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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: 2/21/14
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 181.25 18.75 1.56 6.10 G 85.31
BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE 138.24 66.67 9.80 6.59 G 136.27
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 132.00 56.00 0.00 4.25 E 130.71
POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE #1 127.75 28.63 0.00 4.72 G 109.26
BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE 114.16 21.24 0.00 3.96 G 111.91
MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE 110.08 62.18 4.20 7.12 E 105.32
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 93.75 35.42 0.00 4.44 G 92.03
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 92.94 34.12 1.18 5.31 E 110.29
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 90.20 39.87 1.31 5.90 G 67.99
MADISON CITY LAKE 87.25 44.12 2.94 5.06 E 69.34
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 86.15 10.00 0.00 2.71 E 99.38
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE 80.39 9.80 0.98 4.15 G 74.70
POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE #2 78.60 34.93 2.62 4.96 G 65.59
SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE 74.36 54.22 0.77 5.01 E 70.22
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 72.29 49.40 3.01 6.39 G 59.02
PRATT COUNTY LAKE 71.74 22.96 1.43 4.65 G 55.82
GARDNER CITY LAKE 68.18 12.50 0.57 5.53 G 62.52
MIAMI STATE FISHING LAKE 66.96 5.36 0.00 3.11 F 106.57
JEWELL STATE FISHING LAKE 64.71 3.53 0.00 3.27 G 31.06
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 63.73 26.47 0.98 6.11 G 63.33
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 63.53 29.41 4.71 6.09 E 77.96
COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE 63.00 15.00 0.00 2.67 G 76.56
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 62.75 5.88 0.00 2.02 G 56.84
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE 61.63 10.93 0.99 5.69 G 53.32
NEBO STATE FISHING LAKE 60.00 44.71 8.24 8.36 F 65.81
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 58.82 16.67 0.00 3.61 G 59.64
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE 55.88 39.22 0.98 6.37 F 65.20
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 55.45 20.91 0.00 2.89 G 50.89
POTTAWATOMIE CO-CROSS CREEK LAKE 54.37 6.21 0.00 5.02 G 56.45
BONE CREEK LAKE 54.01 35.29 2.14 5.32 G 40.83
NEOSHO STATE FISHING LAKE 53.68 16.18 3.68 5.57 G 57.89
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE 52.69 25.75 3.59 5.38 E 55.17
ATCHISON STATE FISHING LAKE 50.42 24.37 0.00 5.38 F 43.60
EUREKA CITY LAKE 49.02 15.69 0.00 4.43 G 54.60
MELVERN RIVER POND 47.90 9.24 0.00 4.00 G 57.44
BOURBON COUNTY LAKE 45.88 22.35 0.59 4.82 G 49.15
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE 45.38 14.29 0.00 3.02 F 51.97
MEADE STATE LAKE 44.64 37.50 3.57 5.51 G 35.22
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 41.18 11.76 1.96 5.77 G 54.38
PAOLA CITY LAKE 40.63 11.72 0.00 4.11 G 40.44
WICHITA - KDOT - WEST BORROW PIT 40.42 1.50 0.00 3.37 F 23.32
MONTGOMERY STATE FISHING LAKE 39.25 13.31 1.33 5.62 E 31.11
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 37.50 15.63 0.00 4.74 G 44.58
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 35.29 2.35 0.00 2.02 G 53.98
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR 34.15 20.49 0.00 4.72 F 34.15
CRITZER LAKE 34.12 14.71 0.59 8.21 E 25.50
THAYER CITY LAKE 33.33 14.71 2.94 5.30 F 30.64
KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE 32.61 8.70 0.00 2.11 F 37.41
OTTAWA STATE FISHING LAKE 32.29 10.42 0.00 3.20 G 57.23
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 28.43 11.76 0.00 5.14 F 25.02
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE 28.43 0.98 0.00 3.05 P 39.02
SCOTT STATE LAKE 27.53 11.80 1.12 6.86 G 24.36
GRAHAM COUNTY-ANTELOPE LAKE 27.21 13.24 0.00 2.82 G 52.12
JAWHAWK BOY SCOUT LAKE 27.06 4.71 0.00 1.60 F 37.65
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE 26.74 18.72 0.53 5.87 F 29.17
SHERIDAN STATE FISHING LAKE 24.51 0.00 0.00 1.28 F 34.23
LEBO CITY LAKE 24.48 2.10 0.00 2.60 F 35.03
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE 23.75 6.25 0.00 4.06 G 27.81
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE 23.65 6.76 0.00 3.42 G 15.64
MARION COUNTY LAKE 22.16 4.19 0.00 2.98 G 18.17
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 22.12 9.73 1.77 6.35 G 22.12
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 21.37 5.98 0.00 2.25 G 26.46
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 19.41 4.71 1.76 5.79 F 17.21
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 17.96 13.97 2.00 6.98 P 12.63
BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE-LOWER 17.65 4.41 0.00 4.19 P 14.85
ALTAMONT CITY LAKE-EAST 16.77 11.98 1.20 4.17 G 29.34
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE 15.29 7.65 0.00 4.29 F 18.24
PLEASANTON CITY LAKE - OLD 14.71 8.82 0.00 3.88 P 37.75
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE 14.06 3.13 0.00 3.67 F 28.35
BOURBON STATE FISHING LAKE 13.75 3.75 0.00 3.32 F 18.63
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #9 11.76 0.00 0.00 1.36 F 11.76
DOUGLAS STATE FISHING LAKE 10.78 0.98 0.00 1.81 F 9.15
WASHINGTON STATE FISHING LAKE 9.98 0.00 0.00 1.74 P 6.47
MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE 8.13 4.38 0.00 2.85 F 14.79
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 7.58 0.00 0.00 1.17 G 19.47
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 4.77 1.79 0.00 4.01 P 4.35
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 3.92 1.31 0.00 2.49 P 2.18
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-OLD 3.36 2.52 1.68 7.22 P 2.63
ATCHISON COUNTY LAKE 1.47 0.00 0.00 0.70 P 1.47
KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE 0.74 0.00 0.00 1.28 F 16.18
Updated: 2/21/14
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
EMPORIA-PETER PAN PARK 135.29 76.47 0.00 2.97 G 64.74
EMPORIA-JONES PARK - WEST POND 116.67 8.33 0.00 1.49 G 116.67
LAWRENCE - P. DAWSON BILLINGS - NORTH 103.23 38.71 0.00 3.78 G 103.23
NEMAHA WILDLIFE AREA POND 102.22 4.93 0.00 2.04 G 136.46
JEWELL CITY LAKE 67.65 32.35 0.00 3.74 G 62.45
SEVERY CITY LAKE 67.65 26.47 0.00 1.92 G 84.43
NEW STRAWN CITY LAKE 58.00 14.00 0.00 3.35 G 89.78
BALDWIN - SPRING CREEK LAKE 42.50 15.00 0.00 3.29 F 97.94
EMPORIA-JONES PARK -NORTH POND 33.33 8.33 8.33 3.96 G 71.97
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #2 26.47 2.94 0.00 1.87 F 26.47
OVERBROOK KIDS POND 21.43 7.14 0.00 4.72 F 31.76
LAWRENCE - P. DAWSON BILLINGS - SOUTH 20.00 20.00 0.00 2.60 P 20.00
HIAWATHA CITY LAKE 17.65 10.29 0.00 3.12 F 17.65
WICHITA - KDOT - EAST BORROW PIT 16.39 11.92 0.00 3.48 F 19.37
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #4 11.76 0.00 0.00 1.36 F 11.76
GLEN ELDER STATE PARK POND 11.76 9.80 0.00 2.79 P 15.69
OVERBROOK LAKE 9.52 0.00 0.00 1.20 P 47.29
FALL RIVER 3.92 0.98 0.00 1.80 F 13.15
WALNUT CREEK - TORONTO RES. 3.53 2.35 0.00 3.02 F 13.65
Updated: 2/21/14
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>12”) (>15”) (>20”) (lbs.)   (>12”)
SEBELIUS (NORTON) RESERVOIR 130.00 27.65 0.00 3.39 E 93.18
LACYGNE RESERVOIR 69.77 47.12 9.18 8.91 E 61.25
WEBSTER RESERVOIR 55.88 34.71 0.00 3.15 G 31.57
BIG HILL RESERVOIR 26.05 8.68 0.30 5.20 G 21.32
WILSON RESERVOIR 20.86 10.16 0.00 2.75 G 29.07
MILFORD RESERVOIR 18.45 13.30 1.29 7.21 G 14.38
CLINTON RESERVOIR 17.26 9.19 0.22 5.82 F 10.72
PERRY RESERVOIR 15.22 10.03 1.73 6.15 F 19.16
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR 14.12 6.65 0.00 4.94 F 14.45
EL DORADO RESERVOIR 6.47 5.29 0.59 5.73 P 7.06
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR 5.88 2.24 0.00 3.87 P 6.74
MELVERN RESERVOIR 5.46 3.36 0.00 4.37 F 3.54
KIRWIN RESERVOIR 3.92 1.96 0.00 2.52 F 10.72
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR 1.07 0.80 0.00 2.65 P 2.23