Walleye Forecast

WALLEYE

The walleye has become a highly-sought game fish for Kansas anglers and has been stocked in most federal reservoirs and some larger state and community lakes. To help maintain these fisheries, millions of young walleye are collected and stocked each spring by department biologists and culturists. The state record weighed 13 pounds, 3 ounce. The world record is 22 pounds, 11 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
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (lbs.)   (>15”)
PRATT COUNTY LAKE 4.00 1.33 0.33 5.00 G 7.17
GRIDLEY CITY LAKE 3.33 0.00 0.00 1.43 F 2.00
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR 2.67 1.33 0.00 3.97 F 1.22
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 2.50 1.63 0.50 6.39 G 3.33
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 1.17 0.67 0.17 6.05 F 1.39
SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE 1.17 0.83 0.00 4.48 F 0.50
BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE-LOWER 1.00 0.00 0.00 1.10 P 2.00
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE 1.00 0.67 0.00 5.59 F 0.89
CRITZER LAKE 1.00 0.17 0.00 2.53 G 1.06
LEBO CITY LAKE 1.00 0.00 0.00 2.14 F 1.00
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.90 0.60 0.10 6.37 G 1.53
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 0.83 0.50 0.00 4.14 G 0.39
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.83 0.00 0.00 1.48 F 0.92
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 0.75 0.75 0.00 4.18 F 1.75
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE UP LAKE 0.67 0.33 0.00 3.78 F 1.17
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE 0.67 0.50 0.00 4.49 F 0.94
BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 4.81 P 0.50
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 0.50 0.25 0.00 2.73 F 1.03
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 0.50 0.38 0.00 3.58 F 0.75
MELVERN RIVER POND 0.50 0.25 0.00 3.86 P 0.50
SCOTT STATE LAKE 0.50 0.42 0.25 6.57 F 0.63
BONE CREEK LAKE 0.38 0.25 0.00 4.56 P 0.25
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE 0.38 0.25 0.00 3.10 P 0.63
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE 0.17 0.17 0.17 5.82 P 0.08
Updated: 3/20/14
Waterbody Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish (Weight in Pounds) Biologist's Rating Three Year Moving Average of Density Rating
  (>15”) (>20”) (>25”) (lbs.)   (>15”)
KIRWIN RESERVOIR 7.92 4.58 0.75 7.32 G 5.81
CHENEY RESERVOIR 4.70 2.40 0.15 7.39 G 3.33
WEBSTER RESERVOIR 4.20 0.70 0.20 6.60 G 6.51
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR 3.67 0.67 0.07 5.85 G 4.36
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR 2.95 0.16 0.05 7.27 F 2.84
EL DORADO RESERVOIR 2.80 1.53 0.40 8.11 G 2.85
MILFORD RESERVOIR 2.10 0.80 0.05 6.23 G 3.10
WILSON RESERVOIR 2.04 0.04 0.00 3.70 G 2.61
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR 1.71 1.00 0.21 6.76 F 2.19
MELVERN RESERVOIR 0.88 0.44 0.06 4.93 F 1.17
WOLF CREEK RESERVOIR 0.70 0.10 0.00 2.62 F 0.48
CLINTON RESERVOIR 0.63 0.56 0.00 6.09 F 0.85
POMONA RESERVOIR 0.25 0.08 0.00 3.08 F 0.70
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR 0.17 0.17 0.00 5.02 F 0.81
MARION RESERVOIR * * * * G 1.40