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
115-17-02 (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
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
SCOTT SFL 87.17 51.17 0.17 0.97 E 34.50
KINGMAN SFL 68.40 15.60 5.00 2.10 G 45.37
OTTAWA SFL 52.50 7.67 1.00 2.03 G 30.67
MCPHERSON SFL 42.50 4.83 1.50 1.35 G 27.33
LEBO CITY LAKE 29.00 13.75 2.50 1.80 G 15.75
EUREKA CITY LAKE 28.50 5.00 1.75 1.49 G 30.25
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 26.50 10.75 1.50 1.33 G 21.67
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 25.13 8.00 1.88 1.43 G 28.29
NEOSHO SFL 20.00 6.00 1.00 1.65 G 13.58
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 19.00 11.75 0.00 0.78 G 9.00
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 18.10 2.60 1.00 1.00 G 19.40
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE - NORTH 18.00 7.25 2.75 1.69 G 16.25
GREAT BEND-VETS PARK LAKE 17.67 4.00 0.67 0.69 F 17.67
CHASE SFL 17.00 4.50 0.75 1.29 F 10.88
ELLIS CITY LAKE 16.00 1.67 0.00 0.67 F 11.11
ALTAMONT - IDLE HOUR LK - CL E 13.00 1.00 0.00 0.56 F 13.00
OLPE CITY LAKE 11.00 5.75 2.25 1.49 G 10.58
FORT SCOTT-GUNN PARK W PD-#2 10.50 1.00 0.00 0.54 G 10.50
SPRING HILL CITY LAKE 10.00 6.50 0.50 1.17 G 10.00
OLATHE - CEDAR LAKE 9.50 3.00 0.50 1.34 F 26.17
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 9.50 2.50 0.25 1.31 F 8.46
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 9.00 4.38 0.00 0.79 F 5.67
MOLINE OLD CITY LAKE - SOUTH 8.75 2.00 0.00 0.75 F 4.33
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE 8.50 1.25 0.25 0.85 F 9.92
NEBO SFL 8.25 2.25 0.75 1.72 F 16.25
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 7.60 4.80 0.20 1.74 F 11.47
PAOLA CITY LAKE - LAKE MIOLA 7.50 2.25 0.75 1.51 F 4.33
BROWN SFL 7.50 1.25 0.00 0.72 F 6.50
SHERIDAN SFL 7.25 4.00 0.50 1.03 F 4.67
MONTGOMERY SFL 7.00 1.75 0.25 0.81 F 2.92
MARION CO. LAKE 7.00 4.25 1.50 1.44 G 10.67
HARVEY CO. LAKE-EAST 6.88 1.38 0.13 1.28 F 6.32
ALTAMONT - IDLE HOUR LK - CL W 6.50 0.50 0.50 1.53 F 6.50
WELLINGTON-HARGIS CREEK LAKE 6.33 1.33 0.33 0.52 P 6.33
HORSETHIEF 6.13 0.38 0.00 0.58 F 3.84
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 6.00 2.00 0.40 1.16 G 13.40
LYON SFL 5.75 3.50 0.75 1.12 G 4.58
SEDGWICK CO.-LAKE AFTON 5.40 1.60 0.20 1.24 F 15.47
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 5.40 0.80 0.00 0.57 G 3.87
SHAWNEE SFL 5.00 2.50 0.50 1.12 F 10.42
BUTLER SFL 4.67 1.33 0.67 1.79 P 4.67
PLEASANTON WEST LAKE 4.50 3.50 0.50 0.83 F 4.50
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 3.75 2.50 0.50 1.57 F 3.33
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 3.75 0.25 0.00 0.39 F 4.00
KIOWA SFL 3.67 1.67 0.33 0.90 P 2.06
BOURBON CO. - CEDAR CREEK 3.50 1.25 0.25 0.83 F 3.50
BARBER SFL - LOWER 3.50 3.00 0.25 0.84 P 3.00
MOUND CITY LAKE 3.50 1.25 0.00 1.65 F 3.50
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 3.25 3.00 1.75 1.15 F 3.67
HARVEY CO. LAKE-WEST 3.00 2.00 0.67 1.69 F 3.06
OLATHE - LAKE OLATHE 2.75 1.00 0.00 0.60 F 5.83
MEADE SFL 2.50 1.00 0.50 1.00 F 1.75
ANTHONY CITY LAKE 2.40 0.80 0.00 0.78 P 2.10
CRITZER LAKE 2.25 0.50 0.00 0.58 F 2.25
GEARY SFL 2.25 1.75 1.00 1.03 F 2.63
MADISON CITY LAKE 2.00 1.75 0.75 1.20 F 3.25
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 1.75 1.50 0.00 0.62 F 14.25
RICHMOND CITY LAKE 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 1.50
PLEASANTON CITY LAKE-OLD 1.50 1.00 1.00 0.96 F 1.50
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 1.50 0.75 0.38 1.54 F 1.00
JEFFREY EC-MAKE UP LAKE 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.91 F 4.75
CRAWFORD SFL 1.25 0.25 0.00 0.72 G 1.31
OSAGE SFL 1.25 1.25 0.25 1.27 F 1.00
COLDWATER LAKE 1.25 0.75 0.25 1.01 P 3.63
BELLEVILLE - ROCKY POND 0.75 0.75 0.50 2.83 P 2.28
MIAMI SFL 0.75 0.25 0.25 1.40 P 10.42
GARDNER CITY LAKE 0.75 0.75 0.25 0.75 F 0.63
BOURBON SFL 0.75 0.50 0.00 0.65 F 0.75
WILSON SFL 0.75 0.50 0.25 0.75 F 1.67
WASHINGTON SFL 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 4.53
PLEASANTON EAST LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.49 F 0.50
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 P 0.00
CLARK SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 F 0.75
LEAVENWORTH SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 P 0.25
JETMORE CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03 P 0.00

Ponds

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
EMPORIA-PETER PAN PARK 13.00 2.00 0.00 0.54 G 13.00
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND 11.25 6.00 0.00 0.89 G 11.25
OLPE - JONES PARK POND 10.00 5.00 1.00 0.87 G 10.00
EMPORIA-JONES PARK EAST POND 5.00 1.00 0.00 0.58 P 5.00
BROWNING OXBOW 4.25 1.25 0.25 1.28 F 4.25
EMPORIA-JONES PARK WEST POND 4.00 4.00 4.00 1.12 F 4.00
PARKER CITY LAKE 1.50 1.00 0.00 0.58 P 1.50
SEVERY CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.34 P 1.25
EMPORIA-JONES PARK NORTH 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 P 0.00

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
LOVEWELL 30.00 12.25 1.58 2.50 G 35.45
MELVERN 23.71 3.43 1.43 1.62 G 14.57
HILLSDALE 22.81 8.75 0.94 1.21 G 16.42
ELK CITY 22.00 6.31 2.31 1.74 G 8.90
PERRY 19.75 7.25 0.63 1.42 G 13.88
WOLF CREEK 16.20 5.93 0.93 1.64 G 8.51
TUTTLE CREEK 9.69 6.75 2.13 1.69 G 10.72
COUNCIL GROVE 9.58 3.83 2.67 1.87 F 6.69
CLINTON 8.50 2.75 0.31 1.16 G 5.09
BIG HILL 7.30 3.20 0.40 1.04 G 5.80
POMONA 7.06 3.75 0.25 1.73 G 17.81
FALL RIVER 6.13 2.69 0.31 2.58 G 5.13
MILFORD 6.00 4.56 0.50 1.33 F 5.72
TORONTO 4.87 1.93 0.60 1.80 G 4.23
GLEN ELDER 4.75 1.75 0.70 1.92 G 3.75
EL DORADO 4.67 2.00 0.92 1.38 G 7.47
LACYGNE 3.44 2.50 0.13 2.30 F 3.44
SEBELIUS 3.20 1.90 1.20 1.43 F 1.63
WEBSTER 2.19 1.63 0.13 1.79 F 3.75
CEDAR BLUFF 0.89 0.89 0.39 1.14 F 0.54
KIRWIN 0.88 0.56 0.56 1.68 F 0.77
KANOPOLIS 0.75 0.50 0.17 1.23 G 0.69
JOHN REDMOND 0.67 0.42 0.25 3.05 P 2.49
WILSON 0.07 0.07 0.00 0.72 P 0.09
MARION 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 10.30