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

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
ROOKS STATE LAKE 62.00 2.50 0.00 0.47 G 24.33
PLAINVILLE LAKE 31.00 7.00 0.00 0.51 G 32.67
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE 22.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 G 22.00
GRAHAM CO-ANTELOPE LAKE 19.50 1.25 0.00 0.64 G 7.81
JETMORE CITY LAKE 19.00 0.25 0.25 0.45 G 19.00
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 17.25 0.00 0.00 0.28 F 14.38
COWLEY SFL 16.67 0.33 0.00 0.31 G 8.31
SCOTT STATE LAKE 16.22 1.44 0.00 0.44 G 16.52
LOGAN CITY LAKE 15.00 0.00 0.00 0.36 G 8.00
CHASE SFL 12.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 5.58
LYON SFL 12.00 1.50 0.00 0.42 G 9.17
MIAMI SFL 11.50 0.00 0.00 0.20 G 10.78
EUREKA CITY LAKE 10.50 0.00 0.00 0.30 G 8.67
JEWELL SFL 9.60 0.00 0.00 0.31 G 4.95
MCPHERSON SFL 9.33 0.17 0.17 0.22 G 17.06
CHERRYVALE CITY LAKE-TANKO 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 7.00
MONTGOMERY SFL 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.28 G 4.46
POTTAWATOMIE CO. LAKE 6.75 0.00 0.00 0.28 G 9.63
FORD SFL 6.25 0.00 0.00 0.34 G 8.92
WILSON SFL 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 G 3.17
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 4.88 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 9.50
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 4.75 0.00 0.00 0.23 G 7.50
THAYER CITY LAKE 4.75 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 3.63
NEBO SFL 4.33 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 1.61
ELLIS CITY LAKE 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 1.33
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 4.00
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 3.18
MOLINE OLD CITY LAKE - SOUTH 3.75 0.00 0.00 0.21 G 3.25
RICHMOND CITY LAKE 3.50 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 3.50
PAOLA CITY LAKE(LAKE MIOLA) 3.25 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 16.08
DOUGLAS SFL 3.25 0.00 0.00 0.28 P 1.92
WASHINGTON SFL 3.25 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 12.25
OLATHE - LAKE OLATHE 2.75 0.00 0.00 0.26 F 5.89
BOURBON CO. LAKE 2.67 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 2.67
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.21 F 1.33
ANTHONY CITY LAKE 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 1.92
SEDGWICK CO.-LAKE AFTON 2.40 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 1.60
BONE CREEK LAKE 2.38 0.00 0.00 0.31 G 1.71
KINGMAN SFL 2.25 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 0.95
OLATHE - CEDAR LAKE 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 F 13.50
NEOSHO SFL 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 4.03
GARDNER CITY LAKE 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.28 G 9.50
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 1.00
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 5.24
MADISON CITY LAKE 1.75 0.50 0.00 0.48 F 3.08
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 1.75 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 1.68
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD-MAIN 1.67 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 0.78
LEAVENWORTH SFL 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 1.42
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 1.38 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 2.88
BELLEVILLE-ROCKY POND 1.33 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 2.11
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.50
BOURBON SFL 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 2.50
MELVERN RIVER POND 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.28 P 5.00
LENEXA LAKE - LENEXA 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.26 F 21.83
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 5.83
COLDWATER LAKE 1.00 0.75 0.50 0.67 P 0.63
HARVEY CO. LAKE-WEST 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.50
HORSETHIEF 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 2.00
HARVEY CO. LAKE-EAST 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 2.49
BUTLER SFL 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.19 P 1.00
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 3.13
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 0.63 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 2.46
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.60 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 0.80
GEARY SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.92
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE - NORTH 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.92
BARBER SFL-LOWER 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.25
CRAWFORD SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.26 F 0.75
OTTAWA SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.39
OSAGE CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.50
JEFFREY EC-MAKE UP LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 1.33
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.14 F 0.46
SHAWNEE SFL 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 1.42
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 5.97
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 1.17
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 0.28
JEFFREY EC-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 3.79
ATCHISON SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 1.50
GMAN SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 P 0.00
MEADE SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 P 0.00
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 P 0.33
SHERIDAN SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 P 0.71
BROWN SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 1.83
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 P 4.88
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10 F 4.25
ATCHISON CO. LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.13 P 0.00
PLEASANTON CITY LAKE-OLD 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 F 0.00
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.25
OSAGE SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 1.25
MARION CO. LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 8.00

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE 15.50 0.00 0.00 0.34 F 15.50
SEVERY CITY LAKE 14.50 0.50 0.00 0.41 G 12.17
STERLING CITY LAKE 11.33 0.00 0.00 0.23 F 5.44
COFFEYVILLE-LECLERE 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 6.00
JEWELL CITY LAKE - EMERSON LAKE 3.00 2.00 0.00 0.53 G 7.28
FORT LEAVENWORTH-SMITH LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 1.00
FORT LEAVENWORTH-MERRITT LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 P 0.00

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
SEBELIUS 25.00 1.20 0.00 0.62 G 12.73
GLEN ELDER 7.50 0.15 0.00 0.45 F 2.98
WEBSTER 7.19 0.13 0.00 0.48 F 11.08
KIRWIN 6.25 0.00 0.00 0.38 F 3.67
MARION 4.91 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 7.05
WILSON 3.73 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 2.24
KANOPOLIS 3.50 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 1.68
HILLSDALE 3.38 0.13 0.00 0.44 F 3.63
CEDAR BLUFF 2.94 0.06 0.00 0.42 F 1.55
BIG HILL 2.80 0.10 0.00 0.31 F 2.93
EL DORADO 2.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.91
LOVEWELL 1.63 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 3.23
POMONA 1.44 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 0.65
LACYGNE 1.25 0.06 0.06 0.26 F 1.92
PERRY 1.24 0.00 0.00 0.34 P 0.77
WOLF CREEK 1.06 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.72
ELK CITY 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.52
MELVERN 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.32
JOHN REDMOND 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.19 P 0.06
COUNCIL GROVE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.03
TORONTO 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.02
CLINTON 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.90
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