Sauger Forecast

SAUGER

This close cousin to the walleye loves murky water and current. Sauger are being stocked in several northeastern Kansas reservoirs where walleye haven't done well because of high flowthrough and murky water conditions. Sauger are less likely than walleye to be flushed from a reservoir. Smaller than the walleye, the world record sauger weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. The state record is 4 pounds, 13 ounces.

Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (lbs.)   (>11”)
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 2.25 1.88 0.38 2.10 G 1.71
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (lbs.)   (>11”)
PERRY RESERVOIR 2.35 1.90 0.55 2.59 G 3.63
CLINTON RESERVOIR 0.81 0.63 0.06 3.19 F 1.25
MELVERN RESERVOIR 0.50 0.19 0.06 2.16 P 0.40