John Redmond Reservoir Fishing Information

John Redmond Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access
Fishing Forecast
Counties:
GPS:
N38 13 55.82 W95 46 28.18
Surface Acres:
9,400 acres
Maximum Depth:
20 feet
Normal Lake Level:
1041 fsl

New Strawn, KS

1/2 mile South and 1 mile West of New Strawn, KS

or 2 1/2 miles North of Burlington on US-75

Corps of Engineers (620) 364-8613

Fisheries Biologist: Justin Morrison (620) 637-2748

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.

+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

+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.

+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.

Stocking Records Information

+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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