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Monday, January 13, 2014

Region 3 Fishing Reports (Southwestern KS) 2014


Use this article to comment on the Fishing in Region 3 or Southwestern Kansas. KDWPT Region 3 Fishing Reports can be found HERE.

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20 comments:

  1. Outdoor John6/22/2014 11:26 AM

    How much can you really do for small state lakes like Meade in places like SW Kansas? Garden, Liberal, and Dodge, plus lots of smaller towns which would add up to over 100,000 people. Even with a small percentage of people fishing that is a lot of pressure. A crappie harvest study was done in a 30,000 plus acre reservoir in Missouri. Around 60% of nine inch plus crappie were harvested each spring. If a small lake has an occasional bumper crop of good sized crappie one year...I doubt most were survive to the next year. Word would really get out. Letting Meade go dry for a few years is not going to happen. To the guy who tries everything at Clark....maybe the Pope should bless you tackle. Ha. Negative confession hurts what you try to do. Small lakes closer to Wichita and Kansas City have good fisheries more often I think because people fish in the larger reservoirs and ponds taking some pressure off of state lakes. Look at Sheridan Lake and Antelope lake which are closer to Norton Reservoir and Webster. Better fisheries than Meade usually. Lowell is a good biologist and knows you can only do so much with what you have.

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  2. I figured it's worth a mention I'm out at Clark right now and it's raining heavily and flooding massively. It did the same thing yesterday afternoon for close to 3 hours. Be careful near the cliffs if your in your boats. There has already been a small land slide on the NE side. The lake looks like a swirling mess. White Bass and Walleye are going nuts. Going to try for big flatheads after sunset tonight.


    To everyone saying this lake has limited potential you are dead wrong. When in its normal pattern this lake is dynamite IF and ONLY IF properly stocked after heavy rains and floods!

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  3. Did it flood over the spillway again Don?

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  4. Heading out to Clark tonight. Went last Friday night and caught two channels each only a couple lbs off of a hot dog and a worm. Had a few misses on shrimp, most activity was around 8-9 just before full on sunset. Fished off the west side points. Now that I found this page I'll post what I find tonight.

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  5. Fished yesterday caught 15 crappie 6ft deep on brush jigging with minnows. Very subtle bite, not aggressively feeding. Tons showing on fish finder. Water temp 80° depth where we fished 14+ feet. Heavy rains off and on all week prior.

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  6. Where were the brush piles you fished? Have you found any new ones that the flood last year washed in?

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    1. Lowell placed new brush at meade lake and I'm told he did the same at clark since that post, but have not been out to clark since we caught those crappie. There are several brush piles along the dam between the cement. Pillar and the spillway and a pallet pile along the bluff south of bloom cove, about 50 ft out from shore. There is still quite a bit of brush where the buoy used to mark it north of the point near the first boat ramp on the east shore.

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  7. Warren Stone Lake is full and running over again finally now we just need some fish.

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    1. Seems to be the consensus around here!

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  8. Does anybody know the deal about Proffitt Lake? Is it a public lake and how is the fishing there?

    The GPS location is 37* 12'04.85" N 100*03'12.41" W

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    1. It is a private lake. Only friends and family members get to fish it.

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    2. Open it up! the state will pay you!!!!!!!!

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  9. fished clark yesterday, bass where slow only caught six before noon. only one five plus pounds. cinnamon river

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  10. Any luck on catfish or carp at Meade?

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    1. I caught two small 6" catfish! Don't waste your time! The biologists here do a terrible job!

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  11. I wonder why they deleted all of the comments that said the fishing was extremely poor in Meade Lake and Arkalon Park.

    There were about half a dozen people saying the fishing at Meade Lake sucked terribly.

    If anybody is reading this... Don't waste your time and try a different region other than southwest Kansas!

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  12. Fishing Report 8-03-2014: Meade Lake
    Two Small 6" catfish, using corn, Worms and stink bait after about 4 hours of fishing

    Zero bass caught using every-bait known to mankind after 8 hours of fishing

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  13. Can anyone tell me if concannon has been stocked? I saw on facebook that cats were stocked at horsethief but none of the sw ks lakes fishing reports have been updated in a month.....

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    1. small channels were stocked

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