Webster Reservoir

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GPS Location: N39 25.373 W099 26.141

1210 9 Road
Stockton, KS 67669

Impoundment Type: Reservoir

Surface Acres: 3,740 acres

Maximum Depth: 42 feet

Normal Lake Level: 1892.45 conservation pool

Current Lake Level: 1871.05, 21.40' below conservation pool

Lake Temperature: 57 degrees

Fishing PopulationCreel LimitMin Length Limit
Black Bullhead
Channel Catfish 10
Flathead Catfish 5
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass 5 15
Smallmouth Bass 5 15
Trout 5
Walleye 5 15
White Bass
Wiper 2
Crappie 50
* Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted Bass in Combination
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination

Fishing Report - Last Update: 4/23/2015

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
2015 Fishing Outlook     The information that is below is an outlook on how the fish populations should be in 2015 and are based on the 2014 Fall sampling.
Wipers Good Majority 6 to 15 inches with 15 to 20 inches close behind The supply should be good again this year. Six to 15 inch fish accounted for 14%, 15 to 20 inch fish accounted for 83% and 20 inch plus fish accounted for 3%. The biggest fish sampled weighed 4.17 pounds. Density rating for fish 12 inches and above ranked 4th in the state.
White Bass Good Majority 12 to 15 inches This population is currently dominated by fish in the 12 to 15 inch size accounting for 82%. Individuals in the 8 to 12 inch size range accounted for 9% and fish over 15 inches accounted for 9%. The biggest fish sampled weighed 1.73 lbs. Density rating for fish 9 inches and above ranked 3rd this year.
Walleye Good Majority 15 to 28 inches Walleye fishing should be good again this year with 82% being over 15 inches. Fish in the 7 to 15 inch size range accounted for 18%, 15 to 20 inch fish accounted for 77% and fish over 20 inches accounted for 5%. The largest fish sampled weighed 4.29 lbs. Density rating for fish 15 inches and above ranked #1 in the state this year.
Channel Catfish Fair Majority 16 to 24 inches Catfishing should be fair with the numbers about the same as last year. The population is still fairly young with fish 11 to 16 inches being 86% and fish 16 to 24 inches accounted for 14%. The largest channel sampled weighed 1.46 lbs. The largest flathead sampled weighed 46.63 lbs. Density rating for flathead's 20 inches and above ranked #3 in the state this year. 
Crappie Fair & Fair Majority 2 to 8 inches Although low numbers of fish were caught in the trap nets due to cold fronts passing through crappie fishing should be fair for black crappie and fair for white crappie. Had a really good crappie spawn for with 34% of the crappie being 2 to 4 inches. Will still be some 8 to 15 inch fish accounting for 58%. However, the density rating for black crappie is #9 in the state for fish 8 inches and above. The largest black sampled weighed 1.03 lbs and a white weighing 1.24 lbs.
Largemouth Bass Good Majority 15 to 20 inches The majority of fish were in the 15 to 20 inch size range accounting for 60% and fish 8 to 15 inches accounted for 40%. The biggest fish sampled weighed 1.76 pounds. Density rating for fish 12 inches and above ranked 10th in the state this year.
Crappie Fair 9 to 17 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week around the North & South shore fish attractors and breakwater's using jigs and jigs with minnows. Added new cedar trees to all the marked fish attractors in 2014 (90 trees on the South two and 80 trees to the North two). 
Walleye Fair 14 to 28 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week around the North & South shore fish attractors, along the dam and the unimproved launch area using jigs, jigs with worms and/or minnows and trolling diving lures. Remember the 15 inch length limit. Short fish need to be released.
White Bass/Wiper Fair 10 to 30 inches Have had reports of fish being caught this week around the North & South shore fish attractors, along the dam and the unimproved launch area using jigs, jigs tipped with minnows and/or worms and trolling diving lures. 
Catfish Fair 20 to 36 inches Did have reports of fish being caught this week around the North & South shore fish attractors using jigs. Also had some anglers fishing off the Unimproved launch area, Old broken up concrete ramp and Old Marina point fishing shad on the bottom.
Rainbow Trout Fair 10 to 18 inches Stocked the last load of fish for the season on March 12, 2015.  Have been catching trout on flies, salmon eggs, power bait and small slab spoons or spinners.   No trout permit needed to fish the trout since season is over, however the 5 fish limit still applies.
General Comments


SURFACE ELEVATION- 1871.05 ---- 21.40' below conservation

Currently, the water level is 1.78 feet higher than it was one year ago at this time.  

The KDWPT Fisheries Division video committee recently re-released the 24-minute video titled Fisheries Management in Kansas.  Originally released in 2002, the video details techniques used by agency fisheries management and hatchery personnel to create and maintain quality fishing opportunities across the state. On March 13, 2014, the video was made available on the KDWPT YouTube channel and can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J31chIla9Tk  

KDWPT has released the "Walleye for Tomorrow" video and uploaded the video to the KDWPT You Tube channel. The video can be viewed at http://youtu.be/8BMsifSvf-U .

KDWPT will be releasing the recently completed “Kansas Crappie Bonanza” video on February 17, 2012. This 25-minute video covers Kansas crappie fishing during spring, summer, fall, and winter with tips and tactics to make you a better crappie angler. Visit the KDWPT homepage on February 17th and click on the Kansas Crappie Bonanza link to view the video!

KDWPT will be releasing the Urban Stocking Fish Program video soon and it can be found at http://youtu.be/5l4QiSfsQbQ

Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water! Therefore, please discard leftover bait in a trash can.

Now Available: A Webster District newsletter that will include Webster, Kirwin and Keith Sebelius Reservoir's is currently available. If you would like to subscribe to this spring and fall newsletter you can go to the following link to get on the mailing list. The link is: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Webster-Reservoir-Fishing-District