Lovewell Reservoir Fishing Information

Lovewell Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access
Fishing Forecast
Counties:
GPS:
N39 53 25.20 W98 1 41.48
Surface Acres:
2,986 acres
Maximum Depth:
35 feet
Normal Lake Level:
1582.6 feet
Current Lake Level:
3.3 feet above conservation, releasing 545 cfs
Lake Temperature:
83°F
Fishing Forecast Information

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+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.

+Bluegill Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
SEBELIUS 25.00 1.20 0.00 0.62 G 12.73
GLEN ELDER 7.50 0.15 0.00 0.45 F 2.98
WEBSTER 7.19 0.13 0.00 0.48 F 11.08
KIRWIN 6.25 0.00 0.00 0.38 F 3.67
MARION 4.91 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 7.05
WILSON 3.73 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 2.24
KANOPOLIS 3.50 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 1.68
HILLSDALE 3.38 0.13 0.00 0.44 F 3.63
CEDAR BLUFF 2.94 0.06 0.00 0.42 F 1.55
BIG HILL 2.80 0.10 0.00 0.31 F 2.93
EL DORADO 2.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.91
LOVEWELL 1.63 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 3.23
POMONA 1.44 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 0.65
LACYGNE 1.25 0.06 0.06 0.26 F 1.92
PERRY 1.24 0.00 0.00 0.34 P 0.77
WOLF CREEK 1.06 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.72
ELK CITY 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.52
MELVERN 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.26 P 0.32
JOHN REDMOND 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.19 P 0.06
COUNCIL GROVE* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.03
TORONTO* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.02
CLINTON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.90

* 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 Crappie Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
BLACK CRAPPIE            
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
  RES          
SEBELIUS 25.50 14.70 1.40 1.58 G 12.50
GLEN ELDER 16.85 3.65 0.05 1.30 G 5.68
KIRWIN 14.75 13.13 0.75 1.75 G 16.79
KANOPOLIS 11.75 1.83 0.17 1.12 G 4.26
WEBSTER 7.25 2.56 0.38 1.45 G 5.38
LOVEWELL 5.38 2.88 0.25 1.23 F 3.09
MARION 3.82 3.18 1.36 1.43 F 2.71
WILSON 2.47 1.87 0.47 1.68 F 0.93
CEDAR BLUFF 1.56 0.94 0.50 1.15 F 2.48
JOHN REDMOND 1.38 1.13 0.19 1.57 P 1.38
WOLF CREEK 0.75 0.63 0.63 1.46 P 0.52
HILLSDALE 0.44 0.19 0.06 1.59 P 0.67
BIG HILL 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.41 P 0.63
EL DORADO 0.19 0.06 0.00 0.85 P 0.31
ELK CITY 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.53 P 0.06
LACYGNE 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.28 P 0.09
PERRY 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.25 P 0.06
CLINTON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.33

* 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.

+Percids Combined Forecast

Waterbody Density Preferred Lunker 3 yr avg Size Rating
Sebelius Reservoir 6.50 1.30 0.20 6.30 Reservoir Good
Wilson Reservoir 5.90 4.80 0.33 5.42 Reservoir Good
Glen Elder Reservoir 4.33 0.94 0.06 4.47 Reservoir Good
Kirwin Reservoir 3.80 0.53 0.00 2.89 Reservoir Good
Kanopolis Reservoir 2.12 1.94 0.18 4.86 Reservoir Good
Webster Reservoir 2.08 0.58 0.00 2.50 Reservoir Good
Council Grove Reservoir 2.07 0.73 0.00 2.19 Reservoir Fair
Marion Reservoir 2.00 0.13 0.07 2.24 Reservoir Fair
Cheney Reservoir 1.80 1.25 0.05 1.35 Reservoir Fair
Horsethief Reservoir 1.63 0.13 0.00 1.08 Reservoir Fair
El Dorado Reservoir 1.60 0.87 0.00 3.07 Reservoir Good
Cedar Bluff Reservoir 1.58 0.04 0.00 4.48 Reservoir Good
Melvern Reservoir 1.31 0.50 0.00 0.77 Reservoir Fair
Clinton Reservoir 1.19 0.94 0.56 1.35 Reservoir Fair
Perry Reservoir 1.10 1.05 0.43 1.87 Reservoir Good
Lovewell Reservoir 0.83 0.25 0.00 0.96 Reservoir Fair
Hillsdale Reservoir 0.75 0.17 0.08 0.67 Reservoir Good
Wolf Creek Reservoir 0.39 0.11 0.06 0.44 Reservoir Fair
Milford Reservoir       2.50 Reservoir Good

+Crappie Combined Forecast

Waterbody Density Preferred Lunker 3 yr avg Size Rating
Lovewell Reservoir 69.88 29.63 12.13 35.56 Reservoir Good
Pomona Reservoir 28.56 18.56 3.38 15.81 Reservoir Excellent
Sebelius Reservoir 26.50 15.10 1.60 13.13 Reservoir Good
Glen Elder Reservoir 19.85 5.45 0.45 8.07 Reservoir Good
Perry Reservoir 17.59 9.00 1.00 20.32 Reservoir Excellent
Kirwin Reservoir 15.50 13.56 1.00 21.33 Reservoir Good
Webster Reservoir 15.19 3.44 0.56 8.90 Reservoir Good
Hillsdale Reservoir 14.81 8.81 0.63 26.13 Reservoir Good
Kanopolis Reservoir 12.67 2.75 0.17 9.43 Reservoir Good
Melvern Reservoir 10.06 6.31 0.13 8.97 Reservoir Good
Marion Reservoir 8.55 6.73 2.00 13.87 Reservoir Fair
El Dorado Reservoir 8.19 5.19 1.06 8.33 Reservoir Good
John Redmond Reservoir 6.81 5.44 0.38 7.81 Reservoir Fair
Council Grove Reservoir 6.75 4.92 1.50 4.57 Reservoir Good
Big Hill Reservoir 5.70 3.70 0.30 4.27 Reservoir Good
Lacygne Reservoir 5.56 1.94 0.13 4.58 Reservoir Good
Wolf Creek Reservoir 5.13 1.31 1.13 7.20 Reservoir Fair
Elk City Reservoir 3.75 3.63 0.94 10.47 Reservoir Good
Wilson Reservoir 2.53 1.93 0.47 0.96 Reservoir Fair
Cedar Bluff Reservoir 1.83 1.11 0.61 3.07 Reservoir Fair
Toronto Reservoir 1.50 0.67 0.17 9.08 Reservoir Good
Horsethief Reservoir 1.00 0.38 0.00 7.21 Reservoir Fair
Clinton Reservoir       24.67 Reservoir Good

+Temperate Basses Combined Forecast

Waterbody Density Preferred Lunker 3 yr avg Size Rating
Kanopolis Reservoir 25.82 19.65 3.41 14.22 Reservoir Excellent
Glen Elder Reservoir 19.67 18.22 5.00 20.04 Reservoir Excellent
Marion Reservoir 13.73 11.13 0.27 12.13 Reservoir Good
Webster Reservoir 12.33 8.50 0.08 7.86 Reservoir Good
Elk City Reservoir 10.50 8.25 1.42 7.29 Reservoir Excellent
Lovewell Reservoir 10.17 4.58 0.08 6.59 Reservoir Good
Melvern Reservoir 9.88 8.75 2.31 5.19 Reservoir Good
John Redmond Reservoir 8.65 2.75 0.35 6.47 Reservoir Good
Cheney Reservoir 6.55 3.75 0.45 7.20 Reservoir Good
Clinton Reservoir 6.19 4.81 0.88 7.29 Reservoir Good
Kirwin Reservoir 6.00 2.47 0.20 5.73 Reservoir Good
Lacygne Reservoir 5.50 2.31 0.25 4.06 Reservoir Good
Cedar Bluff Reservoir 5.17 3.92 0.25 12.60 Reservoir Fair
El Dorado Reservoir 3.73 2.93 0.73 6.47 Reservoir Good
Big Hill Reservoir 3.00 2.70 0.70 2.20 Reservoir Fair
Pomona Reservoir 2.44 0.44 0.00 3.09 Reservoir Fair
Sebelius Reservoir 2.30 0.70 0.00 7.63 Reservoir Good
Wilson Reservoir 2.07 1.97 1.27 2.34 Reservoir Good
Council Grove Reservoir 1.53 1.20 0.20 1.96 Reservoir Fair
Perry Reservoir 1.48 1.00 0.10 2.33 Reservoir Fair
Wolf Creek Reservoir 1.39 1.22 0.39 2.34 Reservoir Fair
Hillsdale Reservoir 1.33 1.08 0.17 1.69 Reservoir Fair
Toronto Reservoir 0.60 0.30 0.20 4.51 Reservoir Poor
Milford Reservoir       8.17 Reservoir Good

+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.

+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.

Stocking Records Information

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water type Stocking date Number stocked
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 10/9/2019 7231
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 10/24/2019 2911
Big Hill Reservoir RESV 11/6/2019 332
Big Hill Reservoir RESV 11/6/2019 1046
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH 10/3/2019 200
Melvern Reservoir RESV 10/15/2019 2000
Wilson Reservoir RESV 10/8/2019 9000
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 11/5/2019 510
MEADE HATCHERY RPND 11/6/2019 200
      23430

+Palmetto Bass/Wiper Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 06/15/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 12648
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 06/13/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 52389
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 06/13/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 23850
      Total Requested 238378
      Total Stocked 88887

+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
      42652840

+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
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