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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.

Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (lbs.)   (>11”)
BOURBON SFL 42.16 0.00 0.00 1.01 E 24.83
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 28.43 7.84 0.00 1.70 G 28.43
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 28.24 10.59 0.00 2.18 G 18.32
WILSON SFL 20.96 5.99 0.00 2.58 E 29.96
CRAWFORD SFL 9.80 5.39 0.49 2.27 F 11.24
EUREKA CITY LAKE 9.80 0.98 0.00 1.32 G 8.21
CHASE SFL 8.82 0.98 0.00 2.20 G 7.35
MARION CO. LAKE 7.06 1.18 0.00 1.48 F 3.79
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 3.53 2.35 0.59 2.47 G 3.53
Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>11”) (>14”) (>17”) (lbs.)   (>11”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 19.12 8.82 0.00 1.89 E 15.20
MILFORD 2.71 0.45 0.00 1.41 F 3.01
MELVERN 1.18 0.20 0.00 1.58 P 1.42
CEDAR BLUFF 0.47 0.00 0.00 0.72 F 1.14
WILSON 0.29 0.00 0.00 1.04 P 0.28
GLEN ELDER 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.48 P 0.18