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Any of you guys in the Wichita area have much luck with winter bass outside of power plant lakes? Hoping to find a few places nearby that would produce in the next month.

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I've been hearing and reading about this strip pit in the Wichita area. Anyone know anything about it? I usually have to drive awhile to get to good fishing, but I am getting excited about the prospect of be able to catch bass around here.

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I too would be interested in this strip pit information. I've had success at Chisholm North Lake but that is about all.

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Got a 3lber at the Great Plains Nature Center Sunday. It's a better pond than I expected, and it's easy to get to quick. I will be going back when I don't have time to travel.

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Got a 3lber at the Great Plains Nature Center Sunday. It's a better pond than I expected, and it's easy to get to quick. I will be going back when I don't have time to travel.

I haven't fished this. Any tips for this place? Especially in winter?

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Slow and small. I used a 1/4 oz jig and a a crappie crankbait with a really tight wobble. Caught the big one on the crankbait bouncing it off anything I could find.

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Slow and small. I used a 1/4 oz jig and a a crappie crankbait with a really tight wobble. Caught the big one on the crankbait bouncing it off anything I could find.

I have had the most luck at Chisholm North around the wood and brush. Were the fish you caught tight to wood? Or in more open water?

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I've heard good things about the 2 ponds near the water treatment facility at 135th and 37th in Maize. I think they are named "Blackbird" and "Sunflower" ponds. Not sure how a buddy of mine caught 4 fish from there considering the lack of cover and time of year, but I'm gonna give it a shot on Friday.

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I've heard good things about the 2 ponds near the water treatment facility at 135th and 37th in Maize. I think they are named "Blackbird" and "Sunflower" ponds. Not sure how a buddy of mine caught 4 fish from there considering the lack of cover and time of year, but I'm gonna give it a shot on Friday.

I've tried that place a few times over the last 2 years and all I see out there are snakes, lots of snakes. I stood by the intake and saw 7 huge snakes in 10 minutes. Plus they have the same issue as all of the public waters in Sedgwock county, they only stock them with bass once and then people clean them out. Now they stocl it several times a year with cats, but not bass. Good luck hope its better for you.

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I'll let you know how it goes. Where else have you guys had luck this winter?

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That's the problem with many of the ponds around town. Harvested to the point where if you do find some gem, you keep it to yourself. Many of the places in town are catfish factories. Great plains center lake is catch and release, good fish in it. I've caught fish in the KDOT lakes.

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That's the problem with many of the ponds around town. Harvested to the point where if you do find some gem, you keep it to yourself. Many of the places in town are catfish factories. Great plains center lake is catch and release, good fish in it. I've caught fish in the KDOT lakes.

Yeah, I know of a few spots that have produced consistently in the spring and summer months, but it gets very slow around these parts in the winter and fall. I think I'm just too impatient with my approach. What do you guys think about tossing a jig in a sandpit in the next couple weeks when the air temp gets to the 50s?

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You catch them there in the summer, you can catch them in the winter.

Slow down, down size. And slow down some more

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I caught about 25 yesterday at a private pond, none bigger than 2 pounds though.

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I caught a lot around 2 pounds and then one around 6 I tried to upload a picture, but it's saying the file is to big.

Where in Andover was working?

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i know its a little late for winter fishing talk, but right now with this warming trend several places are showing good activity. i have been throwing moving baits with pretty good sucess. Mainly swimjigs and chatterbaits.

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i know its a little late for winter fishing talk, but right now with this warming trend several places are showing good activity. i have been throwing moving baits with pretty good sucess. Mainly swimjigs and chatterbaits.

Have any public fishing areas worked out well for you?

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That is all i fish. i don't have any access to private places.

Which places have you had the most success at?

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I haven't had any luck at Chisholm North went again yesterday. I've been going to a neighborhood up in Andover and a small pond next to where I live on 37th and Woodlawn.

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