WHITE CRAPPIE

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The white crappie is abundant across Kansas and ideally suited to the large reservoirs. Known for its prolific numbers and delicious white meat, the white crappie is one of the most popular sportfish in the state. The rich waters of northeastern Kansas reservoirs produce some of the finest fishing for slab-sided white crappie found anywhere in the U.S. The world record white weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces. The Kansas record tipped the scales at 4 pounds, 1/4 ounce.

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

Fishing Forecast Information

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Lakes

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
  LAKE          
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 23.41
CHASE SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 3.42
KDOT W BORROW PIT (WICHITA) 43.33 8.00 0.67 1.76 G 43.33
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 33.00 3.50 0.50 1.04 G 47.33
PARSONS CITY LAKE 29.63 10.88 2.50 1.66 G 29.63
GARNETT CEDAR CREEK LAKE 29.13 14.88 2.25 1.31 G 32.92
KINGMAN SFL 28.20 24.80 6.00 2.62 G 22.70
MCPHERSON SFL 27.83 18.83 2.33 1.18 G 25.44
ALMA CITY LAKE 24.25 13.50 0.50 0.80 G 15.38
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 23.00 8.75 2.50 1.39 G 13.40
OTTAWA SFL 22.33 2.00 0.83 1.70 G 14.89
SHAWNEE SFL 21.50 3.50 0.75 0.87 F 10.08
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 20.60 11.40 2.40 1.60 G 16.20
SABETHA CITY LAKE 19.50 15.50 4.25 1.39 E 12.25
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 17.00 1.75 0.50 1.12 F 17.00
SEDAN OLD CITY LAKE-NORTH 16.00 4.50 0.50 1.08 G 15.00
ELLIS CITY LAKE 14.33 4.67 2.33 1.17 F 6.89
MARION CO. LAKE 14.33 6.67 0.33 1.09 G 9.04
PLEASANTON-WEST LAKE 13.50 8.50 0.00 0.78 E 13.50
SEDGWICK CO. LAKE AFTON 13.40 0.80 0.00 0.64 F 18.13
OLPE CITY LAKE 12.50 2.25 1.00 1.25 F 9.92
EUREKA CITY LAKE 11.75 2.75 1.25 1.28 F 35.75
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 11.00 2.25 0.50 0.98 F 27.17
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE-NORTH 11.00 8.25 1.25 1.41 G 17.75
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 9.38 2.25 0.38 1.31 G 6.58
NEOSHO SFL 9.25 1.50 0.50 1.47 G 8.92
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 9.00 1.75 0.00 0.59 F 11.83
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE-EAST 9.00 2.50 1.00 1.10 F 6.88
SCOTT SFL 7.88 5.13 0.38 1.28 F 9.07
JEFFREY EC - MAKE UP LAKE 7.25 3.75 0.25 0.93 F 4.58
LEBO CITY LAKE 7.25 7.25 3.25 1.48 G 8.50
BROWN SFL 7.00 1.25 0.25 0.91 G 7.00
WICHITA CHISHOLM-NORTH LAKE 6.75 2.00 0.75 1.19 F 6.75
SHERIDAN SFL 6.38 2.00 1.00 1.23 F 2.71
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 6.25 2.50 0.25 1.10 F 12.08
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 6.25 3.00 0.50 0.84 F 4.00
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 6.00 1.75 0.50 1.01 F 6.58
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 5.50 2.00 0.25 1.33 F 2.83
NEBO SFL 5.50 1.00 0.25 1.18 F 14.83
MIAMI SFL 5.25 1.00 1.00 1.63 F 11.42
LYON SFL 5.25 4.25 2.75 1.76 F 4.58
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 5.14 4.43 0.71 0.90 F 4.84
HORTON MISSION LAKE 5.00 1.00 0.25 1.12 F 9.50
GARNETT CITY LAKES-SOUTH 5.00 1.00 0.00 0.80 F 4.75
MOUND CITY LAKE 5.00 0.75 0.50 1.23 F 5.00
WASHINGTON SFL 4.67 3.67 1.33 1.40 F 4.47
MADISON CITY LAKE 4.50 1.75 0.50 2.07 P 3.17
HORSETHIEF RES. 4.40 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 6.80
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #23 4.00 1.00 0.00 0.44 F 4.00
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 4.00 3.40 0.40 1.38 F 8.20
WILSON SFL 4.00 1.75 1.75 1.33 F 1.50
HARVEY CO. LAKE-WEST 3.50 1.00 0.50 1.36 P 3.66
BUTLER SFL 3.00 0.75 0.50 0.00 P 5.75
BOURBON SFL 2.25 1.00 1.00 1.58 F 5.13
SEDAN NEW CITY LAKE-SOUTH 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 2.75
MEADE SFL 2.00 0.25 0.25 0.98 P 2.05
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 2.00 1.16 0.33 0.56 F 0.63
ANTHONY CITY LAKE 1.80 0.40 0.20 1.75 P 1.80
BELLEVILLE ROCKY POND 1.75 0.50 0.25 1.11 P 4.36
PAOLA CITY LAKE-LAKE MIOLA 1.75 1.00 0.50 0.87 F 4.42
PLEASANTON-EAST LAKE 1.75 1.75 1.00 2.13 F 1.70
DOUGLAS SFL 1.67 0.33 0.00 0.48 P 2.14
MONTGOMERY SFL 1.50 0.25 0.00 0.59 F 1.08
LOUISBURG CITY LAKE 1.50 1.50 1.00 1.28 F 1.50
CLARK SFL 1.33 0.89 0.33 1.19 F 1.42
MOLINE OLD CITY LAKE-SOUTH 1.25 1.00 0.50 1.14 F 4.67
HARVEY CO. LAKEEAST 1.20 1.00 0.60 1.32 F 5.43
HOLTON-BANNER CREEK LAKE 0.75 0.25 0.13 0.99 F 6.50
PRATT CO. LAKE 0.50 0.25 0.00 0.71 P 0.50
CRAWFORD SFL 0.50 0.25 0.00 0.44 F 1.14
GARDNER CITY LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.71 F 0.50
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 0.33 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 0.86
WICHITA-SOUTH LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.37 P 0.25
BARBER SFL LOWER 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 F 3.61
GEARY SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 1.33

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
  POND          
KDOT E BORROW PIT (WICHITA) 8.50 3.00 0.00 0.67 P 8.50
FORT SCOTT-GUNN PARK W POND #2 5.50 0.50 0.00 0.51 F 5.50
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #7 3.50 1.00 0.50 1.82 P 3.50
SEVERY CITY LAKE 1.50 1.00 0.00 0.58 P 0.75

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
  RES          
POMONA 23.83 6.83 1.89 1.27 E 19.80
MARION 15.88 3.63 1.25 1.59 G 10.30
HILLSDALE 12.06 7.75 1.25 1.49 G 20.48
LOVEWELL 11.86 2.29 0.29 1.24 G 29.79
TUTTLE CREEK 11.75 10.25 1.25 1.66 E 11.75
MELVERN 9.94 6.75 0.63 1.55 G 11.60
EL DORADO 9.75 8.50 3.56 2.10 G 7.36
TORONTO 6.31 2.50 0.81 1.72 G 8.10
MILFORD 5.44 4.06 1.31 1.95 G 5.44
PERRY 5.33 4.39 0.67 1.34 G 13.50
WOLF CREEK 4.94 2.24 0.35 1.48 F 4.56
BIG HILL 4.80 2.30 0.50 1.02 G 4.17
FALL RIVER 4.13 0.75 0.63 1.53 G 5.44
COUNCIL GROVE 3.62 2.62 0.92 1.53 G 5.07
GLEN ELDER 3.50 0.58 0.33 2.02 G 2.86
CHENEY 2.40 1.40 0.00 0.73 F 2.40
CLINTON 1.69 0.94 0.13 1.07 F 17.75
LACYGNE 1.62 0.94 0.31 1.17 G 3.10
JOHN REDMOND 1.38 1.06 0.13 1.91 F 3.41
WEBSTER 1.13 0.25 0.00 0.84 G 3.38
ELK CITY 1.00 0.44 0.44 1.95 G 7.14
SEBELIUS 0.70 0.30 0.00 0.88 F 0.73
KIRWIN 0.69 0.31 0.25 1.98 G 3.73
CEDAR BLUFF 0.44 0.44 0.00 0.71 P 0.46
KANOPOLIS 0.42 0.17 0.08 2.25 G 2.74
WILSON 0.13 0.13 0.07 1.12 F 0.07