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Smallmouth Bass Forecast

SMALLMOUTH BASS

The smallmouth is a hard-fighting sport fish native only to a few waters in the southeastern corner of Kansas. Introduced in several larger reservoirs, the smallmouth has adapted well and attracts a growing number of angler fans. Smallmouths prefer clear water and rocky structure. The mouth of the smallmouth extends to just below the eye. The world record smallmouth weighed a whopping 11 pounds, 15 ounces. The Kansas record is 6 pounds, 6 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”)
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE UP LAKE 13.66 2.10 0.00 1.82 G 7.76
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 8.34 2.38 0.00 1.68 G 14.69
POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE #2 4.37 2.62 0.00 2.02 F 6.76
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 2.73 1.82 0.00 2.12 P 1.73
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 2.41 2.41 1.20 3.21 F 1.84
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE 2.35 0.00 0.00 0.97 P 1.57
CRITZER LAKE 2.35 2.35 0.00 1.98 G 2.80
MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE 1.68 1.68 0.00 2.12 P 1.68
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE 1.35 0.00 0.00 1.27 P 0.68
BOURBON COUNTY LAKE 1.18 1.18 1.18 2.70 G 3.07
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE 0.99 0.00 0.00 0.90 P 0.33
SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE 0.77 0.77 0.00 2.25 P 0.77
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.42 P 0.00
KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04 P 0.00
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”)
WOLF CREEK RESERVOIR 50.00 26.36 2.73 2.62 E 37.25
MILFORD RESERVOIR 12.45 8.15 2.58 3.51 G 17.66
MELVERN RESERVOIR 12.39 7.77 1.47 3.77 F 8.68
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR 9.63 6.15 0.27 2.51 G 15.05
EL DORADO RESERVOIR 8.82 2.94 1.76 2.76 F 5.62
CLINTON RESERVOIR 6.73 4.93 0.22 2.91 F 5.69
WILSON RESERVOIR 2.94 1.87 0.00 2.04 G 6.23
BIG HILL RESERVOIR 0.60 0.30 0.00 1.43 F 1.23
WEBSTER RESERVOIR 0.59 0.00 0.00 1.28 F 0.59
PERRY RESERVOIR 0.00 0.00 0.00 . F 0.80