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:
See link

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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+Flathead Catfish Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>20”) (>28”) (>34”) (LBS.)   (>20”)
FALL RIVER  0.33 0.17 0.00 7.51 G 0.19
BIG HILL  0.30 0.00 0.00 4.54 G 0.25
WEBSTER  0.25 0.08 0.08 10.10 G 0.14
EL DORADO  0.20 0.00 0.00 6.32 G 0.15
LACYGNE  0.17 0.00 0.00 3.29 G 0.31
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  0.10 0.00 0.00 2.20 G 0.17
WILSON  0.10 0.00 0.00 2.90 P 0.10
GLEN ELDER  0.08 0.08 0.04 17.37 G 0.06
HILLSDALE  0.08 0.00 0.00 3.73 F 0.08
POMONA  0.08 0.00 0.00 3.32 G 0.08
COUNCIL GROVE  0.07 0.07 0.00 3.27 F 0.10
KIRWIN  0.07 0.07 0.07 11.01 G 0.07
WOLF CREEK  0.06 0.00 0.00 2.71 G 0.06
JOHN REDMOND  0.05 0.05 0.00 9.44 G 0.06

+Walleye Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (LBS.)   (>15”)
CEDAR BLUFF  6.38 0.21 0.00 3.87 G 5.53
WILSON  5.57 3.17 0.00 6.26 G 4.94
GLEN ELDER  3.08 0.38 0.00 4.63 G 3.58
EL DORADO  2.53 0.80 0.00 4.59 G 3.22
KIRWIN  2.20 1.07 0.13 6.56 G 2.18
WEBSTER  2.00 0.83 0.00 5.62 G 2.11
MILFORD  1.50 0.25 0.00 4.39 G 2.50
MARION  0.80 0.07 0.00 3.73 F 1.81
CHENEY  0.55 0.15 0.05 8.27 F 2.02
LOVEWELL  0.50 0.15 0.00 5.00 F 1.17
WOLF CREEK  0.50 0.00 0.00 2.35 F 0.53
MELVERN  0.31 0.00 0.00 1.40 F 0.29
HILLSDALE  0.17 0.08 0.08 5.84 F 0.61
POMONA  0.08 0.08 0.08 5.44 F 0.64
CLINTON  0.00 0.00 0.00 0.94 F 0.54

+Black Crappie Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
KIRWIN  17.31 3.44 0.25 2.16 G 12.00
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  6.00 2.30 0.10 1.06 G 4.37
CEDAR BLUFF  4.61 4.00 1.11 1.25 G 2.09
WEBSTER  3.44 0.13 0.00 0.80 F 3.04
LOVEWELL  2.63 0.06 0.00 0.62 F 1.49
BIG HILL  1.20 0.10 0.00 0.57 P 0.50
HILLSDALE  0.56 0.19 0.00 0.36 P 0.73
WOLF CREEK  0.31 0.25 0.25 1.38 F 0.41
KANOPOLIS  0.22 0.11 0.00 0.92 F 0.53
WILSON  0.20 0.00 0.00 0.36 P 0.13
EL DORADO  0.13 0.07 0.00 0.58 P 0.27
LACYGNE  0.13 0.13 0.00 0.85 F 0.16
CLINTON  0.06 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.33
PERRY  0.06 0.00 0.00 0.25 P 0.04
TORONTO  0.06 0.00 0.00 0.48 P 0.13
GLEN ELDER  0.05 0.05 0.05 1.29 P 0.06
COUNCIL GROVE  0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.00
FALL RIVER  0.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.00

+Bluegill Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
WEBSTER  11.88 0.13 0.00 0.44 G 8.88
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  4.20 0.10 0.00 0.43 G 5.13
BIG HILL  3.80 0.00 0.00 0.30 F 3.83
HILLSDALE  2.81 0.06 0.00 0.36 F 3.60
KIRWIN  2.69 0.06 0.00 0.46 F 1.58
LOVEWELL  1.44 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 3.13
WILSON  1.00 0.00 0.00 0.26 G 1.31
CLINTON  0.94 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.90
WOLF CREEK  0.88 0.06 0.00 0.39 P 0.42
LACYGNE  0.81 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 2.31
ELK CITY  0.80 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.60
PERRY  0.69 0.00 0.00 0.36 P 0.50
FALL RIVER  0.56 0.00 0.00 0.30 P 0.33
GLEN ELDER  0.36 0.00 0.00 0.49 F 0.51
CEDAR BLUFF  0.33 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.97
POMONA  0.19 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.46
EL DORADO  0.13 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.38
KANOPOLIS  0.11 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 0.72
COUNCIL GROVE  0.08 0.00 0.00 0.19 P 0.04
MELVERN  0.07 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.21
TORONTO  0.06 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.13

+Largemouth Bass Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (LBS.)   (>12”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  62.87 26.35 0.00 4.44 E 57.94
LACYGNE  50.59 39.41 7.06 9.31 E 68.49
WILSON  28.69 11.24 0.17 4.92 E 13.13
GLEN ELDER  27.13 11.64 0.24 5.20 G 13.25
WALNUT CREEK - TORONTO RES. 15.97 10.98 1.00 4.45 F 26.12
MILFORD  15.38 6.90 0.00 3.91 G 12.64
PERRY  13.25 6.02 1.20 6.20 G 7.72
KANOPOLIS  13.25 4.42 0.00 3.15 F 5.64
WOLF CREEK  12.54 6.27 0.00 3.32 F 8.00
BIG HILL  12.40 4.40 0.00 3.38 G 25.08
CLINTON  12.39 3.87 0.00 3.34 F 6.64
CEDAR BLUFF  12.09 5.56 0.00 3.74 F 13.06
FALL RIVER 11.98 8.98 1.00 4.93 F 9.35
MELVERN  9.49 2.28 0.00 3.42 F 4.38
HILLSDALE  7.19 4.32 0.29 5.36 F 8.96
WEBSTER  7.19 1.80 0.00 2.90 G 3.59
EL DORADO  7.06 2.35 0.00 2.73 F 9.26
KIRWIN  1.80 0.00 0.00 1.51 G 0.93

+Channel Catfish Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>16”) (>24”) (>28”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
BIG HILL  4.60 0.60 0.00 6.16 G 4.68
CLINTON  4.50 0.00 0.00 4.33 G 5.48
HILLSDALE  4.08 0.00 0.00 5.04 G 4.53
ELK CITY  3.50 0.69 0.13 8.62 G 3.53
MELVERN  3.25 0.00 0.00 3.28 G 3.71
WILSON  3.07 0.37 0.03 9.23 F 2.46
LOVEWELL  3.00 0.60 0.20 13.58 G 3.35
MARION  2.60 0.13 0.07 11.70 G 3.73
FALL RIVER  2.33 1.00 0.33 9.59 G 1.56
GLEN ELDER  2.08 0.50 0.13 18.12 G 1.72
POMONA  1.83 0.08 0.00 5.03 G 2.74
WEBSTER  1.75 0.58 0.08 13.00 G 1.11
TORONTO  1.67 0.67 0.17 13.23 G 1.44
PERRY  1.45 0.15 0.00 6.86 F 2.05
KIRWIN  1.40 0.73 0.13 12.91 G 0.61
KANOPOLIS  1.31 0.06 0.00 5.11 G 2.17
WOLF CREEK  1.11 0.00 0.00 5.54 G 1.11
JOHN REDMOND  0.95 0.45 0.40 17.64 G 0.95
LACYGNE  0.92 0.00 0.00 3.57 G 1.56
CHENEY  0.55 0.30 0.05 9.79 G 0.70
MILFORD  0.50 0.00 0.00 3.48 F 0.80
EL DORADO  0.40 0.00 0.00 3.10 F 0.28
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  0.30 0.20 0.20 13.21 F 0.27
COUNCIL GROVE  0.27 0.07 0.07 6.83 F 1.38
CEDAR BLUFF  0.25 0.00 0.00 2.52 P 0.29

+White Bass Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
GLEN ELDER  16.38 14.00 2.13 2.65 E 14.90
CEDAR BLUFF  12.50 12.04 4.71 1.99 E 14.09
FALL RIVER  8.67 7.00 2.17 2.56 G 4.72
CLINTON  7.94 6.31 1.31 3.13 G 8.75
KANOPOLIS  7.56 2.81 0.56 2.20 G 7.49
MARION  7.33 4.40 0.00 1.63 G 4.59
JOHN REDMOND  5.10 0.55 0.15 2.55 G 4.86
LOVEWELL  4.25 2.20 0.00 1.40 G 4.58
TORONTO  3.92 1.83 0.08 2.42 G 4.81
MILFORD  3.75 1.40 0.05 1.60 F 2.12
KIRWIN  3.47 2.73 0.53 2.33 G 2.63
ELK CITY  3.13 2.06 0.25 2.04 G 4.67
COUNCIL GROVE  2.93 1.13 0.00 1.26 F 1.49
WOLF CREEK  2.78 2.61 0.72 2.00 G 3.10
BIG HILL  2.70 2.70 0.40 2.23 F 3.09
LACYGNE  2.33 1.75 0.08 1.34 G 2.09
PERRY  2.25 0.30 0.00 1.28 F 3.33
POMONA  2.08 1.83 0.00 1.46 F 2.51
WILSON  2.00 1.93 0.33 2.28 F 2.19
EL DORADO  1.87 1.80 0.40 2.02 F 2.86
MELVERN  1.81 1.69 0.69 1.96 F 7.42
WEBSTER  1.42 0.83 0.08 1.71 G 4.33
CHENEY  1.40 1.30 0.15 2.12 G 4.62
HILLSDALE  0.92 0.50 0.00 1.23 F 3.33

+Smallmouth Bass Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
WOLF CREEK  28.92 16.38 1.39 3.42 G 39.47
GLEN ELDER  17.77 11.40 1.68 3.54 G 19.11
MELVERN  17.46 10.44 0.95 3.06 G 16.82
WILSON  13.93 11.07 3.69 4.21 G 8.13
EL DORADO  12.35 3.53 0.00 1.84 G 19.70
MILFORD  9.81 7.43 1.06 3.14 G 8.25
PERRY  9.64 6.02 0.00 2.73 F 5.09
CLINTON  1.94 1.03 0.39 2.98 P 1.43

+Spotted Bass Forecast

Water Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Biologist rating 3 year average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON)  7.19 4.19 0.00 1.93 G 9.23
CEDAR BLUFF  2.29 0.00 0.00 0.98 F 2.10
WALNUT CREEK - TORONTO RES. 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.79 P 1.00
EL DORADO  0.59 0.00 0.00 0.91 P 2.72
BIG HILL  0.40 0.40 0.40 2.42 P 0.40
GLEN ELDER  0.24 0.12 0.00 1.56 P 0.21
WILSON  0.17 0.17 0.00 2.28 P 0.26
MELVERN  0.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 0.00

+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
Stocking Records Information

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 10/02/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 8505
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 10/31/17 - IOWA 2000
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 11/09/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 2012
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH 10/23/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 200
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 10/03/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 2264
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 10/02/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 2642
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 10/03/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 620
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 11/09/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 1921
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 11/07/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 300
CHENEY RESERVOIR RESV 10/24/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 3974
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 10/23/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 841
      Total Requested 18200
      Total Stocked 25279

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
MILFORD RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 6050000
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR RESV 04/07/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 5100000
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 03/31/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 3430780
MARION RESERVOIR RESV 03/30/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 2584680
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR RESV 04/03/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 1500000
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 04/07/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 500000
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 03/30/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 275000
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE WMAS 03/30/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 450000
CLINTON RESERVOIR RESV 04/07/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 3600000
MELVERN RESERVOIR RESV 04/05/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 4200970
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 04/11/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 366000
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 04/07/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 200000
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE COML 03/30/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 400000
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE COML 04/12/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 150000
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 03/30/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 375000
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 04/07/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 200000
WINFIELD CITY LAKE COML 04/14/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1530000
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH 04/11/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 129000
COMMERCIAL FISH GROWER   03/28/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 420000
OKLAHOMA   03/29/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 3000000
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 04/03/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 2216460
MARION RESERVOIR RESV 04/04/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 1956990
KIRWIN RESERVOIR RESV 04/18/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1200000
WEBSTER RESERVOIR RESV 04/18/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1000000
MILFORD FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/10/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 250000
MEADE FISH REARING STATION RPND 04/27/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 29520
MARION RESERVOIR RESV 04/28/17 - MILFORD HATCHERY 1000000
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 04/11/17 - PRATT HATCHERY 865000
      Total Requested 35244520
      Total Stocked 42979400

+Largemouth Bass Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Source Number Stocked
PRATT FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/31/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 6000
FARLINGTON FISH HATCHERY OTHR 05/15/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 165755
ROOKS STATE LAKE SFLS 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 6950
WEBSTER RESERVOIR RESV 05/17/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 64385
KIRWIN RESERVOIR RESV 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 86555
LOGAN CITY LAKE COML 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 1357
PLAINVILLE LAKE COML 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 3137
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 05/12/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 8004
(FISH) MC CO - LAROCQUE POND FISH 05/31/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 1671
MELVERN REARING POND RPND 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 6078
EL DORADO RESERVOIR RESV 05/24/17 - MEADE FISH REARING STATION 3084
PERRY RESERVOIR RESV 05/16/17 - FARLINGTON HATCHERY 7666
      Total Requested 470843
      Total Stocked 360642
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  
3rd Stocking                                                  
4th Stocking  
5th Stocking  
6th Stocking  
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
1st Stocking     October 28
2nd Stocking      
       
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.  Will report when it is able to be stocked October 29
2nd Stocking    
3rd Stocking    
4th Stocking    
5th Stocking    
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      
3rd Stocking      
4th Stocking      
5th Stocking              
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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