STRIPED BASS

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A saltwater native, the striped bass has adapted well to freshwater existence and has prospered in several Kansas lakes. Striped bass don't reproduce in Kansas waters, however, populations are maintained through stocking programs. Stripers are legendary for their hard fighting nature and long, drag-sizzling runs. The Kansas state record is 43 pounds, 8 ounces. The freshwater world record is 67 pounds, 1 ounce.

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

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.

Fishing Forecast Information

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Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (LBS.)   (>20”)
  RES          
WILSON 1.00 0.27 0.00 13.56 E 1.39
GLEN ELDER 0.04 0.00 0.00 7.13 P 0.03
  LAKE          
GREAT BEND-STONE PARK LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.32 P 0.00
Stocking Records Information
Striped Bass Image

A saltwater native, the striped bass has adapted well to freshwater existence and has prospered in several Kansas lakes. Striped bass don't reproduce in Kansas waters, however, populations are maintained through stocking programs. Stripers are legendary for their hard fighting nature and long, drag-sizzling runs. The Kansas state record is 43 pounds, 8 ounces. The freshwater world record is 67 pounds, 1 ounce.

FINGERLINGS

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
GREAT BEND-STONE PARK LAKE COML 6/12/2020 600