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Largemouth Bass Forecast

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Part of a group known as the black basses, including the smallmouth and spotted basses, the largemouth grows the biggest. Common in farm ponds, the largemouth likes shallow, murky water and usually associates with structure such as weeds or submerged timber. Some of the newer reservoirs and smaller lakes with standing timber also provide good largemouth fishing. Of the black basses, the largemouth is the only one with a mouth that extends behind the eye. The world record weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces. The Kansas record is 11 pounds, 12 ounces.

Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
BUTLER SFL 159.80 60.78 1.96 5.29 E 137.58
BROWN SFL 158.82 21.57 0.98 4.31 G 115.18
MOUND CITY LAKE 133.01 50.49 3.88 5.62 E 133.01
ATCHISON CL #23 (WARNOCK) 123.53 7.06 0.00 4.30 G 123.53
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 121.09 38.28 0.00 3.89 E 99.32
COWLEY SFL 111.11 20.20 1.01 4.54 G 80.59
MCPHERSON SFL 110.46 63.40 9.15 6.99 E 111.99
JEWELL SFL 109.82 4.91 0.00 4.02 G 61.96
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #1 107.79 27.86 0.00 3.77 E 103.28
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 98.50 12.78 0.00 2.98 E 92.33
LYON SFL 98.04 3.92 0.00 1.64 G 85.43
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 92.16 56.86 9.80 5.91 E 82.33
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 88.00 56.00 1.33 4.83 E 110.00
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 87.50 42.19 0.00 4.65 G 50.00
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 81.62 40.44 0.74 5.65 G 76.14
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 80.30 0.00 0.00 1.85 G 43.94
SHAWNEE SFL 78.84 51.90 0.00 4.22 E 68.84
NEBO SFL 78.82 63.53 11.76 8.47 G 71.11
PRATT CO. LAKE 72.73 39.39 1.52 5.60 G 67.37
MADISON CITY LAKE 72.55 30.39 3.92 4.95 G 72.56
BOURBON SFL 71.57 2.94 0.98 4.34 G 42.66
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 69.12 7.35 1.47 4.12 G 61.92
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 68.07 40.34 1.68 5.40 G 67.82
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #8 62.75 31.37 0.00 4.40 G 62.75
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 62.50 4.69 0.00 1.72 G 91.15
BONE CREEK LAKE 61.96 29.02 0.78 5.93 G 50.30
GARDNER CITY LAKE 60.80 17.05 1.70 5.08 G 64.24
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 60.00 27.06 1.18 3.82 G 44.84
SABETHA CITY LAKE 59.80 47.06 1.96 5.86 G 67.30
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 59.39 32.99 6.60 5.60 F 56.55
PAOLA CITY LAKE 58.75 10.00 0.63 5.82 G 44.58
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 57.69 20.19 0.00 2.54 G 39.53
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 56.49 12.21 0.00 3.02 G 55.97
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 55.88 14.71 0.00 3.37 G 58.59
KIOWA SFL 55.56 16.67 0.00 3.89 F 36.28
POTTAWATOMIE SFL #2 53.01 13.61 1.43 5.87 G 55.88
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 52.94 17.65 3.92 5.66 G 51.36
HORTON-MISSION LAKE 50.00 30.88 0.00 4.19 F 50.00
HORSETHIEF 49.21 44.44 0.00 4.58 F 39.92
NEOSHO SFL 48.04 18.63 0.00 5.29 G 49.59
SHERIDAN SFL 47.89 2.11 0.00 2.08 F 34.26
WILSON SFL 44.91 14.97 0.00 3.73 G 50.72
ATCHISON SFL 44.54 7.56 0.84 4.32 F 38.84
SCOTT STATE LAKE 44.17 13.11 0.97 5.83 G 33.46
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 43.79 15.69 0.65 5.29 F 25.77
LEBO CITY LAKE 41.56 14.29 0.00 2.56 G 33.02
LEAVENWORTH SFL 41.18 6.72 0.00 3.12 F 40.86
EUREKA CITY LAKE 38.24 7.84 0.00 4.16 G 50.71
BOURBON CO. LAKE 37.91 20.26 0.00 4.56 G 41.90
MEADE STATE LAKE 37.68 31.88 5.80 5.96 F 36.97
LOUISBURG CITY LAKE 37.50 8.33 4.17 4.86 G 37.50
CLARK SFL 35.46 17.73 2.13 6.52 G 36.25
MELVERN RIVER POND 34.34 15.15 0.00 3.13 F 50.54
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 32.35 8.82 0.00 4.41 F 28.04
KINGMAN SFL 30.39 0.00 0.00 1.79 F 22.14
MIAMI SFL 29.69 1.56 0.00 1.75 F 82.48
GRAHAM CO.-ANTELOPE LAKE 29.41 11.76 0.00 2.51 G 45.02
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 28.77 20.55 4.11 6.08 G 25.45
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 28.43 3.92 0.98 5.69 G 28.43
WASHINGTON SFL 27.94 3.99 0.00 3.81 F 13.50
GEARY SFL 26.89 5.04 0.00 2.17 G 23.72
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 26.47 9.80 0.00 4.22 F 23.53
THAYER CITY LAKE (NEW) 24.37 2.52 0.00 4.01 F 24.32
CRAWFORD SFL 22.06 14.22 0.98 6.11 F 24.00
OTTAWA SFL 18.49 5.04 0.00 2.80 F 30.84
CRITZER LAKE 18.46 1.54 0.00 1.74 G 26.29
SEDGWICK CO.-LAKE AFTON 17.06 11.76 0.00 4.52 F 17.06
WOODSON SFL 17.04 6.67 1.48 5.95 F 20.39
MARION CO. LAKE 15.29 2.35 0.00 2.95 F 15.32
CHASE SFL 14.71 3.92 0.00 4.41 F 15.20
OSAGE SFL 14.71 3.92 0.98 5.20 F 24.51
DOUGLAS SFL 13.73 0.00 0.00 1.01 F 11.76
HARVEY CO. LAKE - EAST 13.53 10.00 1.18 4.63 F 11.47
BARBER SFL-LOWER 11.76 0.00 0.00 0.95 P 12.53
HARVEY CO. LAKE - WEST 11.76 3.92 0.00 3.59 P 8.47
ALTAMONT CITY LAKE-WEST 10.79 7.19 3.60 5.89 F 10.67
MONTGOMERY SFL 8.23 4.49 0.00 3.55 G 28.60
GREAT BEND-STONE PARK LAKE 6.82 4.55 2.27 5.07 F 6.35
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 6.25 3.47 0.00 3.81 F 8.54
ATWOOD-LAKE ATWOOD-MAIN 6.09 4.35 0.00 5.13 F 40.91
JEFFREY EC- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 5.13 4.28 0.00 2.19 P 5.16
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 4.71 3.53 0.00 3.75 F 4.71
COLDWATER LAKE 4.00 4.00 0.00 2.46 F 13.76
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 3.99 3.99 1.00 4.65 P 9.96
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-OLD 3.36 2.52 0.00 2.00 P 3.53
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 1.18 0.59 0.00 3.30 P 1.84
Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
EMPORIA-JONES PARK - E POND 110.00 20.00 0.00 3.22 G 140.00
SEVERY CITY LAKE 80.84 20.96 2.99 5.16 G 85.42
HORTON-LITTLE LAKE 80.39 17.65 1.96 6.54 G 62.99
EMPORIA-JONES PARK - W POND 76.92 15.38 0.00 2.12 G 96.79
EMPORIA-PETER PAN PARK 68.00 68.00 0.00 4.16 G 71.41
JEWELL CITY LAKE 64.71 23.53 0.00 3.27 G 66.86
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #7 60.66 0.00 0.00 1.63 F 60.66
OLPE-JONES PARK POND 50.00 0.00 0.00 1.38 G 77.63
EMPORIA-JONES PARK - N POND 25.00 0.00 0.00 1.19 G 53.63
TROY 4-H LAKE 23.53 0.00 0.00 1.38 F 23.53
COFFEYVILLE-LECLERE 17.96 5.99 0.00 1.70 F 17.96
WALNUT CREEK - TORONTO RES. 15.69 4.90 0.00 3.43 F 9.90
GLEN ELDER STATE PARK POND 2.94 0.00 0.00 1.80 P 11.76
FALL RIVER 0.98 0.00 0.00 1.49 P 4.30
Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) 158.90 14.41 0.00 4.41 E 158.58
LACYGNE 77.06 44.12 4.71 7.28 E 73.41
BIG HILL 20.96 5.09 0.00 3.95 E 23.65
PERRY 15.10 8.24 0.23 5.66 G 18.89
WOLF CREEK 12.00 3.00 0.00 2.60 F 7.50
MILFORD 9.50 3.17 0.00 4.81 G 12.75
WILSON 8.24 3.24 0.00 2.24 G 20.39
CEDAR BLUFF 8.22 4.93 0.00 4.28 F 6.80
CLINTON 5.17 3.99 0.15 4.86 P 11.40
WEBSTER 4.90 2.94 0.00 1.76 P 26.34
HILLSDALE 3.42 1.55 0.00 3.07 P 10.39
MELVERN 3.33 2.35 0.00 4.10 P 3.67
LOVEWELL 2.35 0.59 0.00 3.22 P 2.35
EL DORADO 1.76 0.00 0.00 1.04 P 6.08