLINTON 0.38 0.06 0.00 3.88 F 0.60
BIG HILL 0.10 0.10 0.00 5.81 P 0.29
JOHN REDMOND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.45 P 0.00

+Bluegill Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
WEBSTER 14.19 0.13 0.00 0.46 G 5.00
MARION 9.20 0.00 0.00 0.23 F 7.73
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 9.00 0.10 0.00 0.45 G 5.53
LOVEWELL 6.64 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 2.86
HILLSDALE 4.69 0.06 0.00 0.47 G 3.54
LACYGNE 3.69 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 4.33
BIG HILL 2.20 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 3.03
KIRWIN 2.06 0.00 0.00 0.37 F 0.69
WILSON 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 1.02
KANOPOLIS 1.44 0.06 0.00 0.52 F 0.95
CEDAR BLUFF 1.37 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 1.25
GLEN ELDER 1.09 0.00 0.00 0.38 P 0.41
CLINTON 0.69 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.94
EL DORADO 0.47 0.00 0.00 0.10 P 0.42
PERRY 0.38 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.76
MELVERN 0.38 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.81
FALL RIVER 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.81
POMONA 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.44
WOLF CREEK 0.21 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 0.98
MILFORD 0.19 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 0.67
TUTTLE CREEK 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.10
TORONTO 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.13 P 0.31
JOHN REDMOND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 1.30
ELK CITY 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.33
COUNCIL GROVE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 F 0.08

+White Bass Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
GLEN ELDER 19.54 13.75 2.83 2.60 E 10.64
CEDAR BLUFF 17.13 14.78 4.35 1.93 E 14.70
TORONTO 9.00 7.08 1.42 2.76 G 5.36
ELK CITY 8.25 6.25 0.33 2.19 G 5.66
KANOPOLIS 8.00 7.33 1.38 2.65 G 9.02
WEBSTER 6.00 2.08 0.33 1.93 G 5.86
JOHN REDMOND 5.56 5.39 1.22 3.21 G 6.78
CLINTON 5.50 5.44 2.19 2.31 F 8.25
FALL RIVER 5.08 3.25 1.25 2.48 G 3.60
LOVEWELL 4.90 1.95 0.00 1.27 G 4.01
MARION 4.53 1.40 0.00 1.68 G 2.76
EL DORADO 4.20 3.60 0.80 2.16 G 2.79
MELVERN 3.88 3.56 0.56 2.59 F 9.58
PERRY 3.28 1.90 0.14 2.80 G 5.71
KIRWIN 3.17 2.25 0.42 2.93 G 3.83
LACYGNE 3.00 1.58 0.08 1.60 G 2.40
WILSON 2.93 2.60 0.40 2.97 F 2.30
CHENEY 2.85 2.25 0.85 2.78 G 6.65
HILLSDALE 2.83 2.50 0.00 1.12 F 4.53
WOLF CREEK 2.63 1.75 0.06 1.56 F 2.99
POMONA 2.58 2.00 0.17 3.07 F 9.65
MILFORD 1.80 1.45 0.15 2.01 F 1.12
BIG HILL 0.90 0.90 0.20 1.76 F 2.29
COUNCIL GROVE 0.80 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 1.11
TUTTLE CREEK 0.15 0.10 0.00 1.40 P 0.27

+Channel Catfish Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>16”) (>24”) (>28”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
CLINTON 6.06 0.38 0.06 9.45 G 5.42
MARION 5.20 0.73 0.13 8.84 G 3.62
BIG HILL 5.10 0.30 0.00 5.74 G 4.68
HILLSDALE 5.08 0.25 0.17 9.89 G 4.25
MELVERN 4.50 0.19 0.00 6.67 G 3.75
LOVEWELL 4.30 0.60 0.00 7.25 G 2.78
ELK CITY 4.08 1.08 0.00 7.46 G 3.79
KANOPOLIS 3.71 0.00 0.00 4.56 G 3.05
POMONA 3.25 0.25 0.00 4.91 G 3.57
COUNCIL GROVE 2.60 0.30 0.00 8.07 G 1.78
WILSON 2.57 0.10 0.00 7.93 G 2.06
PERRY 2.45 0.34 0.03 8.60 G 2.45
LACYGNE 2.00 0.00 0.00 3.93 G 1.76
TORONTO 1.75 0.67 0.17 9.64 G 1.69
GLEN ELDER 1.67 0.21 0.04 14.18 F 1.90
FALL RIVER 1.25 0.50 0.17 11.49 G 1.11
CHENEY 1.15 0.60 0.15 13.07 F 0.85
MILFORD 1.15 0.10 0.00 6.59 F 1.20
WOLF CREEK 1.13 0.00 0.00 4.25 F 1.10
JOHN REDMOND 1.06 0.56 0.56 22.05 G 0.84
WEBSTER 1.00 0.08 0.00 6.04 F 0.99
CEDAR BLUFF 0.35 0.04 0.00 5.81 F 0.35
KIRWIN 0.33 0.17 0.00 6.71 F 0.61
EL DORADO 0.27 0.00 0.00 3.78 G 0.31
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 0.20 0.10 0.10 9.45 F 0.33
TUTTLE CREEK 0.15 0.00 0.00 4.38 F 0.45

+Spotted Bass Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 13.89 4.17 0.00 1.74 E 9.53
CEDAR BLUFF 2.46 0.67 0.00 1.55 F 2.45
EL DORADO 1.18 0.00 0.00 0.91 P 3.79
GLEN ELDER 0.40 0.00 0.00 1.31 P 0.18
WILSON 0.34 0.34 0.00 2.04 P 0.34
MELVERN 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 P 0.52

+Smallmouth Bass Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
WOLF CREEK 45.56 30.18 5.92 3.21 E 40.64
GLEN ELDER 21.93 12.70 1.60 3.38 G 16.00
EL DORADO 16.57 3.55 0.59 2.49 G 20.16
WILSON 9.95 5.66 1.20 3.18 G 5.24
MELVERN 9.67 3.14 0.00 2.06 G 12.51
BIG HILL 1.75 1.05 0.00 2.13 F 2.65
CLINTON 1.46 0.67 0.11 3.59 P 1.42
PERRY 0.54 0.54 0.00 1.76 P 1.58
CEDAR BLUFF 0.22 0.00 0.00 0.89 P 0.22
HILLSDALE 0.12 0.12 0.12 2.76 P 0.12

+Black Basses Combined Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Biologist rating 3-yr average
LACYGNE 89.09 66.36 17.27 E 78.24
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 52.78 34.03 0.00 E 98.72
WOLF CREEK 47.93 31.36 5.92 G 45.67
GLEN ELDER 32.75 15.11 1.74 G 20.69
BIG HILL 28.67 17.48 1.05 G 32.48
CEDAR BLUFF 22.15 7.83 0.00 F 13.72
WILSON 18.35 11.32 1.20 G 8.46
EL DORADO 18.34 3.55 0.59 G 29.59
MELVERN 10.98 3.14 0.00 G 14.64
HILLSDALE 8.34 2.12 0.37 F 7.99
CLINTON 7.08 1.24 0.11 P 4.42
KANOPOLIS 2.93 0.98 0.00 P 1.83
PERRY 2.72 2.18 0.00 F 6.26
LOVEWELL 1.18 0.59 0.00 F 2.55
KIRWIN 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.61
WEBSTER 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 1.18
Stocking Records Information

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 10/02/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 8505
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 10/31/17 - IOWA 2000
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 11/09/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 2012
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH 10/23/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 200
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 10/03/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 2264
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 10/02/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 2642
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 10/03/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 620
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 11/09/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 1921
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 11/07/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 300
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 10/24/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 3974
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 10/23/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 841
      Total Requested 18200
      Total Stocked 25279

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 6050000
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR RESV 04/07/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 5100000
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 03/31/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 3430780
MARION RESERVOIR RESV 03/30/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 2584680
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 04/03/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 1500000
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 04/07/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 500000
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 03/30/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 275000
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE WMAS 03/30/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 450000
CLINTON RESERVOIR RESV 04/07/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 3600000
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 04/05/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 4200970
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 04/11/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 366000
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 04/07/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 200000
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE COML 03/30/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 400000
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE COML 04/12/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 150000
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 03/30/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 375000
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/07/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 200000
WINFIELD CITY LAKE COML 04/14/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1530000
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH 04/11/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 129000
COMMERCIAL FISH GROWER   03/28/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 420000
OKLAHOMA   03/29/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 3000000
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 04/03/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 2216460
MARION RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 1956990
KIRWIN RESERVOIR RESV 04/18/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1200000
WEBSTER RESERVOIR RESV 04/18/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1000000
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/10/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 250000
MEADE FISH REARING STATION RPND 04/27/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 29520
MARION RESERVOIR RESV 04/28/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1000000
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/11/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 865000
      Total Requested 35244520
      Total Stocked 42979400

+Largemouth Bass Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/31/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 6000
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/15/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 165755
ROOKS STATE LAKE SFLS 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 6950
WEBSTER RESERVOIR RESV 05/17/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 64385
KIRWIN RESERVOIR RESV 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 86555
LOGAN CITY LAKE COML 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 1357
PLAINVILLE LAKE COML 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 3137
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/12/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 8004
(FISH) MC CO - LAROCQUE POND FISH 05/31/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 1671
MELVERN REARING POND RPND 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 6078
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 05/24/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 3084
PERRY RESERVOIR RESV 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 7666
      Total Requested 470843
      Total Stocked 360642
Trout Stocking Information

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South Central Trout Stocking Schedule

Department-owned Waters - Trout Stocking by KDWPT 

South Central Region El Dorado St Park
River Area
Wichita
KDOT – East Lake
1st  Stocking The conditions at the stream are not able to provide a trout fishing opportunity for this season.  We will evaluate for the 2018-19 season in November. October 27
2nd Stocking     November 28
3rd Stocking   December 13 
4th Stocking   January 11
5th Stocking    February 8
6th Stocking    March 1
     
Total Estimated Trout stocked to date    
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2017-2018 Season    

 

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local city/county offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

South Central Region Sedgwick County Park
Vic’s Lake
316-660-1780
Sedgwick County
Slough Creek
316-660-1780
Hutchinson
Dillon Nature Center
620-663-7411
1st  Stocking   October 27 October 27 October 27
2nd Stocking  November 14  November 14 November 14 
3rd Stocking   January 11   January 11 December 28 
4th Stocking January 25 January 25 January 11 
5th Stocking      
6th Stocking      
Total Estimated Trout Stocked to date      
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2017-2018 Season
9,000 7,400 3,900