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December 27, 2006 - Courtesy
of KWP -
Regions 1, 2 & 4
No new reports
At 12/26/2006 3:45 PM, Anonymous said...Trout fishing has
picked up a bit at the Pratt Centennial
Pond. Been catching them on wolly buggers.
At 12/23/2006 11:08 AM, Anonymous said...Melvern- 12-22-06 We believe we are
fishing the wrong end of the lake. The keepers we are catching
are nice fish(11-13") but we are finding no large groups
of shad. We are catching our fish 19-26' deep. Wind was out of
NW 9-16mph, water temp. 42 degrees. We kept 24 crappie.
December 17, 2006 - Tuttle
Creek Tuttle Creek: For the week of Dec 11th (mon
thru sat) the Channel Cat fishing at Tuttle Creek was extremely
good for this time of year. I found large fish off of the river
channel drop off's above Stockdale. All fish were between 3 and
12 lbs. They seem to find large bait quicker so you had to fish
open bail. Feed them some line, waters cold and fish are not
agressive. They have been eating good, there fat!! Fresh shad
is the best and the hardest to come by. I was fishing by boat
but there are a few spots you can bank fish and hit the old river
channel. If the lake doesn't freeze over, you should be able
to catch these fish all winter long. As I've said before the
lake is full of 5 to 13 lb fish. If the water temp stays 36 to
40 these fish will move around looking for food. Usually when
you get one bite the other pole gets one also, there moving around
in schools this time of year. If you pick the good weather days,
you can still enjoy a days fishing. RKH
December 17, 2006 - Courtesy
of KWP -
At 12/15/2006 11:23 AM, Anonymous said...Cedar Bluff
Bert's Corner reports fishing has picked up some due to the good
weather! They have been catching white bass that are pretty good
size and wipers that are small along with a few walleye.
At 12/15/2006 11:58 AM, Anonymous said...Hillsdale
Reports of good fishing and they are taking their limit on crappie
when you get out on a boat. Have also heard of a few white bass
being caught as well.
Fishing has been pretty good catching walleye, white bass, and
Clinton Marina reports that fishing has been fair.
At 12/15/2006 5:01 PM, Anonymous said...Perry
CatDaddy reports that there has been some nice channel cat in
the old town park area.
CatDaddy reports nice bluecat has been stocked and biting!
No new reports
At 12/14/2006 8:19 PM, Anonymous said...Has anyone
fished Chase SFL recently?
At 12/15/2006 5:02 PM, Anonymous said...John Redmond
CatDaddy reports nice bluecat and it has been stocked lately.
CatDaddy reports that the fishing is always good there and taht
they ahve been catching bluecat from 10-15 pounds!
At 12/15/2006 11:59 AM, Anonymous said...Melvern
Reports of lots of little crappie are being caught out on the
December 14, 2006 - Old
Yates Center reservoir - THE OLD RESEVOIR AT YATES
CENTER HAS HAD A FEW GOOD CRAPPIES COMING OUT OF IT, IF YOU CAN
FIND THEM. WE CAUGHT ARE LIMIT OFF BRUSHPILES IN ABOUT 9 FOOT
OF WATER. MOST CRAPPIE ARE 10 TO 12 INCHES. HAVENT TRIED ANY
CHANNEL CAT BUT THEY USUALLY ARE PRETTY GOOD. ALL THREE FEEDERS
ARE SHUT OFF FOR THE YEAR. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYBODY. CLAYTON
December 13, 2006 - Pheasant
Reports? - Does anyone have any pheasant reports?
I'm planning a last season trip to the Kiowa county area. Thanks.
December 13, 2006 - Chanute
City Lake - CHANUTE CITY LAKE HAS BEEN SLOW ON CHANNEL
CATFISH. A FEW SMALL ONES HAVE BEEN CAUGHT ON CHICKEN LIVER.
CRAPPIE FISHING IS ALRIGHT A LOT OF LITTLE ONES WITH A FEW DECENT
SIZED MIXED IN. TRY THR ROCKS ON THE DIVIDING ROAD AND ALONG
THE EAST SIDE.
December 13, 2006 - Courtesy
of KWP -
Regions 1 - 4
No new reports.
At 12/13/2006 3:19 PM, Anonymous said...
Water temp. 42 degrees. Beautifull day but slower
fishing. Fished 18 -29 foot of water and caught fish 10 -23 foot
deep. We kept 23 nice crappie. Melvern Lake
At 12/12/2006 3:40 PM, Anonymous said...
Melvern- Water temp.42 degrees. We fished 20-27
foot of water and caught crappie13-21 foot deep. We used Fin
Thins and soft plastics. We couldn't find large schools of fish.
We kept 32 real nice crappie,11-13 inches long.
December 6, 2006 - Courtesy
of KWP -
At 12/04/2006 10:19 AM, Anonymous said...
As of 11/15/06 the Sherman County State Fishing
Lake and the Rooks County State Fishing Lake are both dry and
not open at this time. Thanks!
At 12/04/2006 9:36 AM, Anonymous said...
Lake Wilson Marina
The lake is starting to freeze over in the coves. Others have
reported fishing is very poor.
At 12/04/2006 11:26 AM, Anonymous said...
Saw some boats headed to Perry today, best fihsing
for crappie around the channel edges.
At 12/04/2006 9:50 AM, Anonymous said...
Thunderbird Marina reports that the water is low still and there
is not much fishing going on.
At 12/04/2006 9:49 AM, Anonymous said...
Derick's Bait n Tackle reports crappie, walleye & white bass
are being caught and the lake water is still low.
Clinton Marina reports that the crappie are doing fairly well
running about 13' long using coop jigs. There are a few walleye
caught, but 99% are crappie.
At 12/04/2006 9:46 AM, Anonymous said...
Not much fishing going on, but there are a few around the heated
dock area. Rand's Bait Dealer reported about 10 inches of snow
received from last week.
At 12/04/2006 10:38 AM, Anonymous said...
Chances are that Kiowa State Fishing Lake &
Goodman State Fishing Lake are either frozen or on the verge
of being frozen as they are smaller bodies of water. Scott State
Lake stocks Rainbow Trout and probably isn't frozen as it is
a little larger. Thanks!
At 12/05/2006 10:49 PM, Anonymous said...
I didn't know about the spring and haven't really
discovered it myself. The max depth I pretty much have found
throughout the lake is about five feet. Some six feet around
the rock piers. One spot did find nine feet at one time. Also
remember the lake is two feet low. I caught my fish mostly on
the far end of the lake where you have to go in at the first
entrance. Caught two small pike in that area. Fun lake, but sometimes
can be challenging.
At 12/03/2006 8:49 PM, Anonymous said...
Go to http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing/where_to_fish_in_kansas/fishing_locations_public_waters/region_4/kingman_state_fishing_lake
for info on Kingman County Lake.
No new reports
November 30, 2006 - Courtesy
of KWP -
At 11/30/2006 1:21 PM, Jeremy said...
Does anybody have any reports for Sherman County
State Fishing Lake in Goodland? Does anybody know if Rooks County
State Fishing Lake is open yet? Just curious. Thanks.
No New Reports
At 11/30/2006 1:28 PM, Andrea said...
Does anybody have a report for Kiowa State Fishing
Lake, Goodman State Fishing Lake, or Scott Lake. Ready to go
fishing, and looking for a place to do exactly that. Would like
your responses. Thanks.
At 11/30/2006 1:12 PM, Jeremy said...
Has anybody fished Ford County Lake, Coldwater,
or Clark State Fishing Lake lately. I have to go to Dodge next
week, and I am thinking about fishing at one of the three places
for a couple of hours. Just trying to decide which one to go
to. Never been to Ford County Lake, or Clark State Fishing Lake.
I have been to Coldwater lake about 8 years ago. Didn't catch
much then though, but it is a nice lake for a community lake.
Good for boating too. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
At 11/29/2006 6:19 PM, Anonymous said...
Has anybody fished Meade or Cimmaron Grassland
pits lately? Thinking about going to to the pits and doing some
trout fishing. Does anybody know if you have to have a trout
permit to fish at the pits even if your not fishing for trout.
Just wondering because if thats the fact I am going to wait until
Jan to trout fish. Any input would be great. Thanks.
At 11/26/2006 7:05 PM, Anonymous said...
Trout have been good at Pratt Centenial Pond. Wolly
buggers seems best but I've been fishing with a second fly tied
on the hook bend, 18" below the bugger. That is usually
a #16 b ead-head nymph.
At 11/30/2006 1:06 PM, Jeremy said...
Thanks for the input. About how big and deep is
the lake? Do you know. Good fishing to you!
At 11/29/2006 10:52 PM, Anonymous said...
Kingman has a spring that comes up under the surface.
It attracts the pike in the heat of summer (cooler water)and
in winter (warmer water). The spring is in the northeast corner
of the lake. If you have a temperature gauge on your boat, you
can tell in summer by the cooler surface temp and the clearer
water. I would guess that in winter, the temperature gauge should
show warmer water. At any rate, that's where the pike will likely
be hanging out.
At 11/29/2006 6:21 PM, Anonymous said...
Does anybody have a report for Kingman State Fishing
Lake? Thinking about going there and doing some pike fishing.
Anybody got any tips for me. Never piked fish before. Never even
been to the lake before either. Any input would be apprecaited.
No New Reports
November 28, 2006 - Ice
Fishing Question - Does anyone know of a good place
to take a kid ice fishing in Kansas. Cheney fishing was generally
good for whites, stripers or wipers. But the last few years have
been horrible at best. I'm looking for another lake that I can
find walleyes, crappie, whites, wipers or stripers. Would consider
farm ponds. I've been to Kanopolis, Marion and Glen Elder last
year. They were also slow. Any help would be appreciated.
Good luck fishing,
November 28, 2006 - Big
Hill - Submitted by Curt
Air temp: hi's 68-70.
Water temp: 50-52 below bridge; 47-50 above bridge.
Water clarity: 2-3' below bridge; 1-2' above bridge.
Wind: S at 5-15 mph.
Both days, the smallmouth bit best for me. I was
catching them on a home-made football jig on rocky points in
the lower end of the lake. My Quantum PT rod and Accurist PT
reel spooled with fluorocarbon line allowed me to feel the sensitive
bites. Sometimes I set the hook on a fish because I simply wasn't
feeling the jig bounce against the rocks.
I did catch a couple of short largemouth on the
jig and a small crankbait above the bridge as well. As well,
I caught 2 small largemouth spooning. I was able to watch my
spoon as well as changes in cover & schools of bait on my
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*THE DISTRICT #58 ABA ON BIG HILL FOR DECEMBER
4, 2006 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!
November 26, 2006 - Kingman
SFL - 11-26-06 Decided to give Kingman a third try
for the year. Also wanted to get the boat out with the nice weather.
I knew it would be windy, but only way to get better at dealing
with the wind is fishing in the wind. Boating went really well.
No problems this time... well forgot about the drain plug and
got my shirt a little wet, but I actually had a spare in the
car. Didn't get much on the main body... okay all I got was snagging
a shad. So I put my boat on the trailer since I wanted to get
out of the wind since the clouds completely came in. Lily pads
are just stems now. I went to my usual area of past the rock
pier where the far end of the lake is really shallow and just
put on my waders. I went to a strike king 3x zero and caught
one bass. Snagged and went back and put on a bass pro stick bait
and I chose bubble gum since the water was a little murky. I
ended up pulling five more bass in that back area. Went to the
river and just wanted to give it a try. And I ended up catching
about five more bass from the river where the water was pretty
calm. One was a decent size to. Probably about 1.5lb. Biggest
was around 2lb. And I just kept with the bubble gum stick bait
even in the clear water it worked wonders. My last trip out there
for the year went well. Also saw four deer grouped togther. One
male and three female. Had fun and tomorrow will be clean up
and make sure the boat is ready for the winter since coming up
soon we might have some snow. But fish can always be caught so
never give up.
November 26, 2006 - Courtesy of KWP
At 11/26/2006 1:29 PM, Anonymous said...
ATTENTION CERTAIN ANGLERS FISHING WEBSTER STILLING
BASIN: By all means have fun and enjoy the outdoors, say hello
to your buddies, ask how they and their families are doing, make
new buddies, compare fishing success, and in general enjoy the
comradery of relationships both old and newly established, but
please PLEASE limit your conversations to a few words followed
by LOTS AND LOTS--SAY, AT LEAST THREE HOURS WORTH?--of SILENCE!
No one else wants to listen to your entire life's stories, hear
what you did the night before, listen to how you limited out
in just ten minutes the day before (and you didn't even use any
bait!), etc.. As well--and this goes for everyone--in addition
to packing out all of your trash when you leave, please take
a few moments to pick up at least one item of trash of some idiot's
who left before you. Thank you.
At 11/25/2006 9:47 AM, Anonymous said...
Perry Lake on Friday after Thanksgiving. Went to
Slough Creek Bridge Area. Several boats out (5 to 8 any given
time). Others caught a few crappie in the morning, said they
were small. Most boats fishing around the bridge. Afternoon,
2 to 5 we caught 15-20 crappie and sunfish with small tubes,
jigs with gold dust crappie nibbles about 2-3 foot under floats.
Most fish 5-15 feet from shore on north side under the bridge.
All small, only 2 were even 9 inches, which I'm guess is a year
away from the legal limit of 10 inches.
No new reports.
At 11/25/2006 7:20 AM, Anonymous said...
sorry i forgot to mention the lake. i was fishing
cheney that afternoon. didnt mean to get you bent out of shape
At 11/25/2006 12:24 PM, Anonymous said...
Picked up 35 Crappie over brushpiles on the south
end of the lake on jig and minnows (shiners). 33% were 10-15
inches. Also picked up 15 white bass, ranging 8-17 inches, trolling
along the dam with deep diving lures. All picked up between 15
and 17 feet.
November 26, 2006 - Trout
at Manhattan Went to Willow Pond near Manhattan for
some trout fishing caught my 5 in an hour missed many more one
was gold that made it exciting seen about 5 other people fishing
with 2-3 fish apiece. I want to thank Kevin for telling what
he used because it's the same thing i caught all my fish on a
black and gold speckled roostertail with a gold plate.
November 24, 2006 - Courtesy of KWP -
At 11/20/2006 7:20 PM, Anonymous said...
We fished at wilson last weekend and caught fish
both days striper's eye's & perch,fish were tight to the
breaks and on the deep edge.they also seemed to be on the move.
we would find perch catch a bunch then they would disapear. Waleye's
are tough to find but we caught some,slow down and fish a spot
thoroughly. Stripers are active and there are lots of them, after
we would catch a bunch we would move to get away from them. spoons
and jigs are catching everything the fish don't seem to be to
picky. Goodluck and Go to Cheney!
At 11/20/2006 4:34 PM, Anonymous said...
Bert's Corner at Cedar Bluff reports large wipers on the north
side of the cabins along with good sized white bass using slab
with red sparkle spoons.
Knotheads Bait Shop reports at 30 foot of water you can catchsome
stripers between 4-14 pounds, white perch about 1/2 to 1 1/2
pounds, and white bass from 2-3 pounds using spoons.
At 11/22/2006 2:32 AM, E.Herken said...
Perry Lake. Caught another limit of crappies by
myself on Tuesday morning. Got to windy to stay out all day but
also caught quite a few whites on the same baits as I listed
in the article above on 11-18-06. Also I am starting to catch
a few walleyes early early in the morning, just at daybreak.
Troll those shad colored crankbaits on the windy side of rocky
rip rap banks. They are up chasing shad in the mornings. Get
up, quit wishin and go fishin. Good luck see yah out there on
At 11/21/2006 9:03 AM, Anonymous said...
Reports from Rand's bait shop reports things have been pretty
steady and they have been catching white bass using jigs. K &
M Lake N Dale reports crappie is good with white jigs as well.
Cat Daddy reports nice channel cats in flats around the shallow
areas from 10-15" using cut shad.
Cat Daddy reports nice blues 30-35' of water using cut shad.
Cat Daddy reports that the best place to fish is under the K-92
Blue gills have been popular here about hand size (7" long)
Cat Daddy reports the water is pretty low but there have been
reports of flatheads in holes along the riverway.
At 11/19/2006 1:45 AM, E. Herken said...
Perry Lake. Fish those piers under the slough creek
bridge and the Rock creek marina bridge by the sailboats. Caught
two limits of crappies with a buddy on friday and saturday mornings.
Going back on sunday morning. On top of brush and around the
structure around 15 to 20 ft. Use tube jigs and sassy shad. The
fish are full of shad. White bass on every point windy or not.
Tiger shad crankbaits, Mr. Twisters and rattle traps.Also some
on a black topped smoke bottomed sassy shad on a 1/4 oz jig head.
They are big so hold on! Caught three walleyes on the east side
of the dam on those sassy shad, and the tiger shad crank baits.
Good luck and I'll see u out there on sunday morning. 11-19-06
At 11/20/2006 1:20 PM, Anonymous said...
Channel Cat "fiesty" at Hillsdale after
dark on Shad. Hitting harder than they have since Sept.
At 11/18/2006 3:13 PM, Anonymous said...
Get to Crappie fishing at Clinton! Limited out
for two days with nice fish on Thursday and Friday (11/16/06),
15' on top of the brush. Good Luck!
At 11/22/2006 8:54 PM, Anonymous said...
Pratt County Lake catching good numbers of 10"
to 14" Crappie
At 11/20/2006 4:36 PM, Anonymous said...
Meade State Fishing Lake reports big crappie from
13-15" plus using minnows over the brush piles on a boat.
At 11/24/2006 12:21 PM, Anonymous said...
Those who post like that of 11/21/2006 without
giving specifics serve no purpose and should be disregarded as
At 11/22/2006 3:35 AM, Anonymous said...
What is Kansas' best wiper lake?
At 11/21/2006 8:16 PM, Anonymous said...
had a couple hours to fish kansas's best wiper
lake,caught half a dozen within 2 hrs. kept two 24" &
25". fish were up pretty shallow on this warm afternoon.
chasing shad all over like crazy! see you soon!
At 11/20/2006 4:38 PM, Anonymous said...
Reports of wipers have been caught at Marion.
At 11/21/2006 9:09 AM, Anonymous said...
Cat Daddy reports that the fishing here is usually good all year
Fishing has picked up and they are catching white bass &
largemouth bass. Other reports of catfishing using liver has
been good. Crappie fishing has picked up using jigs with smoke
sparkles running from 10 1/2" to 12".
At 11/20/2006 3:21 PM, Anonymous said...
Melvern-11-20-06 Water temp. 49 degrees, light
winds. We fished 19 to 29 ft. of water. We kept 23 nice crappie
but we also caught many small ones. We used shad color Stubby
Butt Bodies 11 to 21 ft. deep.
November 19, 2006 - Glen
Elder Glenn Elder Nov. 18 another great day, white
bass and 3 stripers 26", 271/2" and 30" . 17'-27'
of water what a blast. With more nice weather on the way for
Thanksgiving can't wait to come back.
November 11, 2006 - Milford
Lake - On wed morning 11/8/06 at 5:30 am and a water
temp of 49 I caught a blue cat that weighed 56.2 lbs. I was using
a 10" dead shad with the skin pulled off of the sides. On
thur morning I caught another blue cat that weighted 53.3 lbs.
on a large chunk of golden eye. Both fish were caught in 2 feet
of water around Madison and both fish were released. I couldn't
get a bite in deep water. That make's 5 big blues over 50 lbs
in 2006, 51,52,53,55 and 56. The lake is getting so low that
you can't use the boat ramp now. 2007 should produce a fish over
60 lbs. I think there gaining at least 5 lbs per year. We do
need some rain to get these lakes back to normal.
November 10, 2006 - Trout
in Manhattan - Willow Pond at Tuttle Creek Spillway
Park, Manhattan KS- Nice overcast and blustery day for fishing!
My brother and I hooked our limit in about 15 minutes using a
gold and black speckled Rooster Tail with a gold plate. They
were all rainbow trout (and a couple albinos!) Most were 12-14
inches, but one was at least 24 inches!
November 10, 2006 - Courtesy of KWP -
At 11/10/2006 12:46 PM, Anonymous said... Wilson:
- Learned some etiquette from wade fishers. Give them their space!
In the clear water-fish spook easy so DO NOT come in with the
big motor! These fellas work hard-so GIVE THEM SPACE! Talk to
them in the parking lots. Most of them seem to being doing well
on the white bass on kastmasters and doll flies of Minoka.
At 11/08/2006 11:23 PM, Anonymous said... ·WILSON:
Knothead's reports: smallmouth bass fair on crawdad-colored crankbaits
off points and in rocky areas; stripers fair on jigging spoons,
jigs where fish are surfacing; white perch good on white twisters
from the lower end to Lucas Point.
At 11/07/2006 7:47 AM, Anonymous said... Milford
- Jim's Corner Bait and Tackle reports: crappies fair on minnows
in Cemetery Cove; smallmouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, minnows
along the face of the dam; white bass fair on spinners, jigging
spoons, jigs at dusk in Cemetery Cove and Farnum Creek; walleyes
fair on night crawlers in Madison Creek and Milford Point; catfish
good on night crawlers, stink bait, crawdads in Cemetery Cove;
wipers fair on Shad Slabs in Farnum Creek.
At 11/09/2006 11:52 PM, Anonymous said... Marion:
- Wednesday Nov 8. Water temp ranged from 48 to 53 degrees. Wind
0-5 knots, no gust. Fished the dam in morning with spoons and
sassy shads. Trolled shad raps in afternoon. Shutout all day.
Friend caught two small c-cats using shad.
Thursday Nov 9. Water temp same but winds gusted
up to 15 knots. Caught a few white bass and a small striper.
Better than day before but still disappointing results.
At 11/07/2006 7:48 AM, Anonymous said... Cheney
- channel catfish fair on cut bait off main-lake points; wipers
poor to fair (a few are being caught on slab spoons).
At 11/09/2006 1:28 PM, Anonymous said... Melvern
- 11-07-06 WE caught mostly small crappie, two of us kept 18
legal fish-14-20 ft. of water on jigs,9-16 ft.deep. Water temp.53
At 11/07/2006 7:46 AM, Anonymous said... Pomona
- crappies fair on jigs, minnows in the deep brush; white bass,
wipers fair on jigs, spoons on the main lake; channel catfish
good on worms, prepared baits off windy points.
At 11/07/2006 7:44 AM, Anonymous said... Coffey
County - smallmouth bass good on grubs, crankbaits in rocky areas;
catfish good on cut bait.
November 6, 2006 - Free
Snake Booklet - The Great Plains Nature Center now
has a free booklet titled "A Pocket Guide to Kansas Snakes".
I'm sure that I'm not the only angler who has encountered snakes
while fishing and would like to know better whether they are
venemous or not. I'm not always ready to give up my fishing spot
to a reptile. The guide is also available for viewing online
with large color photographs: http://www.gpnc.org/snakes.htm
November 6, 2006 - Osage
State Lake -Starting to catch alot of Crappie in 10ft
water over brush piles on jigs. Around 10" -11" water
temp on 11-3-06 was 50
November 6, 2006 - Courtesy of KWP - Region
At 11/02/2006 9:39 AM, Anonymous said... Cedar Bluff - Bert's
Corner reports not a lot of fishing has been going on due to
the cold weather and the wind. However, what have been caught
were7-8 pound catfish using trot lines, white bass from 12-18
inches, and some walleye with a few keepers. Most have been using
white slab "sparkle spoons".
Kanopolis- Venango Korner Mart reports the boat
dock is still unusable due to low water level and fishing has
been pretty slow. Despite the conditions, some catfish using
shad have been caught.
Wilson - Lake Wilson Marina reports that fishing
has been decent with some keepers! What has been caught is walleye,
stripers, & white bass using spoons.
At 11/02/2006 1:44 PM, Anonymous said... Kanapolis
- Fished on 10/28/06 due to report saying whites/wipers were
stacked up near dam. Tried spoons and jigs. Caught 1 white bass.
Seen shad surfacing with no fish under them.
At 11/05/2006 1:50 PM, getfished said... 11/4-06
windy day resulted in decision to fish the wakarusa instead of
Melvern. Crappie fishing was poor fo me but my partner and I
probably caught 100 whites between 1/2 lb. and 1& 1/2 lbs.
throwing chartruese, white roadrunners.
At 11/04/2006 5:33 AM, Anonymous said... Hunter
wanting to fish this winter. At perry a good place to start is
around the rock creek bridge.
At 11/02/2006 11:01 AM, Anonymous said... Clinton
- Clinton Marina reports that fishing has been pretty good this
week. Around the marina they were catching 10-13 inch crappie
using jigs. Off of the dock there was a 7 pound walleye using
jigs and small white bass with a few wipers as well.
Hillsdale - Rand's Bait dealer reports there is
pretty good crappie using minnows and jigs and it has been cold
& windy this past week.
Tuttle Creek - Derick's Bait-n-Tackle reports that
the crappie is picking up and some walleye have been caught using
minnows, jigs & plastic lures.
At 11/02/2006 10:04 AM, Anonymous said... Coldwater
- K & B's reports that it has been pretty slow this week
due to the wind and the cold weather.
At 11/03/2006 8:50 AM, Anonymous said... El Dorado
trout stream. Fished for trout last night and used powerbait
and caught a limit. Saw others catching trout on small spoons
and spinners silver seemed best.
At 11/02/2006 9:11 PM, Anonymous said... Vics Lake
- Had day off and fished perfect day on Thursday. Tried power
bait, super-duper and panther-martin lures. Not one bite! The
regulars at this lake, there are many, tell equally poor fishing
stories. Lake seems low and more polluted than last year. I suggest
other lakes if you want a good trout-fishing day.
At 11/02/2006 11:07 AM, Anonymous said... Cheney
- Snyder's Marina reports a few crappie have been caught but
it's slow due to the cold and windy weather.
At 11/02/2006 11:09 AM, Anonymous said... Melvern
- Melvern Lake Marina reports that it has been slow but there
have been some good sized white bass between 1-2 pounds and the
crappie are slow.
October 30, 2006 - Courtesy of KWP - At
10/30/2006 3:00 PM, Anonymous said...Fisherman the crappies are
heating up at Perry.With
the warmer weather this past week alot of fish have moved shallow
again.Look for them in tight to the rocks and cover in 5-12'
of water.Caught 30 keepers in 3hrs today.Still catching lots
of short fish mixed in.We caught crappies up to 14"....and
lots of BIG whites there mixed in as well.
At 10/30/2006 8:35 PM, Anonymous said... HILLSDALE crappie were biting hard
all day....jigs in about 12-20 ft around rocks.
October 29, 2006 - Courtesy of KWP - At
10/29/2006 8:11 AM, Anonymous said...Trout fishing has been fast
and furious at ELdorado trout stream.
October 28, 2006 - Courtesy of KWP - At
10/28/2006 10:04 PM, Anonymous said... CHENEY:
57 degrees, clear, low. Outlook: Wildlife and Parks reports:
channel catfish fair on cut bait off main-lake points; wipers
poor to fair (a few are being caught on slab spoons).
60 degrees, fairly clear, 3 feet low. Outlook: Maynard's Bait
Shop reports: all species poor.
At 10/28/2006 10:03 PM, Anonymous said... MELVERN: 60 degrees, clear, three-quarter
foot low. Outlook: Melvern Lake Marina reports: catfish good
on liver in 25 feet of water near boat ramps.
60 degrees, fairly clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Lighthouse Marina
reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows in 3 to 6 feet of water
off the marina docks and in 8 to 12 feet of water off points
and along channel edges.
At 10/28/2006 10:06 PM, Anonymous said... COFFEY COUNTY: 65 degrees midlake,
clear, 6 feet low. Outlook: Coffey County reports: smallmouth
bass fair on grubs, minnows; catfish poor to fair.
70 degrees on the main lake, clear, low. Outlook: Linn County
Parks reports: all species poor.
October 27, 2006 - Courtesy of KWP - At
10/27/2006 9:21 AM, Anonymous said... Kanopolis
It has been pretty slow this week not much to report. It was
reported that about 14 inch of rain fell last night.
from Knotheads Bait Shop indicate that earlier in the week all
species were biting from stripers, white perch, walleye, and
channel cat to the west on slab spoons.
has been slow and not much is being caught here.
have been a few crappie caught by Leoti Cove up to 8-11 inches
both black and white. On the north shore wipers from 18-20 inches
are being caught.
Reports have been received that white bass, wipers, & walleye
have been caught that are pretty nice size with white slab with
At 10/27/2006 4:09 PM, MUDCAT69 said... Perry: the fish are jumping in the
boat. Fish the sunny side of wind blown points early morning
and evening best.Bottom bounce live bait for all species, 3 inch
shad or big fat head minnows.
At 10/27/2006 10:35 AM, Anonymous said... Coldwater It has been pretty slow
this week and there haven't been much fishing reported.
At 10/27/2006 2:14 PM, Anonymous said... big cats
are biting barber state lake
in the channel in the miidle dough bait
At 10/27/2006 10:47 AM, Anonymous said... Melvern Reservoir Not much fishing
going on. There has been small size crappie caught, but not any
North Shore Marina reports that there has been a walleye about
20 inches long caught, but other than that fishing is pretty
October 25, 2006 - Courtesy of KWP - At
10/27/2006 8:40 PM, Anonymous said... Fished Sheridan
Co. Lake 10-25-06. SLOW
October 25, 2006 - Rainbows
at Kanopolis Seep Stream
24 Oct 06 Weather conditions @ Salina, KS @ 0828 hrs:
Sky conditions: fair
Dew Point: 28
Barometric Pressure: 30.11 dropping
Wind Chill: 31
Wind Direction / Speed: SSE @ 8 MPH
Caught my 5th one on that tiny # 18 or 20 nymph
about 1430 hrs after arriving about 1000 hrs. Three on nightcrawlers
& two on the nymph. Did try # 12 Black Woolly Bugger... had
several strikes on it but could not connect. Ran into same problem
w/ larger nymph, fish hit and let go. Another gentleman was using
cheese & getting strikes. Tried multiple items today but
the only things they seemed to want were the nymphs, crawlers
& cheese. 2nd gentleman caught 3 before he left and another
had 2 when I left about 1730 hrs.
Only thing constant in the whole deal was I did
manage to catch my limit each day but weather conditions and
such influenced the activity of the fish.
Oh well if it was all cut & dried then it would
not be called FISHING
19 Oct 06 Weather Conditions @ Salina, KS @ 0830
Temp: 28 degrees
Dewpoint: 23 degrees
Barometric Pressure: 30.06 dropping
Arrived approx 0945 hrs and there were only two
other vehicles in the parking lot plus a large bird w/ white
head soaring @ the north end of the dam over the water. One of
those left with 0 fish and the other caught 3 using Berkley Orange
Powerbait. Finally ended up w/ my limit of 5 (10 - 14 inches)
+ 1 largemouth bass (6 inch) & departed approx 1330 hrs (much
better day than Monday.) Caught the bass on 2 inch rainbow trout
sassy shad on 1/6th oz roadrunner jig. Rainbows were caught on
Berkley PowerEggs (chartruese) and 2-tone Kastmaster spoon
16 Oct 06 Weather Conditions @ Salina, KS 0730
Cloudy (drizzle rain)
Temp: 56 degrees
Dewpoint: 52 degrees
Barometric Pressure: 29.60 falling
Winds: SE 8 MPH
Arrived about 0900 hrs; two people fishing area
by the dam. One left and went upstream. Max # of people at any
one time during the day was 7. Only saw 3 total limits taken
out today. No rhyme or reason to the method of catching them
today. One time Black Wooly Bug; then Panther Martin gold spinner,
then orange powerbait or a nymph, Sunrise Power Eggs or Dick
Nite Wee Spoon or rainbow powerbait or cheddar cheese or Bisty
Pond Crankbait. Bottom line, fish are in there to include Largemouth
Bass (caught on pink & white jig) and Bluegills (caught on
Sunrise Power Eggs)
TIGHT LINES & SHARP HOOKS
October 19, 2006 - Tuttle Creek and Milford
- With both lakes 5 to 6 feet below pool level now
is the time for spotting new locations to fish. Look for new
cuts that the current makes when the lake is extremely low. The
current will eat out the silt and make new cuts down to hard
bottom. Mark all the rock piles, even if there small. Look for
gravel bars and there's many on both lakes. Catfish will follow
the current lines and they like a hard bottom. The gar and channels
will spawn in the rock piles and the white bass will be spawning
first after winter on the gravel bars. With Tuttle Creek not
backing up in the creeks like it did for many years they now
spawn in the gravel bars. Tuttle has many 3 to 4 pound white
bass. If you have a GPS, mark as many as you can find. All fish
like some sort of cover and they look for food in any spot that
might hold bait. I 've caught more fish this year than any other
year. Tuttle Creek will offer some excellent fishing next year
,especially channel cat and blue cat. The lake is full of 5 to
13 pound fish. Milford is always good but the largest blue cat
should exceed 60 pounds next year. I caught a 51, 52, and 55
pounder this year so you could get lucky and catch that 60 pounder
in 2007. If the lakes stay low all winter and fill up in the
spring, fish your mud flats. Vegetation and worms and other forms
of food will be living on the flats. Just a few suggestions that
might help you catch more fish.
October 19, 2006 - Glen
Elder - Oct. 13th & 14th great success on white
bass 33' of water. Took awhile to find the fish but was worth
October 18, 2006 - Glen
Elder Response - In regards to all the reteric about
current fishing reports, it's allways been my expeience that
by the time you read about a hot bite on any body of water, it's
usually to late to get in on any of the action. Therefore I try
to pay closer attention to the current trends for a particular
body of water to use only as a starting point when I'm actually
going to fish it. Take into account all the variables that dictate
the location and mood of the fish you're after. Has the weather,
water conditions, or baitfish loation changed ? Adjust your strategy
accourdingly. After all, most reports come from anglers who have
spent enough time on the water to figure out what the best pattern
is. Not by someone who read about how someone else caught fish.
Reports are a good tool to get us started but adjusting your
stradegy and achieving success is what makes us all better anglers
! Don't be afraid to experiment or vary from the normal aproach,
I catch most of my fish by giving them a look at something different
than what everyone else is giving them.
Kanopolis - As for my current
report - if you're just looking to get your rod bent, the white
bass bite has been on fire at Kanopolis
for several weeks. I have found them pretty much all over the
lake, but a good starting point would be the Marina Cove. They
have literally been stacked in there since late summer. Vertical
fishing over or around the brush has been working well as long
as you're on or near a break in bottom depth. Good Luck !
October 16, 2006 - Glen
Elder Response - I guess I will put my input in. I
have fished a same body of water in two days and one day the
fishing action would not stop and then the next day I couldn't
even catch a bluegill. The only thing I have to say is when you
control numerous counties just think of it as a regional manager.
They can visit the store in say butler one day and everything
is going perfect. Maybe the day the KDWP was there the fishing
was on. I have talked to two officers and they seemed rather
on the money with what they say. One officer I confirmed his
report with other anglers.
I don't have the chance to plan a big trip any
where either so yeah it's just a risk, but the other thing is
you fish a body of water enough you can catch fish no matter
what the scenario is. Otherwise the fishing guides won't be doing
too well if they can't find the fish.
My philosophy on fishing is this. You want to catch
fish with the most ease... go to farm ponds... That area has
tons of ponds in the Fishing atlas up for grabs and I would love
to get in that area to fish them. The farm pond I have been going
to for 20 years can always give me a bass or two to dozens if
you fish it long enough.
When I don't land a single fish I still make my
day worthwhile. What else would I be doing? Sitting at home...
on the computer or watching a movie. But I just enjoyed a full
day outdoors floating in the cool air or wading. Just getting
away from city life. That alone is a worthwhile trip.
I have checked other states for reports and some of their wildlife
and parks sites don't even have reports posted and usually have
to go to landbigfish or other sites to find them.
I do agree though it would be nice to know how
often they visit a body of water. I know when it says last updated
it just means thats when they typed the reports not when they
got the report.
Well enough from me... I think tomorrow I will
go do some shore fishing in my waders.
14, 2006 - Butler County Watershed - 10-13-06Went
bass fishing Friday evening to enjoy the beautiful weather. Fall
is my favorite time of the year to fish and this trip did not
disappoint. I was excited to use my new crankbait rod and my
first two casts I landed an 18 and a 16 inch bigmouth . Couldn't
have asked for a better start. The water was glass smooth and
the temperature was perfect. The water temp was a steady 62 degrees
but very muddy. Had 5 rods rigged but ended up only using my
crankin' stick. Fished till dark and ended up with 8 bass and
the biggest being a 22 inch hawg with big ol' fat belly on a
Bandit 100 Series crankbait. She absolutely engulfed the crankbait!
All the fish struck in shallow water (foot to 4 foot deep). Nothin'
beats a nice Fall evening for bass fishing. Good luck to all
the Kansas Fisherman!
October 14, 2006 - Glen
Elder Response - I couldn't agree with you more Jordan.
I do believe it's more than sitting back looking for reports
then trying to plan your fishing trip around them. I simply put
this on there to let fellow fishermen know to be cautious about
reading such reports. I was already out there fishing and I made
my rounds to the bait store, local fishermen and the KDWP before
I went out into the water. Not one of these places had a clue
about the fishing (the main theme was they were slow and they
thought it had to do with the water being down.) This didn't
stop us from going fishing and we did manage to catch a few whites
when we spotted sea gulls diving at shad. I would rather KDWP
just not update their lake location rather than post something
that was way off.
Unlike you Jordan, some of us don't have all the
time in the world to go fishing and when we have that small window
of opportunity, I try to hit the lake where I think we can do
the most damage. If in fact KDWP was doing their job, don't you
think they would offer the same information they posted on the
web site, when I asked them about the fishing in person? Again,
I wasn't complaining about the fishing, because we did in fact
catch a few whites but to actually see the report displayed on
the website was disheartening especially after visiting with
all the locals and KDWP themselves.
Good luck fishing,
October 11, 2006 - Glen
Elder Response - 10-11-06- You cant just look at this
webpage, go out to a place like Glen Elder or anywhere else for
that matter, and expect to catch fish just because Joe Shmoe
said he caught a catfish on a hotdog...my point is that's not
fishing. Guys need to get out there and learn some things.And
just because you weren't catchin fish doesn't mean this report
isn't kept up, or KDWP isn't doin their thing, it's because you
need to learn how to fish..............I think KDWP offers a
fishing clinic for people like that.....thanks to anglers like
you MY belly's been full of fish all year!........Jordan Beard
October 7, 2006
- Cheney - October 07, 2006
Saturday. "Walleye". Hit the lake at 3:00pm till 6:30pm.
Very Breezy. All that was biting was Walleye and they were big
and fat. Many while in the boat shad came out of there mouths.
Could not get any Wipers to bite. Action was not real fast one
here and there. Total catch was 4, all over 21". Had four
more on the poles but they came off. Real nice afternoon with
my boys. Released all back into the lake. Mark.
October 5, 2006 - Fall
Fishing - Mike
Cook - Four Lake Guides - Fall fishing is back. For the
past 6 weeks, limits of channels have come easy and big fish
are showing up more and more. I did have one slow trip to Kaw
a couple of weeks ago. Fish are shallow now and I can't stress
that enough. I caught a channel over ten pounds last week out
of water less than a foot. It mildly surprised even me. You have
to remember that shallow water heats and cools quicker than the
main lake water. I like the secondary points and the main lake
points over the coves this time of year. Especially right now
with the lake levels as low as they are now.
Yes, I'm still using the Cattracker line of dip
baits. Any bait will work though. I've used shrimp, worms, grasshoppers
and the list goes on and on. The cheesebaits just seem to produce
a lot faster than anything else does. Think about this. A catfish
is basically a big sensory organ. And like it or not, their job
is clean the bottom of the lake. When you hit that fish with
a big cloud of cheese smell it can't help but react. Now not
all fish are the same just as not all people or dogs are the
same. What I mean is that some cats may have more of a taste
for shad or white perch or this or that. But I've caught 20 pound
channels with their stomachs packed with white perch and they
still hit that little cheese bait worm. I've caught 40 pound
blues packed with shad and did the same. Unless those fish are
in a totally negative mood they will react to the dipbait.
Well get out there and enjoy some beautiful fall
weather and chase some channel cats. Remember to fish shallow
and you will put more cats in your boat right now.
September 30, 2006 - Kinglman
SFL - Went out there Tuesday I believe and should
have gone there Thursday when it was cooler. I got my three poles
all ready before I left... Thought I could just start casting
once I hit the lake. Well the water level was looking better,
but it was pretty muddy and sure enough... I had more clear water
lures on all three poles. Well lots of topwater activity.. small
pops so not much bass activity. Could not get anything. I think
the bass were holding tight to the lily pads. I spooked a decent
size when I hit the pad... but like the Clark report I think
there is abundant shad. I even saw one swimming its last few
strokes and it was huge. About five to six inches. I think it
was it's max size. Might also mean that plenty to eat calls for
harder time to catch.
I was about to call it a day when I was near the
ramp and I thought I snagged and I didn't... but was too late.
The fish jumped and was off. But it too looked like a big shad
and if not then it was a crappie. So Kingman for me is 0 for
2. I didn't want to leave right yet and loaded my boat up and
went to the other side of the lake where you need a little boat
to venture due to the shallowness and vegetation. I put on a
senko type bait and finally... caught a tiny bass... I at least
So I might just hit up kingman in the cooler times
when there are less pads. I think it was earlier this year when
the lily pads were about to start growing and I caught crappie,
bass, and two pike. That time was fun. Oh yeah the lake when
I got on it was flat... I could pretty much walk across it. No
wind, no waves, and no clouds. I was on a time limit so I couldn't
venture too far from home. Butler I have hit up most this year
so giving it a break.
I hope to get out more during the cooler months
and get some better success.
September 30, 2006 - Clark SFL - Fished
Clark on 9-28 caught only on white bass. Had lots of bites but
not lots of fish. I tried everything from jigging live bait to
trolling. I even casted for bass out there in some of the coves.
The bass weren't even biting. Which is odd, you can usually hammer
the bass out there. The lake is full of shad. Everywhere I went
there were shad as far as you could see on the surface of the
water. Its been that way since the middle of August. Its the
craziest thing I have ever seen. I' ve also been fishing Cheney
here and there lately. Fishing is starting to pick up, haven't
had any great days, but I've had more success there lately. Keep
on bringing in your reports, I love reading them. Lets start
putting some heat on the KDWP for getting us some better fishing
September 29, 2006 - Glen
Elder Response - I also agree with a few of you who
are disgusted with the "fish reporting" in Kansas!
Clinton Lake, in Lawrence was giving excellent reports on catfish,
at the feeders! We rushed down there for 3 days and caught
nothing! It is very frustrating to think we can trust what
these reports say! With the price of gas, the price of fishing
license, parking, camping fees, taxes on boats and campers
in Kansas you would think we could at least get a good
fishing report, up to date and accurate! For years, we drove
to Missouri to fish. We caught more, because the reports were
accurate! We decided to try Kansas this year, due to the price
of gas but it's the same ol' tired stories that aren't
true! It's to bad. I think KDWP needs to do more to make it accurate!
September 28, 2006 - Topeka
Area - Cat Daddy's Catfishin' Adventures - THE
FLAT HEADS ARE ON THE MOVE IN THE RIVERS FOR THEIR WINTER FEED
SACK, NOW IS THE TIME TO HOOK THE BIG BOYS , USING FRESH CUT
BAIT OR NICE HAND SIZE PERCH. AROUND THE SHARP BENDS AND ON THE
INSIDE CORNERS OF ALL THE WING DYKES, FISHING IS ON THE GO SO
GET OUT THERE AND GET YA SOME
GOOD FISHIN CATDADDY THE KANSAS CATMAN.
26, 2006 - Cheney - September
26, 2006 Tuesday. Been a month or so since I've been out. Had
a excellent day. Really nice day with very little wind. Temp
in the upper 80. Hit the lake at 2pm till 7pm. Had poles out
on the Westside for less then 5 mins. and wham. Nice 21"
Wiper. Then this speedboat came right were i caught my fish at
80 m.p.h. pissed me off. So, i left and went to Wichita point
and caught 4 more Wipers 18". Went back to the Westside
and on and off kept catching one here one there. Not really fast
but enough to keep me busy. Nothing like summer time action but
nice fish here and there. My final fish was a 24 lb. Catfish.
Boy did it take me a while to get him in. Snagged him. He did
not want to come up. Total catch around 12. Talked to several
live bait fisherman. They were having no luck. Trolling seemed
to be the key today. Not sure, this might be my last trip for
the season. Mark.
September 24, 2006 - Looking
for ponds with snapping turtles - I know this is a
little off for a fishing report but, I would like to know of
some ponds that have been taken over by any kinds of turtles.....snappers
are what I'm after, and I'm tryin to help out any local ponds
I can...I know how most anglers feel about turtles eating their
trophy fish's food, so posting your comment could definitly help
out your chances for that angler award!......Thanks for all the
reports over the summer...it really helps a guy out when he can
look at the report and get somewhat of a head start...you'll
be hearin from me.....................Jordan Beard
September 23, 2006 - Glen
Elder Response - Concerning the posts about the KDWP
fishing reports, I share your frustrations. I called them this
spring and talked to the head of the fisheries division. I complained
about the way the fishing reports are done. Some reports are
the same information fora couple of months with only the dates
changing. Others just give some general seasonal info, such as
this time of year the crappie are usually here etc. A few lakes
like Cedar Bluff, give a good report and update it regularly.
The answer I got was that The biologists are supposed to send
in a report at least once a week. He said some were better at
it than others. He was very friendly and told me I might try
calling some of the biologists directly. I have noticed that
the reports have been the same as always. With the price of gas,
it would be nice to have some good, timely info to plan your
September 22, 2006 - Glen
Elder Response - Hey everyone, I kind of agree about
the last comment posted. There are so many variables that play
into it that I quit following the KDWP report a long time ago.
A guy just has to get out and fish to know. The KDWP report reminds
me of a guy I work with who brags about catching stringers of
20lb. catfish every weekend. For what I pay to camp, fish, and
tax my boat in this state, it's a huge dissapointment. Missouri
and Oklahoma offer so much more for a fraction of the price.
I know KDWP does the best they can, it just seems like the system
is broke. If anyone has been having luck at cheney, could you
let us know. Eric
September 22, 2006 - Glen
Elder - I just noticed the fishing report for Glen
Elder that is posted on the KDWP web-site dated 9-20-06. Do not
believe everything you read. The white bass story is so far off.
I just spent 3 days on the lake and we caught a few small whites.
Nobody in the area had a clue about the fishing conditions including
KDWP themselves. When I asked questions about the fishing, they
didn't think much was going on or they haven't heard any reports
of anything. I talked to several locals and they too said not
much going on because of the water conditions. I've requested
the contact info that KDWP uses for Glen Elder, but I doubt they'll
send it my way. I was going to Glen Elder anyways to take my
Dad fishing but it's very frustrating to see this report come
from KDWP, especially since none of them at their office at Glen
Elder had nothing to say about the fishing.
Good luck fishing,
September 16, 2006 - Answer
to Florida Bass question - Hello. I read your question
about how to catch those bass you are seeing. I am a florida
native and have been fishing central florida for over 30 years
and i can tell you that if you put a live golden shiner in front
of those fish you will indeed connect with them. If you need
more information on how to fish with this kind of bait let me
know and i will send to you a link to all the info you need.
I have a few places where i catch my own golden shiners and keep
them in a tank to use when i want to go fishing. This is another
complete subject i know but once you start catching bass with
shiners you won't want to stop. If you buy them they run from
$16.00 to $20.00 a dozen, this is to much for me to pay so i
catch my own. Catching the bait is almost as much fun as catching
the bass! Jeff Morrow, Sarasota, Fla
September 15, 2006 - Pete's
Puddle and Harvey County West - Well originally was
planning on just checking out Pete's puddle. From what I read
it sounded pretty good... stocked lakes and all. The map didn't
really tell me what I needed. It looked like you could toss a
rock across the ponds and well you pretty much can. I won't give
the place any bad comments because most of the problems is the
dry seasons we get. It looks like their lakes are about three
feet down. Only a few are holding up really well, but they were
rather murky. I did not catch anything. I thought I might have
had a big bass at their main lake, but I realized it wasn't since
it wasn't a strike like one. I believe I caught one of the huge
koi or carp. One of their ponds had some huge carp in it, but
the snag I felt was much bigger and I was on the little bridge
and sure enough see about two and a half foot gold monster. I
think I snagged that fish and it ran. But it was bigger than
the koi at the zoo. Some of the lakes were almost empty from
the dry seasons we have. When you have the stocking pipes nearly
at your shoulders when you fish the ponds you know the water
levels are low.
When I first arrived no one was around so I went
to harvey county west since it was just around the corner, which
I did not know. I just don't like fishing a place that I don't
have permission to fish at. Well harvey county west was a nice
looking place, but the lake... wasn't too promising either. Shallow
in most parts and murky. I fished for a little bit and then went
back to Petes to do all that I commented above. Does worry me
that if we don't get some good rainy seasons then bass fishing
might be struggling in years to come. Guess I will have to learn
how to fish for something else... I'm just not a fan of trolling.
Sunday might be taking my brother fishing. Depending on the weather.
Hopefully we will have some better success... I don't mind though
catching some sunfish while my brother gets the chance at the
big bass. I'm sure most others would agree that if you take someone
else fishing with you that it's nice when they catch fish.
September 13, 2006 - Clark State Fishing
Lake -Went to Clark State Fishing Lake on the 12th
and pretty much got skunked. Does anyone know what the deal is?
Everyone i've talked to lately has had the same story.
11, 2006 - Greenwood County Watershed -
Perfect overcast day. Wind was still out of the south
with a few light showers. Shown are the largest of over 50 fish
caught between Pablo and I. Most came on Tiki Man wave worms
in the sweet potatoe pie color and black and blue jig and pig.
September 8, 2006 - Answer
to question about Pond Fishing Dove Reference - We
hunted in a Barton County sunflower field. Friday the 1st was
great, but a cold front that came in Friday night must have moved
them out and shut the fishing off as well.
September 8, 2006 - Question
on Clinton Lake Catfishing - HI-I noticed on your
web-site that you review Clinton Lake and claim that Channel
Cat fishing is excellent in baited areas. I was wondering what
you mean by baited areas and how to find out where they are?
September 7, 2006 - Question
about Pond Fishing Dove Reference - I realize this
should probably go on the hunting reports, but I was curious
what part of the state Denny G. was hunting in. I've heard nothing
but poor reports so far for southcentral Ks.
September 6, 2006 - Response
to Farm Pond Fishing I look forward to responses to
Dominic,s question about local private fishing opportunities
with or without a fee. I too, am interested in those opportunities
that would capture the attention of my daughters. One such experience
I can relay is a day we spent at Pete,s Puddle Resort last summer.
We were guests, part of a group picnic at this otherwise member,s-only
resort. The resort is 135 acres, 85 of which are stocked lakes/ponds.
The resort is owned and operated by Culver,s Fish Farm.
We fished several of their ponds, but the most
fun was the kid,s fishing pond aptly named Bluegill Haven. The
bluegill and hybrid bluegill kept my five and seven year old
busy, not to mention my wife, father-in-law and I who were baiting
hooks nonstop. We finally took a break after catching and releasing
at least 50 fish. I even had opportunities while the girls were
occupied to catch some bass, including my first wiper. It was
an enjoyable experience for us all.
2006 - Pond Fishing - 9-1-06
- After an exceptional day of dove hunting, we wound up the day
by some catfishing. Frogs usually are the ticket on this pond
but they just couldn't resist the Sonny's dip bait.Caught 2 in
just 10 minutes! Something they hadn't had before I suspect.
This was my son's favorite part of the trip!
September 3, 2006 - Farm
Pond Fishing - Kansas needs rain! I believe we are
hitting a six year drought from my readings. And it's starting
to show. The farm pond I have been fishing for twenty years is
about three feet low now. Still holding some good fish, but too
much fishing pressure and some more evaporation can destroy it.
Any ways I took my brother with me and I wanted him to fish in
the good spots so I stayed in the less active spots... the shallower
areas. I knew where the bass where, but even in the less likely
spots some can be caught, but they did not like me today. I caught
one bass that was staged at a twig in the water. I saw it attack
the top so I wacky wormed a 3x zero and got him. After some time
I felt like doing some topwater and having some fun. I knew the
fish jumping at top were tiny. So I took out my clear bobber
that you fill with water and it can be twisted inside to stay
put and tied on two flies and casted to the middle of the pond.
And here came the panfish. A few times I caught two at once.
So I had fun catching fish the size of my hand. I always thought...
panfish why bother, but when the other fish are not interested
they can be fun to catch. And they can put up a fair fight for
how little they are.
I do want to try and look around for some private
places to fish whether need to pay for a season pass or not.
I like taking my family places where they can catch something
and well farm ponds can be the best for that, but the next would
be private places to fish. So if anyone has had any experience
with any certain place it would be great to let me know.
September 1, 2006 - Butler
SFL Did not want to get up as early as I wanted to,
but decided to go there any ways. Of course the clouds always
leave when you get there and come back when you are not fishing
and taking a break. It's a little higher than last time I was
there in July, but still pretty low. Very windy so I did not
fish the main body that much... I never do though. I can always
seem to get something beyond the first rock pier and I did. I
pulled out my lure I always have success with there and that
was a white square billed crank that dives only a few feet down.
Caught one legal sized and then went back to shore and just waded
the rest of the time and caught many small sized in the same
area. Hopefully we get some rain like forecasted tomorrow and
a little in the morning saturday since we really need it. Kansas
could use some good bass fisheries and be bad if drought destroys
the ones we have that are close to home.
Going to try and go out sunday... but going to
a farm pond since I'm sure it will be busy any where public,
although one year I did go to kingman and caught a few bass and
had a few onlookers watching me. When a place gets busy it's
just getting spots that no one goes to... like thick in the lily
I also might start looking into some guides on
the reservoirs so I can learn about fishing bigger bodies of
water since I don't get much time to disect lakes with detail.
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