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White Crappie Forecast

WHITE CRAPPIE

The white crappie is abundant across Kansas and ideally suited to the large reservoirs. Known for its prolific numbers and delicious white meat, the white crappie is one of the most popular sportfish in the state. The rich waters of northeastern Kansas reservoirs produce some of the finest fishing for slab-sided white crappie found anywhere in the U.S. The world record white weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces. The Kansas record tipped the scales at 4 pounds, 1/4 ounce.

Updated: 1/30/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
SABETHA CITY LAKE 70.25 46.25 9.50 2.00 G 58.13
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 50.25 5.75 2.50 1.47 E 20.67
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 38.50 0.50 0.25 0.93 G 31.04
WELLINGTON - HARGIS CREEK LAKE 36.25 18.25 1.25 1.08 G 36.25
JEFFREY EC - MAKE UP LAKE 34.75 27.75 0.25 0.87 E 27.67
ALMA CITY LAKE 32.33 3.67 0.33 0.91 G 28.92
SCOTT STATE LAKE 25.11 3.44 1.00 1.25 F 36.83
MELVERN RIVER POND 23.50 2.50 0.50 1.15 G 20.50
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 22.00 3.50 1.00 0.90 G 23.83
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #8 20.00 5.50 0.00 0.87 G 20.00
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 19.50 4.50 0.00 0.53 F 32.00
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 17.50 2.75 0.00 0.60 G 24.25
NEOSHO SFL 17.00 3.00 0.00 0.79 G 16.61
OTTAWA SFL 15.25 7.50 0.75 1.11 G 8.58
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 14.63 0.88 0.25 1.32 F 18.75
ATCHISON SFL 13.50 5.75 0.75 1.01 F 6.75
ATCHISON CL #23 (WARNOCK) 13.00 10.25 0.00 0.92 F 13.00
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 13.00 12.00 10.25 1.43 E 12.50
PAOLA CITY LAKE 12.75 6.25 0.00 0.78 F 6.83
CHASE SFL 12.50 3.00 0.00 0.73 F 9.25
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 12.00 7.50 0.50 0.86 G 22.00
SEDGWICK CO.-LAKE AFTON 11.80 2.80 0.00 0.86 F 6.65
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 11.50 0.00 0.00 0.33 G 9.61
EUREKA CITY LAKE 10.25 3.00 0.25 1.04 G 24.25
PRATT CO. LAKE 10.00 2.00 0.00 0.71 F 6.64
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 9.50 4.25 0.50 1.00 F 4.00
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 9.50 2.50 0.10 0.95 F 19.31
WASHINGTON SFL 9.50 0.50 0.00 0.58 F 6.33
BOURBON CO. LAKE 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.27 F 16.38
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 8.50 4.25 0.50 1.04 G 6.50
MIAMI SFL 8.25 2.25 0.00 0.63 G 3.00
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-OLD 7.75 0.00 0.00 0.41 G 7.75
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 7.50 0.00 0.00 0.31 P 5.17
WOODSON SFL 6.75 0.25 0.00 0.40 F 7.92
BOURBON SFL 6.50 5.50 1.00 1.08 F 3.50
GEARY SFL 6.00 0.75 0.25 0.74 F 8.00
BOURBON CO. CEDAR CREEK LAKE 6.00 5.75 1.25 1.21 G 4.50
OSAGE SFL 5.25 3.50 1.50 1.08 F 4.08
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 5.25 2.00 1.25 0.89 G 5.25
BROWN SFL 5.00 0.75 0.50 1.10 F 2.75
MONTGOMERY SFL 4.50 2.25 0.75 0.84 F 5.74
MARION CO. LAKE 4.50 4.25 1.00 0.88 G 5.50
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 4.25 3.00 0.75 1.05 F 4.06
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 4.25 1.25 0.50 0.87 F 4.08
MCPHERSON SFL 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 7.83
LYON SFL 4.00 3.25 2.25 1.72 G 4.50
OLPE CITY LAKE 3.75 1.50 0.50 1.26 F 3.75
ALTAMONT CITY LAKE-WEST 3.50 3.00 1.50 1.27 P 3.50
BUTLER SFL 3.25 0.50 0.25 0.00 P 2.08
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 3.25 1.25 0.00 0.60 F 5.71
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 3.25 2.00 0.50 0.83 G 3.25
DOUGLAS SFL 3.00 2.25 0.25 0.87 F 3.17
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 2.88 0.88 0.50 1.45 G 1.56
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 2.75 1.75 0.50 0.99 F 9.83
WILSON SFL 2.67 2.33 0.67 0.88 F 1.64
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 2.63 0.88 0.13 0.67 F 2.92
LEBO CITY LAKE 2.50 1.50 0.00 0.77 F 6.50
SHERIDAN SFL 2.50 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 4.60
SHAWNEE SFL 2.50 1.00 0.50 0.97 F 1.75
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 2.50 1.83 1.17 0.97 F 9.25
NEBO SFL 2.25 0.50 0.00 0.86 P 5.08
CRITZER LAKE 2.25 0.75 0.00 0.76 G 2.75
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 2.25 2.00 0.75 0.93 F 11.92
HARVEY CO. LAKE - EAST 2.25 0.00 0.00 0.55 F 2.75
MADISON CITY LAKE 1.75 0.25 0.00 0.59 F 2.58
KIOWA SFL 1.75 0.75 0.00 0.59 F 2.86
GARDNER CITY LAKE 1.50 0.75 0.25 0.96 F 1.00
LEAVENWORTH SFL 1.50 1.25 0.50 1.74 P 0.67
JEFFREY EC- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 1.38 0.25 0.13 0.77 P 1.00
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 1.25 0.25 0.25 0.77 F 1.75
HARVEY CO. LAKE - WEST 1.25 1.00 0.75 2.14 P 0.79
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 6.33
MEADE STATE LAKE 1.00 0.33 0.00 0.46 F 1.31
LOUISBURG CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.38 P 1.00
PRESCOTT CITY LAKE 1.00 0.50 0.00 0.69 P 1.75
CRAWFORD SFL 0.75 0.50 0.00 0.60 P 4.08
COLDWATER LAKE 0.67 0.67 0.33 1.38 P 0.67
BARBER SFL-LOWER 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.60 P 0.50
GRAHAM CO.-ANTELOPE LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 1.08
KINGMAN SFL 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.00 P 0.13
COWLEY SFL 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.57 P 0.38
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.29 F 2.96
CLARK SFL 0.14 0.00 0.00 0.20 F 0.59
HORTON-MISSION LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.13
HORSETHIEF 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 0.00
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.00
Updated: 1/30/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND 24.00 6.00 0.33 1.62 G 24.00
LAWRENCE-P. DAWSON BILLINGS-S 21.00 16.50 0.50 0.73 G 21.00
GLEN ELDER STATE PARK POND 19.50 0.50 0.00 0.53 F 10.33
COFFEYVILLE-LECLERE 14.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 P 14.00
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE 13.00 8.50 4.50 2.35 G 21.25
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #7 6.50 2.50 0.00 0.55 F 6.50
LAWRENCE-P. DAWSON BILLINGS-N 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.25 P 1.50
SEVERY CITY LAKE 1.00 0.50 0.50 1.27 P 3.50
Updated: 1/30/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
JOHN REDMOND 32.00 22.17 2.92 1.61 E 33.75
PERRY 26.00 6.88 0.06 0.88 G 22.08
HILLSDALE 16.94 5.69 0.13 1.09 G 29.69
TORONTO 8.13 4.69 1.25 1.98 G 8.82
CLINTON 7.31 3.94 0.19 1.29 F 11.19
LACYGNE 6.06 4.81 0.25 2.98 E 8.46
EL DORADO 5.75 3.38 0.31 1.59 G 5.71
BIG HILL 4.50 3.00 0.20 0.82 G 6.43
MILFORD 4.13 2.44 0.69 1.12 F 5.46
FALL RIVER 3.75 1.81 0.56 1.73 G 5.79
WOLF CREEK 3.50 2.63 2.13 1.46 G 4.17
LOVEWELL 2.67 2.53 0.33 1.01 F 23.47
KIRWIN 2.56 2.19 1.88 1.81 G 2.63
POMONA 1.44 0.81 0.00 0.77 G 8.77
KANOPOLIS 1.13 0.50 0.13 0.90 F 0.65
TUTTLE CREEK 1.13 0.88 0.13 0.96 F 4.27
GLEN ELDER 0.83 0.79 0.54 1.20 F 1.41
MELVERN 0.81 0.69 0.06 0.97 P 4.83
WILSON 0.75 0.50 0.44 1.73 P 0.42
COUNCIL GROVE 0.56 0.38 0.06 0.66 F 4.41
WEBSTER 0.50 0.25 0.13 1.24 F 1.13
CEDAR BLUFF 0.39 0.33 0.28 1.22 F 5.01
CHENEY 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 F 0.13
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.32 F 0.63