Council Grove: Catfish fair drifting shad in the mainlake and crawlers in the creeks. Saugeye fair trolling crankbaits near shore in water 2-5 feet deep. White bass good trolling, casting or vertical fishing shad-like baits on points or along the dam. Wipers fair, being caught along with white bass. Crappie fair to good along the face of the dam in 12-15 feet of water.
El Dorado: Wipers fair to good trolling crankbaits and casting jigs and spinners along the dam and off points. White bass fair to good off windblown points, shallow rocky shorelines and along the dam on jigs, crankbaits and spinners. Crappie fair up the creeks on minnows or jigs and along the dam and other rocky shorelines. Catfish fair drifting shad on the flats. Walleye fair to good trolling crankbaits in 6-15 feet of water. Trout good on Powerbait and micro-sized brown jigs fished under a float.
Marion: Catfish good using dip bait. Crappie good around the rocks along the dam and deep-water brush.
Glen Elder: Crappie fair using small jig-n-minnows in the marina boat slips, over deep brushpiles off Campground 3, swimming beach point and up Carr Creek. White bass fair to good along the north shore in Marina Cove, Osage Cove and the north end of the dam casting slabs, roadrunners and small crankbaits. Wipers fair in northeast corner of the reservoir. Catfish fair to good using sunfish, goldfish and crayfish on setlines in Granite Creek.
Kanopolis: Crappie fair to good from the Yankee Run docks on jigs. Rainbow trout fair to good using Power Bait, corn, cheese, lures and flies. Walleye/saugeye fair along shorelines using slab spoons and shad-colored crankbaits. White bass good to excellent off windy points and underwater humps with slab spoons.
Canada goose, through Feb. 14
White-fronted Goose, through Feb. 14
Light Goose, through Feb. 14
Sandhill Crane, through Jan. 7
Low Plains Early Zone Duck Season, through Dec. 6; Dec. 19-Jan. 3
Cedar Bluff: Water level is 16.6 feet below conservation level. Approximately 3,000 to 4,000 ducks present, mostly wigeon, gadwall and teal with a few mallards. Approximately 300 Canada and a few white-fronted geese present also. Hunting conditions fair, with water just at the edge of vegetation. Success expected to be fair, with low hunting pressure.
Cheyenne Bottoms WA: Approximately 35,000-50,000 ducks are on the area. Also present are 100,000-200,000 geese, mostly white-fronts. Pool 1A, 21 inches; Pools 1B and 1C, 14 inches; Pool 2, 19 inches; Pool 3A, 11 inches, Pool 4B, 19 inches. Pools 3B, 4A and 5 are dry. Conditions are good to excellent. Success rated fair. Whooping Cranes are present, goose hunting zone closed to light goose and Sandhill Crane hunting. Pools 3A and 3B are closed to all hunting.
Jamestown WA : Approximately 1,000 ducks present, mostly mallard, pintail and redhead. Approximately 200 Canada geese present. Habitat conditions are good. Success is fair.
McPherson Valley Wetlands: Approximately 4,000 ducks are using the Big Basin and Chain of Lakes units and approximately 500 ducks at the Farland Lake Unit southeast of Inman. Also present were 2,500 geese, mostly white-fronts. All units in the Big Basin and Chain of Lakes units have good huntable water. Most pools in Farland Lake Unit, except pools 3 & 16, have huntable, but variable, water depths. Success expected to be good. All areas east of K61 are in late zone.
Low Plains Late Zone Duck Season, through Jan. 3; Jan. 23-31
Byron Walker: Approximately 100 ducks are using the area, in addition to 20 Canada geese. Marshes are full or filling. Lake and marshes provide good huntable water. Success should be fair.
Cheney: Reservoir is 0.3 feet above conservation pool. Approximately 550 ducks and 80 Canada geese are using the area. Hunting conditions rated fair. Success rated poor.
Council Grove: Lake is 0.3 feet above conservation pool, with 375 ducks present. Hunting conditions rated fair. Success expected to be poor.
El Dorado: Water level is 0.5 feet above conservation pool. Approximately 300 ducks, mostly gadwall, wigeon and mallards, are on the area. Also present are 200-300 Canada geese. Hunting conditions rated fair. Success expected to be fair.
Fall River: Water level is 13.2 feet above conservation pool. Approximately 100 ducks observed on the area, a mix of ringnecks, redheads, gadwall and pintail. Hunting conditions rated good. Success expected to be poor to fair.
Glen Elder: Water level is 0.4 feet above conservation pool. There are 10,000 mallards, wigeon, wood ducks, gadwall, shoveler, pintails, redheads and teal present, along with 14,000 white-fronted, 3,000 snow and 15,000 Canada geese. Hunting conditions rated good, with vegetation flooded in low areas. Success rated fair for ducks, good for geese.
Kanopolis: Water level is 0.6 feet below conservation pool. Nearly 600 ducks, primarily teal, gadwall and some mallards, are present. Hunting conditions are poor to fair. Success expected to be poor to fair.
Lovewell: Water level is 3.6 feet below conservation pool. Approximately 800 ducks, including divers, teal and mallards are present on the area. Hunting conditions fair, with extensive mud flats and little cover to conceal hunters. Success expected to be fair.
Marais des Cygnes: Approximately 15,000 ducks of mixed species are present, with a few geese. Most pools, except C-South, have good water. Habitat conditions rated good. Success expected to be fair to poor.
Marion: Water is 0.1 feet above conservation pool. Approximately 300 ducks, redheads, ruddy ducks and mallards, are present, as well as 200 Canada geese. Hunting conditions rated fair to good. Hunting success expected to be fair.
Milford: Water is 2.2 feet above conservation pool. Approximately 1,500 ducks are on the area. Conditions are good, with wetlands currently being pumped. Success should be poor to fair.
Neosho: Approximately 12,000-15,000 ducks, mostly teal, gadwall, wigeon, wood duck, pintail and mallards, are on the area. Also present are 1,500 white-fronts and 250 Canada geese. Refuge pool is full. There is water in Pools 1, 2 and 4. Habitat is exceptional. Hunting success expected to be good.
Quivira: Quivira is currently closed to hunting. Whooping cranes were sighted at the Refuge on Nov. 4 and are still present.
Toronto: Water is 11.3 feet above conservation pool. Very few ducks were on the area. Hunting conditions are good. Success expected to be poor to fair.
Tuttle Creek: Water is 5 feet above conservation pool. Approximately 4,000 dabblers and divers are present. Hunting conditions are excellent in the lake, good at Black Vermillion and some water in Fancy Creek marsh. Hunting success should be fair.
Webster: Water is 1.8 feet above conservation pool. Area used by 3,000-4,000 assorted ducks, and 2,000 white-fronted and Canada geese. Hunting conditions are good, with flooded vegetation along south shoreline and western end of reservoir. Success rated fair to good.
Wilson: Water is 0.8 feet above conservation pool. Approximately 400 ducks, with some mallards, gadwalls and teal, are present. Hunting conditions are good, with flooded vegetation along lake margins on the west end. Hunting success expected to be fair to good.
High Plains Duck Season, through Jan. 5; Jan. 23-31
Norton WA: Water level is 10.0 feet below conservation pool. About 5,000 ducks, including teal, shovelers, wigeon, teal, redhead and gadwall, are present, as well as 300 Canada geese. Hunting conditions are good, with lots of flooded vegetation. Hunting success is good.