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If you could fish one of these lakes this Saturday for Bass, which one would it be?

 

Blackhoof, Olathe, Cedar (Olathe), Gardner, Kill Creek, Shawnee Mission, or WyCo.

 

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3 hours ago, Hannzo24 said:

If you could fish one of these lakes this Saturday for Bass, which one would it be?

 

Blackhoof, Olathe, Cedar (Olathe), Gardner, Kill Creek, Shawnee Mission, or WyCo.

 

if I was in a boat it would be in this order.

1:Gardner has fished well the last few years.

2: WYCO is probably the best for numbers. with an occasional chunk.

3:Olathe, because of the construction on the east side it has had very limited shore angling pressure.

 

none of these are great for shore anglers.

 

I have limited experience with the rest.

 

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5 hours ago, Hannzo24 said:

If you could fish one of these lakes this Saturday for Bass, which one would it be?

 

Blackhoof, Olathe, Cedar (Olathe), Gardner, Kill Creek, Shawnee Mission, or WyCo.

 

I'd go to Wyco then Gardner. Olathe was extremely difficult Thursday with zero visibility and the water hadn't even hit 60 yet.

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I know this is normally reserved for local fishing reports but being that this would need to be a local deal to me here in KC I figured it would not harm anything to post this here. I am looking into buying a small fishing boat and I am considering buying a jon boat and having it built more into a bass boat. (Budget is pushing me this direction versus buying a traditional bass boat.) I really considered some of the nicer Sun Dolphins that would suite my 8 year old son and I but pretty soon my 4 year old son will demand to go too. I am posting this here in our local section because I do not have the time/skill to build something like this and a while back I saw a posting somewhere of a local guy that does just this kind of stuff but I cannot find it or his contact info anywhere. I was wondering if anyone could point me in a certain direction or know of anyone?

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4 hours ago, pauldconyers said:

I know this is normally reserved for local fishing reports but being that this would need to be a local deal to me here in KC I figured it would not harm anything to post this here. I am looking into buying a small fishing boat and I am considering buying a jon boat and having it built more into a bass boat. (Budget is pushing me this direction versus buying a traditional bass boat.) I really considered some of the nicer Sun Dolphins that would suite my 8 year old son and I but pretty soon my 4 year old son will demand to go too. I am posting this here in our local section because I do not have the time/skill to build something like this and a while back I saw a posting somewhere of a local guy that does just this kind of stuff but I cannot find it or his contact info anywhere. I was wondering if anyone could point me in a certain direction or know of anyone?

I look at boats every day on craigslist. Also Facebook marketplace. A lot of stuff can be had.

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On 5/12/2019 at 10:14 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

Headed to Table Rock next month with the family. Not sure how much fishing I'll get in but I'm taking the boat so I'm sure I'll get to do some. Always love getting to fish that lake, but it can sure humble you in a hurry.

 

Thanks, I sure could have done without the added drama, there was plenty going on already with having a big smallmouth hooked on light line. 

Table Rock should just get better until the hottest days. The Smallies are coming right along and the Spots are still insane. An, you have those big girls just waiting. We fished Lost Hill Island and Mill Creek every day except Monday and caught nice fish. The point north of Viola gave out great numbers as well. I hope you get a minute for the water, should be an amazing crankbait bite about that time.

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Anyone ever fish Beaver Lake? Going there in July and was wondering about both the smallies and largies as well as if I could get on stripers on my own? 

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I will be in Kansas City from August 26th - September 21, 2019 doing a rotation at the medical center.

 

Does anyone have an extra bedroom they'd be willing to rent for a ~month me for a reasonable fee?

 

 

 

 

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Been tough conditions in the area lately, and apparently the ACoE has decided to "effectively" close Perry Lake for the rest of the year. There are rumors they're considering the same for Smithville. Anyone heard anything similar?

 

Fished Smithville yesterday. Flipping the willows with brush hogs, jigs, spinnerbaits and some top water. Missed one bite and never had another all day.

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On 5/24/2019 at 7:33 AM, cam said:

Been tough conditions in the area lately, and apparently the ACoE has decided to "effectively" close Perry Lake for the rest of the year. There are rumors they're considering the same for Smithville. Anyone heard anything similar?

 

Fished Smithville yesterday. Flipping the willows with brush hogs, jigs, spinnerbaits and some top water. Missed one bite and never had another all day.

According to the COE website, Smithville is only about 6.5' high. I don't know anything about Smithville, but that seems pretty minor to close the lake. The rumors about closing Perry for the year are just rumors at this point, but we need it to stop raining so they can do some major releasing to get it back to where it needs to be.

 

Had a very mixed bag this week. In 2 days I caught largemouth, smallmouth, spotted bass, walleye, crappie, channel cat, drum, warmouth, and white bass. Got off the water Friday just as the holiday shenanigans started to fire up.

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On 5/26/2019 at 1:09 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

According to the COE website, Smithville is only about 6.5' high. I don't know anything about Smithville, but that seems pretty minor to close the lake. The rumors about closing Perry for the year are just rumors at this point, but we need it to stop raining so they can do some major releasing to get it back to where it needs to be.

 

Had a very mixed bag this week. In 2 days I caught largemouth, smallmouth, spotted bass, walleye, crappie, channel cat, drum, warmouth, and white bass. Got off the water Friday just as the holiday shenanigans started to fire up.

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Imagine a 4lbs Warmouth. That would be a blast.

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7 hours ago, skunked_again said:

Imagine a 4lbs Warmouth. That would be a blast.

I was 2oz short of the state record (by my scale), with one I caught at Gardner a few years ago doing the same thing. Flipping grass seems to be the ticket to catch monster warmouth. 

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shad spawn and heavy stain made things pretty simple at LOZ, at least on the lower end. quick day trip with the family didn't give me a chance to cover water, but managed 6 in a few hours pitching a 1/2oz spinnerbait to docks and paralleling seawalls. everything had it choked.

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Hope everyone is safe.

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Missed my parents house by about 2 miles. Guy I went to school with posted a video of FB, his parents house is destroyed. One of the guys in our weeknight group can't get to his house to see if there was any damage. 

 

It was sunny at our house, didn't even rain. 

 

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It went 3 miles south of my house. Did not see the tornado but we heard a strange howling/whistling sound and saw an opening in the clouds at about the same time the news said it was south of us. Pretty nerve racking.

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Fished Wolf Thursday. Water is up but not like the other bigger lakes. You have to wade out to the docks if you want to use them. Water was pretty stained for Wolf, but not muddy. Topwater bite wasn't there, only 3 on it but one was the biggest smallmouth of the day (chug bug). Caught a few on a tube, one on a dropshot, couple on a wacky rig, several on a 6th Sense Speed Glide, few on a 4" swim-n-shiner, but Ned ruled the day. It was a slow day by Wolf standards, but we still boated 31 smallmouth and 1 largemouth, over 50 fish total with a mix of channel cats, crappie, drum, and a bluegill making up the rest of our catch.

 

Was on Shawnee Friday. It was green, like pea soup, especially in the ramp cove by the dam. Oddly enough, I think that saved us because it was flat calm and sunny all day but they kept biting steadily throughout the day. Caught them on a big mix of baits, but low and slow was by far the best. A mud minnow TRD, green pumpkin tube, or brown/orange micro finesse jig with a green pumpkin craw papi trailer accounted for a majority of our fish. The micro jig got the biggest largemouth and smallmouth, who decided to switch roles. The largemouth was on drop in about 18' of water, the smallmouth was on a weedline in about 2' of water on the south end. It was a very mixed bag day as well. 

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1 hour ago, livewireksu said:

What's the closest lake to Overland Park that has ramps open and I can run the big motor? 

You want to run WOT or just be able to use it? 

 

La Cygne and Wolf Creek are about the only larger lake open at this point but you can put it on Douglas County and run it for a few seconds before you run out of lake. 

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6 hours ago, livewireksu said:

What's the closest lake to Overland Park that has ramps open and I can run the big motor? 

Smithville is still open.

I was at  La Cygne a week and a half ago. With all of the reservoirs shut down, that lake was busy.

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47 minutes ago, Russ E said:

Smithville is still open.

I was at  La Cygne a week and a half ago. With all of the reservoirs shut down, that lake was busy.

Thinking of driving down to La Cygne next Thursday and fishing Thursday night and Friday. Is it even getting pretty busy on the weekdays?

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1 hour ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

Thinking of driving down to La Cygne next Thursday and fishing Thursday night and Friday. Is it even getting pretty busy on the weekdays?

It always is, even more so right now though. I'll be there Thursday for sure. 

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13 hours ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

Thinking of driving down to La Cygne next Thursday and fishing Thursday night and Friday. Is it even getting pretty busy on the weekdays?

Last time I was there was a Wednesday. The boat ramp parking lot was full.

About half of them were fishing for crappie.

chance of rain Friday may keep some people away.

 

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16 hours ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

Thinking of driving down to La Cygne next Thursday and fishing Thursday night and Friday. Is it even getting pretty busy on the weekdays?

I was there for a guide trip this evening, only 1 other boat, I imagine it was due to the forecast storms that dumped rain on us shortly after we started but only lasted about 20 minutes. Fish were biting pretty good though. Unfortunately my biggest of the night was a rare skinny fish from there.

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Heading down to La Cygne this coming Thursday the 20th. 

Does the lake “close”? Or is there a time you have to be off of the water? I know some of the power plant lakes have rules like that.

 

Hoping to do some fishing into the night.

 

Gonna meet my dad there on Thursday, stay in a cabin and fish til ~5 on Friday then head back to Omaha.

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