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White Bass Forecast

WHITE BASS

Common in nearly all Kansas' larger reservoirs, white bass are prolific and are generally found in large schools. While popular any time of the year, white bass are known for their spawning runs, which may take them miles upriver of the reservoir. Fishermen gather along the streams near the deeper pools and cast jigs and spinners for the hard fighting white. White bass are so numerous in most Kansas waters, there is no daily creel limit. The Kansas state record white bass weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. The world record is 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (lbs.)   (>9”)
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE 8.33 1.00 0.00 0.88 G 14.00
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 6.38 6.25 0.38 1.73 G 4.94
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE 5.88 4.88 0.00 1.15 F 7.58
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 5.75 4.50 0.25 1.59 G 6.17
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 2.67 1.83 0.17 1.43 F 1.42
CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE 2.50 1.00 0.00 1.17 P 3.19
PAOLA CITY LAKE 2.50 2.50 0.00 1.21 F 1.42
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE 2.00 1.67 0.00 1.09 P 1.25
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-OLD 1.75 1.25 1.25 2.39 F 6.54
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 1.75 1.50 0.00 1.36 P 2.08
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE UP LAKE 1.67 1.67 0.00 1.11 F 11.22
MELVERN RIVER POND 1.50 1.50 0.25 1.81 P 2.56
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 1.38 0.38 0.00 1.34 P 1.25
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE 1.00 1.00 0.25 2.55 P 1.75
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 1.00 1.00 0.33 1.88 F 1.61
GARDNER CITY LAKE 0.83 0.67 0.00 1.29 F 2.67
MIAMI STATE FISHING LAKE 0.67 0.67 0.33 1.79 F 3.44
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.60 0.60 0.00 1.10 F 1.23
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 1.13 P 1.50
MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 1.43 F 0.44
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.33 2.28 P 0.72
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (lbs.)   (>9”)
SEVERY CITY LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.00 1.29 P 0.22
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (lbs.)   (>9”)
WEBSTER RESERVOIR 16.00 13.60 2.20 1.84 G 8.08
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR 13.74 13.32 3.05 2.00 E 17.73
CLINTON RESERVOIR 12.94 11.38 0.81 1.73 G 15.96
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR 11.00 10.26 2.78 2.57 G 14.21
CHENEY RESERVOIR 7.90 7.10 1.65 2.31 G 4.28
MELVERN RESERVOIR 6.56 6.13 0.69 1.97 F 5.40
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR 6.08 5.58 0.08 1.34 G 3.75
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR 6.00 5.93 0.50 1.94 F 9.40
POMONA RESERVOIR 5.75 3.58 0.08 4.48 G 6.87
LACYGNE RESERVOIR 5.58 1.58 0.08 1.47 G 3.47
WOLF CREEK RESERVOIR 5.40 4.80 0.80 1.87 E 5.09
JOHN REDMOND RESERVOIR 4.33 2.00 1.50 3.20 E 4.33
PERRY RESERVOIR 3.60 1.95 0.15 2.14 G 9.18
KIRWIN RESERVOIR 3.42 2.50 1.00 2.71 F 4.72
BIG HILL RESERVOIR 3.00 2.60 0.10 1.63 F 5.17
COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR 2.58 2.33 0.00 1.54 F 3.14
WILSON RESERVOIR 2.50 2.50 1.00 2.65 F 2.75
FALL RIVER RESERVOIR 2.40 1.80 0.50 2.20 F 4.13
TORONTO RESERVOIR 2.25 1.50 0.25 2.65 F 2.33
EL DORADO RESERVOIR 2.07 1.53 0.20 1.46 F 4.99
KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR 1.88 1.50 0.50 1.79 F 6.35
MILFORD RESERVOIR 0.50 0.30 0.00 1.43 F 1.98
TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR 0.50 0.40 0.00 1.51 P 4.98
MARION RESERVOIR * * * * E 4.98