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Black Crappie Forecast

BLACK CRAPPIE

The black crappie is not as widespread in Kansas as the white crappie. The black is more suited to clear-water and small impoundments such as farm ponds. Black crappies are distinguished by a uniform dark flecking with no visible barring as seen on the white crappie. The world record black crappie weighed 6 pounds. The Kansas record is 4 pounds, 10 ounces.

Updated: 1/23/15
    Impoundment  Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
ATCHISON CL #23 (WARNOCK) 15.50 6.00 0.25 0.94 G 15.50
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 13.63 9.38 0.00 0.86 G 18.46
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 13.00 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 12.00
ALMA CITY LAKE 11.33 0.33 0.00 0.44 G 7.79
BROWN SFL 10.50 2.75 0.25 1.27 G 23.83
GARDNER CITY LAKE 9.25 2.00 0.00 0.67 G 3.58
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 8.25 0.00 0.00 0.52 F 4.33
ATCHISON SFL 8.00 3.00 0.00 0.71 F 6.13
MELVERN RIVER POND 7.50 5.50 0.00 0.64 G 8.33
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 7.25 2.25 0.00 0.78 G 5.64
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 6.50 1.75 0.75 1.72 G 6.50
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 6.00 0.50 0.00 0.49 F 10.67
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 5.50 3.50 0.00 0.90 G 3.00
OSAGE SFL 5.00 2.75 0.00 0.69 F 7.08
NEOSHO SFL 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.37 F 11.94
PRATT CO. LAKE 4.67 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 4.75
MONTGOMERY SFL 4.50 1.25 0.50 1.06 F 2.80
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 4.25 0.38 0.00 0.55 F 5.67
SABETHA CITY LAKE 4.00 2.00 0.25 1.04 F 3.88
COWLEY SFL 4.00 1.25 0.00 0.60 F 6.00
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 3.75 2.50 0.00 0.81 G 3.00
DOUGLAS SFL 3.75 0.75 0.25 0.90 F 3.58
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 3.25 3.25 1.00 1.50 F 2.50
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #8 3.00 1.00 0.00 0.92 F 3.00
GRAHAM CO.-ANTELOPE LAKE 3.00 2.75 2.00 1.17 G 12.00
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 3.00 3.00 0.00 0.73 F 3.25
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 2.75 2.00 0.25 0.95 F 3.42
MIAMI SFL 2.75 0.50 0.50 1.28 G 3.00
WILSON SFL 2.33 2.00 0.67 1.60 F 2.94
SHERIDAN SFL 2.25 2.00 0.25 0.91 G 2.54
MCPHERSON SFL 2.25 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 2.42
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 1.75 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 1.50
WOODSON SFL 1.50 0.75 0.00 0.60 F 0.92
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 1.50 1.25 0.50 1.32 F 2.13
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 1.50 1.00 0.25 0.88 F 1.25
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 1.33 1.33 0.33 1.30 P 1.67
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 1.25 0.50 0.00 0.53 P 1.25
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 1.25 0.50 0.00 0.55 G 1.50
PAOLA CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.41 P 2.00
BUTLER SFL 1.00 0.25 0.00 0.00 P 0.83
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 0.88 0.38 0.00 0.86 P 2.17
LYON SFL 0.75 0.50 0.00 0.67 F 1.58
SHAWNEE SFL 0.50 0.25 0.25 2.22 P 0.42
BONE CREEK LAKE 0.38 0.25 0.13 0.93 G 0.58
LEAVENWORTH SFL 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.52 P 1.17
JEWELL SFL 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.62 P 1.92
HARVEY CO. LAKE - EAST 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 0.13
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.37 P 0.14
CLARK SFL 0.14 0.14 0.00 0.89 P 0.32
LEBO CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.00
KIOWA SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 P 0.67
JEFFREY EC- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 P 0.58
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.13 P 0.75
COLDWATER LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.00
HORTON-MISSION LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.06 P 0.25
HARVEY CO. LAKE - WEST 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 P 0.00
BARBER SFL-LOWER 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.17
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 0.00
NEBO SFL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 P 0.00
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.00
MEADE STATE LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 P 0.00
Updated: 1/23/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
COFFEYVILLE-LECLERE 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 1.50
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.41 F 4.75
LAWRENCE-P. DAWSON BILLINGS-N 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.29 P 0.50
TUTTLE CREEK RIVER POND 0.33 0.00 0.00 0.23 P 0.33
Updated: 1/23/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
JOHN REDMOND 4.25 0.42 0.00 1.04 F 4.13
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 2.25 1.63 1.00 1.69 G 3.38
KIRWIN 1.56 1.56 0.50 1.25 G 2.88
CEDAR BLUFF 1.39 1.28 0.61 1.47 F 2.34
LOVEWELL 1.20 1.13 0.00 1.00 F 3.44
PERRY 0.71 0.12 0.00 0.60 P 0.44
BIG HILL 0.70 0.00 0.00 0.42 G 0.43
HILLSDALE 0.44 0.00 0.00 0.43 P 0.77
WEBSTER 0.38 0.25 0.00 1.03 F 3.44
CLINTON 0.25 0.19 0.06 1.09 P 0.31
WILSON 0.19 0.06 0.00 0.87 P 0.13
EL DORADO 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.15
KANOPOLIS 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 0.10
GLEN ELDER 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.24
FALL RIVER 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 P 0.00
MELVERN 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.03
COUNCIL GROVE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 P 0.13
TORONTO 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 P 0.04