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March 30, 2005 - Hillsdale Walleye - Fished Hillsdale from about 8:00 p.m. until Midnight and only had one 18 inch Male Walleye.   There are more Nets out now and still not much Activity up shallow.  Very windy and only saw one other fish caught. Tom K..

March 28, 2005 - Kanopolis Seep Stream - @ 0919 hrs @ SALINA:
Temp: 52 F
Dewpoint: 39 F
Humidity: 61%
Barometric Pressure: 29.75 falling
Winds: South @ 8 MPH (increased during the day)
Arrived approx 1055 hrs. Caught 2 - 10 inch rainbows & 3 - 12 inch rainbows
(lost three others before got my limit of 5). Was using Berkley Sunrise
Power Eggs & Berkley Rainbow Powerbait Nuggets. Bait had to be in exactly
the right spot or they would not hit. Others caught some using cheese and
corn. Water is Seep Stream is (estimate) 4 inches lower than when I went the
beginning of the month.

No Luck in the Outlet area, more little more water coming out of spillway
than previously. Did see one LARGE GIZZARD SHAD get caught & person used it
in an attempt to catch catfish with no luck.
tight lines & sharp hooks
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"Per Mare, Per Terras"
walt
38-54-14.601N / 097-14-09.074W

March 28, 2005 - Hillsdale Walleye - Spent 4 hours fishing on Easter Eve. 1 Walleye 7+ lbsLots of fisherman very few walleye being caughtI had a few more hard hits but they didn't stick to my Rapala. Not much activity yet. A few nets in place from our lovely Egg collection crew. Does anyone understand the issues with netting Walleye year after year on a given lake? I have caught less and less big fish since this process was put in place at Hillsdale. Anyone else have a opinion? Tom Krokstrom

March 28, 2005 - Cheney - JUST GOT NEWS OF A NEW COURTESY DOCK 8' WIDE BY 40' LONG POSITIONED IN THE CENTER OF THE EASTSIDE BOAT RAMP AT CHENEY. I THINK THIS IS BEING BUILT BY DONATIONS ONLY. SOUNDS LIKE IT WILL BE INSTALLED SOMETIME IN THE SUMMER OF 2005. THIS WILL BE A TERMENDUS BENEFIT FOR ALL SIZES OF BOATS.

March 27, 2005 - Harvey County East (3/24) - Fished at the spillway from 0800 until 1430 did not get bit until 1200. Caught two Saugeyes one 18 and the other 21 on 1/16 chartreuse jig with a orange/green power bait twister .Had to use the ultra light rod with 4 lb line slow and deep to get anything to bite. Saw two other guys with ultra light rigs get Saugeyes both over 21 long. Mark

March 25, 2005 - Answer to looking for a special hook -I cannot visualize the exact style hook you are looking for. I imagine it uses wire for the weedless feature and has weight on the hook shank. It might be possible to use the currently available weedless hooks and purchase a Do-it mold with which you can mold the weight over the hook. Check at www.do-itmolds.com or zeiners.safeshopper.com. Best of luck.

Dean B.

March 23, 2005 - Looking for a special hook - Several years ago, Eagle Claw manufactured a weedless worm hook (similar to
their current weedless worm hook) but this hook was weighted. The (elongated weight) was part of the hook, on the shaft. Again, it was like current EC weedless hooks, made with the wire weed guard, but it had a weight built in.

I believe they went off the market about 10 years ago. I don't know if anyone on this board would know where I could find some, or if anyone would like to sell some. I have checked ebay and various hook sites on the web, but have had no luck. I can be reached at jeff.herndon@kake.com. Thanks.

March 23, 2005 - Some general tips - cats are shallow in upper ends and coves they bite shad gizzards and shrimp this time of year . i dont fish for the spawning walleye ,,they can be caught trolling or wading when it gets a little warmer alot of walleye get snagged on the dam, why mess with there reporduction cycle when u can catch them in a couple weeks after the spawn........

p.s there are nothern pike in kingman state lake that can be caught now on live shiners or minnows

fishin pal jer

March 21, 2005 - Walleye at Cheney - MR - I am sure I speak for most everyone when I say "WELCOME HOME". Thank you for your service to the US. Job well done. I hope you catch the fish of your life.

I hope everyone treats you with the respect that you deserve. All of our Military Men and Women are true HEROES.

Ryan

March 19, 2005 - Walleye at Cheney - MR- Hey i am back from Iraq! Just wanted to thank everyone for the words of encouragement. Went out to the dam at Cheney on Thursday, caught three smaller males in about 3 hours. Not very productive but was nice to get out and catch some pre-spawn fish. good luck!

March 19, 2005 - Hillsdale - Went to Hillsdale March 13th for crappie, fishing in the area of the Antioch boat ramp, and after 3 hours only caught 1 12" fish. I could see them using the depth finder suspended @ 10-14 ft in 16 ft of water. I was fishing jigs right in their face but couldn't get another volenteer. Tried about 6 colors. Decided to go up the channel a ways for cats and had my first fish on 3 min after anchoring. Caught 7 more over the next 1 1/2 hours using night crawlers fishing the channel about 10 ft (on the bottom). Largest was about 2.5 lbs, smallest about a pound. Mike

March 18, 2005 - Comment about new KW&P Website Design - How does every body like the New Look? It's takes more clicks to get where you, want to go.I know change is good,butt if you want to spend money stock more Fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. The Web Master that built the web site ought to find a new job.When you scroll clear to the bottom of kdwp page,you will see EZ Systems,software that wasnt developed in the USA. Keep or MONEY here in the USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Responses to this will be posted on the comments page

Editor's Note - I was surprised with the new design also. I had seen it earlier and thought they would improve it. We will continue our reports in the same format that we've had for years. Each of the five regions will continue to be on the same page. The state lets us use their reports, but it is certainly more difficult now to update our pages. Let your friends know they can visit kansasangler.com and see the reports in an easier to use format.

March 11, 2005 - Answer to Cheney Question on Wipers from 3/11 - El Dorado Report and Question on Walleye Eggs for bait - I just read the Kansas magazine, and in it they have an article on Wipers. 1) I am not a biologist. 2) hybrids such as the wiper can't mate with another wiper. 3) i imagine that like the saugeye they would make false spawning runs. look for wipers to head up river if that is the case.

on another topic. I went to Eldorado on the 6th of march. Yeah it was windy but also a lot of fun. caught a 13-15 inch smallmouth. I couldn't get an accurate measurement. he was all curled up. 2 white bass or wipers. all of these were released. 2 too small walleye (released) and a 20 and a 22 inch female walleye's (supper). my son & I were trolling new crank baits in blue stem for the walley and the white's/wipers and the smalley was on the west end of the dam.

i also chewed up my reverse trying to pull a disabled boat off of the rocks outside shady creek marina. 926 dollars for reverse gear and clutch dog. ins. won't pay cause they feel it was mechanical(read as maintenance). ought to be a clause for good samaritan damage. i also hope that the disabled boat's problem was more than the kill switch getting bumped. that would be priceless
boat ought to be ready sometime this week. so i'm gonna try and get some more of those prespawn hogs.

i do have a question, are walleye eggs good bait for catfish later in the year?
happy fishing and good luck with the wipers.

ron k.

March 14, 2005 - El Dorado - Submitted by Mike Cook, Four Lake Guides - El Dorado crappie fishing was really slow saturday. We found the fish but could only get a few to do there part. Sunday catfishing at Kaw on the other hand was very successful. The wind would not let us fish the river ledges on the main lake. Couldn't get the anchors to hold. But where we could fish we well on some nice size blues and even caught some small channels all ready. Mike Cook

March 14, 2005 - Cheney -Went to Cheney Lake Saturday afternoon. Arrived at Fish Cove at about 4 p.m. Conditions were very windy and as a result I was only there for about two and a half hours. The only fish I caugt was a small drum. I did see several fish jumping in the area, however. Water was very murky. This was the first time I had been to Cheney in a couple of years, so I was happy to get back.

March 14, 2005 - El Dorado Question - Can anyone tell me if you can wade at Eldorado Lake, or does it get deep too fast? Thanks sah.

March 11, 2005 - Cheney Question on Wipers - WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS DONE WELL IN MAY ON PRE-SPAWN WIPERS? I WENT OUT ONCE IN EARY MAY AND DID WELL ON WIPERS. WOULD LIKE TO GET OUT MORE THIS MAY AND CATCH SOME THAT ARE BIG AND FAT AND FULL OF EGGS. ARE THERE SPAWN THE SAME AS WHITE BASS? ANY SUGGESTIONS FROM CHENEY FISH BIOLOGIST?

March 10, 2005 - Answer to question about Milford - A bunch of friends and I are planning a trip to Milford in mid to late April. I have never fished it before, and was wondering about some tips, spots anything to point us in the right direction. ThanksTHIS WOULD BE A TOUGH TIME, THE LAKE IS AROUND 4 FT. LOW AND THE FISH ARE STARTING TO STAGE IN PRE SPAWN.

ROCK BLUFF AREAS IN 15 TO 20 FT. IN FRONT OF RUSH CREEK FOR SMALLLMOUTH BASS, USING 3 INCH TUBE

JIGS, WATERMELON COLORS WITH FLAKE. SLOW DRAG THE TUBES DOWN THE LEDGES.

IF YOUR REALLY UPTO CATCHING SOME FISH, TRY THE DAM FROM 10PM TO DAWN FOR THE SPAWNING WALLEYE.

USE 3INCH RAPALA MINOWS CAST DOWN THE LENGTH OF THE DAM.

TIGHT LINE CHUCK

March 10, 2005 - Directions to Kanoplis Seep Stream -
I-70 westbound from Topeka to exit 238.
Turn left (south) after getting off I-70 West go south to KS-140,
turn right (west) onto KS-140 and go west until you see
junction to the south (left) of KS-141.
Take KS-141 across the dam, left turn on paved road to Kanopolis Information
Office. Left turn to the Outlet parking lot area.
Park there and walk down the concrete to the seep stream. You might also
park at the upper end of the lot and walk upstream and fish some of the
beaver dam areas.
If you have waders or hip boots, you can fish behind the cattails :-)
Tight lines & sharp hooks
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CHECK & CLEAR 6
73
"Per Mare, Per Terras"
walt
38-54-14.601N / 097-14-09.074W

March 8, 2005 - Answer on Kanoplis Seep Stream - Kanopolis Reservoir is near Marquette, KS. I cannot provide first hand directions, but I would direct you
to the following link for Kanapolis State Park which has brochure containing a general location map to help find your way.

http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/pmforum/kanopolis.html

For other stream trout fishing oppportunities in Kansas consider the following:

Auburndale Park Stream in Topeka, KS

Slough Creek in Sedgwick County Park in Wichita;
http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/sg_park/

Tuttle Creek Seep Stream (stocked year round) near
Manhattan, KS;
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/pmforum/tuttlecrk.html

Dean

March 5, 2005 - Question on Kanoplis Seep Stream - I've heard about Kanoplis Seep Stream trout fishing can you give or direct me to information about the stream and location? I fly fish and live in Missouri and would like to fish in Kansas for trout. Jim

March 5, 2005
- Cheney - Went out there today at the Lake it was warm but the lake was kinda cold nothing bite but a couple of good size white perch

March 4, 2005 - Cheney - Caught two crappie and two white bass in 15 to 20 ft depth right on the river channel towards the upper end on a chartreuse jig above a Little Cleo spoon. Pretty slow, but better than nothing.

 

 

March 4, 2005 - Question about Milford - A bunch of friends and I are planning a trip to Milford in mid to late April. I have never fished it before, and was wondering about some tips, spots anything to point us in the right direction. Thanks

March 4, 2005 - Kanopolis Seep Stream -
Weather conditions @ Salina, KS @ 1000 hrs CST:
Temp: 33F Wind Chill: 29F Humidity: 92% Dew Point: 31F
Barometer: 30.01 rising Winds: South @ 5 MPH
Arrived approx 1200 hrs, there were 2 other people fishing in the area by
the dam using bobbers w/ power bait underneath. They left after 1330 hrs
with their limits. Using Berkley power nuggets in fl. red & rainbow, pink
power bait, sunrise power eggs got my limit. 3 of them were 11 inches & the
other 2 were about 8 inches. Various sizes available, all you have to do is
get them to bite <G>. Did see one small trout caught on spinner but no luck
using rapala today.
Did see several small (1/2 lb) white bass caught in the outlet area & a
large drum by others fishing in that area.
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73
"Per Mare, Per Terras"
walt
38-54-14.601N / 097-14-09.074W

March 3, 2005 - Wilson - Jack Hoskinson Madd Jack Striper Guide - Dave Ford and Jay Rapp display stripers they caught on Wilson. It was a fantastic day to be on the water today and the fish agreed. The stripers were short hitting allot but we still managed to get 9 stripers to the boat with a 20# as the largest. We missed at least twice that many more. We were pulling live bait, shad and black saltys in shallow water, 3 to 7 feet in the backs of coves on the upper end of the lake. Looks like the bigger stripers are going to make a good showing this year!
Madd Jack

March 2, 2005 - Question on Cheney Walleye - Has anyone heard if the walleye are being caught at Cheney off the damn yet? Gotta be getting close, but this cold snap could push them back another week or so? I am debating if I will even go there, but nice to hear if the fish are moving in or not. Thanks KGT

March 1, 2005 - Thanks for answer to Grand Lake Question - My thanks to the fellow that replied to my Grand Lake question. I'm assuming the jig colors are black and blue? Or black and black?

Again thank you,
Ol' Mike

February 28, 2005 - Answer to Grand Lake Question from Feb. 11 - I will be at Table Rock this year during this time, but. I traditionally have done well in the back of elk river on channel swing banks. 3 lures (2 typical, 1 different for these parts): clown colored rogue or pointer 100 (10 ­ 15 second pauses); bl/bl 5/16 oz jig (heavy line for slow fall to bottom then deadstick for 10-15 count); LV-500 lucky craft rat'l trap (clown color)<fish as if slow rolling a spinnerbait>. Last year a hot lure was a bandit 200 or wiggle wartthese 2 lures accounted for a number of early March tournaments from Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock, and the early season BFL at Grandeach year is different though.

If Elk River gets hit pretty good by others, I like to fish mid-lake coves (north sides) and use the rogue along sides of docks, jig around wood.

February 28, 2005 - Watershed - 2/26/05
Me and another friend went out looking to try and catch some crappie saturday
afternoon. After an hour of casting small jigs and road runners and not
catching anything we decided to break out our baitcaster's and we tied on some
bass lures. To our surprise we started catching bass at a decent rate, and
they were all coming right off the bank in very shallow water. We ended up
with 14 bass ranging from 2-3 pounds, nothing big but, a really nice day none
the less. The bass were caught on a flipping tube and a strike king bitsy
bug.

Good Luck to all. The cajun up above is still forsale.
thanks,
travis

February 27, 2005 - Wilson - Jack Hoskinson Madd Jack Striper Guide - Anglers are Jay Rapp and John Kelly, the fish are 6 to 8 lbs. I finally got on the water today (Feb. 26) and found the stripers to be willing and aggressive. With in 10 minutes of putting out lines we had the first striper in the boat. While the stripers today were not as large as I would like, between 5 and 8 lbs, will still had a great time and caught allot of fish. We were fishing live bait, black salty's and bucktails on planer boards in 7 to 3 feet of water!

Lots of bank fishermen out today, we also say several of them catching stripers. The stripers are in there normal early spring pattern in the backs of the creeks, coves and river where the water is a little warmer. It looks like it is going to be a great spring!

February 26, 2005 - Kanopolis Seep Stream - Conditions @ Salina, KS @ 10:00 AM: Temp: 35F Wind chill: 26F Dewpoint: 29F Humidity 78%
Winds: nnw 13 MPH
Used Berkley Power Bait (rainbow & flor. red); Berkley Power Eggs (sunrise) & Rapala # 5 original floater in firetiger to catch & land 3 rainbows, lost three others (one threw Rapala & other two got into the wood.) Largest was 14 inches & smallest was 10 inches. Lots of water in the stream (more than I have seen in couple of years.)
Tight lines & sharp hooks
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73
"Per Mare, Per Terras"
walt
38-54-14.601N / 097-14-09.074W

February 22, 2005 - Just Dreaming - WENT TO THE SPORT BOAT AND TRAVEL SHOW OVER THE WEEKEND. HIRED A GUIDE FOR STRIPER FISHING AT BEAVER FOR JUNE. LOOKED AT ALL THE NEW BOATS AND EQUIPMENT AT THE SHOW. THEN MONDAY NIGHT ON THE OUTDOOR CHANNEL, (SATELLITE) I WATCHED MONDAY NIGHT FISHING FOR 4HRS. STRIGHT IN THE BASEMENT. THEN I TOOK A BREAK AND HEADED TO THE GARAGE AND TOOK THE COVER OFF THE BOAT. SAT IN THE CHAIR TURNED ON THE ELETRONICS AND STARTED DREAMING OF ALL THOSE STRIPER AND WIPERS. THEN I HEARD THE DOOR OPEN AND I LOOKED AND IT WAS MY WIFE STAIRING AT ME. SHE ASKED WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU DOING OUT HERE IN THE GARAGE IN THE BOAT? I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO SAY. SO I SAID NOTHING. SO, THE WIFE SAID WITH A SMILE ON HER FACE. YOU NEED TO GO SEE A PHYCOLOGIST. MAYBE SO? CAN'T WAIT FOR SPRING. MARK.

February 21, 2005 - Kanopolis - Feb. 20th- Kanopolis- I made it to the lake at about 1:00 p.m. In the past I haven't had much luck catching early crappie at this lake but I was determined to catch a crappie. I started off at the brush piles around the tower. The wind was blowing stead and the waves were rocking the Tracker pretty good so staying on top of the brush piles was tough. I started off with two 1/8 ounce jigs in yellow and chartuse. With the wind blowing I couldn't feel the jigs and the brush without getting hung up. I switched to a 1/2 ounce bell sinker on the bottom of the line and two jigs above. About the third twitch of the jig and I had a 12 inch crappie. With the bite comming so quick I thought I would fill the boat, boy was I mistaken. I fished for another two hours without a strike. The wind had come up a little more so I went to another part of the lake. There are some brush piles off of Lotus (sp) point. They start in 16 feet of water and go all the way down to 25 feet. The fish there didn't like my bell sinker set up but did start hitting a 3/8 ounce jig with a white sassy shad. With this much weight I could feel the brush and work the jig in and out and around it. I ended up catching five more crappie but three of them were about 8 inches and too small to keep. All of the fish came out of the bruch in 23 feet of water. MAC

February 21, 2005 - Clinton - Feb. 18th- Clinton Lake- On Feb. 18th I went to Clinton lake at about 3:00 p.m. The sun was out with a light breeze and about 50 degrees. This is the first chance I've had to get out and the first time to fish Clinton. The water temp. was 39 degrees, out in the main lake, and 41 degrees in the bays. On Friday I found fish out in front of the marina. There is a large drop off and the bait fish were stacked up on top. I used a pair of 1/8 ounce jigs and jigged them around the pods of bait fish. After about a half hour, with no bites, I started swimming the jigs above the bait and caught several nice white bass in the next hour. The fish preferred yellow or bright green and ignored the white jigs. Friday night a front moved in and cause the wind to come up and the rain. I went out about noon on the 19th, found all kinds of bait fish but couldn't get a strike. MAC

February 12, 2005
- Butler County Pond - Went to the heated dock at Marion County saturday morning, only stayed 45 minutes, so many people there didn't hardly have room to set down. Loaded up and went back home and went to a decent sized pond that we knew had crappie and bass in it. Hadn't been there more than 5 minutes and we had already caught 2 crappie. With three of us we ended up catching 5 crappie and 5 bass. Most were caught on a chartruse slider grub with a red head. The two biggest bass were only a couple of pounds but, it felt good to be catching fish and surprising to since, it just snowed last week alittle, but it goes to show you that if you work at it you can catch fish all year from farm ponds. Also an
interesting side note is that some of the fish we caught were less than a foot off of the bank and couldn't of been in more than a couple of feet of water. Also there were 2 turtles in the water already. Guess it's starting to get close. Still have the boat for sale at the top as well if anyone is interested. Travis

February 11, 2005 - Grand Lake question - An out of state friend is to fish a Bass tournament at Grand Lake, OK March 13. The tournament starts at Martin Landing. He is asking for information about the lake such as accommodations, lure selections, areas of the lake to fish, etc. I would greatly appreciate any input! Ol' Mike

February 7, 2005 - Wilson - Jack Hoskinson Madd Jack Striper Guide - I went to the dam yesterday to see how much ice was left and the dam boat ramp was ice free. It was a hazy day so I don't know how far west it is thawed but the dam area is fishable by boat.

Of course the temps have dropped again and some ice may come back but this late in the season I doubt if it will stay too long. Prior to the temperature dropping on sunday we got over 1 inch of rain in the Wilson area. The Saline is running at about its double rate which means the lake will get some much needed water. Currently we are 2. 5 feet low but with the river flowing that should change over the next few days.

With the lake 2 feet or lower than conservation some of my early spring spots are very shallow or exposed, so the water coming in gets me pumped up and ready to hit the lake as soon as possible.

Fish-On Madd Jack

February 2, 2005 - Kingman State Lake - anyone try northern pike at kingman state lake the best time is on bright sunny days these fish will bite in the cold anglers please post more tips and comments where are the fish biten in the cold season jer

January 29, 2005
- Boat for Sale - Guys I have the Cajun Boat for sale up at the top. I'm asking $3500 but, I would be willing to listen to any serious offers that you might have. It is a very good boat!! Please email any questions or offers to
tswift@farmersagent.com. travis

January 29, 2005 - Kanopolis - KANOPOLIS RESERVOIR Last Updated: 01/27/2005
Temperature: 32 degrees Lake Elevation: Near conservation level
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Rainbow Trout Good 1/2 pound average The trout were stocked on Thursday, Jan
20 - 1500 fish but they were on the small side. Worms, corn, cheese, salmon
eggs, spinners, and flies should continue to work as the beaver have really
put up some good dams.
source: Kansas Fishing Report

Went out Tuesday looking for all the sunshine that was supposed to happen,
at least very little wind. Got to the Seep Stream about 1130 hrs and there
was only one other person visible fishing the Seep Stream for trout. Using
# 5 Rapala Original Floater in Firetiger, Berkley PowerBait in Rainbow &
Flor. Red caught my limit. Sizes were 3 @ 11 inches & 2 @ 9 inches. Did
hook & lose several that would be luck to make 7 inches, but was forewarned
by the above information. Saw several larger than 12 inches lost (red
salmon egg was bait) & couple of others w/ near limits (4 - used PowerBait -
if floated by me) and limits (5 - bait unknown) of trout. One person told
me of area upstream where there looked to be a 100 or so in shallow water,
but they would not bite anything he threw at them.
As was leaving while crossing the dam, noticed several people ice fishing on
the south side of the lake (far too much open water visiable for my money)).

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"Per Mare, Per Terras"
walt
38-54-14.601N / 097-14-09.074W

January 19, 2005 - Grand Lake spoonbill question - Need some help. I'm going down to Grand Lake this spring to get in on the spoonbill run. I've never gone after spoonbill before and wondered if someone who has could advise me as to what kind of tackle I will need. Type of reel, length of rod, test weight of line, how to rig the weights and things like that. Any info will be appreciated. You can reply here or email me at ksfishinfarmer@yahoo.com Thanks. ksfishinfarmer

January 17, 2005 - Kanoplis - Fished kanopolis sat. and sun. Fished mostly around tower harber cove. The Walleye and whites were biting pretty good. During the mid-day the bite seemed to be better near the deeper water 25' to 27' deep. A little better bite in the evening and a little shallower 17' to 20' deep. Good ice all over the cove aprox. 6" or 7" of clear ice. My depth finder really helped find the fish. Biting fish are usually cruising right next to the bottom. Most of the walleye were from 14 1/2" to 17" in length. Also saw a few wipers taken. Try small castmasters or small white slabs. Good luck.
Tight Lines, Ks.Fisher

January 16, 2005 - Kanoplis Seep Stream - Conditions @ 0828 hrs CST @ Salina:
clear below 12000 ft
Temp: 38 F
Wind Chill: 31 F
Barometric Pressure: 30.04
Dewpoint: 34 F
Humidity: 86 %
Wind: SSW @ 10 MPH
Should have waited until after 1200 hrs before going out. Nothing until the
afternoon when finally managed to get my limit. 4 @ 11 inches (1/2 lb size)
& the 5th was 13 inches. Did notice a couple of dead trout floating about
so am unsure of what did them in (water gin clear & COLD so that was not the
reason - only problem with water is there is not enough in the Seep Stream.)
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"Per Mare, Per Terras"
walt
38-54-14.601N / 097-14-09.074W

January 14, 2005 - Marion -Went Ice fishing today at Marion Resivour. Caught about 50 small White Bass and 5 Small walleye. I was using a 1/16oz ilver Cast Master and a 1/8 oz pink Puddle Jumper. The ice is about 4-5 inches thick. Todd Marion,ks

January 14, 2005 - Marion County Lake - anyone try cheney for ice fishin.or marion co lake heated dock please post any tips try waxwoms at marion co . jer

January 14, 2005 - Ice thickness at Perry question -
Does anyone have any info on the ice thickness at Perry. The crappie were biting a couple weeks ago and should still be good. Matt from tonganoxie

January 13, 2005 - Ice Fishing Answer - I usually prefer to find my own fish through the ice by staying away from the other fisherman and doing alot of work with my depth finder. With a flat puck type transducer, you can often read through the ice without drilling first. I use dish soap or even just water to make a good seal betwwen the transducer and the ice. At wilson it seems that the fish often stay near the old river channel. The best spots seem to be the breaks on the outside bends or any structure or points extending into or near the channel. Also don,t overlook the saddle areas between two channels or where two bends come close together. I prefer hard bottom but this usually isn,t rock. Sometimes when there is a limited amount of safe ice you will be forced to fish the same area as other fishermen. An often overlooked trick to give you a good advantage over the other fisherman is to chum the holes you are fihing. Usually some fresh cut bait will do the trick. Tipping your spoons and jigs with a small minnow head, eye or tail can improve your odds as well. I also like a dropper rig when things are slow. This rig consists of a spoon 4" to 10" above a smaller offering. I like small jigs with very small plastic tails but I am also experimenting with some small hand tied teasers. The spoon acts as an attractor to draw the fish in while the dropper seals the deal. Good luck! Let us know if any of these tips do you any good. Be safe and stay warm. Ks.Fisher

January 13, 2005 - Ice Fishing Question -
everyone ready for ice fishin please post some tips jer

January 11, 2005 - Wilson -
Fished Wilson Lake. Decent ice on hell creek and horse shoe bend. Caught a couple sripers 23" and 27", and a few nice whites. Bite was slow, most fish came on a dropper rig with a 1/8 spoon and a 1/64 dropper jig, also some on small tubes. Looks like the ice will only get better by next weekend, but still lots of thin stuff, so be careful and check the thickness often. Ks.Fisher

January 10, 2005 - Wilson -
Fished wilson 1/9/05. Found decent ice at hell creek and horse shoe bend. Bite was slow but managed a couple stripers 24" and 27" also a few really nice whites. Saw several white pearch as well. Most of our fish came on a dropper rig consisting of a 1/8 or 1/4 oz. spoon with a 1/64 oz. jig tipped with small plastic tails. Yea, the stripers actually went for the tiny jig! Looks like the ice will only get better by next weekend. Still a lot of thin spots so be careful and check the thickness often when venturing out. Tight Lines - Ks.Fisher

January 3, 2005 - Please post cold weather reports - fellow anglers please post more reports for cold weather season. anyone try northern pike at kingman state lake jer

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