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.

115-18-20 (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.

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
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
CLARK SFL 28.50 9.50 0.00 1.68 G 19.58
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 19.75 14.00 0.13 1.58 E 18.38
JEFFREY EC-MAKE UP LAKE 11.00 6.00 0.33 1.85 G 7.17
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 4.50 2.38 0.25 1.77 G 2.54
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 3.80 2.80 0.00 1.00 F 15.20
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 2.33 2.00 0.17 1.79 F 2.94
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 2.25 2.00 0.50 2.43 F 1.13
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 2.00 2.00 1.25 2.14 G 4.25
GARDNER CITY LAKE 1.67 1.67 0.00 1.37 F 1.83
WILSON SFL 1.67 1.67 0.17 1.98 G 1.11
OSAGE SFL 1.50 1.00 0.17 1.61 F 2.08
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 1.40 1.20 0.00 1.31 F 2.05
LYON SFL 1.33 1.17 0.17 1.92 F 1.00
PAOLA CITY LAKE - LAKE MIOLA 1.33 1.33 0.50 2.37 F 3.22
GEARY SFL 1.20 1.20 0.40 2.22 P 2.48
CHASE SFL 1.00 0.75 0.00 1.03 F 1.13
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE - NORTH 0.83 0.83 0.00 1.06 P 0.67
HARVEY CO. LAKE-EAST 0.40 0.30 0.00 1.47 P 1.65
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 0.33 0.17 0.00 0.69 P 1.94
OLATHE - LAKE OLATHE 0.17 0.17 0.00 0.84 P 0.33
PLEASANTON EAST LAKE 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.49 P 0.17
WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
GLEN ELDER 18.03 16.86 2.93 3.49 E 19.30
KANOPOLIS 12.45 8.35 0.50 2.78 G 17.55
MARION 10.73 9.53 0.40 1.78 G 10.91
PERRY 10.25 5.25 0.20 1.83 G 5.59
POMONA 9.42 5.50 0.42 1.88 G 4.85
CLINTON 6.75 6.38 0.81 2.28 G 8.38
LACYGNE 6.57 4.00 0.64 2.88 G 3.54
CEDAR BLUFF 6.33 4.63 2.00 1.99 G 6.03
EL DORADO 5.47 1.53 0.47 2.02 G 3.67
MELVERN 5.47 4.00 0.87 2.25 G 5.28
MILFORD 5.40 4.60 0.30 1.91 F 4.98
FALL RIVER 3.25 1.92 0.50 2.71 F 2.58
WEBSTER 3.17 2.92 0.08 1.94 G 5.86
KIRWIN 2.92 2.42 0.50 2.40 G 2.32
JOHN REDMOND 2.50 2.33 0.56 2.82 F 7.03
BIG HILL 2.30 1.70 0.20 1.34 F 3.20
COUNCIL GROVE 2.27 1.80 0.20 2.20 F 1.22
WOLF CREEK 2.22 2.11 0.50 1.81 F 1.90
WILSON 2.00 1.93 0.33 2.75 F 2.73
LOVEWELL 1.69 1.25 0.50 1.85 F 3.44
HILLSDALE 1.67 1.25 0.00 1.19 F 4.14
CHENEY 1.31 1.21 0.48 1.88 F 2.18
TORONTO 0.92 0.42 0.17 2.64 F 1.33
TUTTLE CREEK 0.55 0.05 0.05 2.97 P 0.30
ELK CITY 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.58 P 3.58