Milford Reservoir Fishing Information

Milford Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access
Fishing Forecast
Counties:
GPS:
N39 06.241 W96 53.682
Surface Acres:
16,200 acres
Maximum Depth:
65 feet
Normal Lake Level:
1144.4

5 mi NW of Junction City on US-77

KDWPT is conducting a Walleye tagging study on Milford Reservoir, if you catch a walleye at Milford Reservoir with a tag use the following form to fill out and send to KDWPT. Thank you for your help!

Fishing Forecast Information

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+Largemouth Bass Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (LBS.)   (>12”)
KIRWIN 52.94 3.53 0.00 4.00 E 18.27
LACYGNE 48.00 30.86 2.86 6.70 E 62.56
SEBELIUS 45.88 12.94 0.00 4.45 E 50.13
WEBSTER 41.18 7.19 0.00 3.60 E 16.23
WILSON 32.85 15.71 0.29 5.90 E 21.79
BIG HILL 28.37 10.73 0.00 4.08 E 22.57
GLEN ELDER 10.38 7.96 0.00 3.65 G 15.98
CEDAR BLUFF 2.72 2.17 0.00 2.39 F 11.42
MILFORD* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 12.64
EL DORADO* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 9.26
HILLSDALE* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 8.96
PERRY* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 7.72
CLINTON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 6.64
MELVERN* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 4.38

* Not sampled in 2019 due to high water levels. Rating is based on biologist's current opinion of the fishery and the three-year average provides density data from past year's sampling results.

+Walleye Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (LBS.)   (>15”)
WILSON 5.90 4.80 0.33 7.23 G 5.42
GLEN ELDER 4.33 0.94 0.06 6.59 G 4.47
KIRWIN 3.80 0.53 0.00 5.60 G 2.89
WEBSTER 2.08 0.58 0.00 5.92 G 2.50
MARION 2.00 0.13 0.07 6.09 F 2.24
CHENEY 1.80 1.25 0.05 6.62 F 1.35
EL DORADO 1.60 0.87 0.00 5.02 G 3.07
CEDAR BLUFF 1.58 0.04 0.00 4.00 G 4.48
MELVERN 1.19 0.38 0.00 5.16 F 0.65
LOVEWELL 0.83 0.25 0.00 4.40 F 0.96
HILLSDALE 0.75 0.17 0.08 5.89 G 0.67
WOLF CREEK 0.39 0.11 0.06 6.06 F 0.44
COUNCIL GROVE 0.27 0.13 0.00 3.19 P 0.63
CLINTON 0.19 0.00 0.00 2.69 F 0.19
MILFORD* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 2.50

* Not sampled in 2019. Rating is based on biologist's current opinion of the fishery and the three-year average provides density data from past year's sampling results.

+White Bass Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
KANOPOLIS 25.24 19.06 3.35 3.66 E 13.60
GLEN ELDER 18.11 16.72 4.67 3.06 E 18.01
MARION 13.13 10.93 0.27 1.98 G 8.33
ELK CITY 10.50 8.25 1.42 2.91 E 7.29
MELVERN 9.88 8.75 2.31 2.42 G 5.19
WEBSTER 9.33 8.08 0.00 1.50 G 5.58
JOHN REDMOND 8.65 2.75 0.35 2.82 G 6.44
LOVEWELL 7.58 4.58 0.08 1.73 G 5.58
CLINTON 4.94 4.31 0.88 2.76 G 6.13
LACYGNE 4.88 2.06 0.25 1.83 G 3.40
CEDAR BLUFF 4.25 3.71 0.21 1.50 F 11.29
EL DORADO 3.07 2.27 0.73 2.56 F 3.04
BIG HILL 3.00 2.70 0.70 2.27 F 2.20
KIRWIN 2.20 2.20 0.13 2.52 G 2.94
CHENEY 2.15 2.05 0.40 2.20 F 2.13
WILSON 2.07 1.97 1.27 3.75 F 2.33
PERRY 1.48 1.00 0.10 1.57 F 2.33
HILLSDALE 1.33 1.08 0.17 1.78 F 1.69
WOLF CREEK 1.28 1.11 0.39 1.93 F 2.23
COUNCIL GROVE 1.13 0.80 0.00 1.38 F 1.62
POMONA 0.56 0.13 0.00 1.61 F 1.74
TORONTO 0.50 0.20 0.20 2.23 F 4.47
MILFORD* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 2.12

* Not sampled in 2019. Rating is based on biologist's current opinion of the fishery and the three-year average provides density data from past year's sampling results.

+Channel Catfish Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>16”) (>24”) (>28”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
LOVEWELL 9.75 1.17 0.25 10.03 G 5.68
BIG HILL 8.40 0.50 0.10 7.43 G 6.03
KANOPOLIS 7.06 0.24 0.00 6.96 G 4.03
MELVERN 3.94 0.19 0.06 9.00 G 3.90
HILLSDALE 3.50 0.33 0.00 9.92 G 4.22
MARION 3.07 0.53 0.40 19.88 G 3.62
TORONTO 2.90 1.70 0.70 11.90 G 2.11
POMONA 2.88 0.13 0.00 5.69 G 2.65
WILSON 2.87 0.47 0.03 9.27 G 2.83
GLEN ELDER 2.22 0.61 0.06 13.41 G 1.99
CLINTON 1.56 0.19 0.00 4.93 G 4.04
CHENEY 1.30 0.20 0.00 7.65 G 1.00
COUNCIL GROVE 1.27 0.13 0.00 8.77 G 1.38
ELK CITY 1.25 0.25 0.00 6.03 G 2.94
LACYGNE 1.25 0.13 0.00 4.52 G 1.39
JOHN REDMOND 1.05 0.40 0.25 14.02 G 1.02
PERRY 1.05 0.14 0.10 8.82 G 1.65
WEBSTER 0.92 0.17 0.00 6.15 G 1.22
KIRWIN 0.73 0.27 0.07 8.75 G 0.82
WOLF CREEK 0.72 0.00 0.00 2.48 F 0.99
EL DORADO 0.27 0.00 0.00 2.46 F 0.31
CEDAR BLUFF 0.21 0.00 0.00 4.87 F 0.27
SEBELIUS 0.10 0.00 0.00 3.23 F 0.20
CLINTON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 5.48
MILFORD* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.80

* Not sampled in 2019. Rating is based on biologist's current opinion of the fishery and the three-year average provides density data from past year's sampling results.

+Black Bass Combined Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Biologist rating 3 year average
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  70.06 30.54 0.00 E 67.17
LACYGNE  50.59 39.41 7.06 E 68.49
GLEN ELDER  45.14 23.17 1.92 G 32.58
WILSON  42.79 22.48 3.86 E 21.43
WOLF CREEK  41.46 22.65 1.39 G 47.47
MELVERN  26.94 12.71 0.95 G 21.20
MILFORD  25.20 14.32 1.06 G 22.36
PERRY  22.89 12.05 1.20 F 12.81
EL DORADO  20.00 5.88 0.00 F 31.68
WALNUT CREEK - TORONTO RES. 16.97 10.98 1.00 F 26.62
CEDAR BLUFF  14.38 5.56 0.00 F 15.24
CLINTON  14.33 4.90 0.39 F 8.07
KANOPOLIS  13.25 4.42 0.00 P 5.64
BIG HILL  12.80 4.80 0.40 G 26.96
FALL RIVER 11.98 8.98 1.00 F 9.35
HILLSDALE  7.19 4.32 0.29 F 9.00
WEBSTER  7.19 1.80 0.00 G 3.59
KIRWIN  1.80 0.00 0.00 G 0.93

+Wiper Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>16”) (>20”) (>24”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
CHENEY 4.40 1.70 0.05 8.19 G 5.07
KIRWIN 3.80 0.27 0.07 8.66 G 2.79
WEBSTER 3.00 0.42 0.08 8.21 G 2.28
LOVEWELL 2.58 0.00 0.00 3.74 G 1.01
SEBELIUS 2.30 0.70 0.00 6.17 G 7.63
POMONA 1.88 0.31 0.00 6.23 G 1.35
GLEN ELDER 1.56 1.50 0.33 11.23 G 2.03
CLINTON 1.25 0.50 0.00 6.40 F 1.17
CEDAR BLUFF 0.92 0.21 0.04 8.23 G 1.31
EL DORADO 0.67 0.67 0.00 6.47 G 3.42
LACYGNE 0.63 0.25 0.00 5.12 G 0.65
MARION 0.60 0.20 0.00 4.97 G 3.80
KANOPOLIS 0.59 0.59 0.06 7.87 P 0.94
COUNCIL GROVE 0.40 0.40 0.20 8.11 F 0.33
WOLF CREEK 0.11 0.11 0.00 3.11 P 0.12
TORONTO 0.10 0.10 0.00 5.49 P 0.10
MILFORD* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 6.05

* Not sampled in 2019. Rating is based on biologist's current opinion of the fishery and the three-year average provides density data from past year's sampling results.

+Smallmouth Bass Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
GLEN ELDER 41.18 25.95 4.15 3.28 G 26.96
WOLF CREEK 31.39 22.63 2.92 2.99 G 35.29
WILSON 3.17 2.31 0.86 3.17 G 8.33
BIG HILL 1.04 0.35 0.00 1.98 F 1.39
CEDAR BLUFF 0.95 0.41 0.00 1.34 F 0.59
CLINTON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 1.43
EL DORADO* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 19.70
MELVERN* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 16.82
MILFORD* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 8.25
PERRY* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 5.09

* Not sampled in 2019. Rating is based on biologist's current opinion of the fishery and the three-year average provides density data from past year's sampling results.

+Blue Catfish Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>20”) (>30”) (>35”) (LBS.)   (>20”)
WOLF CREEK 1.44 0.33 0.00 16.98 G 2.29
EL DORADO 1.40 0.00 0.00 10.05 G 1.04
LOVEWELL 1.33 0.25 0.08 20.72 G 0.74
ELK CITY 0.83 0.00 0.00 8.51 G 1.61
CLINTON 0.63 0.44 0.00 14.00 F 0.54
LACYGNE 0.25 0.19 0.13 27.82 G 0.28
WILSON 0.17 0.13 0.00 15.88 G 0.32
JOHN REDMOND 0.15 0.00 0.00 6.39 F 0.15
PERRY 0.14 0.00 0.00 4.84 F 0.21
POMONA 0.13 0.00 0.00 6.29 F 0.04
GLEN ELDER 0.11 0.00 0.00 6.28 F 0.06
MELVERN 0.06 0.06 0.00 25.00 F 0.23
KANOPOLIS* 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.30 F 0.00
MILFORD* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 E 2.20

* Not sampled in 2019. Rating is based on biologist's current opinion of the fishery and the three-year average provides density data from past year's sampling results.

+Percids Combined Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Biologist rating 3 year average
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  9.40 1.90 0.90 G 5.53
KANOPOLIS  7.69 5.81 0.44 G 5.15
CEDAR BLUFF  6.38 0.21 0.00 G 5.53
WILSON  5.57 3.17 0.00 F 4.94
GLEN ELDER  3.08 0.38 0.00 G 3.58
EL DORADO  2.53 0.80 0.00 G 3.22
KIRWIN  2.20 1.07 0.13 G 2.18
WEBSTER  2.00 0.83 0.00 G 2.11
PERRY  1.70 0.65 0.15 G 2.18
MILFORD  1.50 0.25 0.00 G 2.50
COUNCIL GROVE  1.47 0.33 0.13 F 1.67
CLINTON  0.94 0.88 0.50 F 1.92
MARION  0.80 0.07 0.00 F 1.81
CHENEY  0.55 0.15 0.05 F 2.02
LOVEWELL  0.50 0.15 0.00 F 1.17
WOLF CREEK  0.50 0.00 0.00 F 0.53
MELVERN  0.44 0.00 0.00 F 0.38
HILLSDALE  0.17 0.08 0.08 F 0.61
POMONA  0.08 0.08 0.08 P 0.64

+Temperate Basses Combined Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Biologist rating 3 year average
GLEN ELDER  18.54 16.17 2.33 E 17.40
CEDAR BLUFF  13.33 12.75 4.75 G 15.94
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  11.00 5.40 0.20 G 9.73
MARION  10.20 4.60 0.00 G 10.82
CLINTON  9.13 7.25 1.31 G 9.77
FALL RIVER  8.67 7.00 2.17 G 4.72
KANOPOLIS  7.56 2.81 0.56 F 8.33
EL DORADO  7.27 5.40 0.40 G 7.26
MILFORD  7.20 3.10 0.05 G 8.17
KIRWIN  6.87 3.13 0.53 G 4.82
CHENEY  6.55 2.80 0.15 G 9.42
JOHN REDMOND  5.10 0.55 0.15 G 4.90
LOVEWELL  4.65 2.30 0.00 G 5.15
WEBSTER  4.50 2.42 0.17 G 5.81
TORONTO  3.92 1.83 0.08 G 4.81
COUNCIL GROVE  3.33 1.53 0.00 F 2.40
LACYGNE  3.17 1.83 0.08 G 2.96
ELK CITY  3.13 2.06 0.25 G 4.67
WOLF CREEK  2.89 2.67 0.72 G 3.27
POMONA  2.75 1.92 0.00 G 3.84
BIG HILL  2.70 2.70 0.40 F 3.09
PERRY  2.25 0.30 0.00 F 3.33
WILSON  2.03 1.97 0.33 G 2.20
MELVERN  1.81 1.69 0.69 F 7.42
HILLSDALE  0.92 0.50 0.00 F 3.33
Stocking Records Information

+Palmetto Bass/Wiper Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 300000
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 362000
SEBELIUS RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 100000
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 2000000
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 60000
KIRWIN RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 300000
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE COML 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 80000
EUREKA CITY LAKE COML 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 25900
WEBSTER RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 200000
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 13500
SG COUNTY-TOM SCOTT LAKE COML 05/17/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 5000
WICHITA-WATSON PARK LAKE COML 05/17/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 8000
MADISON CITY LAKE COML 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 11400
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE - NORTH COML 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 25900
JOHN REDMOND RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 500000
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 300000
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/09/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 25000
IOWA   05/17/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1150000
MISSOURI   05/17/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 500000
NEBRASKA   05/17/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1120000
      Total Requested 3366700
      Total Stocked 7086700

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water type Stocking date Number stocked
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 4/10/2019 200000
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 4/9/2019 400000
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE COML 4/9/2019 400000
Milford Reservoir RESV 4/9/2019 3500000
Milford Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 2000000
Milford Reservoir RESV 4/19/2019 1900000
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 4/9/2019 500000
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE WMAS 4/9/2019 600000
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 4/16/2019 1800000
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 4/9/2019 900000
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 4/5/2019 800000
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 4/16/2019 700000
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 4/5/2019 400000
Clinton Reservoir RESV 4/9/2019 1950000
Clinton Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 2400000
Melvern Reservoir RESV 4/9/2019 2000000
Melvern Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 2300000
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 4/9/2019 300000
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 4/12/2019 200000
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 4/9/2019 2200000
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 3100000
WINFIELD CITY LAKE COML 4/12/2019 1500000
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 4/16/2019 2200000
(FISH) JEFFERSON CO-BARROW FISH 4/16/2019 200000
Wolf Creek Reservoir RESV 4/15/2019 500000
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW COML 4/15/2019 200000
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE COML 4/15/2019 150000
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 4/15/2019 150000
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 4/15/2019 110000
Big Hill Reservoir RESV 4/15/2019 700000
Pomona Reservoir RESV 4/15/2019 1000000
Wilson Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 4500000
Webster Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 1700000
OKLAHOMA NULL 4/2/2019 1192840
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