Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Region 2 Fishing Reports (Northeastern KS) 2013


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34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any spoonbill in Osawatomie yet?

Anonymous said...

We're catching them in Mo!

Anonymous said...

Anybody catching fish at Milford Lake? Looking at heading out this weekend but not sure where to go, what is biting or what will be the most productive. Last weekend was a skunk, don't need another one of those!

Unknown said...

I haven't been out to Milford just yet, but here are the usual options for this time of year:
- you might be able to catch the last of the walleye spawn down on the dam.
-the white bass should be circling up and getting ready to start their spawn run up on the north end.
-Crappie spawn should be in full swing at this point.

Between those options you should be able to catch something.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone been to Perry? Taking a few days off and was wondering if anythings biting.

Anonymous said...

I caught a pretty nice shark at the tubes at Tuttle. I noodled for him.

Anonymous said...

is deleware river asessible at Perry right now?

Anonymous said...

I have been catching lots of huge carp in the topeka sewer waters. Also been catching lots of gruper at jeffries power plant near st mary ks. Most of all blue marlin and the powerful aids fish of at clinton have been biting
, though mostly sub legal ones. Sting ray and perch running at perry!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe you are a good enough fisherman to catch a stingray.

Anonymous said...

We caught 3 nice size channel cats today...3-4 lbs...

Joe Lemke said...

Anyone know if the boat ramp at Shawnee state fishing lake usable

Anonymous said...

Cats are in the river at Perry lake upto 10 lbs

Arianna said...

is that possible that you can caught cats from the sea.. :)
Deep sea fishing in Dubai

Anonymous said...

iv been going to douglas county lake alot, the channel cat seem to be biting on live perch, usually leave with about 3, 4-6 pounders a night, sometimes takes a couple hours or so, but last night didnt get anything and was there for 5 hours or more, only problem is theres alot of water grass and things to get snagged on. FISH ON HAVE FUN

Brad A. said...

Anyone having any luck around the Kansas City area? Hillsdale, Middle Creek, etc?

Anonymous said...

Any news on Nebo Lake? Looking at trying this with my grand kids. Have not fished it before.

Rebecca Ruth said...

Getting ready to go fishing in Lawrence Kansas where is good my girls would love to go .

Anonymous said...

check out this website if u fish in Missouri Statewide Fish Attractors, Spring 2013....http://newmdcgis.mdc.mo.gov/statewidefishattractorsver2/basicviewer%202/index.html..it shows all the bruch piles on all the lakes in Mo.u can download them too...its super wish Kansas had this !!!!!

Anonymous said...

smallmouth bass are biting good on canadian nightcrawlers at shawnee mission lake i got a few fish yesterday also largemouth bass

Kelly Kelley said...

Went fishing at Rocky Ford last Saturday. White bass and Wiper were hitting good on minnows and soft plastics (i.e. grubs, tubes). Mostly 1-3 pound range with a few 5-6 pound range. Actually had my 8lb test broke off twice by what I can only assume to be either very large wipers, or flat heads.

Anonymous said...

Try setting your drag.

Unknown said...

anybody been down to the outlet at Milford since they opened it up a few days ago?

Unknown said...

I went up there a week and a half ago just to see what it looked like. It has been a while since they let out a decent amount of water. Looked like there were a few people catching fish, but I wouldn't blame the fish. Right now with them letting out 2-3 thousand CFS fishing should be top notch. I would be down there myself, but I am busy getting my house ready to sell. Sad since I live just 10 minute drive from the lake.

Unknown said...

Reply to comment about setting drag:

The problem wasn't drag, problem was light line and heavy fish. Rocky Ford is just as its name suggests, rocky. Light line is often necessary for proper presentation in some scenarios. With those things in mind it is very common to break off when fishing certain conditions.

Anonymous said...

The fisherman who said set/loosen the drag is right. The way you do it is to adjust spool where the line pulls easily/minimum effort then tighten some slightly. Check tension every 5 casts or so. I've caught 30 inch hybrid using 6# test with a loose drag. The trick is to raise the rod up high when the fish hits and hold it there until you figure if it's a fish, how big, and where it's heading and finally where's the worst place the fish could head to. By that time the drag should be set. If I was using 8# test it would be easier for me but the action and feel of the retrieve would be different. Being that you were fishing in July those break offs could be flatheads but they would be more likely bigger than 20-25 pounds. You could be using old/cheap line. Cajun Red will give the knot strength you need but castability/distance will suffer.

Anonymous said...

Perry- Friday 27th white bass, drum, 1 channel cat and some fingerling smallmouth on jigs. The flatheads,3 to 7 pounds, are on the move during the day. They come to the surface and then go back down in areas with rock and wind. Looked like a school of fish eating anything they could find.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone got on any blues at milford lately. I am having trouble finding them. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Chuck or whoever else samples Leavenworth SFL for fish species. Have you guys had smallmouth bass show up in recent efforts- like the past 2-3 years?

Anonymous said...

Any crappie going at Tuttle Creek yet this fall?

Anonymous said...

Any luck at willow with trout? I seemed to be doing something wrong been going out every day and nothing yet.

Anonymous said...

Here's some tips- If you can put yourself into the casting mood you could throw a little cleo for a few hours. That way you can be more mobile by walking and covering more water. You can fan cast or throw to the same spot over and over. 15 to 20 cast per spot oughta do it for any trout that will hit you out of reaction. When you get tired of casting, hopefully you have figured where some trout are at. If not, find a place on the bank where you can be comfortable and if it were me, I would use powerbait, maybe small minnows, or possibly small pieces of worm. I wouldn't use salmon eggs on the bottom yet because the crawdads are still active. They will get to them before the trout. Salmon eggs under a small bobber will attract them but I don't think the trout are smart enough to eat them while the eggs are suspended. Are you using 4# leaders? It makes a difference. If you're using anything heavier than that you're hindering yourself. I think those fish instinctively know that any fishing line heavier than 4# test is danger or not right. I have seen young kids rigged with heavier line and long leaders for powerbait catch trout, but it was only one fish by chance. Sure it made their day but a limit would be better. 6# mainline with 4# leaders will work. Look for fallen trees or limbs. Rainbows love that kind of cover, especially early in the morning. Other days it's rocky areas. There's an old saying "the more you go, the more you know. Once you have found the trout, you should be able to stay on them for a week or so until they move to other areas. Then, obviously, you will have to hunt them up again.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, I used your advice and caught two trout. One was just a little 11incher but the second one was a lot bigger 19inches. Thanks for the tips

Anonymous said...

does any one know how the fishing is out on Alma Lake?