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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. Toronto - Went back to Toronto for more drift fishing. We had no problem getting shad at the point. Fishing was a little slower today but we still caught quality fish. We kept 6 and turned the larger fish back. Wind was out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

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  2. Is there any information regarding electrofishing results on Melvern Reservoir ?? Have there been any Largemouth or Smallmouth stockings there lately ? Thank you

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  3. Melvern Lake - We had the intentions to try drifting for blues but the wind didn't cooperate. We fished for crappie and only kept 4. Slow day. Shad are still small (2 inches).

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  4. Toronto - We had a north wind today,not my favorite, We had much difficulty locating shad. We finally found them in 1-2 feet of water We hit many spots on the lake and only caught 10( largest #6).

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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