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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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12 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. Are there any bass clubs in South Central Kansas in the Wichita area? Better yet kayak fishing clubs.

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  3. http://www.kansasangler.com/clubs.html

    This should help you out a lot more, with the question about a fishing club.

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  4. A friend and I tried Marion Reservoir for Catfish Wednesday. We tried all four corners of the lake (SE, NE, NW & SW) with zero success. I am sure we are early, but the weather was beautiful. Monday, we witnessed a couple of guys wading out and casting for catfish and then wading back in to wait on the bite. They had a couple of catfish, up to 20".

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Are the walleye biting at Cheney Dam yet?

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

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  10. catching limits of walleye last nights.

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  11. catching limts last 3 nights, cheney

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  12. 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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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.