Council Grove Reservoir Fishing Information

Council Grove Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access
Fishing Forecast
Counties:
GPS:
38.690602 -96.495552
Surface Acres:
3,280 acres
Maximum Depth:
56 feet
Normal Lake Level:
1274 msl
Current Lake Level:
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Council Grove, KS

1 mile N of Council Grove

Council Grove Lake Office - (620) 767- 5195

Fishing Forecast Information

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+Saugeye Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
SAUGEYE            
  (>14”) (>18”) (>22”) (LBS.)   (>14”)
SEBELIUS 6.50 1.30 0.20 5.73 G 6.30
KANOPOLIS 2.12 1.94 0.18 4.97 G 4.86
COUNCIL GROVE 1.80 0.60 0.00 3.83 F 1.56

+Flathead Catfish Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>20”) (>28”) (>34”) (LBS.)   (>20”)
WEBSTER 0.42 0.08 0.00 6.55 G 0.25
POMONA 0.25 0.06 0.06 10.13 F 0.14
LACYGNE 0.19 0.06 0.06 12.27 F 0.28
BIG HILL 0.10 0.00 0.00 2.40 F 0.20
TORONTO 0.10 0.00 0.00 3.17 E 0.26
WILSON 0.10 0.00 0.00 4.83 F 0.10
ELK CITY 0.08 0.00 0.00 2.10 F 0.08
COUNCIL GROVE 0.07 0.00 0.00 1.68 F 0.08
CLINTON 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.06
MELVERN 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.13
JOHN REDMOND 0.05 0.00 0.00 2.98 F 0.05
PERRY* 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.72 F 0.02

* 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.

+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.

+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

+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.

+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.

+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.

Stocking Records Information

+Saugeye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR RESV 05/18/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 24331
SEBELIUS RESERVOIR RESV 05/24/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 19529
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE COML 05/18/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 14994
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE COML 05/24/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 12417
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE COML 05/31/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 7364
PARSONS CITY LAKE COML 05/31/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 20304
MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/31/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 2840
WELLINGTON-HARGIS CREEK LAKE COML 05/18/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 2553
OTTAWA STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/31/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 4499
SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/24/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 2562
MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/24/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 5256
COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR RESV 05/31/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 32600
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE COML 05/18/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 9660
KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR RESV 05/18/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 20538
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE COML 05/18/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 1444
SEBELIUS RESERVOIR RESV 05/24/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 13760
SEBELIUS RESERVOIR RESV 05/24/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 6701
KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR RESV 05/31/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 12466
      Total Requested 476125
      Total Stocked 213818
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