Melvern Reservoir

Melvern 3D
Melvern Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Wildlife Area

35 miles S of Topeka on US-75

US Army Corps of Engineers - Melvern Reservoir (785) 549-3318

GPS Location: N38 31.72 W95 44.70

Location/Address:
Topeka, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 7,000 acres

Maximum Depth: 60 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1036 msl

Current Lake Level: 1036.03 - Discharge of 20 csf

Lake Temperature: 51 F.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 20 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Smallmouth Bass 5 18
Spotted Bass 5 15
Striped Bass 2 18
Walleye 5 18
Blue Catfish 10
Sauger 5 15
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 1/20/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
       
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Crappie Fair 0.33-0.75 lbs Vertically fishing black ice jigs at heated dock.  Bite has been brief, only about 2 hours per day - no pattern, other than sunny days seem better.
General Comments
Jan. 20 some small pockets of open water present.  All Corps courtesy docks have been pulled.   Lake level was 1.89' below normal, release = 20 cfs.  Melvern Reservoir has Zebra Mussels, Remember to clean, drain, and dry your boat and fishing equipment when leaving the lake to keep from spreading them to other lakes.