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
115-18-08 (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
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
  LAKE          
PLAINVILLE LAKE 111.50 9.50 0.00 0.50 G 66.17
ROOKS SFL 64.00 6.00 0.00 0.49 G 45.67
COWLEY SFL 27.25 0.75 0.00 0.00 G 15.81
JEWELL SFL 26.20 0.40 0.00 0.34 G 12.18
WICHITA CHISHOLM-NORTH LAKE 25.50 0.00 0.00 0.34 G 25.50
BONE CREEK LAKE 25.00 0.50 0.00 0.44 G 9.46
ELLIS CITY LAKE 22.67 0.00 0.00 0.26 F 8.89
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 22.50 0.00 0.00 0.17 G 11.83
LOGAN CITY LAKE 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 G 13.00
SEDGWICK CO. LAKE AFTON 20.00 0.00 0.00 0.39 F 7.73
PARSONS CITY LAKE 19.50 0.00 0.00 0.37 G 19.50
GRAHAM CO. ANTELOPE LAKE 19.00 4.50 0.00 0.61 G 13.72
WILSON SFL 17.00 1.25 0.00 0.66 G 8.83
WASHINGTON SFL 17.00 0.00 0.00 0.36 F 11.08
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 16.75 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 8.58
SCOTT SFL 16.25 0.50 0.00 0.37 G 14.94
MCPHERSON SFL 16.17 0.00 0.00 0.28 G 13.72
LOUISBURG CITY LAKE 13.50 1.50 0.00 0.41 G 13.50
MIAMI SFL 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.28 G 10.50
EUREKA CITY LAKE 11.75 0.00 0.00 0.27 G 12.58
PAOLA CITY LAKE-LAKE MIOLA 11.25 0.25 0.00 0.29 G 7.50
LYON SFL 9.00 2.25 0.00 0.49 G 9.17
MARION CO. LAKE 9.00 1.00 0.00 0.47 G 8.13
GARNETT CITY LAKES-SOUTH 8.00 0.00 0.00 0.21 G 6.00
GARNETT CEDAR CREEK LAKE 7.88 0.00 0.00 0.30 G 10.96
SHAWNEE SFL 7.00 0.25 0.00 0.35 F 3.42
KDOT W BORROW PIT (WICHITA) 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 7.00
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD MAIN 5.67 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 2.67
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 5.50 0.00 0.00 0.28 F 2.63
SHERIDAN SFL 5.50 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 2.08
ALMA CITY LAKE 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.37 F 4.00
FORT SCOTT GUNN PARK W POND #2 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 5.00
MOUND CITY LAKE 4.75 0.00 0.00 0.21 F 3.18
BELLEVILLE ROCKY POND 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.26 G 2.78
NEOSHO SFL 4.25 0.00 0.00 0.33 G 2.86
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 3.20 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 1.80
GARDNER CITY LAKE 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.35 G 2.50
MADISON CITY LAKE 2.75 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 2.67
MONTGOMERY SFL 2.75 0.00 0.00 0.27 G 5.00
GEARY SFL 2.75 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 1.25
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #23 2.50 0.50 0.00 0.67 F 2.50
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE-EAST 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 1.63
SEDAN OLD CITY LAKE-NORTH 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 2.00
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 2.33 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 3.69
DOUGLAS SFL 2.33 0.33 0.00 0.30 F 2.36
JEFFREY EC - MAKE UP LAKE 2.25 0.00 0.00 0.30 P 1.75
CLARK SFL 2.22 0.22 0.00 0.43 F 1.61
ANTHONY CITY LAKE 2.20 0.00 0.00 0.23 F 1.90
HARVEY CO. LAKE-EAST 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.39 F 2.23
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 1.64
LACROSSE WARREN STONE LAKE 2.00 0.00 0.00 1.08 G 2.00
MOLINE OLD CITY LAKE-SOUTH 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 2.92
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.28 F 0.92
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 1.75 0.25 0.00 0.54 F 0.75
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 1.67 0.33 0.00 0.38 F 1.52
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 1.63
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 6.00
WICHITA-SOUTH LAKE 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 1.25
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 1.20 0.00 0.00 0.21 F 0.60
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 1.14 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 2.96
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 1.42
PLEASANTON-WEST LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 4.25
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.75
SABETHA CITY LAKE 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 1.00
PRATT CO. LAKE 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.26 G 0.75
PLEASANTON-EAST LAKE 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.17 F 1.13
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 13.50
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.50
BOURBON SFL 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 1.00
SABETHA PONY CREEK LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.28 P 0.92
HORTON MISSION LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.21 P 0.25
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.21 P 0.50
HORSETHIEF RES. 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 1.19
HOLTON-BANNER CREEK LAKE 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.30 P 4.65
CRAWFORD SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 F 0.50
HARVEY CO. LAKE-WEST 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.33
OTTAWA SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.17
BARBER SFL LOWER 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 G 0.17
NEBO SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 1.44
MEADE SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.00
GOODMAN SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 F 0.00
BUTLER SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.50
MOLINE-NEW CITY LAKE-NORTH 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.17
BROWN SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 1.17
LEAVENWORTH SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 P 0.75
WOODSON SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
KINGMAN SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.88
OLPE CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04 P 0.00

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
  POND          
JEWELL CITY LAKE-EMERSON LAKE 41.00 4.00 0.00 0.49 G 15.78
STERLING CITY LAKE 30.67 0.00 0.00 0.23 G 15.67
SEVERY CITY LAKE 12.50 0.00 0.00 0.17 G 13.17
KDOT E BORROW PIT (WICHITA) 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 2.00
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #7 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.06 P 0.00

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
  RES          
SEBELIUS 57.10 1.30 0.00 1.51 G 28.77
CEDAR BLUFF 31.17 0.11 0.00 0.41 G 11.48
KANOPOLIS 19.25 0.00 0.00 0.34 F 7.62
WILSON 11.47 0.13 0.00 0.34 F 5.40
WEBSTER 9.38 0.06 0.00 0.47 G 9.48
CLINTON 4.69 0.06 0.06 0.33 F 2.81
HILLSDALE 4.56 0.06 0.00 0.36 F 3.58
BIG HILL 4.10 0.00 0.00 0.34 G 3.57
LACYGNE 3.06 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 1.71
PERRY 2.67 0.00 0.00 0.34 G 1.53
LOVEWELL 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 1.85
GLEN ELDER 2.21 0.38 0.17 0.45 F 3.36
MARION 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 3.45
MILFORD 1.31 0.13 0.00 0.43 F 1.31
MELVERN 1.06 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.54
KIRWIN 0.94 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 3.29
FALL RIVER 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.72
POMONA 0.83 0.00 0.00 0.25 P 0.82
CHENEY 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.40
EL DORADO 0.38 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.88
WOLF CREEK 0.29 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.74
COUNCIL GROVE 0.23 0.00 0.00 0.21 P 0.10
TUTTLE CREEK 0.19 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.19
JOHN REDMOND 0.19 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 0.16
TORONTO 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.06
ELK CITY 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.54
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 Number Stocked
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 9/16/2020 1660
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 9/16/2020 1215
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/12/2020 1654
FINNEY COUNTY -Wildwod PARK  NORTH COML 10/13/2020 263
FINNEY COUNTY-Wildwood PARK SOUTH COML 10/13/2020 254
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/12/2020 3168
COLBY-VILLA HIGH LAKE COML 4/8/2020 200
SHERMAN CO-SMOKY HILL GARDEN COML 4/16/2020 275
    Total: 8689

FINGERLINGS

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/22/2020 11349
GOODMAN STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/22/2020 6984
FINNEY COUNTY -Wildwod PARK  NORTH COML 10/13/2020 2000
FINNEY COUNTY-Wildwood PARK SOUTH COML 10/13/2020 2000
COLDWATER LAKE COML 10/22/2020 14899
Barber State Fishing Lake - Lower SFLS 10/22/2020 6693
Kiowa State Fishing Lake SFLS 10/22/2020 3492
Horsethief Reservoir RESV 10/22/2020 25783
COLORADO NULL 11/10/2020 4862
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 9/30/2020 15200
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 10/7/2020 9280
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 10/22/2020 40333
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 11/3/2020 37570
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 11/5/2020 10800
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 11/12/2020 14498
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 4/15/2020 5472
    Total: 211215