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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: 2/12/14
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 year average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE 50.25 18.25 0.50 1.09 G 39.67
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 35.13 18.00 0.38 1.05 G 27.04
POTTAWATOMIE CO-CROSS CREEK LAKE 26.00 0.75 0.00 0.49 G 18.25
CRITZER LAKE 19.50 8.25 0.50 0.92 G 7.00
MELVERN RIVER POND 13.00 2.00 0.00 0.53 G 6.17
NEOSHO STATE FISHING LAKE 12.50 0.00 0.00 0.44 G 14.28
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 9.25 1.50 0.00 0.94 G 6.46
PRATT COUNTY LAKE 8.33 0.00 0.00 0.43 F 5.03
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE 8.00 2.00 0.00 0.55 F 9.42
ESKRIDGE-LAKE WABAUNSEE 6.50 0.00 0.00 0.33 F 7.50
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 6.50 5.50 1.00 0.97 G 9.00
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE 5.50 3.50 0.25 1.32 F 2.75
ATCHISON STATE FISHING LAKE 4.25 2.00 0.00 0.80 F 3.50
GRAHAM COUNTY-ANTELOPE LAKE 4.25 4.25 1.50 1.07 G 16.58
BOURBON STATE FISHING LAKE 3.50 1.75 0.50 1.11 G 2.17
DOUGLAS STATE FISHING LAKE 3.25 0.75 0.00 0.60 F 2.58
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 2.75 0.75 0.00 0.53 F 1.75
MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE 2.25 0.00 0.00 0.42 F 1.83
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 2.25 0.75 0.25 0.78 F 2.25
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 2.25 1.50 0.50 1.57 F 1.75
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #9 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 2.00
MIAMI STATE FISHING LAKE 2.00 1.75 0.00 0.91 F 2.25
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 1.75 1.13 0.00 0.74 P 0.88
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE 1.75 1.50 0.25 1.03 F 1.92
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE 1.67 0.67 0.00 0.57 F 5.22
PAOLA CITY LAKE 1.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 F 2.44
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE 1.50 0.88 0.00 0.67 P 2.75
SHERIDAN STATE FISHING LAKE 1.50 0.75 0.13 1.01 F 2.37
POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE #1 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.44 P 3.83
POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE #2 1.25 0.50 0.50 0.97 P 1.42
BIG HILL WA-NORTH POND 1.00 1.00 0.33 0.90 P 1.00
KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.63 P 1.00
MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 2.33
MONTGOMERY STATE FISHING LAKE 1.00 0.80 0.00 0.73 F 2.55
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.81 F 1.00
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE 1.00 0.25 0.00 0.62 F 0.63
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 1.00 0.75 0.00 0.90 F 1.38
BONE CREEK LAKE 0.75 0.13 0.00 0.66 G 0.93
ATCHISON COUNTY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.27 P 0.50
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.77 P 0.50
COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.31 F 6.33
GARDNER CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 1.42
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.35 P 0.50
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.22 P 0.38
JEWELL STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.50 1.01 F 2.67
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.25 0.00 0.50 P 1.63
BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE-LOWER 0.33 0.00 0.00 0.40 P 0.92
JAWHAWK BOY SCOUT LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.65 F 0.67
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.37 P 0.75
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.40 P 0.33
SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 0.25
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.11 0.11 0.00 0.13 P 0.17
BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 F 0.50
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 P 0.00
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE - WEST 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 F 0.00
NEBO STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 P 0.17
Updated: 2/12/14
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 year average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
OVERBROOK LAKE 14.00 2.00 0.00 0.59 F 14.00
BALDWIN - SPRING CREEK LAKE 11.50 0.00 0.00 0.42 F 15.17
HIAWATHA CITY LAKE 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.28 F 3.00
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #2 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.92 P 0.50
GLEN ELDER STATE PARK POND 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 P 0.67
Updated: 2/12/14
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Biologist's Rating 3 year average
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
KIRWIN RESERVOIR 5.25 5.06 1.38 1.26 G 5.69
JOHN REDMOND RESERVOIR 4.00 0.75 0.25 1.65 F 4.00
SEBELIUS (NORTON) RESERVOIR 3.50 2.88 1.25 1.75 G 3.88
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR 2.92 0.92 0.08 1.07 F 3.27
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR 2.88 1.94 0.47 1.55 F 2.48
WEBSTER RESERVOIR 2.75 1.38 0.50 1.08 G 4.54
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR 1.13 0.13 0.00 0.53 F 1.31
CLINTON RESERVOIR 0.56 0.00 0.00 0.40 P 0.40
BIG HILL RESERVOIR 0.50 0.10 0.00 0.49 P 0.96
PERRY RESERVOIR 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.49 P 0.30
COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.46 P 0.25
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR 0.25 0.13 0.04 1.51 P 1.30
WOLF CREEK RESERVOIR 0.25 0.25 0.17 1.32 F 0.21
EL DORADO RESERVOIR 0.19 0.06 0.00 0.51 P 0.15
TORONTO RESERVOIR 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.28 P 0.06
TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR 0.13 0.13 0.06 0.88 P 0.23
WILSON RESERVOIR 0.13 0.13 0.06 0.91 P 0.21
MELVERN RESERVOIR 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.32 P 0.06