Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Region 5 Fishing Reports (Southeastern KS) 2013



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18 comments:

psu_gorilla said...

Fishing has been hit or miss so far this spring, the cold fronts have really made it tough for any fish to grab a foothold and begin biting consistently. I have fished the neosho, bone creek, elm creek lake, neosho SFL, YC new res, and have been to lacynge twice. Mainly fished for catfish, crappie and bass with a variety of baits live and artificial. My lack of success also may be attributed to me being only a bankfisherman.

Anonymous said...

Any bills at Chetopa with all the rain recently?

lqdsclr said...

Chetopa , they are doing good snaggin

catman said...

Spent most of the weekend fishing the lower Neosho River in Oklahoma for cats and spoonbill. Caught 2 spoonbills Saturday. Saw several fish caught/kept. Caught some nice channel cats using prepared baits fishing around brush, and rocks. Spoonbills slowed Sunday, but channel cats were still hot. All the catfish were chock full of what appeared to be spoonbill eggs.

Anonymous said...

Fall R. yesterday - Lake temp. 59,coves 63. I caught one male crappie tight lining from the bank. The lake is coming up-5 gates opened. Toronto - water temp.59 - cove 69. Lake coming up -7gates @1 foot. Many fishermen at Manns cove.

Anonymous said...

fished pomona yesterday mothers day took all morning to find crappie finally found some big females suspended about 4 foot deep in 8 foot of water around a little brush had 24 keepers 15 of which were over 12 inches the biggest was 15 inches best batch of crappie ive caught in awhile

Anonymous said...

MELVERN - Fished the lake from the bank. I was only able to find 7 nice male crappie, lake is still low and cold (58) bythe dam. People doing better to the west.

catman said...

Fished the Neosho River this past weekend with setlines. Used bluegill in 6-10 of water. Only fished one night.....NO LUCK. Anyone know about the crappie up at Farlington?? Heading up there this weekend, looking to catch some crappie and big channels.

catman said...

Fished Crawford State Fishing Lake this weekend. Tried for crappie, just using tube jigs, various colors, various depths......no luck. Tried for channel cats, using prepared baits, cut shad, and river worms....no luck. Caught 3 little dinks. Talked to others who said they weren't having luck either.

small town kid said...

I've been having pretty good luck fishing the Neosho River these past couple weekends. Caught a 45, 35, and 25 lb flathead. caught a couple of those Mississippi white cats that went close to 20 lbs. using bluegill, black perch, and goldfish. caught 5 flatheads under 10 lbs also.

Anonymous said...

Neosho wildlife area and neosho state lake. Channel catfish has been hitting good with dip baits fished on bottom.

Anonymous said...

Anybody fish Elsmore Lake (Bourbon State Lake) this year? Was thinking about bass fishing up there within the next couple weeks.

Joe Lemke said...

Has anyone been out to POMONA this year was thinking about going out there to see if catfish biting

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Anonymous said...

So, why don't you post some of these "so called" guidelines so we can try them out on KANSAS waterways.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone started to catch trout at Garnett South Lake? Aka Crystal lake i believe.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any tips on catching trout at the Mined Land Wildlife Area around West Mineral?

Anonymous said...

Trying to catch trout with 30 ft. average depth in pit #30 right? First off, I have never been to the pits there but I checked stocking schedules and acreage/depth numbers to get an idea of what I would do for trout at this time of year. I would find a spot on the bank where the sun shines on it all day long. It would be a northwest/north side bank. Then I'd make a decision about scent or vision oriented baits. Powerbaits formula, salmon eggs scent, or small minnows. I would cast out far a few times to disperse the scent but when it's time for fishing I'd put the bait where I think they would show up to feed. Hopefully this would be shallower with some light wind generated riffles with a comfortable temperature to fish without being miserable by freezing all day long. How long to stay in one place? My best advise is that everyday can/will be different until you find a pattern and/or the trout recognize your fishing spot as a place to get some food. At first start out about 11:30 a.m. and go till about 4 p.m. If you figure them out, try to make the time you fish 1:15 p.m. to 3:30. It will be less work for more return. Since most of the trout are small sized, early morning {twilight} around some limbs/old fallen trees could be good but I haven't tried that at this time of year. If the trout do feed that early they will be there every day until late April I'd think.