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All about fishing for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass in Kansas lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Kansas

You can find bass everywhere in Kansas. Private ponds, small lakes, rivers, streams and large impoundments all hold populations of bass. The most consistent stringers come from major lakes including Big Hill Lake, Cedar Bluff Lake, Cheney Reservoir, Clinton Lake, Council Grove Lake, El Dorado Lake, Elk City Lake, Fall River Lake, Hillsdale Lake, Kanopolis Lake, Keith Sebelius Lake, Kirwin Reservoir, La Cygne Lake, Lovewell Reservoir, Marion Reservoir, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Perry Lake, Toronto Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake, Waconda Lake, Webster Reservoir, Wilson Lake, Winfield City Lake and Wolf Creek Reservoir.

Fishing for bass In Kansas

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

KS State Record: 11 lbs 13 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

KS State Record: 6 lbs 14 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

KS State Record: 4 lbs 7 oz

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Bass fishing in Kansas

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Kansas.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Sunflower State.

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The Kansas state record smallmouth bass was caught at Milford Reservoir and the state record largemouth came from a private pond.

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Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Kansas bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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