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Spotted Bass Forecast

SPOTTED BASS

Also known as the Kentucky bass, the spotted is native to eastern Kansas streams, mainly those that flow over limestone bottoms in the Flint Hills. It resembles the largemouth in coloration, with a more pronounced horizontal blotching and spots along the belly. The spotted bass acts more like a smallmouth when caught, fighting remarkably hard. The mouth extends to just below the eye. The Kansas record weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces, and the world record is 10 pounds, 4 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”)
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE 32.34 11.98 1.20 3.75 E 34.92
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE 13.90 2.67 0.53 2.90 F 11.44
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 11.76 5.88 0.00 1.57 G 17.69
EUREKA CITY LAKE 8.82 0.00 0.00 0.95 F 4.94
BOURBON STATE FISHING LAKE 7.50 0.00 0.00 1.17 G 9.25
MARION COUNTY LAKE 2.99 0.00 0.00 1.06 F 2.43
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 2.94 1.96 0.00 2.52 P 1.79
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”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) RESERVOIR 12.94 4.71 0.00 1.99 G 13.34
MILFORD RESERVOIR 4.29 2.15 0.00 1.49 F 3.15
MELVERN RESERVOIR 2.52 0.63 0.00 2.18 P 3.73
EL DORADO RESERVOIR 1.18 0.59 0.00 1.74 P 1.09
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR 0.84 0.00 0.00 0.90 F 2.03
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR 0.53 0.53 0.00 1.40 P 0.27
WILSON RESERVOIR 0.27 0.27 0.00 1.66 P 0.43