Thursday, February 02, 2012

Region 1 Fishing Reports (Northwestern KS) 2012

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86 comments:

Anonymous said...

I keep hearing stories about guys really nailing the crappies at Glen Elder this winter in their boats. But, no posts so far. Don't you guys like company? What's working----help a feller out. Yes--I know I can read the state report---but fisherman reports are always best.

Anonymous said...

You can hammer the crappie at Glen
Elder in the channel west of the causeway, and in the brush by the old bridge.
You can also get them in the deeper brush piles around the lake.
The easy way to find them is just look for the other boats working
the channels, brush, and ledges.
If you can put your boat in
(no ice at the ramps)You will get
your crappie

hunt n fish said...

I am interested in knowing how you guys are feeling about the bait law that has been implimented this year? I know us that love to fish for big cats in Region 5 are ticked off at this stupid rule. If you want to get the scoop on it read Region 5 Dock Squawk. We need to raise our voices on this.

Anonymous said...

Are the walleye at the dam yet at glen elder? any help thanks

Anonymous said...

Should be about time to shut the dam off to fishing. Walk-trolling and snagging big females prior to depositing their eggs should not be allowed!

Anonymous said...

All on board here for no dam access during the spawn. KDWP will never do this because their data shows it is not a detriment to the population, but we have never tried it in Kansas so how is one to know? I guess two walleye fillets are worth destroying thousands of potential young walleyes.

Anonymous said...

Closing the dams during walleye spawn should be done in my opinion. KDWP spends a ton of time and money on their stocking, but with a better spawn they wouldn't have to stock near as many throughout the state. Just my opinion. Besides, there are plenty of other areas on the lake to catch spawning walleyes.

Anonymous said...

The harvest on the dam in the Spring is minimal. I say let them fish.

Anonymous said...

Do you honestly think that it really hurts the walleye population that much....Do some research, find out some facts, then you can make dumb comments on here. You're probably the same guy who catches a carp or other non game fish and throws it on the bank, because it's a "junk" fish. Biologists get paid lots of money to do what they do....apparently it's not that big of deal...If you purchased a fishing license, paid state tax on tackle, bait, rods, etc.....then why the hell would we as fisherman not want to be out there harvesting fish. It's what WE paid for...Ugh why even bother!..Just keep your ignorant comments to yourself from now on.

Anonymous said...

Here's your research. Ave egg count is 26,000 per lb. Ave recruitment 10%. Just give the fish one area that is protected to spawn,you can catch em on any other rock/sand areas. I agree the biologists do an excellent job here in Ks.but why not let that 6lb fish potentially put 2600 fish back in the lake? The old adage of by gosh I paid my money I AM going to get my moneys worth is greed. I consider all fish a pleasure to catch and would never chuck one up on the bank to rot!I expect ignorant comments from such people that probably have 1000 crappie in their deepfreeze and will go right back and keep 50 more just because they say it is alright.

Anonymous said...

In regard to fishing on the dam if you dont like the idea of fishing that way keep your ass out of the way. just because your fishing that way does not mean that eveyone keeps every big females that they catch but they are more than welcome to if thats what they want to do. I personaly like to fish this way in hopes to catch a nice mess of fish for eating!!!! and no i dont have a 1000 cappie in my freezer.

Anonymous said...

Allowing for natural reproduction must be such a terrible idea...not that the entire north country (WI, MI, etc) have a season on walleye that begins AFTER THE SPAWN. Its not the guys/gals that legally catch their fish that I have a problem with, its all of the fish that are snagged or netted. It happens quite frequently on all bodies of water during the spawn. I have been out on the dam fishing several times, and it is productive, but too many people abuse the vulnerability of the fish and the lack of patrol. And as far as keeping comments to ourselves....this is a public forum, designed for discussion based on individual opinions. Not sure how attacking someones opinion makes yours gospel, but preach on man.

Anonymous said...

Some of these fellas might even kill all of their chickens before they could lay an egg; but by golly they would eat good for a couple days!

Anonymous said...

15 crappie limit @ Glen! All the other major crappie fisheries in the state have it and seem to produce year after year. The fish hogs will be the first to belly-ache when this this great factory declines after this year and nothing was done to preserve it for years to come.

Anonymous said...

We use blacklights and bow and arrows when the walleye are spawning. We just shoot the bigger targets now so we don't lose to many cripples. We generally get a limit every time out, just wish we could turn some of these fish in for state records, but not for bowfishing.

Anonymous said...

Just stick to shooting deer out of the window of your truck with the rifle. Aside from all the jabbing going on here,why is it so diificult for alot of people to take a little more of a conservationist approach and not the catch and kill everything you can get your hands on!Maybe this needs a petition taken to our kdwp commisioners to show that there are a good number of people that disagree with the harvest of these fish at the most vulnerable time. It's not like the crappie or white bass population that does not need supplemental stockings to sustain a decent fishery.

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Anonymous said...

Some of our lakes in Western KS do not have rocky areas other than the dam. Like the other poster said...if you don't like it then keep your arse off the dam. 95% of the fish caught during the spawn are males anyways. Get a clue before you post.

Anonymous said...

Get a clue? At last check it takes a female to lay eggs and a male to fertilize said eggs.... so maybe the clueless is in the thoughtless post above? Just a tip for catching eyes during the spawn...check the river system. Less people and a lot of fish. My personal opinion is to close the dam for a 2 week period during what is generally peak spawn. The males will be in the spawning area for periods on either side of that and generally speaking so will some females. I understand the walleye run is some anglers favorite time of the year, and rightfully so, I just don't enjoy watching someone or hearing someone go out every night and catch and keep a limit of eyes during spawn. Do they have the right, yes, do I agree, no. Just my opinion, of which I am entitled as is everyone else entitled to their opinion.

Anonymous said...

There is the primetime period when the females are thick up on the bank. Clueless is way off base with the 95% ratio on males. You say western Ks.? I have caught eyes at Kirwin on the rocky banks by the boyscout area, the west bluffs at Cedar Bluff, and the bluffs at Webster south and north of the dam. There's no reason to tell someone to get their ass off,you probably understand alot of the illegalities taking place on the face of the dam.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the success rate of the walleye that make it through the summer their first year? Just a thought but I am wondering if the success rate is so low that shutting off the dam during the spawn would have little or no benefit to the overall population and this is why the kdwp has a stocking program. Happy fishing!!

Anonymous said...

I guess this means we should not hunt deer during the rut either since they are most "Vulnerable"? Or Turkey during the spring when they are most "Vulnerable"? And if you have seem the river systems here in western ks then go ahead and fish them for walleye and let me know how that turns out. I have also fished these few rocky areas you are referring to at Kirwin, Webster, Cedar, etc. They do not hold anywhere close to the number of fish the dams do. So why would you waste your time fishing somewhere you know is going to be less productive? One last thing, we do not have have the spawning habit and conditions of the lakes up north you speak of. This is why the walleye don't reproduce as well naturally down here.

Anonymous said...

I said 95% of the fish CAUGHT off the dam are males. I did not say 95% of the fish in the spawning areas are males. Females usually move in to spawn and are done within for 4 hours while the males come in several weeks prior and stay for several weeks after the females are done.

Anonymous said...

Many biologists in both Nebraska and Kansas have stated that the best way to SAVE BIG WALLEYES is to OUTLAW walleye fishing April through June expecially on most Memorial Weekends when most of the big females are caught and kept (which won't be around for the next spawn). Think about this for awhile fellows.

Anonymous said...

The best way to grow big walleyes is by releasing them when they're smaller. This is KS, walleye aren't "natural" in this environment, in all reality they are not self-sustaining. By banning dam fishing during the spawn it will eliminate a big portion of the fee base. Those every day Joe's who utilize their forage base for a brief period, helping spread the costs of the programs over a larger user base. This helps to make it affordable for all KS anglers.

Some other info is reproduction, and here's where most of our lakes fail. It's seems that about once/decade the walleyes have a successful spawn, and in my 40yrs it's usually been when the lakes down 5'+. It's not always the case, just something I've noticed.

Conservation of walleye is totally different here vs up North, mainly because of reproduction. The biggest problem in the middle of the state that I've seen is guys not following creel limits. Fishing mornings and evenings with clean slates and thus over-harvesting. If you dam banners really want to limit harvest during the spawn take your lanterns and lights out and light it up. Harvest will decrease when it's lit up, thus saving a few fish. Just remember, PETA folks practice similar tactics.

Lot's of variables for a non native fish, harvest IS crucial for a affordable stocking program. We already have restrictive length limits to account for reproduction and if a lake would become threatened in many forms, our wonderful bio's will step up and implement procedures to allow the continuance of the fishery.

Habitat is the #1 thing for fish survival. Join with your local bio when they have their habitat building days, it will ensure more fish survival than anything. We do have it good, just don't be selfish and share the resource.

Anonymous said...

to the dude that is moaning and groaning about shutting off the dam during spawn. why don't you just let the biologists do their job like they have been doing well for many many years and just close your trap we don't want to hear it. you are not even close to correct. if it were detrimental to the fishing we would not have any fish in the lakes for a long time. and no i don't have any fish in my freezer at this moment. why because i do not keep everything i catch. I could but i do my part by catch and release at times. i take what i need to help feed my family and then after that i fish for fun.

Anonymous said...

anyone been catching any walleye at glen elder dam?

Anonymous said...

Can you fish off the dam at lovewell? If so, what's the best way to access it?

Anonymous said...

You guys think the fisherman are bad you should try fishing on one of the lakes that collects walleye eggs every spring. I think that process is much harder on the fish the the fisherman. To the KDWP... mix it up a bit by netting/collecting on different lakes every spring not the same ones over and over.

Anonymous said...

"Many biologists in both Nebraska and Kansas have stated that the best way to SAVE BIG WALLEYES is to OUTLAW walleye fishing April through June"
Can you point me to the document on this? I've never seen it. The actual successful spawn on most Kansas lakes in minimal at best, hence the intense stocking program. Have any of you guys complaining actually even tried it? You make it sound like folk are dragging limits of spawners out!
The fishing is SLOW!!! Folks only do it because the weather is finally warming up and they want a chance to get out after them. Whoever posted the "Ave recruitment 10%" ought to talk to a KANSAS biologist. You won't be hearing any numbers like these from them about natural reproduction on Kansas Lakes!

Anonymous said...

Thinking a little bit about walleye fishing during the spawn in Kansas gets me wondering a few things. Up north I believe walleye are river run spawners mostly. I would think they would dump eggs/milt on areas with round cobble stoned areas. Have you noticed the sharp jagged edged rock we have here. I wouldn't blame the females if they didn't spawn and absorbed their eggs because of fear of getting beat up by the rock. But when they get to trophy size they'll come up one year and dump eggs thus becoming vunerable to fishermen. Then there are white bass to contend with along with drum to prey upon spawning areas with eggs or hatched fry. I'm sure a 5 pound drum could make quick work of eggs in rock if found. Ditto for white bass following the wind currents picking off fry. If only 10% walleye eggs hatch it shouldn't take long to clean up the fry. Now about closing the dam areas during spawn- Kansas is fairly new to walleye programs compared to places where the fish is native. When I started fishing in Kansas I think Melvern and possibly Pomona were the only places that had walleye. Hillsdale wasn't built yet and now that I think about it Clinton wasn't either. I say go for it here during the spawn because for the most part it's man before beast and some of those big momma's are beasts so go get them while you can.

Anonymous said...

Also, the females are up there to spawn. For the most part they are not interested in feeding. They are more vulnerable when they are done spawning and move off to flats and points to feed. For those of you who are determined enough to stumble around in the dark amongst those rocks, I say more power to ya! I have tried it a few times, actually caught a few small males. But, I'll have to leave the dark, rocks and abundant snags to you guys. I'll just wait until they move off to the flats to feed! Good and I hope you catch a monster!!!

Anonymous said...

catch a female off the flats and keep her you've still destroyed 26,000 potential fry for next year. let's just stop all walleye fishing.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be easier to catch the female walleye whenever possible and have the wardens restock whenever needed? I fished religeously for walleye 3 years in a row (almost daily} and released 99% of them. 1/3 of them were 18" or better. You wanna know how many came back the following months or seasons so I could catch them again? none. With largemouth bass catch and release practices I know I can catch their offspring because I treated them fairly when it was release time. I beleive they get a feel for you. In my opinion walleye are a different breed of fish so catch them while you can before the walleye population burns themselves out.

D eye said...

Fishing at web on dam after dark is when I have caught my fish and most are males right now. I dam shur not throwing them back that's just stupid. The females I have caught got put back because it just isn't rite to kill a big ass full belly. Measure ur fish and have a replica made it's cheaper any way. I fish the spawn to put a replicas on my wall to close the dam fishn down would screw the trophy fisherman.

D eye said...

I fish the spawn a lot at a few lakes not very often do I see big females on stringers. Not very often do I see people even fishn when the big ones are there. Do U guys fish or just like to bitch about it.

Anonymous said...

Yes we fish a lot. God forbid we should experiment 1 year and see what type of recruitment might happen,yes it may not work or yes it may open some eyes. Was wondering though why Lovewell inlet is shut off during times of the walleye spawn while water is coming into the lake? I don't believe it is for the fisherman's safety!Kudos to the fella that releases his big females for a replica mount.Not trying to change the world here,it's just a much more rewarding experience for me personally when I release that 26" fish on the flats so hopefully somebody catches her and does the same. I agree our bios. are wonderful guys as well,but noone can say what is right or what is wrong without a physically tested body of proof on these Ks.lakes.

Anonymous said...

Sure are a lot of soapbox speeches to get through in order to get a fishing report

Anonymous said...

good luck getting a honest fishing report around here, no one likes to give that info out. what lake are you wanting a report for and i will try to help you out.

Anonymous said...

Anybody have a report on Lovewell or Jewell? Does anybody care to divulge their secrets on where is a good spot to fish the white bass and crappie spawn from the bank at Lovewell? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The ignorance that is being spread here is simply ridiculous. First the study saying that closing walleye fishing from april to june would help the most was stating that the vast majority of walleye are harvested AFTER the spawn (april to June). This simply cannot be argued. When I fished the damn during spawn I rarely caught more than 15- 20 large females a year. Now with a boat I can fish for them during their most vulnerable time (May) and we average over 300 walley per year MANY over 24 inches during May June. The real monsters come in sept. Oct. which by the way is pre spawn AS ALL FEMALES WILL HAVE EGGS IN THE FALL even though they are not very large yet. When you think about it the may walleye slaughter is also pre spawn because these fish will not be around in spring to lay their 1000's of eggs. I say let the bank fishermen fish, they get one short mediocre shot at them, and we get to slay them for the rest of the year. The guys griping Know this but want them all to themselves. If you want more females to spawn simply close the harvest for 1 week around memorial day after the spawn.MANY thousands are caught during this time(my favorite).

Anonymous said...

Sept./Oct. is post summer/early fall for your information. About your supposedly May walleye slaughter, that is post spawn/pre summer. You'll get your seasons right if you own an Infishermen's walleye book. Why close it in May when all the females dumped eggs in March/April? I let all potential female walleye go free after being caught just so they have another chance.

Anonymous said...

Years ago I read in a wildlife magazine that most of the female walleyes that are caught are taken around Memorial weekend as I stated
on 3/15/12. Biologists have state basically poor natural recruitment in all lakes except Glen Elder and Wilson, and those two lake are now getting more stocking too. Darly Bauer, a Nebraska biologist defends the walleye spawn fishing himself. He stated that on many years the best walleye natural reproduction is when there were less female in the system. He stated that walleyes are cannibalic when there are many of them on a lot of years. I say follow the laws and FISH! Doing a one or two year study by closing off certain dams means nothing! A lot a natural reproduction is climatic.

Anonymous said...

Guys been catching any whites running up the river at Kanopolis yet?

Anonymous said...

The COE's are dropping the lake below conservation for a tower inspection, whites are on the rocky banks.

Anonymous said...

anybody catch crappie in glen elder?

pontoon10 said...

Caught all male crappie over the weekend in the shallows. Caught quite a few white bass on the south end and some nice walleye. We get some warmer weather and the fishing is going to be pretty good.

Anonymous said...

To the person trying to teach me about seasons. I know my seasons and have read In Fisherman since the mid 1980s. I was simply saying that 99 percent of all walleye caught are AFTER the spawn, this CANNOT be argued unless you are extremely uneducated about the subject. Walley are most vulnerable AFTER the spawn when they are feeding heavily which is definately not the case during the spawn. You know as well as I do how ridiculously easy they are to catch in May and early June and again in september and early October. This is when you catch your big females. And I will say it again, ANY FISH CAUGHT AFTER THE SPAWN ARE PRE SPAWN FOR THE NEXT YEAR.you are catching them BEFORE they can spawn again. This is not a difficult concept. ALL female walleye are carrying eggs in the fall.Haven't you ever noticed that? Should we stop fishing then or only when the eggs are larger? With almost zero natural production in Kansas(fact, call doug nygren)what are you trying to protect?

Anonymous said...

thank you.

Anonymous said...

heard some people are catching nice fish at mankato city pond
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Anonymous said...

You yayhoos have seen that there is a whole "Dock Squawk" section where you can air this spawn season debate, right??? It's an interesting argument, but I look here on the FISHING REPORTS blog to find,oh I don't know, FISHING REPORTS! You know, that's when you tell others whether you were actually able to find fat, egg-laden walleyes on the damn, or the flats, or deep channels or maybe no where.

Anonymous said...

since gas prices are so high right now and it is an hour away to wilson resorvoir, i was wondering if anyone knows are the walleye on the flats yet, i know it usually isn't until may but everything is early. Just wanting to fish but don't want to waste money on fuel if they aren't ready yet, please give me some info and i can guarantee i will return the favor as i catch fish this year also. Thanks Rod

Anonymous said...

If you're gonna try walleye on the flats now try towards evening and look for insect hatches when you get real shallow. Fish in water that one could consider "channel cat" shallow.(2-3 ft.) They might spook so make loooonnnggg casts. Don't forget the nightcrawlers for a back up plan.

Anonymous said...

How many boats were on Glen Elder yesterday? I'm hearing in the hundreds!

Anonymous said...

hundreds yes, 90%nebs,5%ks,and 5% other states.no way the crappie population survives this onslaught of 50 fish limits. 15 fish limit should have been implemented this year.if there is no pressure on this lake,why can a guy not find a parking stall at 8 in the morning on a weekday?Isn't Harlan resevoir supposed to be good again? Heading somewhere else tom.to avoid the madness!

Anonymous said...

we're not in Kansas anymore Toto! Is there any fishable populations in Harlan so we can travel across the border and return the favor of raping a resource? Love to fish Glen Elder but gotta go searching now to avoid the chaos!

Anonymous said...

Harlan's plume full of 11"avg crappie. This past winter the marina owner asked people to leave due to over loading the docks while crappie fishing. Whacking em they were.

Anonymous said...

Charter bus to Nebraska anyone?

Anonymous said...

Get off your rocker man! Come on up to Nebraska and catch some of these waldos and craps @ Harlan. If you were smart though, you'd go to McConaughy like everyone else, including Kansans, Coloradans, Wyomians, Dakotans, Texans, Iowans...need I go on, quit whinin'!! All you Glen crybabies...I'll bet Nebraskans dump more money into Glen Elder, Downs, Cawker City's local economy than ANY other CITIZENS, including Kansans (ok maybe a little far-fetched, but come on!). Are you angered by that?? Maybe you should fish a little more and gripe a little less! Should I say anything about Kirwin??? I hate to tell you but we're all in this together...I agree 50 fish limits are too high. You need that many...start evaluating where your food stamps are going!

You're welcome anytime up here (even during spawn...heaven forbid), just pay your dues as I do mine. You'll shatter your personal best walleye, but you won't touch your personal best crappie!

Anonymous said...

It's all about state money. No creel limits in Kansas on white bass,and allowing a fifty crappie limit. I don't blame them for coming down when they have a fifteen fish limit up there. Many Kansans would be traveling to Nebraska instead to fish if the regulations were traded.

Anonymous said...

glen elder got fish out no more crappie

Anonymous said...

Is the dock squawk section where the fishing reports are or am I in the right format?

Anonymous said...

Responding to the comment Glen Elder fished out....you could take garbage cans full of fish from every boat every day and never tap into fish populations in any of the kansas lakes...Glen Elder is a hard lake to fish crappie compared to most of the lakes in Kansas...this isnt even a good time of year to harvest crappie..I hope folks arent mislead by these blogs...and why fish crappie when you can catch 3lb whites from Glen elder...minnow vs. real fish...

Anonymous said...

why fish for crappie when you can catch 3lb whites? simple answer, crappie taste better.

Anonymous said...

Hello,Glen local here!I believe we survived just fine in recent years while the army from the north was wiping Kirwin res. off the map.I dont have to travel to Mac.to see 5 states represented,I see it here now.Why come down here when you have larger walleye than Glen and good crappie as well? I believe the only people on stamps are your Grand Island Asians that have been here for a solid 3 weeks catching thousands of crappie and selling them for their restaurants!The only thing we are together on is a lower crappie limit,unfortunately when many of you travel a good distance down here,the general consensus is to get your multiple limits worth.










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Anonymous said...

Glen Elder hard crappie lake? Spawn bad time to fish?Leave it up to the educated bios. to set limits so this radical thinking of endless fish supply stops!

Anonymous said...

Any helpful words on the walleye bite at Milford guys? Is the invasion of out of staters half as bad as that on Glen Elder?

Anonymous said...

The ramp parking lots on all of our northern tier of Lakes in KS are swamped with NE tags. Milford is no different. As well as Banner Lake at Holton.

Anonymous said...

Apparently all the steering wheels in Neb land are locked in one position. If I were to cross a border up there it would be into S.D. N.D.!

Anonymous said...

Figure it out guys, the harvest starts in the South and progresses to the North.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen so many whiners. Honestly, if you guys would spend more time fishing than whining on here you would probably be decent fisherman. Never heard so many people whine about out of staters fishing their waters especially when it brings in dollars for the neighboring towns.

Anonymous said...

It's a fact that most people bring their supplies with them. Purchasing fuel hardly constitutes "dollars" to any community. I could care less if they take their limits of fish, but don't sell the beneficial bull here.

Anonymous said...

Anybody do any catfishing at Wilson? The state reports don't even list a catfish report. I'm not asking where to fish, I can put in the time to find fish. I'm just curious about the lake as a whole for catfish, size, numbers, etc.

Anonymous said...

to the question about fishing wilson for catfish, Wilson is actually a very good catfish lake even for as clear as the water is. It is actually under fished for catfish. catfish are still being caught throuhout the lake all winter and all spring long. various sizes are caught but you will find a lot of smaller ones but i have caught 5 pounders out of there and i know there are bigger fish to be caught. Not to mention that you can catch some nice big flat heads also, i know that there have been some flatheads this year caught in hell creek area. but i would start by fishing the river end first. they also have blue catfish stocked to help control the white perch in the lake but none of those will be big enough to keep for several more years. hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

Hey folks. I live in southwest Kansas and was looking for some guidance. I will be at Glen Elder this weekend setting limb lines, looking to catch some flatheads and channel cats. I don't have a lot of experience on flatheads so I was hoping to garner some tips on where we might try to catch some. I have a little knowledge on Glen Elder, but it has been 20 years since I've been there. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Anybody having luck catching anything out at Clinton lake????

Carp Fishing said...

I have the book which is a great read, the above is very informative and I'm looking forward to trying out some of your ideas over the coming months. And The best beginner book on fly fishing that was recommended to me over 30 years ago was "The Curtis Creek Manifesto" still just as relevant and a good read for every beginning fly fisherman.

Anonymous said...

When you get done studying your new fly fishing book you can travel to Nebraska to try out what you learned there right?

Anonymous said...

Hey, there's been plenty of people asking for fishing reports, and most of them have been replied too. So, where are the follow up reports? I think it would help this blog out enormously.

Anonymous said...

To the people going to Glen Elder, Go to Cawker City to "The little bait shop" That's the stores name. Here at Cawker City, you head south just a few miles and you get the Solomon rivers that flow into the lake, This is the area to start your catfishin, in the rivers and talk to Tom and Marty and the bait shop, you'll see some monster 50 lb plus cats.

da said...

Impressed here with the post.

Anonymous said...

any ice on the Glen?

Anonymous said...

any body catch crappie yat

Anonymous said...

The crappie have been good all fall and early winter. Don't need ice to catch them.

Anonymous said...

May not need ice, but if there is ice no reason to bring a boat right? Anyone checked the ice up there yet?

Anonymous said...

hey, i've been thinking about traveling to glen elder one of the next couple weekends to fish for trophy crappie. i will be fishing from a kayak and catch and release fishing. does anyone know if they will be spawning at this time there? or have any tips?