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47 minutes ago, KSbass said:

Anyone starting at sun up yet? If so how's the bite? This is my first season going from spring to summer and wasn't sure when that really turns on. 

Sunup? I've been catching them in the dark ūü§£

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1 hour ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Sunup? I've been catching them in the dark ūü§£

Ha good to know. Was thinking of hitting the water at around 6 am this weekend in hopes I wouldn't have to grind for a few hours before the bite began. Thanks!

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I fished Table Rock on 5/10 and 5/11.  All fish were caught on a White Speed shad on main lake points.  Fish were out deeper had to drag the speed shad along the bottom with a 1/4 ounce jig.  Great trip, my dad and I boated around 100 fish in two days.  Very few largemouth, mainly Kentucky’s and Smallmouth.  I did catch two Goggle Eye.  I had never caught Goggle Eye. 

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24 minutes ago, MelvernJM said:

I fished Table Rock on 5/10 and 5/11.  All fish were caught on a White Speed shad on main lake points.  Fish were out deeper had to drag the speed shad along the bottom with a 1/4 ounce jig.  Great trip, my dad and I boated around 100 fish in two days.  Very few largemouth, mainly Kentucky’s and Smallmouth.  I did catch two Goggle Eye.  I had never caught Goggle Eye. 

After reading this I had to look up goggle eye. Didn't know what that was.

when I lived in Iowa we called them a warmouth. Perry is loaded with those things. they will hit nearly anything that swims by. I have caught them off of baits twice their size.

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The catching has picked up. I've caught several each of my last few times out.

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On ‚Äé5‚Äé/‚Äé15‚Äé/‚Äé2018 at 12:55 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

Glad that lake turned on. It only took 5.5 pounds to win our Thursday night tournament out there a few weeks ago and half the boats didn't catch bass over a pound. Me and @gardnerjigman never had anything that was for sure a bite I don't think.

Truth... I've never felt more violated in my life...

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In spite of having 3 nice Smallmouth jump and throw my swimjig today, I had a blast at Lake Shawnee. 

No giants but,pretty consistent all day.

Caught Smallmouth on rocky shorelines on a swim jig and a shaky head.

Caught Largemouth on points and around docks on a wacky rig and a ned rig.

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had my best day ever at Wyandotte lake today. 

5 fish string that weighed over 16 pounds.

these were the largest 3

5lb 7oz.

4lb 2oz.

3lb 8oz.

 

 

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also had 2  1.5 lb bass. and several sub legal fish.

 

caught everything pretty shallow on a green pumpkin swimjig

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had a good trip to lake shawnee today. 

water was pretty dirty from last nights storms, but fish were biting. all fish were on main lake points.

caught a mixed bag of largemouth and smallmouth. 

most were on a chatterbait and swimjig.

caught a couple on a neko rig.

largest bass was 18 1/4 inches long 2lb 14 oz. it missed my chatterbait.  Caught it on a follow up cast with a ned rig.

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tried a lipless crankbait, but the drum would not leave it alone.

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6 hours ago, Weedwhacker said:

had a good trip to lake shawnee today. 

water was pretty dirty from last nights storms, but fish were biting. all fish were on main lake points.

caught a mixed bag of largemouth and smallmouth. 

most were on a chatterbait and swimjig.

caught a couple on a neko rig.

largest bass was 18 1/4 inches long 2lb 14 oz. it missed my chatterbait.  Caught it on a follow up cast with a ned rig.

 

 

My wife and I fished there Monday for about 4 hours, water was very dirty for that lake, less than a foot of visibility with a nasty brownish-green tint to it. Fish were still very active and mainly on or near points like you found. I did well on a baby brush hog and also a homemade bladed jig. Didn't weigh it, but my largest seemed to be recovering nicely from he spawn. Caught it out of that old water park area that they opened up into the lake now. 

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10 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

My wife and I fished there Monday for about 4 hours, water was very dirty for that lake, less than a foot of visibility with a nasty brownish-green tint to it. Fish were still very active and mainly on or near points like you found. I did well on a baby brush hog and also a homemade bladed jig. Didn't weigh it, but my largest seemed to be recovering nicely from he spawn. Caught it out of that old water park area that they opened up into the lake now. 

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I thought the water was dirty from the storms. maybe all of the boat traffic this weekend stirred it up.

That lake has impressed me this year.

I wish they would put the 18 inch minimum limit on the other lakes. it seems to improve the average size bass.

 

Wyandotte and Leavenworth still have the 15 inch limit on Largemouth. while they do have a few big fish, the average size is much smaller than Shawnee and Olathe. 

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Caught this about two years ago in the fall. Any weight estimates on her? I did not have a scale. EA332D88-930A-4FDC-9A02-A6B20B5ED2F1.thumb.jpeg.0403cdc1bbbd5702db89ef2d63df06c5.jpeg

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4 hours ago, matthew3 said:

Caught this about two years ago in the fall. Any weight estimates on her? I did not have a scale. EA332D88-930A-4FDC-9A02-A6B20B5ED2F1.thumb.jpeg.0403cdc1bbbd5702db89ef2d63df06c5.jpeg

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Get any measurements? I'd guess 5.5-6 by that picture, nice fish. Measurements would help a lot though.

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It was roughly 24-25‚ÄĚ long. Didn‚Äôt get the gerth but I could barely fit my hands around her if that helps.

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16 minutes ago, matthew3 said:

It was roughly 24-25‚ÄĚ long. Didn‚Äôt get the gerth but I could barely fit my hands around her if that helps.

24-25 inches is massive for a Kansas fish. You're getting into DD territory at that length with a fat fish. My 7 3/4 from La Cygne was only 22" long. I caught a 24.5" fish from La Cygne but it was very skinny and only weighed 7.51. Usually a fish that length is going to be anywhere from 7 to over 10 depending on the girth.

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Hell, then it was probably around 22. It was super chunky and had the mouth of a dd and I still regret not bringing a scale. Last good fish I caught out there was pushing 5 and was a post spawner in early summer. Based on that, I’m assuming that fish in those pictures had to have weighed at least more than 5. And also, got any info on Wyandotte lately? Thinking about heading out there with some buddies soon.

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1 hour ago, matthew3 said:

got any info on Wyandotte lately? Thinking about heading out there with some buddies soon.

 

On 5/25/2018 at 4:17 PM, Weedwhacker said:

had my best day ever at Wyandotte lake today. 

5 fish string that weighed over 16 pounds.

these were the largest 3

5lb 7oz.

4lb 2oz.

3lb 8oz.

 

 

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also had 2  1.5 lb bass. and several sub legal fish.

 

caught everything pretty shallow on a green pumpkin swimjig

If the weather is calm I use finesse baits like a shakyhead or ned rig. If there is wind I use chatterbaits or swim jigs around main lake points.

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La Cygne was a grind but still pretty good yesterday. Topwater and then dragging plastic did the trick but they really are keyed on certain types of areas. We caught a couple dozen bass, these were just the 4 over 18" fish we weighed. 

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15 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

La Cygne was a grind but still pretty good yesterday. Topwater and then dragging plastic did the trick but they really are keyed on certain types of areas. We caught a couple dozen bass, these were just the 4 over 18" fish we weighed. 

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went to La Cygne today. it was hot and calm. I caught 2 small bass and 3 catfish. That lake is one of the toughest around for me. someday I will figure it out.

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1 hour ago, Weedwhacker said:

went to La Cygne today. it was hot and calm. I caught 2 small bass and 3 catfish. That lake is one of the toughest around for me. someday I will figure it out.

 

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Gardner was a lot of fun last night. Big bass was a 5.04 but we got the win with our bag. 

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Was a great time!

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12 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

 

Do the people with docks and boats out there normally leave you alone?

The one and only time I ever went to Eureka lake, almost every person there had a God complex and would come out running, yelling, and throw things at you if you even got within 20yds of there dock. 

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