Melvern Reservoir

Melvern 3D
Melvern Reservoir Map
This Location does have Boat Access Fishing Forecast Region 5 Public Fishing Reports Wildlife Area

35 miles S of Topeka on US-75

US Army Corps of Engineers - Melvern Reservoir (785) 549-3318

GPS Location: N38 31.72 W95 44.70

Location/Address:
Topeka, KS

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 7,000 acres

Maximum Depth: 60 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1036 msl

Current Lake Level: 1036.03 - Discharge of 20 csf

Lake Temperature: 51 F.

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Bluegill
Channel Catfish 10
Crappie 20 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 18
Smallmouth Bass 5 18
Spotted Bass 5 15
Striped Bass 2 18
Walleye 5 18
Blue Catfish 10
Sauger 5 15
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/3/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
       
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Crappie Fair-Good 0.33-0.5 lbs Lots of small fish being caught on jigs, small spoons and minnows over brush.
Walleye Slow 1-3 lbs Walleye should be on the dam spawning.  Anglers usually catch them on jigs, floating/diving lures, and other crankbaits.
Blue catfish Fair 15-35 lbs Using shad sides.
       
Boat ramp conditions     All ramps in CORPS Parks and State Park have sufficient depth for launching.
General Comments
Lake level was 2.93' below normal, release = 20 cfs, and temperature = 45 on April 3.  Melvern Reservoir has Zebra Mussels, Remember to clean, drain, and dry your boat and fishing equipment when leaving the lake to keep from spreading them to other lakes.