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 Tempature:
51 F.

35 miles S of Topeka on US-75

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

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+Sauger Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (lbs.)   (>11”)
PERRY 2.55 1.70 0.45 2.64 G 3.45
CLINTON 1.00 0.88 0.19 3.62 F 1.19
MELVERN 0.63 0.63 0.06 1.48 P 0.56

+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

+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

+Redear Sunfish Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (lbs.)   (>7”)
BIG HILL 0.20 0.10 0.00 0.51 F 0.50
JOHN REDMOND 0.08 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.08
MELVERN 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.00
WILSON 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00

+Spotted Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (lbs.)   (>11”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 19.12 8.82 0.00 1.89 E 15.20
MILFORD 2.71 0.45 0.00 1.41 F 3.01
MELVERN 1.18 0.20 0.00 1.58 P 1.42
CEDAR BLUFF 0.47 0.00 0.00 0.72 F 1.14
WILSON 0.29 0.00 0.00 1.04 P 0.28
GLEN ELDER 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.48 P 0.18

+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
Stocking Records Information

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked Source
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 10/30/14 2500 - IOWA
BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/27/14 1008 - PRATT HATCHERY
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/14 802 - PRATT HATCHERY
BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/13/14 630 - PRATT HATCHERY
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 11/03/14 3165 - PRATT HATCHERY
    Total Requested 3000  
    Total Stocked 8105  

+Sauger Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked Source
PERRY RESERVOIR RESV 05/22/14 60024 - MILFORD HATCHERY
CLINTON RESERVOIR RESV 05/22/14 35120 - MILFORD HATCHERY
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 05/22/14 19977 - MILFORD HATCHERY
    Total Requested 137500  
    Total Stocked 115121  

+Largemouth Bass Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked Source
HAIN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 09/08/14 556 - PRATT HATCHERY
FORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 09/08/14 400 - PRATT HATCHERY
FINNEY CO-CONCANNON LAKE SFLS 09/08/14 570 - PRATT HATCHERY
Lawrence-Sandra Shaw Community Health Park Pond CFAP 09/22/14 185 - TRANSFER
GOVERNOR'S POND - EAST OTHR 09/26/14 101 - TRANSFER
GOVERNOR'S CEDAR CREST POND OTHR 09/26/14 61 - TRANSFER
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 09/27/14 3536 - MELVERN REARING POND
    Total Requested 5405  
    Total Stocked 5409  

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked Source
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/14/14 670000 - PRATT HATCHERY
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR RESV 04/15/14 4500000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR RESV 04/02/14 4062520 - PRATT HATCHERY
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR RESV 04/03/14 4270750 - PRATT HATCHERY
CLINTON RESERVOIR RESV 04/15/14 3500000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 04/23/14 2250000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/14 2926910 - PRATT HATCHERY
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 04/11/14 3900000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 04/11/14 275000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE COML 04/17/14 300000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
(FISH) JEFFERSON CO-BARROW FISH 04/15/14 50000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 04/15/14 300000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 04/04/14 500000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/04/14 200000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
WINFIELD CITY LAKE COML 04/15/14 513700 - PRATT HATCHERY
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH 04/04/14 129000 - PRATT HATCHERY
OKLAHOMA   03/31/14 800000 - PRATT HATCHERY
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/14/14 375000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
JOHN REDMOND REARING MARSH RPND 04/11/14 200000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
ARIZONA   04/14/14 1560250 - PRATT HATCHERY
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR RESV 04/18/14 667000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 04/18/14 75000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
HARBIN FISH FARM   04/25/14 180000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
    Total Requested 39379000  
    Total Stocked 32205130