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
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Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

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

Fishing Forecast Information

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WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
  Reservoir          
PERRY 1.10 1.05 0.43 3.10 E 1.87
CLINTON 1.00 0.94 0.56 1.94 F 1.17
MELVERN 0.13 0.13 0.00 1.53 P 0.13
  LAKE          
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 1.88 1.75 0.38 1.68 E 2.63
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.

FRY

Water Water type Stocking date Number stocked
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 4/18/2019 600000
Perry Reservoir RESV 4/18/2019 1000000
Clinton Reservoir RESV 4/18/2019 400000
Melvern Reservoir RESV 4/18/2019 400000
      2400000