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.

Updated: 1/30/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 22.00 3.75 0.50 6.74 G 11.75
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 6.67 1.50 0.50 8.27 G 4.50
JEFFREY EC - MAKE UP LAKE 2.67 1.17 0.17 6.77 G 2.33
PAOLA CITY LAKE 2.50 0.50 0.00 3.81 G 2.11
JEFFREY EC- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 2.50 2.38 0.00 5.39 G 1.71
LEAVENWORTH SFL 1.83 0.50 0.00 3.65 G 2.61
SHERIDAN SFL 1.50 0.25 0.00 5.30 G 1.26
COLDWATER LAKE 1.40 0.40 0.00 4.54 F 1.40
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 1.33 0.17 0.00 4.27 F 1.00
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 1.25 0.38 0.00 3.90 G 5.25
OSAGE SFL 1.17 0.33 0.00 4.37 F 0.56
KIOWA SFL 1.00 0.00 0.00 3.47 F 1.00
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 0.83 0.00 0.00 2.77 F 0.28
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 0.67 0.17 0.00 3.49 F 2.06
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.67 0.00 0.00 2.45 F 0.33
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 0.50 0.33 0.00 4.45 F 0.67
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.40 0.00 0.00 2.82 F 2.27
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 0.33 0.00 0.00 3.02 P 0.39
OLPE CITY LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.33 12.79 P 0.33
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 0.33 0.00 0.00 3.06 F 0.83
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 0.25 0.25 0.13 6.38 P 0.96
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 0.25 0.00 0.00 1.75 P 0.13
MELVERN RIVER POND 0.25 0.00 0.00 1.34 F 0.42
GRAHAM CO.-ANTELOPE LAKE 0.25 0.25 0.00 4.37 F 1.42
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 4.21 F 0.75
HORTON-MISSION LAKE 0.17 0.17 0.00 4.81 F 0.17
WOODSON SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.41 P 0.39
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.97 F 1.83
PRATT CO. LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.55 F 1.06
EUREKA CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 1.83
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.14 P 0.00
MARION CO. LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.42 F 0.42
Updated: 1/30/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 11.10 3.20 0.00 6.34 G 8.50
EL DORADO 7.80 0.67 0.00 5.27 G 4.82
MARION 6.00 1.88 0.13 6.50 E 5.50
WEBSTER 5.60 0.20 0.00 4.17 G 4.66
CHENEY 3.93 1.53 0.13 7.30 G 3.86
KANOPOLIS 3.67 1.08 0.00 4.61 G 1.31
KIRWIN 3.33 0.50 0.00 6.38 G 5.50
CEDAR BLUFF 3.00 1.50 0.00 5.02 G 3.23
COUNCIL GROVE 2.75 0.42 0.00 4.14 G 2.19
POMONA 2.25 0.38 0.00 4.38 G 1.71
LACYGNE 2.00 0.69 0.00 6.84 G 1.53
MILFORD 1.90 0.70 0.15 7.92 G 5.20
LOVEWELL 1.71 0.18 0.06 5.88 G 0.94
CLINTON 1.69 1.31 0.00 5.46 F 2.35
GLEN ELDER 0.92 0.50 0.04 5.59 G 1.45
WOLF CREEK 0.81 0.00 0.00 2.80 F 0.33
JOHN REDMOND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 0.00