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
115-18-08 (PDF - 9.48 kB)

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

115-17-02 (PDF - 12.19 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

Fishing Forecast Information

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Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
  LAKE          
ROOKS SFL 59.50 2.50 0.00 0.59 G 29.67
PLAINVILLE LAKE 55.50 0.50 0.50 1.40 G 34.17
DOUGLAS SFL 28.33 15.00 0.00 0.68 G 18.78
BELLEVILLE ROCKY POND 22.00 0.50 0.00 0.59 G 8.17
JEWELL SFL 15.60 2.40 0.00 0.70 G 19.28
ANTHONY CITY LAKE 14.80 9.00 0.20 1.00 G 12.00
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 7.25 0.50 0.00 0.64 F 4.83
GRAHAM CO. ANTELOPE LAKE 7.00 5.00 0.25 1.20 G 19.14
KDOT W BORROW PIT (WICHITA) 7.00 2.33 0.00 0.72 F 7.00
MIAMI SFL 6.25 0.50 0.25 0.85 F 3.83
NEOSHO SFL 5.50 0.25 0.00 0.53 G 4.44
ALMA CITY LAKE 5.50 2.25 0.00 0.65 G 4.50
BROWN SFL 4.75 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 2.42
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 4.00 2.25 0.50 1.08 F 4.44
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD MAIN 4.00 1.00 0.33 1.31 F 2.17
WILSON SFL 3.75 1.25 0.25 1.10 F 2.25
KINGMAN SFL 3.60 2.40 1.40 1.35 F 2.88
SHAWNEE SFL 3.50 0.25 0.00 0.59 F 2.00
LYON SFL 3.50 2.50 1.00 1.31 F 2.25
PAOLA CITY LAKE-LAKE MIOLA 3.00 1.75 0.00 0.75 F 1.83
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 3.00 3.00 0.50 1.03 F 3.33
GARNETT CITY LAKES-SOUTH 3.00 0.50 0.50 1.26 F 3.00
GARDNER CITY LAKE 2.50 0.25 0.00 0.48 F 2.50
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 2.00 0.50 0.00 0.56 P 2.33
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.34 F 1.83
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.37 F 1.20
BONE CREEK LAKE 1.88 1.50 0.25 1.10 G 1.00
PARSONS CITY LAKE 1.75 0.00 0.00 0.53 F 1.75
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 1.75 0.00 0.00 0.42 F 2.50
BARBER SFL LOWER 1.67 1.00 0.00 0.73 P 1.67
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #23 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.79 P 1.50
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 1.50 0.50 0.00 0.51 F 1.17
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 1.50 1.25 0.75 1.44 F 1.17
MONTGOMERY SFL 1.50 0.50 0.00 0.60 F 3.58
MOLINE OLD CITY LAKE-SOUTH 1.50 0.50 0.25 1.55 F 1.92
LOUISBURG CITY LAKE 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.88 P 1.50
LOGAN CITY LAKE 1.50 1.50 0.50 1.24 F 1.25
ELLIS CITY LAKE 1.33 0.00 0.00 0.53 P 1.17
SEDAN OLD CITY LAKE-NORTH 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 1.50
HARVEY CO. LAKE-EAST 1.00 0.80 0.20 1.01 F 1.79
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 1.42
MCPHERSON SFL 1.00 0.50 0.00 0.64 F 2.11
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 1.00 0.38 0.00 0.57 F 1.38
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 1.00 0.20 0.00 0.40 F 1.33
HOLTON-BANNER CREEK LAKE 0.88 0.38 0.00 0.75 F 6.96
COWLEY SFL 0.75 0.25 0.00 0.00 P 1.11
SABETHA CITY LAKE 0.75 0.75 0.25 1.01 P 0.50
CRAWFORD SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 0.47
NEBO SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 0.58
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.47 P 0.25
MARION CO. LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.33 1.19 P 0.33
SABETHA PONY CREEK LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.46 F 0.58
PRATT CO. LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.54 P 0.25
HARVEY CO. LAKE-WEST 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 1.26
SEDGWICK CO. LAKE AFTON 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 0.13
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.14 0.14 0.00 0.68 P 0.32
GARNETT CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.39 P 0.13
CLARK SFL 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.93 P 0.31
WOODSON SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10 P 0.00
SHERIDAN SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.46
HORSETHIEF RES. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 0.00
SEDAN-NEW CITY LAKE-SOUTH 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.00
BUTLER SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.33
OTTAWA SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
LEAVENWORTH SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.25

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
  POND          
STERLING CITY LAKE 4.00 0.33 0.00 0.61 P 3.00
SEVERY CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.28 P 1.50
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #7 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 P 0.00
KDOT-EAST BORROW PIT (WICHITA) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.00

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
  RES          
CEDAR BLUFF 19.78 1.72 0.00 0.74 G 8.65
KIRWIN 13.19 11.69 3.63 1.49 G 15.08
SEBELIUS 10.90 5.90 0.40 1.64 G 14.13
WEBSTER 6.25 2.06 0.00 0.92 G 5.65
GLEN ELDER 4.29 3.50 0.21 1.26 F 7.06
KANOPOLIS 2.50 1.42 0.08 0.97 F 4.82
LOVEWELL 2.14 0.21 0.07 1.06 F 3.38
MARION 1.25 0.50 0.25 1.31 F 2.53
CLINTON 1.06 1.00 0.13 1.10 F 0.56
BIG HILL 0.90 0.30 0.20 0.92 F 0.83
HILLSDALE 0.50 0.13 0.06 1.36 P 0.50
WILSON 0.40 0.40 0.13 1.16 F 1.02
PERRY 0.17 0.17 0.00 0.75 P 0.10
MILFORD 0.13 0.06 0.06 1.63 P 0.13
EL DORADO 0.13 0.13 0.06 1.19 P 0.15
FALL RIVER 0.06 0.06 0.00 0.69 P 0.03
JOHN REDMOND 0.06 0.06 0.00 0.48 P 0.72
TUTTLE CREEK 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.06
TORONTO 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.30 P 0.06
WOLF CREEK 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.96 P 0.37
CHENEY 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.21 P 0.00
ELK CITY 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.03