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

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

+Largemouth Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  156.62 11.76 0 3.49 E 187.45
LACYGNE  79.84 33.93 4.99 6.14 E 78.45
BIG HILL  26.65 6.29 0.3 4.85 G 24.55
WALNUT CREEK / TORONTO RES. 14.97 9.73 0.75 4.52 F 11.4
MILFORD  10.85 5.29 0 3.81 G 12.93
PERRY  7.19 2.61 0 3.44 F 12.51
CEDAR BLUFF  6.48 5.65 0 3.6 F 6.86
WOLF CREEK  4.65 3.1 0 2.98 F 8.33
HILLSDALE  4.35 2.4 0 4.1 P 7.3
WILSON  4.17 3.12 0 2.18 F 11.09
FALL RIVER 2.99 2 0 2.09 P 2.63
WEBSTER  2.35 2.35 0 2.07 21.05
CLINTON  1.62 1.39 0 4.8 P 8.02
MELVERN  1.18 0.39 0 2.9 F 3.32
GLEN ELDER  0.96 0.8 0 3.22 P 1.01
KIRWIN  0.84 0.84 0 2.5 2.38

+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

+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

+Redear Sunfish Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (lbs.)   (>7”)
CLINTON  0.06 0 0 0.42 P 0.06
MELVERN  0.06 0 0 0.34 P 0.03
LACYGNE  0.06 0 0 0.37 P 0.06
ELK CITY  0 0 0 0 P 0
HILLSDALE  0 0 0 0.12 P 0

+Spotted Bass Forecast

Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (lbs.)   (>11”)
MILFORD  3.44 0.79 0 1.71 F 3.48
CEDAR BLUFF  3.32 0.33 0 1.36 F 1.54
MELVERN  1.57 0.59 0 1.82 F 1.76
FALL RIVER 1 0 0 1.05 P 0.5
WALNUT CREEK - TORONTO RES. 0.75 0 0 1.04 P 0.37
GLEN ELDER  0.16 0 0 0.97 P 0.23
WILSON  2.2 0 0 6.21 F 2.2
GLEN ELDER  0 0 0 1.84 F 0

+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
Stocking Records Information

+Largemouth Bass Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked Source
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 09/26/15 3507 - MELVERN REARING POND
    Total Requested 6007  
    Total Stocked 3507  

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked Source
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE COML 09/24/15 1766 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE COML 10/08/15 867 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 10/27/15 3518 - IOWA
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR RESV 10/06/15 5 - MILFORD HATCHERY
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE COML 10/28/15 873 - PRATT HATCHERY
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR RESV 11/09/15 1189 - PRATT HATCHERY
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR RESV 11/09/15 1482 - PRATT HATCHERY
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR RESV 11/09/15 45 - PRATT HATCHERY
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR RESV 11/09/15 360 - PRATT HATCHERY
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 11/18/15 396 - IOWA
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 11/18/15 2336 - IOWA
    Total Requested 3766  
    Total Stocked 12837  

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked Source
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 04/17/15 6600000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR RESV 04/07/15 3700000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
OKLAHOMA   04/01/15 3000000 - PRATT HATCHERY
COMMERCIAL FISH GROWER   04/08/15 235000 - PRATT HATCHERY
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/11/15 670000 - PRATT HATCHERY
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 04/01/15 374900 - PRATT HATCHERY
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 04/02/15 2870450 - PRATT HATCHERY
CLINTON RESERVOIR RESV 04/07/15 3700000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/08/15 270000 - PRATT HATCHERY
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 04/10/15 600000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 04/02/15 575000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE WMAS 04/07/15 475000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 04/03/15 2213090 - PRATT HATCHERY
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW COML 04/08/15 300000 - PRATT HATCHERY
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/15 3887400 - PRATT HATCHERY
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 04/08/15 415000 - PRATT HATCHERY
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE COML 04/08/15 150000 - PRATT HATCHERY
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 04/02/15 300000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 04/07/15 375000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/14/15 200000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
(FISH) JEFFERSON CO-BARROW FISH 04/02/15 50000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
WINFIELD CITY LAKE COML 04/01/15 1200000 - PRATT HATCHERY
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH   0  
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 04/07/15 800000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST COML 04/14/15 200000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/15/15 450000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 04/16/15 500000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR RESV 04/17/15 1700000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 04/17/15 500000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
POMONA RESERVOIR RESV 04/23/15 700000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 04/14/15 500000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/01/15 125000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
CLINTON RESERVOIR RESV 04/14/15 500000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
MEADE FISH REARING STATION RPND 04/24/15 24600 - MILFORD HATCHERY
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/17/15 175000 - MILFORD HATCHERY
    Total Requested 34153600  
    Total Stocked 38335440