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
115-17-02 (PDF - 12.19 kB)

Commercial Sale of Fish Bait

115-18-08 (PDF - 9.48 kB)

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

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
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 4/10/2020 980000
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 3/30/2020 242150
    Total: 1222150

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
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 5/20/2020 34707
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 5/20/2020 39831
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 5/20/2020 12075
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 5/20/2020 19923
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 5/20/2020 13055
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/21/2020 8635
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/21/2020 29325
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/21/2020 24143
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/21/2020 14573
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 5/27/2020 3595
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 5/27/2020 31624
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 5/27/2020 11231
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 5/27/2020 13869
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 5/27/2020 2765
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/28/2020 10705
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/28/2020 13080
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/28/2020 24725
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/28/2020 8128
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/28/2020 14123
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/28/2020 18050
Glen Elder Reservoir RESV 6/2/2020 29873
Glen Elder Reservoir RESV 6/2/2020 12085
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/2/2020 22623
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/2/2020 13412
Glen Elder Reservoir RESV 6/15/2020 11215
Milford Reservoir RESV 7/13/2020 4977
    Total: 442347