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White Bass Forecast

WHITE BASS

Common in nearly all Kansas' larger reservoirs, white bass are prolific and are generally found in large schools. While popular any time of the year, white bass are known for their spawning runs, which may take them miles upriver of the reservoir. Fishermen gather along the streams near the deeper pools and cast jigs and spinners for the hard fighting white. White bass are so numerous in most Kansas waters, there is no daily creel limit. The Kansas state record white bass weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. The world record is 6 pounds, 7 ounces.

Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (lbs.)   (>9”)
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-OLD 16.25 4.75 1.00 2.57 G 7.67
CLARK SFL 16.25 8.63 0.00 1.31 E 10.92
SHAWNEE CO.-LAKE SHAWNEE 5.75 5.75 0.75 1.99 G 6.29
FORT SCOTT CITY LAKE 5.00 4.25 1.75 2.08 G 4.38
GARDNER CITY LAKE 5.00 4.67 1.50 1.83 G 4.11
MIAMI SFL 5.00 5.00 2.67 2.45 E 3.78
JEFFREY EC- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 4.88 4.88 2.00 1.99 G 4.92
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 3.75 1.25 0.25 2.02 G 3.58
COUNCIL GROVE CITY LAKE 3.33 3.33 2.50 1.94 F 3.04
WILSON SFL 3.17 1.42 0.50 2.23 F 2.00
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 2.88 0.00 0.00 0.44 F 2.88
DOUGLAS CO.-LONESTAR LAKE 2.83 1.50 0.33 1.92 P 1.39
JEFFREY EC - MAKE UP LAKE 2.33 0.67 0.00 1.53 F 7.11
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 2.17 2.17 0.67 2.40 F 1.61
YATES CENTER CITY LAKE-NEW 1.50 1.33 0.00 1.30 F 1.44
MIDDLE CREEK SFL 1.50 0.67 0.00 1.29 P 0.72
MELVERN RIVER POND 1.25 1.25 0.25 1.52 P 2.08
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 1.17 1.17 0.00 1.60 F 1.17
OSAGE SFL 1.17 0.83 0.00 0.95 P 1.22
HARVEY CO. LAKE - EAST 0.83 0.83 0.00 1.37 F 0.67
LYON SFL 0.83 0.67 0.50 2.20 P 1.28
GEARY SFL 0.75 0.25 0.25 1.41 P 1.50
CHASE SFL 0.50 0.50 0.00 1.50 P 2.42
COWLEY SFL 0.50 0.50 0.50 1.79 P 0.50
PAOLA CITY LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 1.28 P 1.11
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 0.38 0.38 0.00 1.00 P 0.96
MARION CO. LAKE 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.40 F 0.42
DOUGLAS SFL 0.17 0.17 0.17 2.12 P 0.17
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 0.10 0.10 0.00 1.41 P 0.63
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
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (lbs.)   (>9”)
SEVERY CITY LAKE 0.33 0.33 0.00 1.29 P 0.22
Updated: 1/29/15
Impoundment Density Rating Preferred Rating Lunker Rating Biggest Fish Bioligist's Rating 3 Year Average
  (>9”) (>12”) (>15”) (lbs.)   (>9”)
KANOPOLIS 23.92 15.83 2.92 2.84 E 11.51
JOHN REDMOND 12.95 8.90 0.25 2.93 E 8.64
WEBSTER 11.10 10.20 1.00 1.73 G 11.20
CLINTON 9.88 8.31 1.88 1.95 G 11.42
CEDAR BLUFF 8.50 8.06 3.69 2.18 G 14.07
PERRY 8.35 2.60 0.20 1.96 G 6.52
CHENEY 8.20 7.00 2.80 2.78 G 6.67
MARION 8.13 4.13 0.88 2.03 G 8.69
FALL RIVER 7.33 4.50 2.17 2.82 G 5.74
GLEN ELDER 6.92 5.75 1.67 2.07 G 13.14
MELVERN 6.13 5.75 1.81 2.31 F 5.83
HILLSDALE 5.92 3.92 0.17 1.85 F 4.36
POMONA 5.63 4.19 0.25 1.76 G 6.69
BIG HILL 3.78 3.56 0.44 1.59 F 4.39
LACYGNE 2.31 2.19 0.38 2.08 G 2.80
KIRWIN 2.25 1.42 0.50 1.94 G 3.42
WILSON 2.17 2.17 1.40 2.41 F 2.86
LOVEWELL 2.06 1.94 0.24 1.73 F 4.84
WOLF CREEK 1.94 1.88 0.06 1.57 G 3.91
EL DORADO 1.93 1.40 0.07 1.34 F 2.44
COUNCIL GROVE 1.75 1.25 0.08 1.74 F 2.89
TORONTO 1.17 0.83 0.42 2.43 F 2.64
TUTTLE CREEK 0.45 0.45 0.35 2.41 P 3.27
MILFORD 0.20 0.20 0.00 1.46 F 0.60