WHITE BASS

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Common in nearly all Kansas' larger reservoirs, white bass are prolific and are generally found in large schools. While popular any time of the year, white bass are known for their spawning runs, which may take them miles upriver of the reservoir. Fishermen gather along the streams near the deeper pools and cast jigs and spinners for the hard fighting white. White bass are so numerous in most Kansas waters, there is no daily creel limit. The Kansas state record white bass weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. The world record is 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

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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Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
  LAKE          
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 4.10
HOLTON-BANNER CREEK LAKE 25.75 5.75 0.00 1.49 E 15.42
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 22.80 16.40 0.80 2.07 E 20.35
CLARK SFL 8.00 7.20 0.00 1.60 E 11.00
PAOLA CITY LAKE-LAKE MIOLA 6.00 5.00 2.67 2.70 G 3.83
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 4.33 3.00 0.17 1.46 F 2.22
MARION CO. LAKE 4.25 4.00 0.00 1.26 F 3.88
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 4.17 4.17 1.67 2.12 G 1.89
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE-EAST 4.17 3.83 0.33 1.76 G 3.67
DOUGLAS SFL 3.67 3.50 2.50 2.22 G 1.83
COWLEY SFL 3.50 3.00 1.75 0.00 P 1.67
GARNETT CEDAR CREEK LAKE 2.88 0.75 0.00 0.93 F 2.88
JEFFREY EC - MAKE UP LAKE 2.67 1.50 0.17 1.66 F 5.50
GEARY SFL 2.00 1.25 1.00 2.36 F 2.75
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 1.75 1.38 0.88 2.34 F 8.96
WILSON SFL 1.67 0.83 0.00 1.39 F 0.67
HARVEY CO. LAKE-EAST 1.56 1.44 0.11 1.76 F 1.94
GARDNER CITY LAKE 1.17 1.00 0.17 1.87 F 1.92
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 1.13 1.00 0.38 2.35 F 0.63
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 0.57 0.57 0.14 1.90 F 1.10
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 0.50 0.50 0.17 1.71 P 0.50
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE-NORTH 0.50 0.17 0.00 0.67 P 0.50
LYON SFL 0.33 0.00 0.00 0.68 P 0.94
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 0.20 0.20 0.00 1.34 P 0.47
SABETHA PONY CREEK LAKE 0.17 0.17 0.17 2.07 P 0.22
WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
  RES          
GLEN ELDER 21.75 14.33 3.04 2.78 E 18.75
KANOPOLIS 14.95 3.10 0.76 2.86 G 15.92
CLINTON 13.44 11.69 1.31 2.31 G 8.77
JOHN REDMOND 9.95 8.52 0.95 2.87 G 7.90
HILLSDALE 9.42 2.08 0.17 1.66 G 3.89
MARION 8.87 2.67 0.20 1.79 G 9.78
CEDAR BLUFF 7.50 7.50 2.58 2.49 E 8.08
PERRY 5.17 1.57 0.35 2.51 G 2.97
WEBSTER 5.08 4.42 0.08 1.53 G 5.28
POMONA 4.57 2.29 0.00 1.58 G 2.41
MILFORD 4.55 0.60 0.05 1.80 G 4.15
BIG HILL 4.30 3.90 0.60 2.35 G 3.33
WILSON 4.13 2.73 1.20 2.95 F 2.73
CHENEY 3.15 2.63 1.07 2.58 G 2.21
TORONTO 2.58 2.42 0.25 2.86 F 2.33
EL DORADO 2.47 1.80 0.47 1.85 F 2.47
WOLF CREEK 2.20 2.00 0.50 1.72 F 2.09
FALL RIVER 1.92 1.42 0.75 3.30 F 5.29
KIRWIN 1.83 1.83 0.75 2.64 G 2.50
LOVEWELL 1.05 1.05 0.35 2.15 F 4.29
LACYGNE 0.50 0.43 0.21 1.66 G 2.57
MELVERN 0.50 0.50 0.10 2.34 F 4.06
COUNCIL GROVE 0.29 0.14 0.00 1.10 P 1.45
TUTTLE CREEK 0.05 0.05 0.05 1.79 P 0.05
ELK CITY 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 4.54