Friday 07/28 0%
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 90F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 07/29 20%
Considerable cloudiness. High 88F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 07/30 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 76F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Early spawn bass stocked and researched at Cedar Bluff
CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR — Cedar Bluff has been the site for early spawn fingerling bass stockings since 2011. Approximately 110,000 fingerling bass, some of which were marked with OTC, will help determine the contribution the stocked fish made to the 2011 year class. These fish had about a 2 month head start on the wild bass at CDBR, according to Doug Nygren, chief of fisheries for Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. which means the stocked bass will be able to feed on shad immediately upon the start of the shad spawn, something the wild fish likely won’t have the mouth gape to do. Bass were spawned in the climate controlled facility at Meade. Pratt, Meade, and Farlington hatcheries all reared fry to fingerlings before being released. This helps boost growth for bass in the summer and helps with overwinter survival. (This report was provided by Doug Nygren – KDWP&T)
UPDATE: – HBAA members assisted KDWP fisheries biologists reporting their black bass catches, sizes and overall condition, during the club’s Fun Day at Cedar Bluff Reservoir on June 2. Club members reported results in several different year classes of black bass. Members predominately reported largemouth bass catches during the Fun Day event, but spotted bass were also caught and reported. According to club members, the bass were in post-spawn condition and the larger fish in the 15″-19″ range were in the poorest condition after the spawn. Younger year classes appeared to be in better overall condition than spawning fish. Club members also reported seeing results of the shad spawn as many schools of young shad were seen on calm surfaces on the lake.