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I wonder if the county talked to either Ned (who has forgotten more about fishing than the rest of us will ever know) or Sanders (fish biologists) about the adverse affects of spraying out the vegetation.  I haven't fished the lake for 5 years, but I would really hate to see them screw it up.

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About that pond weed, the same company that dredged lonestar lake out a few years ago came and dredged a private lake that i fish in Mclouth, KS out 3 years ago, well the curly leaf pond weed has taken over 60 of the 100 acres on the lake.  They were talking about spraying this lake, which if it has any affect on fish would be devistating to me, because this lake has the healthiest fish population i have ever seen in the midwest, sounds to me like the dredging company dragged this weed from lonestar into our little lake.

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Anyone have any luck at Lone Star so far this spring. I've been hitting that lake weekly for the last two months with poor results at best. Got fed up with it all and tried Leavenworth yesterday....water much cleaner than Lone Star and they have FISH in that lake to boot! Caught a easy dozen + fish on a shad colored spinnerbait, some dinks and a few good fighters. Going back sometime over the weekend I think providing the weather holds.

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I am trying to learn Smithville Lake and am learning where some of the quality fish are but still struggle. My personal best was a fat 18"er yesterday c-rigging a brush hog off a main point ( I think) but what exactly is a "secondary point"? and where is all the grass at on that lake?

All help is greatly appreciated!

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When going to smithville you cant really plan on catching huge numbers of fish very often, its highly pressured.  You are doing the right thing by carolina rigging the main lake points.  The grass is all over the main lake and on most of those points, because the water is up the milfoil hasnt topped out yet, the heaviest concentrations of grass right now are on the camp branch side of the main lake.  

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i consider a secondary point the first point in a cut that is not on the main body of water, the bite on the main lake points has been dwindling because of the increased pressure, its about that time a year again when those fish start biting on the trees in the trimble and camp branch area, the main lake bite has gone down hill from pressure

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I am trying to learn Smithville Lake and am learning where some of the quality fish are but still struggle. My personal best was a fat 18"er yesterday c-rigging a brush hog off a main point ( I think) but what exactly is a "secondary point"? and where is all the grass at on that lake?

All help is greatly appreciated!

:;)

I've been fishing Smithville for a few years now and, as Basspro05 states, don't expect a lot of numbers.  It can be a tough lake to fish.  

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Yeah sorry, you finally figured it out, the only time I fish that lake is during tournaments, I have been on that lake probably 30 times this year, 27 of those times I was fishing a tournament.  The other three I was making sure my boat ran ok, it is not the best lake to go fun fishing on lol.

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Well, I went out to Kill Creek on Saturday. Water temp was between 77 and 80, I caught about 12 fish, all but one were in submerged standing timber in 14-17 ft of water. The largest was 2# and the rest between 1 and 1 1/2#. The one exception was still in submerged timber but it was in about 10ft of water. Caught all of them on a Senko/Tiki stick except one on a red/white chatterbait.

how was the grass out there? last year it was very hard to fish.

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Hey guys...I ordered a pair of D-Barb "The Fish Medic" cutters last weekend and by mistake I was sent ( and billed for) two pair. Just wanted to offer them to anyone close by before going the though the trouble of sending the extra pair back. The cutters are $22 and I have a extra set of blades for $4....I'll eat the shipping. Thanks !

Garry Lowrance

Lawrence, KS

785-331-8795

..used these cutters and saved a 4lb 4oz LM at Lone Star today. I would of surely bloodied up the fish without cutting the barb off by the way it was hooked....money well spent!

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last night i went to olathe lake. id have a better chance catching bass out of my toilet. tomorrow i plan on cedar lake park.

How did the trip to Cedar Lake go?  I have had very little success out there myself meaning catching very few fish, although the ones I have caught have been quality fish, 2-5lbs.  I had someone with KWP tell me that they have shocked several fish over 8lb out ther, but I always find the water is like fishing in chocolate milk.

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last night i went to olathe lake. id have a better chance catching bass out of my toilet. tomorrow i plan on cedar lake park.

How did the trip to Cedar Lake go?  I have had very little success out there myself meaning catching very few fish, although the ones I have caught have been quality fish, 2-5lbs.  I had someone with KWP tell me that they have shocked several fish over 8lb out ther, but I always find the water is like fishing in chocolate milk.

the fishing out there is really odd......tuesday i went out there and caught many smaller bass and a large amount of brem while bass fishing. tonight i caught 3 bass, all of them over 18" . i had another fish on that due me breaking rule #1 broke my line on the hook set. all fish caught on a shakey head jig and a pumpkin 5" zoom trick worm and a DT - 6 crank bait.

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does anyone have any tips for Perry Lake? ive been fishing the grass early and late and the humps in the water mid-day and not doing very well. any tips would be great.

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Dont know if this will help you guys but yesterday i fished a small neighborhood pond from about 7:45 to 9 (my parents have restrictions on fishing time; no more than two hours) We caught 3 bass in that time. My friend caught the first bass on a dark green scum frog while I worked a BPS Tornado spinnerbait and only caught a 2lb catfish, so I swithed over to my BPS ETI Orion Crankbait in a yellow color with a blueback at about 8:45, right away I had to takers. They weren't big(11.5-13inches) but it was a fun day.

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Gonna bring this thread to the top....went night fishing at Lonestar last night. Bite was good I think, fished from 1 till 6 am and caught 22 bass along with three bonus channel cat that I wasn't looking for. Big bass was 3lb 7oz and big cat was 6lb 5oz. Actually the second cat looked bigger but I didn't weigh him. Fish seemed most active in the owners cove by the docks and of course this was the last place I went before heading home :-[ . I used mostly black/blue Netbait baby paca craws for the most part. I did catch a couple on a black spinner and one on a black/blue chatterbait. Probably could of caught more spinnerbait fish but I lost the blades on two spinners last night and got >;). Something spooked the crap out me in boat dock cove by the campground. Don't know what it was but had me on edge for about a hour...or untill I caught that second stinkin cat. Might go back out tonight...don't know though as my thumb is trashed from last night. Might go to BPS and get me one of them lipper tools :-/

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I caught a new PB at Shawnee Mission last night.   I posted about it in the Outings forum.  If you haven't been there lately, it has been drawn down a lot so they can work on the upper end, you can actually walk all the way around it with out having to tromp through the forest on the south side.

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Man, I miss those "bleeding thumb" days. It seems that I choose the worst times to go fishing. This has been a slow season for me. I have not had any of those "slayed em" days all year.

My question is about fishing in the Osage Beach end of the lake in the fall.

From what I read here, black and blue jigs, spinners, plastics, etc.. are the go to colors now.

Will that still be the case in the fall? Or would brighter colors such as fire tiger or chartruse and green be the go to colors?

I was at Pomme this past weekend and it seems that the bright colors were doing a good job close to the banks and I also caught several on a shad colored diver digging into the bottom of 4-6 ft of water.

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