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Monday, January 13, 2014

Region 4 Fishing Reports (Southcentral KS) 2014


Use this article to comment on the Fishing in Region 4 or South Central Kansas. KDWPT Region 4 Fishing Reports can be found HERE.

The list of Lakes and Reservoirs in Region 4 can be found HERE.

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25 comments:

  1. Anonymous: Fishing reports are updated semi-weekly. I make weekly phone calls and emails to staff located at the lakes in question, to anglers who are generous enough to share their fishing successes and failures, and to local law enforcement officers who are talking to anglers to get my reports. I use that information in addition to the information posted here, my own experiences and the work I do every day to make my best guess on what you could expect. Occasionally, someone takes the time to contact me and let me know what their experience was - which may or may not be how everyone else's went that day. If no big changes have been made or if nobody has made reports to me, I don't make and post a false update. As I'm sure you know, fishing can be pretty dynamic and changes quickly - sometimes within a day or even hours depending on weather patterns, time of day, etc. In general, I work to put all of the information I have about what baits and lures are best during that particular time of year, and I place a "fair, good, or excellent" rating next to each species based on the information I get from the above sources. Many times, those reports vary greatly depending on the factors I listed above... so again, I'm forced to make my "best guess" using all of that information to put a fishing report out. I could just tell you that fishing is always good... In my experience, there's always something biting, and a day on the water is always better than sitting in an office, mowing the lawn, surfing the internet or watching TV. If you've been fishing and have a report for me, you can email me (my email address is at the bottom of every fishing report)I'll be glad to share your expertise.

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  2. Went out to Harvey Co East yesterday. Hoping the Crappie were working the shallows as the water warms up. Tried the Dam and the upper end. Didn't get a bite, but the day was beautiful.

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  3. catfish r biting in upper coves on shad guts gizzards when the south wind blows try marion co. lake and walleye starting 2 spawn at cheney

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  4. Are the walleye biting at Cheney Dam yet?

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  5. Cheney / I haven't been out there yet, and I haven't heard any reports.

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  6. catching limits of walleye last nights.

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  7. catching limts last 3 nights, cheney

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  8. using red/black rattletraps speed reeling along the dam getting reaction strikes spawn will be done real soon then u wanna try rock island refuge and Wichita points trolling crawdad colored shad raps with a jig above also marion res dam have produced walleye on rapala stick lures at night

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  9. walleye spawn at cheney will b done when water temps reach 51 degrees then trolling and jig/nightcrawler combo will produce along with cut white perch for bait walleyes upper end by rock island is good for wipers and walleyes

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  10. get your jigs n nightcrawlers ready for next few weeks all fshing will be picking up walleyes and wipers trolling lures will work also go catch em

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  11. Husband and I fished Kingmon County Lake yesterday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. He caught 3 at 16" and 1 at 16 1/2", I caught 3 all 15". He fished spinner bait and I fished jig with trailer. All caught on west side of lake and somewhat close to shore.

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    1. Forgot to mention they were all largemouth bass.

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  12. Husband and I fished Kingmon County Lake yesterday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. He caught 3 at 16" and 1 at 16 1/2", I caught 3 all 15". He fished spinner bait and I fished jig with trailer. All caught on west side of lake and somewhat close to shore.

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  13. catching limit of wiper trolling cheney with south wind caught 30 wipers

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  14. Fished Marion today, the dam was lined with people catching white bass, the shad are spawning, and saw some people catching crappie in cottonwood cove.

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  15. When is the state going to stock more than trout and catfish? Please stop putting catfish in every body of water around Wichita. Your site says there other fish in these waters but I can tell you there are not. Some of these pnds and lakes are so over run with builhead and catfish they are useless and dirty. Also why is this reigion the slowest to fill out reports? all the other regions get it done weekly. What does the KDWP do in South Central Kansas? Doesn't seem like they do anything for fishing or keeping the waters usable.

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  16. KDWPT does stock a lot of other species. Check out this link.

    http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/Fishing/Fish-Stocking-Records

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  17. I believe they r wipers in the Sedgwick county park horseshoe lake and suppose to b saugeye in one of the Chisholm park lakes but I have yet to see some1 catch one from there I agree these lakes and ponds r run over with small catfish and a few nice bass I wonder y nothing in south central kansas is updated often

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  18. has any1 caught a saugeye from Harvey west lake by burrton yet they stocked saugeye in there in last years and McPherson state lake also

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  19. What's the float/jug fishing regulations? Are they only allowed at the lakes listed or anything above 1201 acres?

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  21. People are catching some crappie in Marion reservoir at Cottonwood
    Park. Mainly at dusk.

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  22. The weekly fishing reports are great but Region 4 seems be running behind 1-3 weeks at any given time. It's hard to decide which lake to visit without the weekly information.

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    1. Yeah, sure woud be nice if it were u to date.....

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  23. Currently behind 3 weeks during the best fishing period of the year.......

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Please limit your comments to naming the lake(s) you fished, species caught, what methods were used, where and when you fished, and helpful tips for others. Comments that do not meet these criteria or are not useful for angling success will be deleted.