El Dorado Reservoir Fishing Information

Counties:
GPS:
N37 50.037 W96 47.084
Surface Acres:
8,000 acres
Maximum Depth:
60 feet
Normal Lake Level:
1339 Conservation Pool
Current Lake Level:
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Creel limits for similar species, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and spotted bass; or walleye, saugeye, and sauger; or wiper and striped bass apply to single species or in combination. For example, at El Dorado Reservoir, an angler may keep five largemouth bass OR three largemouth bass and two smallmouth bass OR two largemouth bass, two smallmouth bass, and one spotted bass or any other combination of the three.

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.

+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.

+Spotted Bass Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
SEBELIUS 5.88 4.71 0.00 2.26 G 9.09
CEDAR BLUFF 4.35 0.82 0.00 1.27 F 3.03
GLEN ELDER 0.69 0.69 0.00 1.51 P 0.44
WILSON 0.58 0.43 0.14 2.22 P 0.35
EL DORADO* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 2.72
MELVERN* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00

* 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

+Crappie Combined Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Biologist rating 3 year average
HILLSDALE  35.56 12.44 0.81 G 29.63
CLINTON  33.88 14.19 1.38 G 24.67
KIRWIN  27.06 6.56 1.56 G 16.52
PERRY  17.69 4.81 0.38 E 16.65
ELK CITY  16.73 6.87 3.60 G 11.39
TORONTO  16.56 6.81 3.06 G 12.67
LOVEWELL  15.63 4.31 0.44 G 13.91
MELVERN  14.79 1.50 0.86 F 6.78
POMONA  9.25 3.25 0.69 G 7.65
KANOPOLIS  7.11 1.67 0.44 G 6.14
FALL RIVER  6.75 2.19 1.88 G 6.96
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  6.50 2.30 0.10 G 5.77
LACYGNE  6.25 2.81 0.44 G 5.48
CEDAR BLUFF  5.28 4.22 1.33 F 3.28
COUNCIL GROVE  4.83 1.08 0.25 F 3.15
WOLF CREEK  4.69 3.50 2.19 F 6.55
WEBSTER  4.50 0.31 0.00 F 3.98
EL DORADO  4.47 2.87 0.60 G 6.27
BIG HILL  3.60 1.40 0.20 F 3.28
GLEN ELDER  2.14 0.68 0.32 F 1.90
WILSON  0.20 0.00 0.00 P 0.13

+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

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water type Stocking date Number stocked
Wilson Reservoir RESV 6/7/2019 9212
Wilson Reservoir RESV 6/11/2019 12091
Wilson Reservoir RESV 6/11/2019 31929
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 6/4/2019 42837
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 6/4/2019 36778
Cheney Reservoir RESV 6/4/2019 3937
Cheney Reservoir RESV 6/4/2019 22100
Cheney Reservoir RESV 6/4/2019 6043
Cheney Reservoir RESV 6/6/2019 11799
Cheney Reservoir RESV 6/6/2019 22728
Cheney Reservoir RESV 6/6/2019 29053
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/28/2019 39861
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/28/2019 43065
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/28/2019 34892
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/29/2019 13168
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 5/29/2019 10400
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/6/2019 12386
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Trout Stocking Information

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+Stocking Schedule Stocking

Department-owned Waters -  Trout stockings by KDWPT

Southeast Region Mined Land WA - Unit #30
1st Stocking October 29 extra fish stocked here due to El dorado not being ready yet.
2nd Stocking November 13
3rd Stocking Deccember 5
4th Stocking December 18
5th Stocking February 6
6th Stocking February 19
7th Stocking  
8th Stocking  
   
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2019-20 Season 10,000

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local/city offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

Southeast Region Garnett Crystal Lake Cherryvale, Tanko Coffeyville, LeClere Lake Fort Scott, Fern Lake
1st Stocking October  31 November 7 October 28  
2nd Stocking February 18                     January 7 February 18
         
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2019-20 Season 4900 1600 650  

+Stocking Schedule Stocking

Department-owned Waters - Trout Stocking by KDWPT 

South Central Region El Dorado St Park
River Area
Wichita
KDOT – East Lake
1st  Stocking

Due to high release rates this summer, trout may not be stocked for the opening of the 2019 season.  

December 5

October 29
2nd Stocking December 19 November 13
3rd Stocking   December 19
4th Stocking   February 7
5th Stocking No Stocking due to COE construction on Dam February 19
6th Stocking    
     
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for 2019-2020 Season 5,800 5,800

 

Community Lake Stockings - Please contact local city/county offices for dates of stockings if not listed below

South Central Region Sedgwick County Park
Vic’s Lake
316-660-1780
Sedgwick County
Slough Creek
316-660-1780
Hutchinson
Dillon Nature Center
620-663-7411
1st  Stocking  October 29 October 29 October 29
2nd Stocking November 13 November 13 November 13
3rd Stocking December 19 December 19  
4th Stocking      
5th Stocking February 7  February 7 February 7 
6th Stocking      
Total Estimated Trout Stocked to date      
Total Estimated Trout Stocked for
2019-20 Season
9,000 7,400 3,900
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