Melvern - River Pond Fishing Information

Melvern - River Pond Map
This Location does not have Boat Access
Fishing Forecast
Counties:
Surface Acres:
90

35 miles South of Topeka on US-75

Fishing Forecast Information

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+Sauger Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
  Reservoir          
PERRY 1.10 1.05 0.43 3.10 E 1.87
CLINTON 1.00 0.94 0.56 1.94 F 1.17
MELVERN 0.13 0.13 0.00 1.53 P 0.13
  LAKE          
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 1.88 1.75 0.38 1.68 E 2.63

+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.

+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.

+Smallmouth Bass Forecast

WATERBODY Density Preferred Lunker Big Fish Rating 3 yr avg
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (LBS.)   (>11”)
GLEN ELDER 41.18 25.95 4.15 3.28 G 26.96
WOLF CREEK 31.39 22.63 2.92 2.99 G 35.29
WILSON 3.17 2.31 0.86 3.17 G 8.33
BIG HILL 1.04 0.35 0.00 1.98 F 1.39
CEDAR BLUFF 0.95 0.41 0.00 1.34 F 0.59
CLINTON* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 1.43
EL DORADO* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 19.70
MELVERN* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 16.82
MILFORD* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 G 8.25
PERRY* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 5.09

* 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.

+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.

+Percids Combined Forecast

Waterbody Density Preferred Lunker 3 yr avg Size Rating
Sebelius Reservoir 6.50 1.30 0.20 6.30 Reservoir Good
Wilson Reservoir 5.90 4.80 0.33 5.42 Reservoir Good
Glen Elder Reservoir 4.33 0.94 0.06 4.47 Reservoir Good
Kirwin Reservoir 3.80 0.53 0.00 2.89 Reservoir Good
Kanopolis Reservoir 2.12 1.94 0.18 4.86 Reservoir Good
Webster Reservoir 2.08 0.58 0.00 2.50 Reservoir Good
Council Grove Reservoir 2.07 0.73 0.00 2.19 Reservoir Fair
Marion Reservoir 2.00 0.13 0.07 2.24 Reservoir Fair
Cheney Reservoir 1.80 1.25 0.05 1.35 Reservoir Fair
Horsethief Reservoir 1.63 0.13 0.00 1.08 Reservoir Fair
El Dorado Reservoir 1.60 0.87 0.00 3.07 Reservoir Good
Cedar Bluff Reservoir 1.58 0.04 0.00 4.48 Reservoir Good
Melvern Reservoir 1.31 0.50 0.00 0.77 Reservoir Fair
Clinton Reservoir 1.19 0.94 0.56 1.35 Reservoir Fair
Perry Reservoir 1.10 1.05 0.43 1.87 Reservoir Good
Lovewell Reservoir 0.83 0.25 0.00 0.96 Reservoir Fair
Hillsdale Reservoir 0.75 0.17 0.08 0.67 Reservoir Good
Wolf Creek Reservoir 0.39 0.11 0.06 0.44 Reservoir Fair
Milford Reservoir       2.50 Reservoir Good

+Black Bass Combined Forecast

Waterbody Density Preferred Lunker 3 yr avg Size Rating
Kirwin Reservoir 52.94 3.53 0.00 18.27 Reservoir Excellent
Glen Elder Reservoir 52.25 34.60 4.15 43.38 Reservoir Good
Sebelius Reservoir 51.76 17.65 0.00 59.22 Reservoir Excellent
Lacygne Reservoir 48.00 30.86 2.86 62.56 Reservoir Excellent
Webster Reservoir 41.18 7.19 0.00 16.23 Reservoir Excellent
Wilson Reservoir 36.60 18.44 1.30 30.47 Reservoir Excellent
Wolf Creek Reservoir 31.39 22.63 2.92 40.26 Reservoir Fair
Big Hill Reservoir 29.41 11.07 0.00 23.63 Reservoir Excellent
Horsethief Reservoir 15.32 5.65 0.00 23.47 Reservoir Fair
Cedar Bluff Reservoir 8.02 3.40 0.00 14.85 Reservoir Fair
Clinton Reservoir       8.07 Reservoir Fair
El Dorado Reservoir       31.68 Reservoir Fair
Hillsdale Reservoir       9.00 Reservoir Fair
Melvern Reservoir       21.20 Reservoir Fair
Milford Reservoir       22.36 Reservoir Good
Perry Reservoir       12.81 Reservoir Fair

+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.

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