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
115-07-08 (PDF - 51.15 kB)

Bass fishing tournaments.

115-07-09 (PDF - 57.25 kB)

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

115-18-20 (PDF - 8.80 kB)

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

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

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 19.25 11.25 0.50 1.63 E 15.58
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 16.13 9.63 2.75 1.80 E 9.63
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 10.88 6.25 0.63 2.19 E 6.44
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 7.10 4.80 0.00 1.49 G 3.83
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE UP LAKE 6.00 4.00 0.50 1.86 G 5.72
MARION COUNTY LAKE 3.50 3.50 0.00 1.51 F 1.75
PAOLA CITY LAKE 3.17 3.00 0.17 1.95 F 2.50
CHASE SFL 2.25 1.00 0.00 1.37 P 2.00
GEARY SFL 2.00 1.00 0.50 2.06 F 2.92
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE - EAST 1.25 0.75 0.00 1.06 F 1.71
LYON SFL 1.17 1.17 0.83 1.87 F 1.39
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 1.00 1.00 0.00 1.08 F 2.33
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 1.00 1.00 0.25 1.53 F 1.13
COWLEY SFL 0.75 0.75 0.00 1.48 P 0.75
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 0.75 0.63 0.25 2.05 F 1.21
MIAMI SFL 0.33 0.33 0.33 2.16 F 1.25
WILSON SFL 0.33 0.33 0.17 2.66 F 0.33
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.00 1.61 P 0.33
STERLING CITY LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.33 1.83 P 0.33
JEWELL SFL 0.25 0.25 0.25 2.03 P 0.25
DOUGLAS SFL 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.45 P 0.17
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 0.17 0.17 0.00 1.27 P 1.39
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.17 0.17 0.00 0.87 P 1.17
BROWN SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
GLEN ELDER  16.38 14.00 2.13 2.65 E 14.90
CEDAR BLUFF  12.50 12.04 4.71 1.99 E 14.09
FALL RIVER  8.67 7.00 2.17 2.56 G 4.72
CLINTON  7.94 6.31 1.31 3.13 G 8.75
KANOPOLIS  7.56 2.81 0.56 2.20 G 7.49
MARION  7.33 4.40 0.00 1.63 G 4.59
JOHN REDMOND  5.10 0.55 0.15 2.55 G 4.86
LOVEWELL  4.25 2.20 0.00 1.40 G 4.58
TORONTO  3.92 1.83 0.08 2.42 G 4.81
MILFORD  3.75 1.40 0.05 1.60 F 2.12
KIRWIN  3.47 2.73 0.53 2.33 G 2.63
ELK CITY  3.13 2.06 0.25 2.04 G 4.67
COUNCIL GROVE  2.93 1.13 0.00 1.26 F 1.49
WOLF CREEK  2.78 2.61 0.72 2.00 G 3.10
BIG HILL  2.70 2.70 0.40 2.23 F 3.09
LACYGNE  2.33 1.75 0.08 1.34 G 2.09
PERRY  2.25 0.30 0.00 1.28 F 3.33
POMONA  2.08 1.83 0.00 1.46 F 2.51
WILSON  2.00 1.93 0.33 2.28 F 2.19
EL DORADO  1.87 1.80 0.40 2.02 F 2.86
MELVERN  1.81 1.69 0.69 1.96 F 7.42
WEBSTER  1.42 0.83 0.08 1.71 G 4.33
CHENEY  1.40 1.30 0.15 2.12 G 4.62
HILLSDALE  0.92 0.50 0.00 1.23 F 3.33