WIPER

Wiper Image

Perhaps the most aggressive fish in Kansas waters, the wiper is a cross between a white bass and a striped bass. Wipers grow fast, strike hard, and fight like no other fish. There are two types of wipers, the palmetto bass made using the striped bass egg and white bass sperm, and the sunshine bass made using the white bass egg and striped bass sperm. The department stocks the palmetto bass version. The wiper, like its striper parent, has two rows of teeth near the rear of the tongue. The white bass has a single tooth patch on its tongue. The state record wiper weighed 22 pounds. The world record wiper is listed at 27 pounds, 5 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
  (>16”) (>20”) (>24”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 6.20 1.00 0.00 5.17 G 5.67
JEFFREY EC-MAKE UP LAKE 5.33 1.50 0.00 5.98 G 4.28
JETMORE CITY LAKE 3.33 0.00 0.00 2.69 F 1.67
SHERIDAN SFL 3.33 0.00 0.00 2.43 F 3.40
COLDWATER LAKE 3.00 3.00 0.00 6.17 F 2.60
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 2.75 1.25 0.25 6.39 F 2.75
JEFFREY EC - AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 2.75 0.25 0.00 5.79 F 1.67
KIOWA SFL 2.50 1.00 0.50 7.43 P 1.33
CRAWFORD SFL 2.17 0.33 0.00 3.79 G 0.78
GRAHAM CO-ANTELOPE LAKE 1.50 0.00 0.00 3.08 F 1.08
MARION CO. LAKE 1.25 0.25 0.00 3.06 F 3.00
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 1.00 0.75 0.25 7.74 F 0.83
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.60 0.60 0.40 9.88 P 0.60
PLEASANTON EAST LAKE 0.33 0.00 0.00 2.69 P 0.33
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.33 0.33 0.00 6.10 F 0.61
OSAGE SFL 0.17 0.00 0.00 1.61 P 0.08
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 0.17 0.17 0.17 7.69 P 0.22
EUREKA CITY LAKE 0.17 0.00 0.00 3.81 P 0.06
LYON SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.56 P 0.17
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.66 P 0.08
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.00

Reservoirs

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>16”) (>20”) (>24”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
SEBELIUS 12.00 2.10 0.00 6.81 G 7.37
KIRWIN 9.17 0.42 0.00 5.91 G 5.38
WEBSTER 8.58 1.50 0.33 8.38 G 7.86
MARION 8.00 2.47 0.00 4.93 G 3.78
MILFORD 7.95 2.85 0.10 6.81 G 5.88
POMONA 3.58 0.75 0.00 4.26 G 2.06
CEDAR BLUFF 3.54 2.13 0.04 9.92 G 1.56
LOVEWELL 3.06 1.56 0.00 5.86 G 2.25
CHENEY 2.14 1.55 0.14 7.99 G 3.06
EL DORADO 1.80 1.07 0.00 5.20 F 1.82
GLEN ELDER 0.86 0.59 0.31 9.27 F 1.17
LACYGNE 0.79 0.00 0.00 2.80 F 0.43
CLINTON 0.63 0.31 0.00 4.85 F 1.60
COUNCIL GROVE 0.13 0.13 0.07 6.15 P 0.27
KANOPOLIS 0.10 0.10 0.00 6.68 P 0.31
WOLF CREEK 0.06 0.06 0.00 6.08 F 0.16
Stocking Records Information
Wiper Image

Perhaps the most aggressive fish in Kansas waters, the wiper is a cross between a white bass and a striped bass. Wipers grow fast, strike hard, and fight like no other fish. There are two types of wipers, the palmetto bass made using the striped bass egg and white bass sperm, and the sunshine bass made using the white bass egg and striped bass sperm. The department stocks the palmetto bass version. The wiper, like its striper parent, has two rows of teeth near the rear of the tongue. The white bass has a single tooth patch on its tongue. The state record wiper weighed 22 pounds. The world record wiper is listed at 27 pounds, 5 ounces.

FINGERLINGS

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
Atchison City Lake #7 COML 6/15/2021 200
Atchison City Lake #7 Sum     200
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST COML 7/6/2021 6822
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST Sum     6822
Cheney Reservoir RESV 6/15/2021 78484
Cheney Reservoir RESV 6/16/2021 17222
Cheney Reservoir Sum     95706
Glen Elder Reservoir RESV 6/16/2021 61235
Glen Elder Reservoir Sum     61235
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 6/15/2021 1250
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE Sum     1250
LaCygne Reservoir RESV 6/22/2021 14720
LaCygne Reservoir RESV 7/2/2021 11500
LaCygne Reservoir Sum     26220
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 7/26/2021 9442
Lovewell Reservoir Sum     9442
Middle Creek State Fishing Lake SFLS 7/2/2021 1442
Middle Creek State Fishing Lake Sum     1442
Pomona Reservoir RESV 6/15/2021 36694
Pomona Reservoir RESV 6/22/2021 4320
Pomona Reservoir Sum     41014
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 6/15/2021 800
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE Sum     800
SEDGWICK COUNTY-LAKE AFTON COML 7/2/2021 2689
SEDGWICK COUNTY-LAKE AFTON Sum     2689
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE COML 6/15/2021 5108
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE Sum     5108
WINFIELD CITY LAKE COML 7/2/2021 6315
WINFIELD CITY LAKE Sum     6315
    Grand Total 258243

FRY

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
Cedar Bluff Reservoir RESV 5/12/2021 70000
Cedar Bluff Reservoir Sum     70000
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 5/12/2021 50000
Kirwin Reservoir Sum     50000
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 5/12/2021 150000
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY Sum     150000
Milford Reservoir RESV 5/4/2021 850000
Milford Reservoir Sum     850000
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 5/12/2021 600000
PRATT FISH HATCHERY Sum     600000
Sebelius Reservoir RESV 5/12/2021 70000
Sebelius Reservoir Sum     70000
Webster Reservoir RESV 5/12/2021 50000
Webster Reservoir Sum     50000
    Grand Total 1840000

INTERMEDIATES

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
COLDWATER LAKE COML 10/12/2021 1001
COLDWATER LAKE Sum     1001
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/8/2021 753
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE Sum     753
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE COML 10/8/2021 983
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE Sum     983
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH COML 10/7/2021 1010
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH Sum     1010
GARNETT CITY LAKE-SOUTH COML 10/7/2021 255
GARNETT CITY LAKE-SOUTH Sum     255
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE COML 10/7/2021 3518
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE Sum     3518
GRAHAM CO-ANTELOPE LAKE COML 10/13/2021 449
GRAHAM CO-ANTELOPE LAKE Sum     449
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE COML 10/7/2021 501
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE Sum     501
Kiowa State Fishing Lake SFLS 10/12/2021 502
Kiowa State Fishing Lake Sum     502
LEBO CITY LAKE COML 10/7/2021 753
LEBO CITY LAKE Sum     753
LEBO KIDS POND COML 10/7/2021 100
LEBO KIDS POND Sum     100
MINED LAND WA-CK/CR CO WMAS 10/8/2021 1534
MINED LAND WA-CK/CR CO Sum     1534
OSAGE CITY LAKE KIDS POND COML 10/7/2021 100
OSAGE CITY LAKE KIDS POND Sum     100
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 10/8/2021 279
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE Sum     279
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE COML 10/8/2021 115
OVERBROOK CITY LAKE Sum     115
OVERBROOK KIDS POND OTHR 10/8/2021 50
OVERBROOK KIDS POND Sum     50
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 10/12/2021 515
PRATT COUNTY LAKE Sum     515
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 10/7/2021 2085
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE Sum     2085
STERLING CITY LAKE COML 10/13/2021 55
STERLING CITY LAKE Sum     55
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW COML 10/7/2021 2075
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW Sum     2075
YATES CENTER KIDS POND POND 10/7/2021 250
YATES CENTER KIDS POND Sum     250
    Grand Total 16883