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White Crappie Forecast

WHITE CRAPPIE

The white crappie is abundant across Kansas and ideally suited to the large reservoirs. Known for its prolific numbers and delicious white meat, the white crappie is one of the most popular sportfish in the state. The rich waters of northeastern Kansas reservoirs produce some of the finest fishing for slab-sided white crappie found anywhere in the U.S. The world record white weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces. The Kansas record tipped the scales at 4 pounds, 1/4 ounce.

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
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
GARNETT-CRYSTAL LAKE 62.00 3.00 0.00 0.68 F 28.67
CENTRALIA CITY LAKE 47.25 3.75 0.50 1.13 G 20.92
ESKRIDGE-LAKE WABAUNSEE 44.00 8.25 4.50 1.32 G 39.88
JEFFREY ENERGY CENTER - MAKE UP LAKE 44.00 2.75 0.25 0.90 G 19.00
WINFIELD CITY LAKE 41.22 3.33 0.33 1.21 F 16.64
SCOTT STATE LAKE 40.10 6.30 0.10 0.93 F 49.96
PARSONS CITY LAKE 36.00 8.75 1.00 1.21 G 36.00
EUREKA CITY LAKE 31.75 6.25 1.00 1.43 G 30.42
BOURBON COUNTY LAKE 23.75 1.00 0.00 0.61 G 23.75
HOWARD-POLK DANIELS LAKE 21.25 12.00 3.50 1.76 E 22.75
OLATHE-CEDAR LAKE 20.50 7.00 3.50 1.25 F 40.33
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #9 20.00 1.00 0.50 1.33 G 20.00
HOLTON-PRAIRIE LAKE 19.75 6.50 1.00 0.99 G 14.13
NEOSHO STATE FISHING LAKE 17.50 1.50 0.50 0.68 G 16.78
ALTAMONT CITY LAKE-EAST 17.00 1.33 0.33 0.88 G 17.00
SEDAN - OLD (NORTH) CITY LAKE 16.50 3.50 0.00 0.67 G 23.17
CARBONDALE CITY LAKE - EAST 16.00 3.25 0.00 0.61 F 33.92
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-NEW 16.00 7.00 0.25 0.98 G 20.96
GARNETT-CEDAR CREEK LAKE 14.38 3.75 2.00 1.63 G 20.81
MELVERN RIVER POND 14.00 6.50 0.00 0.78 G 13.42
CHASE STATE FISHING LAKE 11.75 1.00 0.00 0.44 F 10.08
GEARY STATE FISHING LAKE 11.50 4.50 0.25 0.80 G 12.33
OLATHE-LAKE OLATHE 11.50 3.50 0.00 0.80 G 12.00
WOODSON STATE FISHING LAKE 11.50 0.25 0.25 0.88 G 10.73
PLEASANTON - EAST LAKE 9.50 5.00 0.25 1.35 G 4.75
GARNETT CITY LAKE-NORTH 9.00 3.50 1.00 0.93 F 9.00
PLEASANTON - WEST LAKE 9.00 0.50 0.00 0.60 G 8.61
ATCHISON COUNTY LAKE 7.50 0.00 0.00 0.36 P 7.50
CHANUTE CITY LAKE 7.00 1.50 0.00 0.44 P 2.83
WELLINGTON CITY LAKE 6.75 1.38 0.63 1.46 F 9.54
HERINGTON CITY LAKE-OLD 6.50 2.75 0.25 1.07 F 16.46
LEBO CITY LAKE 6.50 6.50 3.00 1.01 G 8.50
MCPHERSON STATE FISHING LAKE 6.50 1.00 1.00 1.43 F 9.00
MONTGOMERY STATE FISHING LAKE 6.40 3.80 0.40 0.88 G 4.41
ATCHISON STATE FISHING LAKE 6.25 1.50 0.00 0.72 F 5.42
KIOWA STATE FISHING LAKE 5.33 4.67 1.00 0.86 F 4.53
MOLINE OLD (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 5.25 2.50 0.00 0.67 F 5.25
NEBO STATE FISHING LAKE 5.00 1.00 0.00 0.69 F 7.08
PAOLA CITY LAKE 5.00 2.00 0.00 0.51 F 9.36
POTTAWATOMIE STATE FISHING LAKE #2 5.00 1.25 0.25 0.81 F 4.33
LYON STATE FISHING LAKE 4.75 4.75 0.25 0.82 F 5.00
PRATT COUNTY LAKE 4.67 0.67 0.33 1.61 F 5.47
HOLTON - BANNER CREEK LAKE 4.50 3.13 0.50 1.49 F 4.38
OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE 4.50 0.75 0.25 0.83 F 4.50
CRAWFORD STATE FISHING LAKE 4.25 0.50 0.25 1.04 F 6.33
CRITZER LAKE 4.25 1.50 0.00 0.51 G 2.92
LENEXA-LAKE LENEXA 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 4.00
OTTAWA STATE FISHING LAKE 3.75 2.75 0.50 1.56 F 4.58
DOUGLAS COUNTY-LONESTAR LAKE 3.67 2.67 0.67 0.69 F 5.31
MOLINE NEW (NORTH) CITY LAKE 3.50 1.00 0.25 0.98 F 9.83
DOUGLAS STATE FISHING LAKE 3.25 1.75 0.00 0.66 F 3.25
BOURBON COUNTY CEDAR CREEK LAKE 3.00 1.80 0.00 0.70 F 3.25
SHAWNEE COUNTY-LAKE SHAWNEE 2.75 1.38 0.00 0.59 F 3.79
PRESCOTT CITY LAKE 2.50 2.00 0.00 0.59 F 4.25
SEDAN - NEW (SOUTH) CITY LAKE 2.50 1.50 0.00 0.63 F 6.75
BIG HILL WA-NORTH POND 2.33 2.00 1.67 1.12 F 2.33
BUTLER STATE FISHING LAKE 2.00 0.50 0.50 1.04 P 2.00
MADISON CITY LAKE 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.36 F 3.00
SHERIDAN STATE FISHING LAKE 1.88 1.75 0.25 1.01 F 4.93
GRAHAM COUNTY-ANTELOPE LAKE 1.75 1.75 0.25 1.00 F 1.25
WICHITA-CHISHOLM NORTH LAKE 1.75 1.25 0.75 1.98 G 1.75
MEADE STATE LAKE 1.67 0.33 0.33 1.20 F 2.31
PLEASANTON CITY LAKE - OLD 1.50 1.00 1.00 1.27 P 4.25
RICHMOND CITY LAKE 1.50 0.50 0.00 0.40 P 1.50
SEDGWICK COUNTY-LAKE AFTON 1.50 0.75 0.50 1.15 F 1.63
WASHINGTON STATE FISHING LAKE 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.24 P 4.42
JEFFREY ENG. CTR.- AUX. MAKEUP LAKE 1.38 1.00 0.25 1.13 P 0.81
MIDDLE CREEK STATE FISHING LAKE 1.25 0.75 0.25 1.08 F 1.58
WILSON STATE FISHING LAKE 1.25 0.50 0.00 0.66 G 1.67
SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE 0.75 0.25 0.00 0.67 P 2.00
YATES CENTER-SOUTH OWL LAKE 0.75 0.50 0.00 0.71 F 5.50
BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE-LOWER 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.46 F 4.96
CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.65 F 1.13
COWLEY STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.66 F 0.75
GARDNER CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.34 F 1.50
MIAMI STATE FISHING LAKE 0.50 0.50 0.25 1.37 F 0.25
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.39 P 0.50
OSAWATOMIE CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.39 F 0.50
THAYER CITY LAKE 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.35 F 0.38
HARVEY COUNTY LAKE - WEST 0.33 0.33 0.00 0.11 F 0.33
BROWN STATE FISHING LAKE 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.96 P 1.63
LEAVENWORTH STATE FISHING LAKE 0.25 0.25 0.25 1.16 P 0.25
HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.11 F 1.83
KINGMAN STATE FISHING LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 . P 0.50
SABETHA - PONY CREEK LAKE 0.00 0.00 0.00 . P 0.00
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
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
OVERBROOK LAKE 20.50 6.00 0.50 0.96 G 20.50
HIAWATHA CITY LAKE 16.50 1.00 0.00 0.59 F 16.50
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #4 12.00 2.00 0.50 1.51 F 12.00
GLEN ELDER STATE PARK POND 7.50 5.50 0.50 1.42 F 6.67
ATCHISON CITY LAKE #2 7.00 6.50 1.50 1.22 F 7.00
BALDWIN - SPRING CREEK LAKE 6.00 4.00 0.00 0.52 F 6.00
PARKER CITY LAKE 1.50 1.00 1.00 1.50 P 1.50
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
  (>8”) (>10”) (>12”) (lbs.)   (>8”)
HILLSDALE RESERVOIR 39.50 9.06 0.44 0.98 G 33.83
JOHN REDMOND RESERVOIR 35.50 29.25 7.00 1.72 G 35.50
PERRY RESERVOIR 30.00 5.25 0.19 0.87 G 20.03
LOVEWELL RESERVOIR 21.17 14.83 3.33 1.46 G 34.18
CLINTON RESERVOIR 20.31 5.31 0.56 1.35 F 13.10
LACYGNE RESERVOIR 14.63 3.69 0.00 0.81 G 8.71
POMONA RESERVOIR 14.31 6.06 0.19 1.01 G 10.77
FALL RIVER RESERVOIR 9.56 5.13 2.38 2.10 G 6.57
EL DORADO RESERVOIR 8.56 3.56 0.19 0.99 G 5.40
COUNCIL GROVE RESERVOIR 8.08 3.00 0.50 1.08 G 4.97
BIG HILL RESERVOIR 7.80 3.40 0.80 1.19 E 11.93
TORONTO RESERVOIR 7.00 3.69 1.38 2.20 G 8.72
WOLF CREEK RESERVOIR 5.75 3.08 2.17 1.57 G 4.50
TUTTLE CREEK RESERVOIR 4.88 1.31 0.25 1.49 F 8.56
MELVERN RESERVOIR 4.19 0.75 0.19 1.15 F 13.10
MILFORD RESERVOIR 4.19 3.13 0.31 1.13 F 8.44
KIRWIN RESERVOIR 3.69 3.13 2.44 2.18 G 4.02
ELK CITY RESERVOIR 2.20 1.53 0.60 1.87 E 7.56
GLEN ELDER RESERVOIR 1.71 0.58 0.33 1.21 F 2.00
SEBELIUS (NORTON) RESERVOIR 1.00 1.00 0.13 1.09 F 1.50
WEBSTER RESERVOIR 0.63 0.63 0.13 1.09 F 1.06
WILSON RESERVOIR 0.44 0.44 0.31 1.71 P 0.35
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR 0.24 0.24 0.12 1.13 F 5.42