WALLEYE

Walleye Image

The walleye has become a highly-sought game fish for Kansas anglers and has been stocked in most federal reservoirs and some larger state and community lakes. To help maintain these fisheries, millions of young walleye are collected and stocked each spring by department biologists and culturists. The state record weighed 13 pounds, 3 ounce. The world record is 22 pounds, 11 ounces.

Regulations
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
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (LBS.)   (>15”)
BARBER SFL - LOWER 2.80 0.00 0.00 4.98 G 2.16
LYON SFL 1.67 0.00 0.00 2.05 F 0.92
HORSETHIEF 1.00 0.83 0.50 6.48 F 1.14
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 0.88 0.00 0.00 2.41 F 1.00
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 0.75 0.25 0.00 5.04 F 1.19
JEFFREY EC-MAKE UP LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 2.13 F 0.89
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 4.96 F 0.56
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 0.40 0.00 0.00 1.97 P 0.60
CLARK SFL 0.33 0.00 0.00 1.73 F 0.50
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.33 0.00 0.00 3.98 F 1.22
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 4.09 P 0.25
PLEASANTON EAST LAKE 0.17 0.00 0.00 2.80 P 0.17
OSAGE SFL 0.17 0.00 0.00 1.79 P 0.17
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.17 0.17 0.00 2.93 P 0.17
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 0.13 0.00 0.00 2.02 P 0.56
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.10 0.00 0.00 2.10 P 0.35
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.19 F 0.21
WOODSON SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.34 P 0.00

Reservoirs

* - Designates waters that were not tested during the current year.

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (LBS.)   (>15”)
KIRWIN 7.83 0.50 0.08 8.47 G 4.85
MARION 4.00 0.47 0.00 4.01 G 2.80
WILSON 3.53 1.20 0.13 7.46 G 6.04
WEBSTER 2.58 0.50 0.17 6.36 G 2.17
MILFORD 2.50 0.05 0.00 3.76 F 2.55
EL DORADO 2.33 0.87 0.13 7.95 G 2.16
CEDAR BLUFF 1.96 0.46 0.04 7.94 G 2.53
GLEN ELDER 1.62 0.03 0.00 5.62 G 2.67
CHENEY 1.31 0.86 0.17 7.55 P 1.57
LOVEWELL 1.13 0.50 0.00 4.40 F 1.04
HILLSDALE 0.92 0.08 0.00 7.44 G 0.67
WOLF CREEK 0.56 0.11 0.00 4.63 F 0.55
MELVERN 0.47 0.00 0.00 1.72 F 0.70
CLINTON 0.31 0.00 0.00 2.20 F 0.29
POMONA 0.25 0.00 0.00 6.07 F 0.27
BIG HILL 0.10 0.00 0.00 1.17 F 0.05
KANOPOLIS 0.10 0.00 0.00 1.85 F 0.05
ELK CITY 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 P 0.00
SEBELIUS 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.51 P 0.00
Stocking Records Information
Walleye Image

The walleye has become a highly-sought game fish for Kansas anglers and has been stocked in most federal reservoirs and some larger state and community lakes. To help maintain these fisheries, millions of young walleye are collected and stocked each spring by department biologists and culturists. The state record weighed 13 pounds, 3 ounce. The world record is 22 pounds, 11 ounces.

Fry

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
Big Hill Reservoir RESV 4/19/2021 1200000
Big Hill Reservoir Sum     1200000
Bourbon State Fishing Lake SFLS 4/14/2021 200000
Bourbon State Fishing Lake Sum     200000
Cheney Reservoir RESV 4/12/2021 2000000
Cheney Reservoir RESV 4/16/2021 3200000
Cheney Reservoir RESV 4/2/2021 751500
Cheney Reservoir RESV 5/6/2021 254409
Cheney Reservoir Sum     6205909
Clinton Reservoir RESV 4/12/2021 1300000
Clinton Reservoir RESV 4/14/2021 500000
Clinton Reservoir Sum     1800000
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE COML 4/9/2021 400000
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE Sum     400000
CRITZER LAKE COML 4/14/2021 400000
CRITZER LAKE Sum     400000
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 4/8/2021 2100000
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 4/14/2021 2000000
El Dorado Reservoir Sum     4100000
Fort Scott City Lake COML 4/14/2021 400000
Fort Scott City Lake Sum     400000
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 4/13/2021 275000
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 4/19/2021 300000
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW Sum     575000
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 4/9/2021 2500000
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 4/15/2021 2000000
Hillsdale Reservoir Sum     4500000
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 4/6/2021 500000
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE Sum     500000
Kanopolis Reservoir RESV 4/19/2021 1800000
Kanopolis Reservoir Sum     1800000
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 4/9/2021 1000000
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 4/15/2021 1000000
Lovewell Reservoir Sum     2000000
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 4/6/2021 135000
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE Sum     135000
Melvern Reservoir RESV 4/12/2021 1800000
Melvern Reservoir Sum     1800000
Milford Reservoir RESV 4/12/2021 1100000
Milford Reservoir RESV 4/13/2021 3900000
Milford Reservoir RESV 4/19/2021 1500000
Milford Reservoir Sum     6500000
OKLAHOMA NULL 4/9/2021 1481735
OKLAHOMA NULL 4/9/2021 1063040
OKLAHOMA NULL 4/9/2021 267200
OKLAHOMA Sum     2811975
PLEASANTON EAST LAKE COML 4/14/2021 400000
PLEASANTON EAST LAKE Sum     400000
Pomona Reservoir RESV 4/14/2021 500000
Pomona Reservoir Sum     500000
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 4/6/2021 100000
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 4/6/2021 200000
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE Sum     300000
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 4/6/2021 366000
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE Sum     366000
Webster Reservoir RESV 4/15/2021 1000000
Webster Reservoir Sum     1000000
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 4/19/2021 110000
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 6/14/2021 300600
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE Sum     410600
WINFIELD CITY LAKE COML 4/19/2021 1500000
WINFIELD CITY LAKE Sum     1500000
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 4/13/2021 180000
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE Sum     180000
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE COML 4/13/2021 150000
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE Sum     150000
    Grand Total 40134484

INTERMEDIATES

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH 9/23/2020 200
Cheney Reservoir RESV 9/30/2020 94
Cheney Reservoir RESV 9/30/2020 262
Cheney Reservoir RESV 9/30/2020 440
Cheney Reservoir RESV 9/30/2020 141
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/7/2020 11645
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/7/2020 8245
Melvern Reservoir RESV 10/14/2020 2000
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/30/2020 665
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/30/2020 780
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/30/2020 704
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/30/2020 884
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 150
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 800
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 590
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 332
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 434
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 468
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 415
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 950
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/12/2020 1531
    Total: 31730

FINGERLINGS

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
Barber State Fishing Lake - Lower SFLS 6/3/2021 3473
Barber State Fishing Lake - Lower Sum     3473
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 6/3/2021 8517
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 6/3/2021 4152
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 5/4/2021 2424
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 5/4/2021 1984
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 5/4/2021 2991
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 5/4/2021 1761
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE Sum     21829
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/1/2021 31671
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/2/2021 45926
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/2/2021 9062
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/2/2021 13895
El Dorado Reservoir Sum     100554
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 5/27/2021 5910
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW Sum     5910
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 5/27/2021 61984
Hillsdale Reservoir Sum     61984
Horsethief Reservoir RESV 6/3/2021 11970
Horsethief Reservoir Sum     11970
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 5/26/2021 5896
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE Sum     5896
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE WMAS 5/26/2021 8483
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE Sum     8483
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 6/1/2021 42320
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 6/1/2021 23711
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 6/2/2021 31397
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 6/2/2021 12636
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 6/2/2021 5437
Kirwin Reservoir Sum     115501
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 6/4/2021 6812
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 6/4/2021 21828
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 6/4/2021 11039
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 6/4/2021 11952
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 6/4/2021 24453
Lovewell Reservoir Sum     76084
Milford Reservoir RESV 5/27/2021 69871
Milford Reservoir RESV 5/27/2021 55186
Milford Reservoir Sum     125057
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 6/2/2021 2610
PRATT COUNTY LAKE Sum     2610
Webster Reservoir RESV 6/8/2021 35813
Webster Reservoir RESV 6/8/2021 8512
Webster Reservoir RESV 6/8/2021 13395
Webster Reservoir RESV 6/8/2021 17499
Webster Reservoir RESV 6/8/2021 13969
Webster Reservoir Sum     89188
    Grand Total 628539