SPOTTED BASS

Spotted Bass Image

Also known as the Kentucky bass, the spotted is native to eastern Kansas streams, mainly those that flow over limestone bottoms in the Flint Hills. It resembles the largemouth in coloration, with a more pronounced horizontal blotching and spots along the belly. The spotted bass acts more like a smallmouth when caught, fighting remarkably hard. The mouth extends to just below the eye. The Kansas record weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces, and the world record is 10 pounds, 4 ounces.

Regulations
115-07-08 (PDF - 51.15 kB)

Bass fishing tournaments.

115-18-20 (PDF - 8.80 kB)

Tournament bass pass; requirements, restrictions, and pass duration.

115-07-09 (PDF - 57.25 kB)

Weigh-in black bass fishing tournaments not using tournament black bass pass.

115-18-08 (PDF - 9.48 kB)

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

115-17-02 (PDF - 113.59 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

Fishing Forecast Information

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Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
BOURBON SFL 21.57 1.31 0.65 4.22 E 19.93
WILSON SFL 17.65 6.62 0.00 2.10 G 23.73
CRAWFORD SFL 14.29 5.04 0.00 1.58 G 11.39
CHASE SFL 4.90 0.00 0.00 1.21 G 4.90
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 4.90 1.96 0.00 1.65 F 3.59
MARION CO. LAKE 4.90 1.96 0.00 1.30 F 4.90
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 4.12 1.18 0.00 2.11 F 2.30
EUREKA CITY LAKE 2.94 1.96 0.00 1.34 F 3.27
LYON SFL 1.96 0.98 0.00 1.74 P 1.96
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 0.98 0.98 0.00 1.74 F 1.11

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
CEDAR BLUFF 6.87 3.01 0.00 3.65 E 4.51
SEBELIUS 4.12 3.53 0.00 2.40 G 3.73
WILSON 3.07 0.26 0.00 1.16 F 1.38
EL DORADO 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 P 2.35