KANSAS FISHING REPORTS: Region 5

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Report Updated 11/7/2014

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REGION 5

BIG HILL BONE CREEK COFFEY COUNTY ELK CITY FALL RIVER
JOHN REDMOND LACYGNE   MELVERN POMONA
TORONTO MONTGOMERY (SFL) WILSON (SFL) WOODSON (SFL)

 

BIG HILL RESERVOIR

Updated 11/7/2014

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 858.0  

Inflow: 0 cfs Outflow: 0 cfs 

Level: 1.23 feet high Temperature:

Crappie  fair  7-9 inches  3-6 foot of water jig and minnow around structure.

 Largemouth Bass  good  12-16 inches  Tournament reports have been indicating good catches of largemouth. The bass spawn is 90% complete with most fish showing a post spawn pattern.

 Channel catfish  fair  14-22 inches  Cut shad are producing some action in the 6-8 foot of water.

 Bluegill/Sunfish  good  7-8 inches  Sunfish are spawning and are in 2-4 foot of water.

 Note: Several anglers have reported catching Largemouth Bass > 18" with sores on there sides.  If any bass are found floating and unable to right themselves, please contact your area Fish and Wildlife Office.

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BONE CREEK

Updated: 11/7/2014

Lake Map

Temp: Level:68  Clarity:

Bluegill / Redear  Good  6-10"  Try worms, jigs, or small spinners fished slowly on the bottom around weedlines and structure. Some bluegill and Redear are still in shallower water to spawn.

 Channel catfish  Good  15-24"  Try liver, prepared baits, live bait, shad sides, or worms fished on or near the bottom. The four fish feeders are now operating.

 Crappie  Fair  8-14 inches  Try minnows or small jigs fished near trees and structure in 10 - 25 feet of water. Crappie have completed spawning and most have moved to deeper water. Bone Creek supports a good crappie population, with some quality-size fish available.

 Largemouth bass  Fair/good  Mostly 8-16 inch fish.  Try jigs, plastic baits, stick baits or spinners around deep water structure and weed lines. Bass have completed spawning and many have moved to deeper water.

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COFFEY COUNTY LAKE
(formerly Wolf Creek Lake)
 

Coffey County usually closes if the security level goes up.

Updated  11/7/2014

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 1087.0 Temperature: 

 

Largemouth bass  Slow  8 in to 18 inches

 Walleye 18-24 inch are now protected  Good  14-25 inches  Along the rip rap Walleye length limit now protected 18-24, inches

 channel catfish  excellent  1/2-5 lbs.  scattered

 smallmouth bass  Good  10-20 inches  rip rap areas

 white bass  good  8-15 inches  Windy rocky points, along baffle dikes

 wipers  fair  2-5 lbs.     

 Crappie  fair  11-15 inches around cover, deep

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ELK CITY RESERVOIR

Updated 11/7/2014

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 794.0

Inflow: 20 cfs Outflow: 11 cfs 

 Level: 1.24 feet high Temperature: 

Largemouth Bass No Report 

Bluegill No Report 

Channel Catfish No Report

Flathead No Report 

 Walleye No Report 

White Bass no Report

Wipers No Report

Crappie  fair  8-12 inches  A few fish have been caught in the early mornings but action is spotty.

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FALL RIVER RESERVOIR

Updated 11/7/2014

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 948.50

Inflow: 20 cfs Outflow: 12 cfs

Level: 1.85 feet high Temperature:  

Channel Catfish  Good Worms, stink bait, or shad sides in river, rocky shorelines, and spillway.

Crappie  Good Jig or minnow around brush in river, brush piles in Casner Creek Cove, and rocky shorelines

Largemouth bass  Fair The main body of the reservoir doesn't have the necessary largemouth bass habitat to support a high density bass population. However, the flooded timber and clearer water in the backwater section of the river produces a fair density bass population. There were 46 bass per hour of electrofishing around the Ladd Bridge section of the river. The ideal catch rate would be 100 bass per hour.  

White bass  Good Twister tail jig and spinner or minnows, on rocky shorelines and mud flats.

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JOHN REDMOND RESERVOIR

Updated 11/7/2014

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 1039.0 

Inflow: 200 cfs Outflow: 49 cfs

Level: 2.18 feet high Temperature:

Channel catfish  excellent  1-10 lbs  shad, trot lines live bait, drifting with fresh shad

 Flathead catfish  good  5-50 lbs  trot lines, live bait, gold fish, green fish, carp

 White Bass  fair  1/2 to 3 lbs  in the spillway, jigs and road runners,

 Paddlefish  Closed

 Crappie  slow  1/2 to 2 lbs  in clear water areas of eagle and lebo creeks, old river channel and Hickory Creek

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LACYGNE RESERVOIR

Updated  11/7/2014

Lake Map

Water Temp  Level: 

 Fishing was good on moving baits….spinner baits, rattle traps around the spillway and power plant. Pattern seemed to be points with grass. We threw  rattletraps most of the time and caught 2 dozen Fish… biggest about 4-5 pounds in 2-4 feet of water.

 No luck below the discharge around the bluff or up the river.

Anglers when fishing at the hot water inflow at the outlet gate at the dam, DO NOT GO OVER THE CABLES. DUE TO RECENT EVENTS FISHING IN A RESTRICTED AREA COULD GET YOU ARRESTED.

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MELVERN RESERVOIR 

Updated 11/7/2014

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 1036.0

Inflow: 10 cfs Outflow: 20 cfs 

Level: 3.26 feet low Temperature: 50

 

 Report by: Richard Sanders   Fisheries Biologist  Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Crappie fair mainly on jigs, few on minnows over brush piles. 

Most fish are 0.3-0.75 lb.

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POMONA RESERVOIR

Updated 11/7/2014

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 974.0

Inflow: 5 cfs Outflow: 12 cfs

Level: 1.66 feet high Temperature:

Channel catfish  Good  varies  Use worms or baits like cuts had, stink/prepared baits, Lake wide or stilling basin.  

Walleye  Slow  varies  try off windy points, crank baits or jigs tipped with nightcrawlers

 White bass/Wipers  Slow  varies  lakewide, minnows or shad colored lures

 Crappie  Good  varies  lakewide, some crappie are still in shallow, or try vertical jigging along the drop offs, over brushpiles, use red, chartreuse jigs or minnows.  

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TORONTO RESERVOIR

Updated 11/7/2014

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 901.5

Inflow: 20 cfs Outflow: 4 cfs

Level: 2.06 feet high Temperature:

Channel catfish  Good   Worms, stink bait, or shad sides in river, walnut creek, rocky shorelines, and outlet.

Largemouth bass  Fair  The main body of the reservoir doesn't have the necessary largemouth bass habitat to support a high density bass population. However, the flooded timber and clearer water in the backwater section of Walnut Creek produces a fair density bass population. There were 62 bass per hour of electrofishing sampled in Walnut Creek. The ideal catch rate would be 100 bass per hour.  

White Bass  Good Twister tail jig and spinners around stumps in Walnut Creek, Verdigris River, rocky shorelines, and mud flats.

 White Crappie  Good Jig or minnow around stumps in Walnut Creek, Mann's Cove, Toronto Cove, north side of Duck Island, Woodson Cove, and rocky shorelines.  

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MONTGOMERY (SFL)

Updated 11/7/2014

Temp: 

No Alcoholic beverages are allowed on the property. 

Channel Catfish  fair  15-22 inches  Shad sides and livers typically do well this time of year.

 Largemouth Bass  good  10-17 inches  Fish are associated with structure in 4-8 foot of water.

 Bluegill & Redear Sunfish  good  6-9 inches  Fish are in 2-4 foot of water, with males getting in the shallows.

 

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WILSON (SFL)

Updated 11/7/2014

Temp:

 

 

Channel Catfish  GOOD  17-28 inches  Prepared baits have been doing well this past week.

 Largemouth Bass  GOOD  12-17 Inches

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WOODSON (SFL)

Updated 11/7/2014

Lake Map

Temperature: 

 

Crappie  fair  1/2-1,  minnows, jigs around deeper brush piles, spawn finished

Channel Catfish  Excellent  1-20lbs     

Largemouth Bass  Fair  Mostly small  Bass numbers have improved since last year

Redear/ ,bluegill  poor

Walleye  fair  15-24 inches  points and flats drifting a jig and night crawler, lake has some large walleye

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