SAUGER

Sauger Image

This close cousin to the walleye loves murky water and current. Sauger are being stocked in several northeastern Kansas reservoirs where walleye haven't done well because of high flowthrough and murky water conditions. Sauger are less likely than walleye to be flushed from a reservoir. Smaller than the walleye, the world record sauger weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. The state record is 4 pounds, 13 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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WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
  RES          
PERRY 3.91 0.65 0.22 2.31 E 2.24
CLINTON 1.38 0.88 0.13 1.83 F 1.10
MELVERN 0.65 0.35 0.10 1.94 P 0.30
  LAKE          
HOLTON-BANNER CREEK LAKE 1.13 0.38 0.00 1.20 G 1.71
Stocking Records Information
Sauger Image

This close cousin to the walleye loves murky water and current. Sauger are being stocked in several northeastern Kansas reservoirs where walleye haven't done well because of high flowthrough and murky water conditions. Sauger are less likely than walleye to be flushed from a reservoir. Smaller than the walleye, the world record sauger weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. The state record is 4 pounds, 13 ounces.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions during producing and stocking season, no Sauger were stocked in 2020.