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”)
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.

+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.

+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.

+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.

+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.

+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.

+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

+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

+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.

Stocking Records Information

+Sauger Stocking

Water Water type Stocking date Number stocked
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 4/18/2019 600000
Perry Reservoir RESV 4/18/2019 1000000
Clinton Reservoir RESV 4/18/2019 400000
Melvern Reservoir RESV 4/18/2019 400000
      2400000

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water type Stocking date Number stocked
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 10/9/2019 7231
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 10/24/2019 2911
Big Hill Reservoir RESV 11/6/2019 332
Big Hill Reservoir RESV 11/6/2019 1046
(FISH) GRAHAM CO-TREXLER POND FISH 10/3/2019 200
Melvern Reservoir RESV 10/15/2019 2000
Wilson Reservoir RESV 10/8/2019 9000
PRATT COUNTY LAKE COML 11/5/2019 510
MEADE HATCHERY RPND 11/6/2019 200
      23430

+Walleye Stocking

Water Water type Stocking date Number stocked
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 4/10/2019 200000
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW COML 4/9/2019 400000
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE COML 4/9/2019 400000
Milford Reservoir RESV 4/9/2019 3500000
Milford Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 2000000
Milford Reservoir RESV 4/19/2019 1900000
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER-MAKE UP LAKE WMAS 4/9/2019 500000
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.-AUX. MAKEUP LAKE WMAS 4/9/2019 600000
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 4/16/2019 1800000
Lovewell Reservoir RESV 4/9/2019 900000
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 4/5/2019 800000
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE COML 4/16/2019 700000
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE COML 4/5/2019 400000
Clinton Reservoir RESV 4/9/2019 1950000
Clinton Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 2400000
Melvern Reservoir RESV 4/9/2019 2000000
Melvern Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 2300000
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 4/9/2019 300000
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE COML 4/12/2019 200000
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 4/9/2019 2200000
Hillsdale Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 3100000
WINFIELD CITY LAKE COML 4/12/2019 1500000
Kirwin Reservoir RESV 4/16/2019 2200000
(FISH) JEFFERSON CO-BARROW FISH 4/16/2019 200000
Wolf Creek Reservoir RESV 4/15/2019 500000
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW COML 4/15/2019 200000
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE COML 4/15/2019 150000
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 4/15/2019 150000
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE SFLS 4/15/2019 110000
Big Hill Reservoir RESV 4/15/2019 700000
Pomona Reservoir RESV 4/15/2019 1000000
Wilson Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 4500000
Webster Reservoir RESV 4/12/2019 1700000
OKLAHOMA NULL 4/2/2019 1192840
      42652840
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