BLACK CRAPPIE

Black Crappie Image

The black crappie is not as widespread in Kansas as the white crappie. The black is more suited to clear-water and small impoundments such as farm ponds. Black crappies are distinguished by a uniform dark flecking with no visible barring as seen on the white crappie. The world record black crappie weighed 6 pounds. The Kansas record is 4 pounds, 10 ounces.

Regulations
115-17-02 (PDF - 12.19 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

115-18-08 (PDF - 9.48 kB)

Retrieval and possession of game animals and migratory game birds - Requirements

Fishing Forecast Information

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Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
PLAINVILLE TOWNSHIP LAKE 37.00 0.50 0.00 0.57 G 46.50
JEWELL SFL 32.60 11.80 0.00 0.79 G 30.03
NEOSHO SFL 22.00 1.00 0.00 0.82 G 10.44
ROOKS STATE LAKE 17.50 1.00 0.00 0.61 G 35.33
GRAHAM CO-ANTELOPE LAKE 15.33 13.67 0.67 1.24 G 22.69
BELLEVILLE - ROCKY POND 13.75 13.75 4.50 1.42 G 12.25
MONTGOMERY SFL 12.25 0.00 0.00 0.37 G 6.25
ANTHONY CITY LAKE 10.60 2.20 0.20 1.58 F 14.13
SHERIDAN SFL 7.63 0.75 0.13 0.90 F 2.63
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 7.00 4.00 0.33 0.96 F 5.11
GEARY SFL 6.50 1.75 0.50 1.44 F 5.00
POTTAWATOMIE CO. LAKE 6.33 1.00 0.00 0.56 F 7.17
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 6.25 4.25 0.50 0.73 F 3.75
SHAWNEE SFL 4.75 0.75 0.00 0.51 F 4.13
KINGMAN SFL 4.00 1.00 0.60 1.16 F 3.95
EDNA CITY LAKE 4.00 0.50 0.00 0.70 F 4.00
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 4.00 2.00 0.00 1.63 F 1.42
GARDNER CITY LAKE 3.25 2.25 0.00 0.64 F 2.88
PAOLA CITY LAKE - LAKE MIOLA 3.25 1.00 0.25 0.88 F 2.33
MOLINE OLD CITY LAKE - SOUTH 3.00 2.00 0.75 1.94 F 2.25
LENEXA LAKE - LENEXA 2.50 1.00 0.00 0.51 P 1.75
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 2.25 0.63 0.25 1.22 F 2.21
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 2.00 1.00 0.00 0.69 F 1.17
WOODSON SFL 1.80 0.00 0.00 0.38 P 0.90
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 1.75 0.50 0.00 0.60 F 1.25
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 1.75 0.50 0.00 0.78 P 3.50
OSAGE SFL 1.75 1.50 0.50 1.30 F 1.75
COWLEY SFL 1.75 0.25 0.00 0.61 P 1.04
MIAMI SFL 1.75 0.25 0.00 0.76 P 4.33
LYON SFL 1.75 1.50 1.50 1.07 F 2.08
BARBER SFL - LOWER 1.75 1.00 0.00 0.58 P 1.71
SPRING HILL CITY LAKE 1.50 1.00 0.00 0.62 P 1.50
HORSETHIEF 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.41 P 0.50
ELLIS CITY LAKE 1.33 0.33 0.00 0.55 P 1.22
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 1.20 0.00 0.00 0.34 P 1.60
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 P 3.50
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.34 P 1.00
LEBO CITY LAKE 1.00 0.25 0.00 0.61 P 0.75
SEDGWICK CO.-LAKE AFTON 0.80 0.00 0.00 0.40 F 0.33
BROWN SFL 0.75 0.50 0.00 0.45 F 2.00
WILSON SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.46 F 2.08
LEAVENWORTH SFL 0.75 0.75 0.00 1.11 P 0.50
OTTAWA SFL 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.46 P 0.33
GREAT BEND-STONE PARK LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.42 P 0.67
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.50 0.25 0.00 0.68 P 0.32
LOGAN CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.25 P 1.00
BOURBON CO. - CEDAR CREEK 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.58 P 0.25
BONE CREEK LAKE 0.25 0.13 0.00 0.60 F 1.00
EUREKA CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.25
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.42 P 1.33
OLATHE - LAKE OLATHE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.83
CRAWFORD SFL 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.56 F 0.56
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.79
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.28 P 1.00
CLARK SFL 0.13 0.13 0.13 1.11 P 0.13
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.44 P 0.13
KIOWA SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.06 P 0.25
HARVEY CO. LAKE-WEST 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 P 1.19
ATWOOD - LAKE ATWOOD - MAIN 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 1.44
HARVEY CO. LAKE-EAST 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.79
NEBO SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.39
MCPHERSON SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 P 0.56

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
ST FRANCIS-KELLER LAKE 8.67 0.67 0.00 0.58 P 8.67
STERLING CITY LAKE 6.67 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 3.67
EMPORIA-JONES PARK EAST POND 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.37 P 4.00
EMPORIA-JONES PARK WEST POND 2.00 2.00 0.00 0.77 P 2.00
SEVERY CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.67
BROWNING OXBOW 0.50 0.25 0.00 0.55 P 0.50
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.25
EMPORIA-JONES PARK NORTH 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.19 P 0.00

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
SEBELIUS 62.70 28.30 2.40 1.54 G 33.03
CEDAR BLUFF 32.00 2.50 0.11 1.10 F 17.78
KIRWIN 20.56 19.56 12.63 2.06 G 16.17
LOVEWELL 10.58 0.33 0.00 0.64 F 6.03
MILFORD 5.94 0.25 0.00 0.73 F 3.03
KANOPOLIS 4.75 3.08 0.58 1.43 F 6.33
WEBSTER 4.69 2.13 0.00 0.88 G 6.06
HILLSDALE 2.06 0.25 0.13 1.02 F 1.00
CLINTON 1.63 0.81 0.00 0.82 F 1.34
WILSON 1.27 0.13 0.13 1.17 P 1.38
GLEN ELDER 0.80 0.55 0.20 1.08 F 7.31
PERRY 0.69 0.06 0.00 0.82 P 0.30
POMONA 0.31 0.19 0.00 0.66 F 0.31
BIG HILL 0.30 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 0.53
TORONTO 0.27 0.00 0.00 0.39 P 0.16
EL DORADO 0.25 0.08 0.00 0.60 P 0.19
JOHN REDMOND 0.17 0.17 0.00 0.87 P 0.53
WOLF CREEK 0.13 0.13 0.13 1.39 P 0.31
FALL RIVER 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 0.06
TUTTLE CREEK 0.06 0.06 0.06 1.18 P 0.06
ELK CITY 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.13 P 0.03