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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+Flathead Catfish Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>20”) (>28”) (>34”) (lbs.)   (>20”)
LACYGNE  0.33 0 0 5.26 F 0.33
EL DORADO  0.2 0 0 4.48 F 0.2
HILLSDALE  0.17 0.08 0 5.56 F 0.08
JOHN REDMOND  0.15 0 0 3.88 F 0.08
WILSON  0.13 0.03 0.03 7.94 P 0.15
MELVERN  0.13 0 0 1.86 F 0.13
FALL RIVER  0.1 0 0 2.51 G 0.12
KIRWIN  0.08 0.08 0 6.08 0.14
GLEN ELDER  0.04 0 0 3.41 G 0.11
PERRY  0 0 0 1.61 G 0.05
COUNCIL GROVE  0 0 0 0 F 0.11

+Walleye Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (lbs.)   (>15”)
CEDAR BLUFF  3.73 0.59 0.05 5.96 G 3.3
WILSON  3.43 0.13 0 3.77 G 2.37
EL DORADO  2.73 1 0.2 6.75 G 2.76
GLEN ELDER  2.42 0.13 0 4.29 G 2.72
KIRWIN  2.08 0.67 0.08 6.23 4.42
CHENEY  1.75 0.5 0 4.96 E 2.99
MARION  1.67 0.58 0 4.74 G 2.21
MILFORD  1.55 0.1 0 3.17 G 1.38
WEBSTER  1.3 0 0 2.64 3.4
HILLSDALE  1.08 0.33 0 5.6 F 0.64
WOLF CREEK  0.56 0.06 0 3.53 F 0.42
COUNCIL GROVE  0.47 0.2 0 4.07 F 0.47
LOVEWELL  0.29 0.18 0.06 7.18 P 1.12
POMONA  0.25 0 0 2.47 P 0.27
CLINTON  0.19 0.06 0 4.22 F 0.4
BIG HILL  0.1 0.1 0 4.17 P 0.1
MELVERN  0.06 0 0 1.23 F 0.38
KANOPOLIS  0 0 0 1.14 P 0.04

+Bluegill Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (lbs.)   (>6”)
MARION  7.43 0 0 0.24 P 7.43
LACYGNE  6.88 0 0 0.21 F 3.13
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  5.38 1.13 0 0.73 10.75
JOHN REDMOND  2.9 0 0 0.37 P 1.8
HILLSDALE  2.63 0 0 0.29 F 5.73
WOLF CREEK  2.56 0.13 0 0.37 P 2.42
FALL RIVER  2 0 0 0.31 P 0.81
MELVERN  1.88 0 0 0.34 P 1.08
PERRY  1.47 0 0 0.3 F 2.19
BIG HILL  1.4 0 0 0.31 F 3.87
MILFORD  1.19 0.13 0 0.49 G 1.44
CEDAR BLUFF  1.17 0 0 0.29 P 0.84
CLINTON  1.06 0 0 0.29 P 1.52
KANOPOLIS  0.79 0 0 0.27 F 0.39
LOVEWELL  0.63 0 0 0.26 P 0.66
TORONTO  0.63 0 0 0.27 P 0.27
EL DORADO  0.25 0 0 0 P 0.5
WEBSTER  0.25 0 0 0.36 0.54
COUNCIL GROVE  0.17 0 0 0.26 F 0.63
WILSON  0.13 0 0 0.26 P 0.23
TUTTLE CREEK  0.13 0 0 0.32 P 0.17
POMONA  0.13 0 0 0 P 0.1
GLEN ELDER  0.05 0 0 0.21 P 0.07
ELK CITY  0 0 0 0.11 P 0.04
KIRWIN  0 0 0 0.08 0.06

+Black Crappie Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  2.00 0.75 0.13 1.44 2.58
MARION  1.71 0.43 0.14 1.08 P 1.71
LOVEWELL  1.38 0.19 0.00 0.84 F 1.83
BIG HILL  1.30 0.00 0.00 0.49 F 0.83
CEDAR BLUFF  0.78 0.17 0.11 1.17 F 1.60
MILFORD  0.69 0.38 0.06 1.00 F 0.69
WEBSTER  0.63 0.50 0.13 1.02 1.25
KIRWIN  0.63 0.50 0.44 1.37 2.48
WILSON  0.27 0.20 0.00 1.04 P 0.19
GLEN ELDER  0.20 0.00 0.00 0.41 P 0.15
LACYGNE  0.19 0.06 0.00 0.91 P 0.19
PERRY  0.16 0.11 0.00 0.72 P 0.39
FALL RIVER  0.13 0.06 0.00 0.63 P 0.06
TORONTO  0.13 0.06 0.00 0.73 P 0.08
EL DORADO  0.06 0.06 0.00 0.64 P 0.13
HILLSDALE  0.06 0.00 0.00 0.41 P 0.54
CLINTON  0.06 0.00 0.00 0.45 P 0.29
POMONA  0.06 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.06
KANOPOLIS  0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 0.06

+Channel Catfish Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>16”) (>24”) (>28”) (lbs.)   (>16”)
BIG HILL  4.6 0.1 0 9.61 G 5.2
POMONA  4.33 0.17 0 7.34 G 3.18
CLINTON  4.31 0.19 0 5.8 G 4.15
ELK CITY  4.3 0.4 0 6.81 E 3.45
KANOPOLIS  3.95 0 0 4.41 G 4.79
MELVERN  3.38 0.19 0 7.22 G 3.1
HILLSDALE  3.25 0.08 0 4.88 F 2.5
PERRY  2.65 0.25 0.05 9.7 G 3.15
GLEN ELDER  2.63 0.38 0.17 14.37 G 2.26
TORONTO  2.42 0.58 0.25 10.36 G 1.58
MARION  2.25 0.33 0 9.94 G 4.25
WILSON  1.87 0.13 0 6.03 G 2.91
MILFORD  1.7 0.05 0 7.49 G 1.45
LACYGNE  1.5 0.08 0 6 G 1.01
COUNCIL GROVE  1.47 0 0 4.2 G 1.07
KIRWIN  1.42 0.58 0.17 17.59 1.03
WEBSTER  1.4 0 0 3.89 0.77
LOVEWELL  1.29 0.06 0.06 9.36 G 1.47
WOLF CREEK  1.06 0 0 3.97 F 2.13
CHENEY  1 0.2 0 9.22 G 1.37
FALL RIVER  1 0.3 0.1 8.35 G 1.37
TUTTLE CREEK  0.75 0.05 0.05 8.29 F 0.37
JOHN REDMOND  0.6 0.4 0.2 13.49 G 0.42
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  0.5 0.38 0 8.51 0.67
EL DORADO  0.47 0.13 0.07 10.01 G 0.71
CEDAR BLUFF  0.45 0.05 0 5.01 F 0.45v

+White Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (lbs.)   (>9”)
POMONA  23.5 11.58 0.92 2.28 G 11.63
CEDAR BLUFF  14.32 11.64 7.36 1.92 E 12.72
KANOPOLIS  12.14 10.9 2.81 2.79 G 12.64
JOHN REDMOND  10.85 7.55 0.6 2.89 G 9.38
PERRY  9.4 4.25 0.4 2.51 G 7.12
MELVERN  8.31 8.06 3.38 2.45 G 7
CHENEY  7.5 6.15 4.15 2.34 G 7.87
KIRWIN  7.08 6.08 1.08 2.06 4.25
CLINTON  6.44 5.56 2.38 2.38 G 9.75
ELK CITY  6.1 0.6 0.1 2.12 G 3.45
WEBSTER  6 4.8 0.2 1.52 11.03
TORONTO  5.58 3.25 0.5 3.02 G 3
FALL RIVER  5.3 3.2 0.8 2.61 G 5.01
HILLSDALE  4.5 3.75 0.08 1.71 F 5.5
GLEN ELDER  3.58 3.46 1.63 2.41 F 7.17
LACYGNE  3.25 2.92 0.33 1.77 F 3.72
LOVEWELL  2.53 0.71 0 1.64 F 3.53
WOLF CREEK  2.44 2.31 0.56 2.2 G 3.26
WILSON  2.33 2.33 2.2 3.04 P 2.33
MARION  1.83 1.67 0 1.46 G 4.98
COUNCIL GROVE  1.8 1.6 0.33 2.28 G 2.04
EL DORADO  1.67 1.4 0 1.41 F 1.89
MILFORD  0.75 0.7 0.2 1.8 F 0.48
BIG HILL  0.3 0.3 0.1 2.16 G 2.36
TUTTLE CREEK  0.25 0.2 0.15 2.07 P 0.4

+Smallmouth Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (lbs.)   (>11”)
WOLF CREEK  41.47 29.07 2.71 2.58 E 51.49
EL DORADO  13.73 0.98 0 1.23 G 9.48
GLEN ELDER  9.24 4.62 0.16 2.54 G 11.27
MELVERN  4.51 2.55 0.78 3.1 G 13.61
MILFORD  3.17 1.06 0 1.52 G 7.77
BIG HILL  2.69 1.5 0.3 2.23 F 1.6
PERRY  2.61 0.65 0.65 3.44 F 1.1
CLINTON  2.09 0.58 0.46 3.26 P 4.27
WEBSTER  0 0 0 0.37 0.29

+Blue Catfish Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (lbs.)   (>20”)
WOLF CREEK  1.75 0.25 0.06 25.35 G 2.08
CLINTON  1.25 0 0 4.55 F 0.46
MILFORD  0.75 0.1 0 31 G 1.07
EL DORADO  0.73 0.13 0 14.75 G 0.71
LOVEWELL  0.41 0 0 5.91 F 0.34
WILSON  0.33 0 0 7.74 F 0.37
PERRY  0.2 0 0 5.28 F 0.08
MELVERN  0.19 0.06 0 21.02 F 0.15
TUTTLE CREEK  0.1 0.05 0 19.62 F 0.12
LACYGNE  0.08 0 0 4.5 F 0.1
JOHN REDMOND  0.05 0.05 0 16.09 P 0.03
CHENEY  0 0 0 0.07 P 0.11
ELK CITY  0 0 0 1.28 F 0

+Wiper Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  11.38 5.13 0.13 14.67 10.96
EL DORADO  8 0.2 0 4.12 G 6.96
MILFORD  8 0.5 0.05 5.2 G 4.92
MARION  6.17 1.33 0 5.38 E 6.08
KIRWIN  5.25 0.33 0 4.7 5.92
CHENEY  5.1 1.05 0.05 6.15 G 4.56
CEDAR BLUFF  4.55 2.23 0.23 6.31 G 3.57
GLEN ELDER  3.46 0.96 0 6.31 G 2.06
CLINTON  2.88 1.63 0 6.06 G 2.67
WEBSTER  2.2 0 0 3.06 4.83
COUNCIL GROVE  2.13 1.53 0 5.49 G 2.54
POMONA  2 0.75 0 5.03 F 1.83
KANOPOLIS  1.9 1.14 0 6.33 G 1.94
LOVEWELL  1.29 0.18 0 5.37 F 1.17
LACYGNE  1.08 0.33 0 4.56 F 1.81
WOLF CREEK  1 0.06 0 5.51 G 0.64
WILSON  0.1 0 0 2.56 P 0.1
JOHN REDMOND  0.1 0 0 2.38 P 0.05

+White Crappie Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
JOHN REDMOND  43.5 36.7 3.6 1.98 E 37
TORONTO  25.81 17.81 3.13 2.03 G 13.65
ELK CITY  22.38 8.38 0.5 1.41 E 8.64
LACYGNE  16.88 9.63 1.44 1.36 G 12.52
MARION  16.29 6.43 0.71 1.5 G 16.29
HILLSDALE  15.81 7.25 0.19 0.94 G 24.08
FALL RIVER  13.5 7.69 2.06 1.84 G 8.94
LOVEWELL  9.63 2.81 1.81 1.59 G 11.15
BIG HILL  8.9 4 0.2 0.73 E 7.07
POMONA  8.19 2.56 0.69 1.38 G 7.98
PERRY  8.05 1.47 0 0.82 F 21.35
CLINTON  6.5 2.06 0.56 1.31 F 11.38
MILFORD  5.63 2.25 0.5 1.6 G 4.65
KANOPOLIS  3.5 0.93 0 0.78 F 2.31
WOLF CREEK  3.38 2.19 1.25 1.63 F 4.21
TUTTLE CREEK  2.81 2.44 0.56 1.12 F 2.94
EL DORADO  2.75 1.81 0.56 1.48 G 5.69
MELVERN  2.25 0.63 0.38 1.4 F 2.42
CEDAR BLUFF  2.11 0.44 0.44 1.66 F 0.92
COUNCIL GROVE  2 0.42 0.08 1 G 3.55
WEBSTER  1.25 0.38 0.25 1.45 0.79
KIRWIN  1.13 0.63 0.31 1.45 2.46
GLEN ELDER  0.95 0.35 0.1 1.12 P 1.16
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  0.5 0.38 0.25 1.21 0.54
WILSON  0 0 0 0.02 P 0.4
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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South Central 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 14 400 725 565 300 400
Nov 15 - Nov 30 400 725 565 300 400
           
Dec 15 - Dec 31 400 725 565 300 400
Jan 1 - Jan 14 400 725 565 300 400
Jan 15 - Jan 31 400 725 565 300 400
Feb 1 - Feb 14 400 725 565 300 400
Feb 15 - Feb 28 400 725 565 300 400
Mar 1 - Mar 14 400 725 565 300 400
           
           
TOTAL 3200 lbs 5796 lbs 4506 lbs 2362 lbs 3200 lbs