Melvern Reservoir Fishing Information

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GPS:
N38 31.72 W95 44.70
Surface Acres:
7,000 acres
Maximum Depth:
60 feet
Normal Lake Level:
1036 msl
Current Lake Level:
1036.03 - Discharge of 20 csf
Lake Temperature:
51 F.

35 miles S of Topeka on US-75

US Army Corps of Engineers - Melvern Reservoir (785) 549-3318

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+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

+Blue Catfish Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3-yr average
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (LBS.)   (>20”)
WOLF CREEK 3.31 0.63 0.06 22.05 G 2.58
MILFORD 3.05 0.40 0.10 20.94 G 1.78
ELK CITY 1.75 0.00 0.00 6.15 G 0.64
EL DORADO 1.13 0.13 0.07 23.88 G 0.81
WILSON 0.53 0.00 0.00 10.26 G 0.44
LOVEWELL 0.50 0.00 0.00 12.63 G 0.45
MELVERN 0.44 0.13 0.06 21.02 F 0.29
CLINTON 0.31 0.13 0.00 19.02 F 0.69
TUTTLE CREEK 0.30 0.05 0.05 24.69 F 0.17
LACYGNE 0.25 0.00 0.00 4.97 F 0.15
PERRY 0.03 0.00 0.00 3.57 P 0.13
KANOPOLIS 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.17 P 0.00
JOHN REDMOND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.99 P 0.02
POMONA 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.64 P 0.00
GLEN ELDER 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.27 P 0.00
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

+Sauger Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 04/20/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 350000
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 04/20/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 300000
CLINTON RESERVOIR RESV 04/20/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 250000
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/19/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 375000
      Total Requested 1375000
      Total Stocked 1275000

+Largemouth Bass Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
GOODMAN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 09/13/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 406
LACROSSE-WARREN STONE LAKE COML 10/03/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 102
BELLEVILLE-ROCKY POND COML 10/17/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 270
SALINA-LAKEWOOD LAKE COML 10/10/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 865
HOLYROOD CITY LAKE COML 10/03/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 301
BARBER SFL-LOWER SFLS 09/13/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 315
Syracuse - Sam's Pond CFAP 10/05/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 131
(FISH) OSBORNE-WALLACE #2 FISH 10/17/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 680
(FISH) OSBORNE-WALLACE #1 FISH 10/17/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 400
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 11/04/17 - MELVERN REARING POND 2059
      Total Requested 4440
      Total Stocked 5529

+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