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Monday, January 13, 2014

Region 5 Fishing Reports (Southeastern KS) 2014


Use this article to comment on the Fishing in Region 5 or Southeastern Kansas. KDWPT Region 5 Fishing Reports can be found HERE

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8 comments:

  1. Fished Wilson SFL Sat. of Labor Day weekend. Started with fishing plastics for bass with limited success. Wind made it tough to fish the spots I normally have best luck on plastics so we decided to try jigging some deep brush for crappy. Spent the last 1.5 hours of our trip jigging with some success. Kept 6 with 2 over 12" which is really good quality for that lake. Drove by Fall River on Tuesday to see what labor day rains had done to the water clarity - lake was pretty dirty but we needed the rain.

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  2. Melvern yesterday - We chose the wrong day - wind out of the NE 10-15mph misting light rain -very cool after getting wet. We tried the north side of the lake but we couldn't find any fish. Many large groups of shad on the depth finder - 2 crappie.caught.

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  3. Fished Wilson SFL again yesterday afternoon 5-7 p.m. Water temp was 73-75. Caught 10 crappie on the edges of brush piles in 6-8 FOW (all fish in the 8-10" range). Didn't check the deeper stuff as we found fish in one of my go-to spots right off. Fished three different brush piles with the same depth and edge pattern producing fish on all. Would like to try either Toronto or Fall River this fall for whites and/or crappie. Anyone willing to share info on good places to start would be appreciated.

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  4. Toronto Lake - Got up to drift fish, too much rain falling. We fished below the dam with the pipe opened. We used crappie guts, livers and shad. Our best luck was on guts- caught 5 nice channels and 1 #6pound blue cat.

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  5. Toronto Lake - We had a difficult time getting shad, We started fishing with 18 shad (size 3 to 5"). The channel were very aggresive, Most of the fish were caught in 9 - 13' of water, We caught 12 very nice channels, the largest being 7 lbs..

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  6. Toronto -Shad were much easier to find today. We fished basicly the same areas that we did the other day. We quit by 1pm and caught 19 nice channels in 9 to 15 feet of water - largest # 8 lbs.

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  7. Fall River - We started out fishing for crappie, no luck We found some shad and fished for channels - we missed more than we caught. The channels were in good shape - we threw back 8 channels, largest # 4 lbs..

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