Thursday, February 02, 2012

Region 2 Fishing Reports (Northeastern KS) 2012

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64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Has anyone caught any walleyes from the dam at night in any of the NE kansas lakes yet ?

Dillon said...

I have not had any luck thus far with Walleye in Tuttle Creek, but I have not tried at night. Most of my luck has been targeting crappie, with the occasional white bass ending up on my line. The crappie spawn has been fantastic this year, I have had a ton of 11-12 inch crappie. Good luck to all fishermen!

Anonymous said...

Are you catching crappie shallow at Tuttle creek? It it understandable with the nice weather weve had..what water temps have you seen? I did pick up 2 walleye tuesday evening after I asked the question about walleye being caught so bottom line is that its on...good luck...

Anonymous said...

Are you catching Crappie from shore or from a boat?

Dillon said...

I'm catching them in 6-10 foot deep areas by brush and rock from the shore. I have not been monitoring water temp, but I can personally tell you it's still pretty chilly as slipped and got to go swimming.

Anonymous said...

Water temp is 48

Fishin Kansas said...

They are pre spawn.Crappie spawn between 52 & 60.Walleye will start to spawn @ 40. No saugeye at RF yet.Plenty of trout at willow some over 5lbs.

rapier said...

I'm looking to catch the crappie spawn for the first time. Any advice for a newbie in the johnson county area? (new to crappie, usualy a chanel cat man)

Fishin Kansas said...

What do you need help with? Where to go? I have no Idea I live in Manhattan. I can tell you this much. Watch others ask around people will tell you where to go.I like to use minnows . I like them and so do crappie. Wait till the water temp gets close to 60.Fish rocky banks on the west side of the lake first.Move around if you dont find them.Look for structure christmass trees standing timber etc.Hope this helps some. Maybe someone from your area will take you and show you how. If not you can come here and I will show you how we catch them here..

Anonymous said...

Crappie response johnson county...head for the first part of the coves where the channel comes into the cove and comes close to the bank...start there using jigs (tube jigs or crappie assassin like jigs..) either long pole or bobber...weather permitting if we continue on this warm spell you can start catching them shallow right away...if not then 1st week of april usually it starts off good. cold front kills the fishing. warm front fires them up (hint).then after coves stop producing head for the rocks. Same approach use jigs period...1/16 or 1/32 ounce black with green jig or white or pink or whatever color seems to work for you..your in the best crappie country available...clinton, hillsdale, melvern all are excellent...fishing the rocks can be done from shore but cove fishing is best from boat as its tough to reach many good spots from the shore..good luck..

Unknown said...

Anybody heard or seen any thing going on with the white bass spawn? Just curious as to if the are starting to school up or if they have maybe started making their runs up the tributaries. I appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Walleye fishing has been very tough so far at hillsdale...every night 30 or 40 vehicles and I have yet to see anybody carry out a fish yet..I have caught 5 total in 5 trips..all less than 19 inches. fish are moving shallow but they are not angry yet..

Anonymous said...

Wait another 3 weeks on those white bass. April 5-7th at the earliest. But if I was gonna try earlier I'd hit John Redmond stilling basin first.

Dillon said...

Had a monster day at Mall Creek on the northern end of Milford yesterday. We caught a variety of fish, Flathead, Channel, Large Mouth, Carp, and even a Wiper. They are loving shad sides and worms right now. Using BANG Crawfish spray. The biggest of the bunch was a 34 pound flathead.

Anonymous said...

The whites are up in the river at perry

Anonymous said...

Yep... Hillsdale walleye are tough this year again. Seams to me every spring there are more guys out fishing and less fish on the dam. I've been lucky enough to get a couple but the lost lure vs caught fish ratio hardly make it worth it.

Anonymous said...

how about opening the cleaning station at clinton lake. not too pleasant hauling fish home to clean. what's the hold-up coor????

Anonymous said...

have the white move to the river at milford?

Anonymous said...

The green water at Milford is doing something to the crappie. We sure caught a bunch but they were black looking so we let them go. To bad because we sure had a bunch. Any idea what's causing this?

Anonymous said...

The male crappie are usually a lot darker than the females during spawning.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone been catching very many crappie at Milford or Tuttle?

Anonymous said...

yes over the weekend i usually a catch bucket full of crappie at milford cove.

Anonymous said...

I've never been out to Milford, But I plan on taking a trip here pretty soon. Which spots are best for all of the various fish? Also, bait shops around the vicinity?

fisherman said...

Has anyone had any luck with spawning crappie at the oldtown/92 area of lake Perry?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know anything about mud creek, or any deep holes on the kaw below the bowersock dam

Anonymous said...

It's a good place to try in early March for channel cat when they are looking for warmer water. Sometimes white bass will show up. There are times during the season when the Kaw is high that a few 50-60 pound blue and flathead move in too. Limbs lines will work. There aren't really any deep holes below Bowersock for at least 2 miles downstream. There is a ledge under the dam that goes back a couple feet? but it isn't deeper than the rest. I would call them depressions instead of holes in the rest of the river. An example would be a water depth of 7 feet throughout most of the river and then you'll find where a spot drops down to 11 ft. for about 20 yards or so and then tapers back up. But when the fish are on the feed or a spawning run, 2 ft. depth could be where to fish some days/nights.

JRoutlooks said...

Hillsdale 4/21: Crappie were biting on minnows over brush pile 10' deep. Minnows under floats 4'. White bass near dam on trolling plugs. Crappies still full of eggs.

kingfish78 said...

Bass fishing at Perry Lake is on fire right now! 5 best fish I caught the other day weighed in at 29 lbs on the scales. One of them being a 7 pound largemouth and another a 4 pound smallie.

Anonymous said...

Any word on the walleye bite at Millford. Will be camping there in a couple weeks and was hoping to get a somewaht current report.

Unknown said...

Did a short trip to the south outlet park @ Milford last night. Wasn't too bad, caught a few wipers and channel cats with largest being a 7 pound channel. Used worms and shrimp, though worms tended to produce best results.

Anonymous said...

White bass are schooling up finally at Hillsdale..all you need is a silver rattle trap..go get em!! Ocassional walleye shows up as well..if enough people keep the white bass then this will help control their out of control population growth...maybe..good luck!!

Anonymous said...

The fish are just generally up at Milford. Walleye in main lake, bass on shore, bluegill in coves, catfish in north end. Good week for the family fishing.

Anonymous said...

Any had any luck with catfish at banner lake in holton? If so on what and where at?

Anonymous said...

Any idea why no reports for Banner, Atchison and Brown since late Apr??

Anonymous said...

Hey kingfish,
Think my dad and I are going to try and go up to Perry. Any insight on the bass fishing, upper end or lower end of the lake? You can email me @ wrstler41@yahoo.com if its easier...

Jeremy

Unknown said...

I have noticed a serious lack of reports this year. Is the fishing just that bad, or is everybody just so busy they don't have time to go fishing (my excuse)?

Anonymous said...

Memorial Day weekend trotlines were great for channel cat up at perry. We set at north end of lake had 4-5 pounders on 5-7 of our hooks every morning.

Bait was mix of live minnow and stink bait.

Shad were very hard to find on north end of the lake.

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Anonymous said...

Wyandotte- 9-10 channel cat. Kept 5 because of limit. Biggest was 3 pounds. Had to of been 40 ft. plus deep where bait was at. Charlie catfish "full stringer" and Bee jay garlic scented mixed together. 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m..

Anonymous said...

Caught 5 channel cat hillsdale last night all around 3 lbs. Released them all so they can get bigger. They are loving chicken liver right now!

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone
Spent 3 days at atchison state fishing lake had a great time caught some really nice catfish

Unknown said...

Went to Milford outlet this weekend since they are letting out 1900CFS. Started out pretty good until a guy showed me what he was using. I was nailing 5-7lb Wipers left and right after that. Also whenever the release rate at Milford is around 2000CFS fishing tends to be pretty awesome. I hope to get down there again before they turn it down too much.

Unknown said...

Went to Milford outlet again on Wednesday night. Only letting 1600CFS out of the outlet. Only caught a few wipers, but I wasn't able to get right next to the outlet walls due to other people standing there when I got there.

Anonymous said...

Trolled hillsdale flats last night....first fish 18 inch eye...caught a few more shorts and some nice whites..anybody found the whites out at hillsdale this summer? Cant keep fish alive in the livewell its just too HOT!!

Anonymous said...

Why is the fish cleaning facililty at Clinton Resevoir closed and when will it be reopened?

Anonymous said...

Took a trip to Perry. I was tired from a full week of work. After I was through fishing Saturday (25th), I was wore out. 15 or so white bass and 4-5 drum fishing from the shore. Shimmy shad type plastic using horsehead leadheads off the sides of points. The water has cooled off considerably compared to 3 weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Anyone fishing Nebo? Is the ramp there safe enough to launch 18 ft bass boat?

Anonymous said...

We launched our z7 there two weeks ago, should be good to go

Joe Lemke said...

We were at shawnee state fishing lake and caught some nice cats around the feeders 2 to 5 pounds

Anonymous said...

For the guy who launched at Nebo with the z7..what's the fishing like there? I see some good shocking pics on the KDWP site. New lake for me. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Fishing has been pretty at Milford with all species being caught since the levels have stabilized. I've been seeing some real nice pics of fish from there.

Anonymous said...

anyone having any luck catching walleye yet?

Anonymous said...

crappie crappie crappie crappie i love crappie spownding session.

Anonymous said...

crappie crappie crappie crappie i love crappie spownding session.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone been catching crappie at Tuttle?

Anonymous said...

crappie hittin like crazy caught my limit in 1 hour use 1/8 roadrunner green white pink 03/29/2013

Anonymous said...

What lake did you caught your limit of crappie in 1 hour

Anonymous said...

Is anyone catching fish at Milford Res yet? Looking at heading over there the next 2 weekends. Just looking to see if anything is biting with consistency.

Anonymous said...

Blue cat at Milford are becoming more active.

Anonymous said...

I caught my limit of crappie in 2 hours. Finally found myself a good fishing spot.

-Crappie Fisherman-

Anonymous said...

Any spoonbill in Osawatomie yet?

Anonymous said...

Going to fish lake perry in a couple weeks for large mouth bass but never been there any clue where the best palces to fish and what to use this time of the year?

Anonymous said...

Caught 2 19 inch surveys off the same last weekend

Anonymous said...

Saugeye