Elk City Reservoir Fishing Information

Elk City Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access
Fishing Forecast
Counties:
GPS:
N37 15.415 W95 46.487
Surface Acres:
4,450 acres
Maximum Depth:
24 feet
Normal Lake Level:
N/A

Independence, KS

Corps of Engineers (620) 331-6820

Elk City Bathymetric Map (PDF 5.23 MB)
Fishing Forecast Information

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+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.

+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.

+Redear Sunfish Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
REDEAR SUNFISH            
  (>7”) (>9”) (>11”) (LBS.)   (>7”)
BIG HILL 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 0.43
ELK CITY* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 P 0.00
HILLSDALE* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.13 P 0.00
PERRY* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.00
WILSON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
CLINTON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 1.38

* 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

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

+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.

+White Crappie Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (LBS.)   (>8”)
LOVEWELL 64.50 26.75 11.88 1.58 G 32.47
POMONA 28.56 18.56 3.38 1.40 E 15.81
PERRY 17.53 9.00 1.00 1.48 E 20.26
HILLSDALE 14.38 8.63 0.56 1.65 G 25.46
MELVERN 10.06 6.31 0.13 0.99 G 8.97
EL DORADO 8.00 5.13 1.06 1.90 G 8.02
WEBSTER 7.94 0.88 0.19 1.05 G 3.52
COUNCIL GROVE 6.75 4.92 1.50 1.20 G 4.57
LACYGNE 5.50 1.94 0.13 1.47 G 4.52
JOHN REDMOND 5.44 4.31 0.19 1.72 F 7.13
BIG HILL 5.30 3.70 0.30 1.01 G 3.63
MARION 4.73 3.55 0.64 2.11 F 11.16
WOLF CREEK 4.38 0.69 0.50 2.43 F 6.68
ELK CITY 3.69 3.63 0.94 2.11 G 10.45
GLEN ELDER 3.00 1.80 0.40 2.11 F 2.39
TORONTO 1.50 0.67 0.17 2.49 G 8.98
SEBELIUS 1.00 0.40 0.20 1.20 G 0.63
KANOPOLIS 0.92 0.92 0.00 0.83 F 5.16
KIRWIN 0.75 0.44 0.25 1.23 G 4.54
CEDAR BLUFF 0.28 0.17 0.11 1.13 P 0.60
WILSON 0.07 0.07 0.00 0.80 P 0.03
CLINTON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 24.33

* 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.

+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
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