BLUEGILL

Bluegill Image

The bluegill is one of the most common panfish in Kansas, and it provides many youngsters with their first fishing thrill. Although it doesn't grow to enormous weights, the tenacious, saucer-shaped fish makes up for size with a scrappy fight. Common in most farm ponds and smaller community and state fishing lakes, bluegill are most easily caught when they move into shallow water and begin dishing out spawning beds. The state record bluegill weighed 2 pounds, 5 ounces. The world record is 4 pounds, 12ounces.

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

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
ALTAMONT CITY LAKE-WEST 73.00 1.00 0.00 0.41 G 73.00
PLAINVILLE LAKE 56.00 0.00 0.00 0.42 G 33.50
ALTAMONT CITY LAKE-EAST 50.50 0.50 0.00 0.44 G 50.50
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 39.00 1.50 0.00 0.43 G 25.83
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 20.13 0.00 0.00 0.34 G 9.33
MCPHERSON SFL 15.67 0.00 0.00 0.33 G 16.61
EUREKA CITY LAKE 15.50 0.00 0.00 0.33 G 13.08
WASHINGTON SFL 13.00 0.00 0.00 0.37 F 20.83
SEVERY CITY LAKE 12.50 0.00 0.00 0.32 G 13.50
SCOTT STATE LAKE 12.33 0.11 0.00 0.32 G 22.78
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 11.83 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 6.69
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 11.75 0.00 0.00 0.26 G 8.25
ROOKS STATE LAKE 11.00 0.00 0.00 0.41 F 5.50
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 11.00 0.00 0.00 0.21 F 14.00
EDNA CITY LAKE 8.50 0.00 0.00 0.30 G 8.50
PAOLA CITY LAKE 8.00 0.25 0.00 0.41 G 16.75
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 7.75 0.00 0.00 0.27 G 9.75
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 7.63 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 6.38
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 7.50 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 16.83
MARION COUNTY LAKE 7.25 2.50 0.00 0.44 G 8.00
LYON SFL 6.50 0.50 0.00 0.44 G 7.75
MIAMI SFL 6.50 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 7.69
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 6.25 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 6.42
MONTGOMERY SFL 5.25 0.25 0.00 0.40 G 3.05
STERLING CITY LAKE 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 2.22
WILSON SFL 4.50 0.25 0.00 0.35 F 2.75
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 4.50
LOGAN CITY LAKE 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 F 4.50
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 3.25
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE - EAST 3.80 0.00 0.00 0.42 G 3.30
BROWN SFL 3.50 0.00 0.00 0.26 F 5.83
COWLEY SFL 3.50 0.25 0.00 0.33 G 4.42
CRITZER LAKE 3.50 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 2.50
MADISON CITY LAKE 3.50 0.38 0.00 0.71 F 9.50
SHAWNEE SFL 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 1.92
(FISH) GRAHAM CO - TREXLER POND 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 1.83
ALMA CITY LAKE 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 2.38
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.26 G 4.17
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 3.00 0.25 0.00 0.54 F 2.67
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE UP LAKE 2.75 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 1.67
CHASE SFL 2.75 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 3.42
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 2.67 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 8.64
GREAT BEND-STONE PARK LAKE 2.67 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 5.67
GRAHAM COUNTY-ANTELOPE LAKE 2.67 1.00 0.00 0.62 F 3.72
BELLEVILLE-ROCKY POND 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 2.50
NEOSHO SFL 2.33 0.00 0.00 0.24 G 7.36
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 2.25 1.00 0.00 0.58 F 4.83
ATCHISON SFL 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 1.50
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 1.75 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 4.96
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 1.63 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 2.34
MOUND CITY LAKE 1.60 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 1.68
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 1.60 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 1.67
DOUGLAS SFL 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 1.25
FORT SCOTT-ROCK CREEK LAKE 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.37 F 1.50
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 1.50 0.25 0.00 0.31 F 3.58
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 1.50
BOURBON SFL 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 3.97
SABETHA CITY LAKE 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 2.88
CRAWFORD SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 0.83
ANTHONY CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 1.63
BONE CREEK LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 G 1.30
LEBO CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 0.83
SEDGWICK COUNTY-LAKE AFTON 0.80 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 0.80
BUTLER SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.92
JEWELL SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.26 F 2.50
LEAVENWORTH SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 1.33
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.19 P 1.08
SHERIDAN SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.30 P 1.25
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD-MAIN 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.22
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 2.08
GEARY SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 1.92
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.19 P 2.33
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 0.25
KINGMAN SFL 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.20
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.40 0.20 0.00 0.37 F 0.55
BLACK KETTLE SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
KIOWA SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 P 0.11
NEBO SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 P 0.33
OTTAWA SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.39
ELLIS CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.14 P 0.00
GREAT BEND-VETS PARK LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.33
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.08
HORTON-MISSION LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.13
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE - WEST 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.00
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.13 P 1.00
OLPE CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.06 P 0.00
PARKER CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 F 3.25

Ponds

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
JEWELL CITY LAKE 3.33 0.67 0.00 0.43 F 6.39
ELWOOD WILDLIFE AREA POND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.00
GLEN ELDER STATE PARK POND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.83

Reservoirs

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
WEBSTER  11.88 0.13 0.00 0.44 G 8.88
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  4.20 0.10 0.00 0.43 G 5.13
BIG HILL  3.80 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 3.83
HILLSDALE  2.81 0.06 0.00 0.36 F 3.60
KIRWIN  2.69 0.06 0.00 0.46 F 1.58
LOVEWELL  1.44 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 3.13
WILSON  1.00 0.00 0.00 0.26 G 1.31
CLINTON  0.94 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.90
WOLF CREEK  0.88 0.06 0.00 0.39 P 0.42
LACYGNE  0.81 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 2.31
ELK CITY  0.80 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.60
PERRY  0.69 0.00 0.00 0.36 P 0.50
FALL RIVER  0.56 0.00 0.00 0.30 P 0.33
GLEN ELDER  0.36 0.00 0.00 0.49 F 0.51
CEDAR BLUFF  0.33 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.97
POMONA  0.19 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.46
EL DORADO  0.13 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.38
KANOPOLIS  0.11 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 0.72
COUNCIL GROVE  0.08 0.00 0.00 0.19 P 0.04
MELVERN  0.07 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.21
TORONTO  0.06 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.13
Stocking Records Information
Bluegill Image

The bluegill is one of the most common panfish in Kansas, and it provides many youngsters with their first fishing thrill. Although it doesn't grow to enormous weights, the tenacious, saucer-shaped fish makes up for size with a scrappy fight. Common in most farm ponds and smaller community and state fishing lakes, bluegill are most easily caught when they move into shallow water and begin dishing out spawning beds. The state record bluegill weighed 2 pounds, 5 ounces. The world record is 4 pounds, 12ounces.

Adult

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
DODGE CITY HIGH SCHOOL-DEMON LAKE COML 09/28/17 PRATT HATCHERY 252
ROOKS STATE LAKE SFLS 09/27/17 PRATT HATCHERY 1908
LOGAN CITY LAKE COML 09/27/17 PRATT HATCHERY 288
PLAINVILLE LAKE COML 09/27/17 PRATT HATCHERY 900
BELLEVILLE-ROCKY POND COML 10/17/17 PRATT HATCHERY 950
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE COML 10/16/17 PRATT HATCHERY 982
LEBO CITY LAKE COML 10/16/17 PRATT HATCHERY 1495
DODGE CITY-LAKE CHARLES-DCCC POND COML 09/28/17 PRATT HATCHERY 252
(FISH) OSBORNE-WALLACE #2 FISH 10/17/17 PRATT HATCHERY 363
(FISH) OSBORNE-WALLACE #1 FISH 10/17/17 PRATT HATCHERY 152
(FISH) CHASE CO - MILLER POND #3 FISH 05/09/17 PRATT HATCHERY 65
      Total Requested 7375
      Total Stocked 7607

FINGERLINGS

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/11/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 7590
MEADE FISH REARING STATION RPND 04/11/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 15180
HESSTON - INTERSTATE PARK POND CFAP 06/29/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 630
SALINA-LAKEWOOD LAKE COML 04/18/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 6820
LIBERAL-ARKALON RECREATION AREA COML     0
LACROSSE-WARREN STONE LAKE COML 05/02/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 15500
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/11/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 7505
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/12/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 35340
ROOKS STATE LAKE SFLS 09/27/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 23870
ROOKS STATE LAKE SFLS 09/27/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 6331
LOGAN CITY LAKE COML 09/27/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 4508
PLAINVILLE LAKE COML 09/27/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 9017
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 10/24/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 9776
      Total Requested 57100
      Total Stocked 142067