Wiper Forecast

WIPER

Perhaps the most aggressive fish in Kansas waters, the wiper is a cross between a white bass and a striped bass. Wipers grow fast, strike hard, and fight like no other fish. There are two types of wipers, the palmetto bass made using the striped bass egg and white bass sperm, and the sunshine bass made using the white bass egg and striped bass sperm. The department stocks the palmetto bass version. The wiper, like its striper parent, has two rows of teeth near the rear of the tongue. The white bass has a single tooth patch on its tongue. The state record wiper weighed 22 pounds. The world record wiper is listed at 27 pounds, 5 ounces.

Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 12.75 3.75 0.00 5.15 G 9.42
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 9.63 0.88 0.00 4.81 G 7.13
EUREKA CITY LAKE 5.33 0.17 0.00 3.97 G 1.83
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 4.10 1.20 0.00 5.07 G 3.30
PAOLA CITY LAKE 3.83 0.00 0.00 2.89 F 1.33
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE 3.33 1.33 0.00 5.22 F 2.28
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 3.33 0.00 0.00 3.20 F 3.00
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 3.00 0.33 0.17 7.72 F 3.11
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE UP LAKE 2.67 0.83 0.00 5.43 F 2.44
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 2.25 0.50 0.25 5.71 G 2.06
KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE 2.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 F 0.67
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 1.67 0.00 0.00 3.28 G 0.94
PRATT COUNTY LAKE 1.67 0.67 0.67 9.92 F 1.22
GRAHAM COUNTY-ANTELOPE LAKE 1.25 0.25 0.00 5.72 F 1.44
LEBO CITY LAKE 1.25 0.25 0.00 6.44 F 1.25
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 1.00 0.50 0.13 6.31 F 1.31
SHERIDAN STATE FISHING LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 3.51 P 0.87
MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 3.49 F 0.58
MELVERN RIVER POND 0.50 0.50 0.00 4.84 P 0.50
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.50 0.17 0.00 3.79 F 0.83
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD-MAIN 0.33 0.00 0.00 2.47 P 0.11
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 0.33 0.00 0.00 1.92 F 0.28
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE 0.33 0.17 0.00 5.09 F 0.52
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.33 0.17 0.00 4.48 P 0.33
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.00 4.15 P 0.50
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE 0.25 0.25 0.00 4.22 P 2.25
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE 0.17 0.17 0.00 4.34 P 0.22
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.97 P 0.00
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 0.00
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.71 P 0.00
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 P 0.00
POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE #2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.00
WICHITA-SOUTH LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 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
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) RESERVOIR 10.40 2.90 0.00 7.00 G 8.30
KIRWIN RESERVOIR 9.17 2.08 0.17 9.08 G 4.94
WEBSTER RESERVOIR 6.70 1.90 0.40 8.60 G 3.09
EL DORADO RESERVOIR 5.07 0.73 0.00 5.38 G 2.51
MILFORD RESERVOIR 4.85 0.80 0.00 5.87 G 6.45
CHENEY RESERVOIR 4.65 0.85 0.00 6.48 G 3.12
CLINTON RESERVOIR 3.44 2.56 0.13 7.76 F 3.77
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR 2.84 0.74 0.16 10.27 G 2.42
COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR 2.75 0.25 0.00 4.39 G 1.44
LACYGNE RESERVOIR 2.33 0.83 0.00 4.37 G 1.08
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR 1.81 1.04 0.00 6.77 F 1.86
POMONA RESERVOIR 1.25 0.17 0.00 4.33 G 1.40
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR 0.50 0.07 0.00 4.29 F 0.52
KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR 0.25 0.00 0.00 3.70 F 0.31
WOLF CREEK RESERVOIR 0.10 0.10 0.00 3.37 F 0.10
MARION RESERVOIR * * * * E 7.29