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Bluegill

BLUEGILL

The bluegill is one of the most common panfish in Kansas, and it provides many youngsters with their first fishing thrill. Although it doesn't grow to enormous weights, the tenacious, saucer-shaped fish makes up for size with a scrappy fight. Common in most farm ponds and smaller community and state fishing lakes, bluegill are most easily caught when they move into shallow water and begin dishing out spawning beds. The state record bluegill weighed 2 pounds, 5 ounces. The world record is 4 pounds, 12ounces.

Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (lbs.)   (>6”)
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 99.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 G 70.83
ALTAMONT CITY LAKE-EAST 65.33 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 65.33
ESKRIDGE-LAKE WABAUNSEE 23.00 0.00 0.00 0.23 G 18.75
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE 21.75 0.13 0.00 0.35 F 24.71
MELVERN RIVER POND 18.50 7.00 0.00 0.56 G 24.00
PRATT COUNTY LAKE 17.00 1.00 0.00 0.56 G 15.08
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 16.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 10.00
POTTAWATOMIE CO-CROSS CREEK LAKE 16.00 0.00 0.00 0.39 F 17.38
WASHINGTON STATE FISHING LAKE 15.50 0.00 0.00 0.28 F 15.08
SCOTT STATE LAKE 15.40 0.10 0.00 0.36 G 18.97
NEOSHO STATE FISHING LAKE 15.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 G 13.72
MIAMI STATE FISHING LAKE 13.75 1.50 0.00 0.43 F 12.92
POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE #1 11.00 0.00 0.00 0.35 G 12.42
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE 11.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 G 7.67
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #9 10.50 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 10.50
EUREKA CITY LAKE 10.50 0.50 0.00 0.48 F 53.92
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 9.50 0.50 0.00 0.35 F 8.50
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 9.50 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 6.33
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE 9.50 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 9.50
PAOLA CITY LAKE 9.50 0.00 0.00 0.25 F 17.89
CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 5.67
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 8.75 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 5.00
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 8.38 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 14.13
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 7.50 0.00 0.00 0.37 F 7.50
ATCHISON STATE FISHING LAKE 6.50 0.00 0.00 0.36 F 10.17
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 6.50 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 6.00
MONTGOMERY STATE FISHING LAKE 6.40 0.40 0.00 0.35 E 3.26
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 6.25 0.00 0.00 0.30 P 5.42
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE 5.67 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 5.89
MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE 5.50 0.00 0.00 0.26 F 10.17
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE UP LAKE 5.25 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 4.50
LEBO CITY LAKE 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.26 F 3.75
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 4.61
COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE 3.50 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 9.08
DOUGLAS STATE FISHING LAKE 3.50 0.25 0.00 0.34 F 6.83
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE 3.50 0.75 0.00 0.37 F 1.67
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE 3.50 1.25 0.00 0.43 F 3.50
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 3.67
GARDNER CITY LAKE 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 24.75
JAWHAWK BOY SCOUT LAKE 3.00 1.00 0.00 0.37 F 1.63
CRITZER LAKE 2.75 0.50 0.00 0.37 G 2.08
SEDGWICK COUNTY-LAKE AFTON 2.75 0.00 0.00 0.22 G 2.75
NEBO STATE FISHING LAKE 2.67 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 3.64
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD-MAIN 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.25 P 0.83
BOURBON COUNTY LAKE 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.29 G 2.50
BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 2.08
GRAHAM COUNTY-ANTELOPE LAKE 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.41 F 12.58
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 7.50
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 4.75
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 2.13 0.00 0.00 0.36 P 6.31
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE 2.00 0.25 0.00 0.57 F 15.00
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 2.13
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.21 F 3.42
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 1.78 0.00 0.00 0.26 F 2.69
MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE 1.75 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 4.58
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 1.75 0.25 0.00 0.39 G 2.11
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 4.17
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 4.67
BLUE MOUND - CITY LAKE 1.00 0.50 0.00 0.34 F 1.00
BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE 1.00 0.25 0.00 0.43 F 21.75
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.46 F 65.75
POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE #2 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.42
RICHMOND CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 1.00
THAYER CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 G 2.75
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.45 F 9.08
BOURBON STATE FISHING LAKE 0.75 0.25 0.00 0.39 F 6.31
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 0.92
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 2.75
PARSONS CITY LAKE 0.75 0.00 0.00 . P 0.75
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.54
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 1.63
BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE-LOWER 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 0.71
BIG HILL WA-NORTH POND 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.35 G 0.67
BONE CREEK LAKE 0.63 0.00 0.00 0.31 G 3.13
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 0.17
MADISON CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.19 F 1.42
OTTAWA STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 2.75
PRESCOTT CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 1.49 F 0.50
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 0.97
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.50 0.25 0.00 0.35 F 1.67
SHERIDAN STATE FISHING LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 1.32
BOURBON COUNTY CEDAR CREEK LAKE 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 2.10
ATCHISON COUNTY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.14 P 0.00
JEWELL STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.10 G 11.08
KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04 P 0.38
KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 F 2.58
MEADE STATE LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 F 0.17
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.33
PLEASANTON CITY LAKE - OLD 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.00
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.07 P 2.00
SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.50
WICHITA-CHISHOLM NORTH LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 G 0.00
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (lbs.)   (>6”)
JEWELL CITY LAKE 28.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 G 58.00
HIAWATHA CITY LAKE 18.50 0.00 0.00 0.22 F 18.50
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #2 15.50 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 15.50
BALDWIN - SPRING CREEK LAKE 11.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 F 11.83
OVERBROOK LAKE 8.00 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 8.00
SEVERY CITY LAKE 6.50 0.00 0.00 0.28 F 13.00
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #4 5.50 0.00 0.00 0.21 F 5.50
PARKER CITY LAKE 4.50 0.50 0.00 0.33 F 4.50
GLEN ELDER STATE PARK POND 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.21 F 7.33
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>6”) (>8”) (>10”) (lbs.)   (>6”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) RESERVOIR 15.38 1.00 0.00 0.53 G 17.46
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR 12.13 0.13 0.00 0.41 F 9.54
BIG HILL RESERVOIR 5.20 0.30 0.00 0.33 F 6.03
WOLF CREEK RESERVOIR 3.33 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 2.33
CLINTON RESERVOIR 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 2.08
MILFORD RESERVOIR 1.69 0.00 0.00 0.45 F 3.63
LACYGNE RESERVOIR 1.50 0.06 0.00 0.41 F 2.77
COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR 1.42 0.00 0.00 . P 0.79
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR 1.08 0.00 0.00 0.37 P 1.85
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR 0.94 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 1.40
PERRY RESERVOIR 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 1.49
MELVERN RESERVOIR 0.69 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.98
EL DORADO RESERVOIR 0.63 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 0.42
JOHN REDMOND RESERVOIR 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.50
WEBSTER RESERVOIR 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.36 F 3.23
TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 1.58
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.25 P 1.35
KIRWIN RESERVOIR 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.23 F 0.71
POMONA RESERVOIR 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.21 P 0.21
ELK CITY RESERVOIR 0.07 0.00 0.00 . P 0.10
FALL RIVER RESERVOIR 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.21 P 0.04
TORONTO RESERVOIR 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.08
WILSON RESERVOIR 0.00 0.00 0.00 . P 0.23