Melvern Reservoir Fishing Information

Melvern Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access
Fishing Forecast
Counties:
GPS:
N38 31.72 W95 44.70
Surface Acres:
7,000 acres
Maximum Depth:
60 feet
Normal Lake Level:
1036 msl
Current Lake Level:
1036.03 - Discharge of 20 csf
Lake Temperature:
51 F.

35 miles S of Topeka on US-75

US Army Corps of Engineers - Melvern Reservoir (785) 549-3318

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”)
  RES          
SEBELIUS 91.18 32.35 0.00 4.32 G 67.56
WEBSTER 73.53 21.18 0.00 3.99 G 40.74
WILSON 72.76 42.88 1.24 5.78 G 43.35
LACYGNE 55.42 33.13 6.02 6.49 E 51.34
BIG HILL 50.42 23.53 2.52 5.44 G 30.40
KIRWIN 42.35 34.71 0.00 2.92 G 32.39
TORONTO 9.80 5.23 0.00 3.53 P 9.80
GLEN ELDER 9.00 5.19 0.17 5.38 G 15.50
EL DORADO 6.47 2.94 0.00 3.04 F 6.76
KANOPOLIS 6.34 1.46 0.00 3.78 P 9.80
MELVERN 5.10 1.37 0.00 2.69 F 7.29
CEDAR BLUFF 4.57 3.56 0.00 3.98 G 6.46
HILLSDALE 3.96 2.64 0.22 5.16 F 5.58
MILFORD 3.90 2.75 0.00 4.68 F 9.64
CLINTON 3.87 1.94 0.00 4.03 F 5.43
WOLF CREEK 3.85 3.85 0.00 3.04 F 13.08
PERRY 2.84 2.27 0.00 5.48 F 8.30
LOVEWELL 1.24 1.24 0.00 4.15 P 1.24

+Flathead Catfish Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>20”) (>28”) (>34”) (LBS.)   (>20”)
  RES          
WEBSTER 0.17 0.00 0.00 4.07 G 0.28
WILSON 0.10 0.07 0.03 14.11 F 0.10
BIG HILL 0.10 0.00 0.00 1.92 F 0.17
KANOPOLIS 0.10 0.00 0.00 3.62 G 0.10
KIRWIN 0.08 0.00 0.00 3.11 G 0.08
TORONTO 0.08 0.00 0.00 3.91 G 0.09
CLINTON 0.06 0.00 0.00 2.95 G 0.06
TUTTLE CREEK 0.05 0.00 0.00 6.17 G 0.05
JOHN REDMOND 0.05 0.00 0.00 4.65 G 0.05
CHENEY 0.04 0.00 0.00 2.31 F 0.04
EL DORADO 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.07 F 0.10
MELVERN 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.21 F 0.03

+Walleye Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (LBS.)   (>15”)
  RES          
WILSON 8.70 3.97 0.70 8.53 G 6.72
CEDAR BLUFF 4.04 0.54 0.00 4.37 G 4.00
KIRWIN 2.92 0.67 0.25 7.47 G 2.97
MILFORD 2.60 0.45 0.05 6.18 G 2.05
EL DORADO 2.53 1.40 0.13 6.89 G 2.22
MARION 2.40 0.07 0.00 3.33 G 1.73
GLEN ELDER 2.04 0.42 0.00 5.04 G 3.15
WEBSTER 1.83 0.58 0.17 6.60 G 1.97
CHENEY 1.70 1.19 0.11 6.74 F 1.31
LOVEWELL 1.15 0.30 0.05 8.17 F 0.83
WOLF CREEK 0.70 0.30 0.00 5.19 F 0.53
MELVERN 0.45 0.10 0.00 4.59 F 0.65
CLINTON 0.38 0.00 0.00 2.17 F 0.19
HILLSDALE 0.33 0.08 0.00 4.85 G 0.42
POMONA 0.29 0.14 0.00 4.58 F 0.18
COUNCIL GROVE 0.07 0.07 0.00 2.80 P 0.17
PERRY 0.04 0.00 0.00 1.34 P 0.04
BIG HILL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.97 P 0.00
KANOPOLIS 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.13 F 0.00

+Bluegill Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (LBS.)   (>6”)
  RES          
SEBELIUS 57.10 1.30 0.00 1.51 G 28.77
CEDAR BLUFF 31.17 0.11 0.00 0.41 G 11.48
KANOPOLIS 19.25 0.00 0.00 0.34 F 7.62
WILSON 11.47 0.13 0.00 0.34 F 5.40
WEBSTER 9.38 0.06 0.00 0.47 G 9.48
CLINTON 4.69 0.06 0.06 0.33 F 2.81
HILLSDALE 4.56 0.06 0.00 0.36 F 3.58
BIG HILL 4.10 0.00 0.00 0.34 G 3.57
LACYGNE 3.06 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 1.71
PERRY 2.67 0.00 0.00 0.34 G 1.53
LOVEWELL 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 1.85
GLEN ELDER 2.21 0.38 0.17 0.45 F 3.36
MARION 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 3.45
MILFORD 1.31 0.13 0.00 0.43 F 1.31
MELVERN 1.06 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.54
KIRWIN 0.94 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 3.29
FALL RIVER 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.72
POMONA 0.83 0.00 0.00 0.25 P 0.82
CHENEY 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.40
EL DORADO 0.38 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.88
WOLF CREEK 0.29 0.00 0.00 0.17 P 0.74
COUNCIL GROVE 0.23 0.00 0.00 0.21 P 0.10
TUTTLE CREEK 0.19 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.19
JOHN REDMOND 0.19 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 0.16
TORONTO 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.06
ELK CITY 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.54

+Channel Catfish Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>16”) (>24”) (>28”) (LBS.)   (>16”)
  RES          
MARION 6.73 0.13 0.00 4.72 E 4.13
HILLSDALE 6.67 0.08 0.08 10.63 E 4.75
TORONTO 6.08 3.08 0.50 12.79 E 3.55
KANOPOLIS 4.76 0.67 0.00 6.39 G 4.38
BIG HILL 4.60 0.50 0.10 8.52 G 5.87
LOVEWELL 4.25 0.90 0.15 13.84 G 5.67
ELK CITY 3.83 0.83 0.08 8.43 G 2.86
CLINTON 3.56 0.00 0.00 4.89 G 3.21
WILSON 2.83 0.57 0.00 7.25 G 2.92
PERRY 2.70 0.57 0.04 8.42 G 1.73
MELVERN 2.30 0.20 0.10 11.46 G 3.16
POMONA 2.00 0.14 0.00 8.00 G 2.24
CHENEY 2.00 0.70 0.19 10.85 G 1.26
FALL RIVER 2.00 1.33 0.33 10.54 G 2.17
LACYGNE 1.93 0.00 0.00 3.94 G 1.37
KIRWIN 1.58 0.33 0.00 7.66 G 1.24
COUNCIL GROVE 1.29 0.14 0.00 5.86 F 0.94
GLEN ELDER 1.04 0.42 0.13 14.97 F 1.78
JOHN REDMOND 0.95 0.19 0.14 14.03 F 0.98
EL DORADO 0.80 0.07 0.00 5.40 F 0.49
WOLF CREEK 0.75 0.00 0.00 4.17 F 0.86
WEBSTER 0.75 0.00 0.00 3.84 G 1.14
CEDAR BLUFF 0.58 0.04 0.04 10.64 F 0.35
MILFORD 0.40 0.00 0.00 2.79 F 0.45
TUTTLE CREEK 0.30 0.05 0.00 7.33 F 0.30
SEBELIUS 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.06 F 0.13

+White Bass Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (LBS.)   (>9”)
  RES          
GLEN ELDER 21.75 14.33 3.04 2.78 E 18.75
KANOPOLIS 14.95 3.10 0.76 2.86 G 15.92
CLINTON 13.44 11.69 1.31 2.31 G 8.77
JOHN REDMOND 9.95 8.52 0.95 2.87 G 7.90
HILLSDALE 9.42 2.08 0.17 1.66 G 3.89
MARION 8.87 2.67 0.20 1.79 G 9.78
CEDAR BLUFF 7.50 7.50 2.58 2.49 E 8.08
PERRY 5.17 1.57 0.35 2.51 G 2.97
WEBSTER 5.08 4.42 0.08 1.53 G 5.28
POMONA 4.57 2.29 0.00 1.58 G 2.41
MILFORD 4.55 0.60 0.05 1.80 G 4.15
BIG HILL 4.30 3.90 0.60 2.35 G 3.33
WILSON 4.13 2.73 1.20 2.95 F 2.73
CHENEY 3.15 2.63 1.07 2.58 G 2.21
TORONTO 2.58 2.42 0.25 2.86 F 2.33
EL DORADO 2.47 1.80 0.47 1.85 F 2.47
WOLF CREEK 2.20 2.00 0.50 1.72 F 2.09
FALL RIVER 1.92 1.42 0.75 3.30 F 5.29
KIRWIN 1.83 1.83 0.75 2.64 G 2.50
LOVEWELL 1.05 1.05 0.35 2.15 F 4.29
LACYGNE 0.50 0.43 0.21 1.66 G 2.57
MELVERN 0.50 0.50 0.10 2.34 F 4.06
COUNCIL GROVE 0.29 0.14 0.00 1.10 P 1.45
TUTTLE CREEK 0.05 0.05 0.05 1.79 P 0.05
ELK CITY 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 4.54

+Black Bass Combined Forecast

Waterbody Density Preferred Lunker 3 yr avg Size Rating
Sebelius Reservoir 92.35 32.94 0.00 72.41 Reservoir Good
Wilson Reservoir 84.21 49.85 2.32 52.41 Reservoir Good
Webster Reservoir 73.53 21.18 0.00 40.74 Reservoir Good
LaCygne Reservoir 55.42 33.13 6.02 51.34 Reservoir Excellent
Big Hill Reservoir 54.62 25.21 2.52 32.28 Reservoir Good
Kirwin Reservoir 42.35 34.71 0.00 32.39 Reservoir Good
Glen Elder Reservoir 42.21 25.61 5.36 46.53 Reservoir Good
El Dorado Reservoir 28.24 12.94 1.18 24.12 Reservoir Fair
Wolf Creek Reservoir 20.77 18.46 5.38 34.21 Reservoir Fair
Melvern Reservoir 12.75 5.29 1.57 19.85 Reservoir Fair
Toronto Reservoir 10.46 5.88 0.00 10.46 Reservoir Poor
Milford Reservoir 9.63 6.19 1.38 17.42 Reservoir Fair
Cedar Bluff Reservoir 7.37 4.32 0.00 9.92 Reservoir Fair
Kanopolis Reservoir 6.34 1.46 0.00 9.80 Reservoir Poor
Clinton Reservoir 5.69 2.91 0.24 6.68 Reservoir Fair
Perry Reservoir 5.11 2.84 0.57 14.43 Reservoir Fair
Hillsdale Reservoir 3.96 2.64 0.22 5.58 Reservoir Fair
Lovewell Reservoir 1.24 1.24 0.00 1.24 Reservoir Poor

+Percids Combined Forecast

Waterbody Density Preferred Lunker 3 yr avg Size Rating
Sebelius Reservoir 12.40 2.50 0.00 9.43 Reservoir Good
Wilson Reservoir 8.70 3.97 0.70 6.72 Reservoir Excellent
Cedar Bluff Reservoir 4.04 0.54 0.00 4.00 Reservoir Good
Perry Reservoir 3.96 0.65 0.22 2.25 Reservoir Excellent
Kirwin Reservoir 2.92 0.67 0.25 2.97 Reservoir Good
Milford Reservoir 2.60 0.45 0.05 2.05 Reservoir Fair
El Dorado Reservoir 2.53 1.40 0.13 2.22 Reservoir Good
Marion Reservoir 2.40 0.07 0.00 1.73 Reservoir Good
Glen Elder Reservoir 2.04 0.42 0.00 3.15 Reservoir Good
Webster Reservoir 2.00 0.67 0.25 2.03 Reservoir Good
Council Grove Reservoir 1.93 1.71 0.50 1.82 Reservoir Fair
Clinton Reservoir 1.75 0.88 0.13 1.29 Reservoir Fair
Cheney Reservoir 1.70 1.19 0.11 1.31 Reservoir Fair
Kanopolis Reservoir 1.43 0.48 0.19 3.74 Reservoir Fair
Lovewell Reservoir 1.15 0.30 0.05 0.83 Reservoir Fair
Melvern Reservoir 1.10 0.45 0.10 0.95 Reservoir Fair
Horsethief Reservoir 0.80 0.60 0.00 1.23 Reservoir Fair
Wolf Creek Reservoir 0.70 0.30 0.00 0.53 Reservoir Fair
Hillsdale Reservoir 0.33 0.08 0.00 0.42 Reservoir Good
Pomona Reservoir 0.29 0.14 0.00 0.18 Reservoir Fair
Tuttle Creek Reservoir 0.05 0.00 0.00 0.05 Reservoir Poor
Big Hill Reservoir 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Reservoir Poor

+Temperate Basses Combined Forecast

Waterbody Density Preferred Lunker 3 yr avg Size Rating
Glen Elder Reservoir 22.83 15.33 3.38 20.35 Reservoir Excellent
Webster Reservoir 17.08 5.42 0.17 11.31 Reservoir Good
Clinton Reservoir 16.38 12.13 1.31 10.56 Reservoir Good
Kanopolis Reservoir 15.19 3.33 0.76 16.19 Reservoir Good
Marion Reservoir 11.60 3.60 0.20 11.84 Reservoir Good
John Redmond Reservoir 10.00 8.57 0.95 7.92 Reservoir Good
Hillsdale Reservoir 9.42 2.08 0.17 3.89 Reservoir Good
Milford Reservoir 8.35 1.50 0.10 7.78 Reservoir Good
Sebelius Reservoir 7.80 0.80 0.10 7.03 Reservoir Good
Cedar Bluff Reservoir 7.71 7.58 2.63 8.74 Reservoir Good
Cheney Reservoir 6.00 4.63 1.15 6.27 Reservoir Good
El Dorado Reservoir 5.47 3.93 0.47 5.49 Reservoir Good
Pomona Reservoir 5.29 2.43 0.00 3.49 Reservoir Good
Perry Reservoir 5.17 1.57 0.35 2.97 Reservoir Good
Kirwin Reservoir 5.00 2.17 0.75 5.96 Reservoir Good
Big Hill Reservoir 4.30 3.90 0.60 3.33 Reservoir Good
Wilson Reservoir 4.13 2.73 1.20 2.74 Reservoir Good
Toronto Reservoir 2.58 2.42 0.25 2.37 Reservoir Fair
Wolf Creek Reservoir 2.50 2.30 0.50 2.26 Reservoir Good
Lovewell Reservoir 2.15 1.45 0.35 5.66 Reservoir Fair
Fall River Reservoir 1.92 1.42 0.75 5.29 Reservoir Fair
LaCygne Reservoir 0.57 0.50 0.21 3.08 Reservoir Good
Melvern Reservoir 0.50 0.50 0.10 4.06 Reservoir Fair
Council Grove Reservoir 0.29 0.14 0.00 1.72 Reservoir Poor
Tuttle Creek Reservoir 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 Reservoir Poor
Elk City Reservoir 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.54 Reservoir Fair

+Crappie Combined Forecast

Waterbody Density Preferred Lunker 3 yr avg Size Rating
Pomona Reservoir 23.83 6.83 1.89 19.80 Reservoir Excellent
Cedar Bluff Reservoir 20.22 2.17 0.00 9.11 Reservoir Good
Marion Reservoir 17.13 4.13 1.50 12.84 Reservoir Good
Lovewell Reservoir 14.00 2.50 0.36 33.17 Reservoir Good
Kirwin Reservoir 13.88 12.00 3.88 18.81 Reservoir Good
Hillsdale Reservoir 12.56 7.88 1.31 20.98 Reservoir Good
Tuttle Creek Reservoir 11.81 10.25 1.25 11.81 Reservoir Excellent
Sebelius Reservoir 11.60 6.20 0.40 14.87 Reservoir Good
Melvern Reservoir 9.94 6.75 0.63 11.60 Reservoir Good
El Dorado Reservoir 9.88 8.63 3.63 7.51 Reservoir Good
Glen Elder Reservoir 7.79 4.08 0.54 9.93 Reservoir Good
Webster Reservoir 7.38 2.31 0.00 9.02 Reservoir Good
Toronto Reservoir 6.38 2.50 0.81 8.15 Reservoir Good
Big Hill Reservoir 5.70 2.60 0.70 5.00 Reservoir Good
Milford Reservoir 5.56 4.13 1.38 5.56 Reservoir Good
Perry Reservoir 5.50 4.56 0.67 13.59 Reservoir  
Wolf Creek Reservoir 5.00 2.29 0.41 4.94 Reservoir Fair
Horsethief Reservoir 4.40 0.00 0.00 6.80 Reservoir Fair
Fall River Reservoir 4.19 0.81 0.63 5.47 Reservoir Good
Council Grove Reservoir 3.62 2.62 0.92 5.07 Reservoir Good
Kanopolis Reservoir 2.92 1.58 0.17 7.56 Reservoir Good
Clinton Reservoir 2.75 1.94 0.25 18.31 Reservoir Fair
Cheney Reservoir 2.40 1.40 0.00 2.40 Reservoir Fair
LaCygne Reservoir 1.62 0.94 0.31 3.10 Reservoir Good
John Redmond Reservoir 1.44 1.13 0.13 4.13 Reservoir Fair
Elk City Reservoir 1.00 0.44 0.44 7.16 Reservoir Good
Wilson Reservoir 0.53 0.53 0.20 1.09 Reservoir Fair
Stocking Records Information

+Largemouth Bass Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
LEBO CITY LAKE COML 5/21/2020 817
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 5/21/2020 3777
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE - NORTH COML 6/3/2020 3135
Cedar Bluff Reservoir RESV 6/5/2020 56423
Melvern Reservoir RESV 6/9/2020 16744
Melvern Reservoir RESV 6/9/2020 8350
Middle Creek State Fishing Lake SFLS 6/9/2020 2905
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 6/10/2020 4038
Kanopolis Reservoir RESV 6/11/2020 7394
Kanopolis Reservoir RESV 6/11/2020 5589
Kanopolis Reservoir RESV 6/11/2020 2929
Kanopolis Reservoir RESV 6/11/2020 7771
Kanopolis Reservoir RESV 6/11/2020 11614
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/11/2020 10026
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/11/2020 5106
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/11/2020 4257
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 6/16/2020 20554
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/16/2020 369
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/16/2020 6863
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/16/2020 8852
El Dorado Reservoir RESV 6/16/2020 36
MOLINE NEW CITY LAKE - NORTH COML 6/17/2020 11978
Cedar Bluff Reservoir RESV 6/17/2020 32637
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 6/17/2020 8028
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 6/17/2020 1147
LaCygne Reservoir RESV 6/24/2020 26500
    Total: 267839

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water Type Stocking Date Number Stocked
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH 9/23/2020 200
Cheney Reservoir RESV 9/30/2020 94
Cheney Reservoir RESV 9/30/2020 262
Cheney Reservoir RESV 9/30/2020 440
Cheney Reservoir RESV 9/30/2020 141
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/7/2020 11645
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/7/2020 8245
Melvern Reservoir RESV 10/14/2020 2000
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/30/2020 665
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/30/2020 780
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/30/2020 704
Cheney Reservoir RESV 10/30/2020 884
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 150
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 800
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 590
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 332
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 434
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 468
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 415
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/9/2020 950
Cheney Reservoir RESV 11/12/2020 1531
    Total: 31730
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