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Favorite Spot To Fish In Ne Ks And Se Ks?

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just wanted to read about peoples favorite ponds/lakes to fish in ks. my hometown in overland park (johnson county) but i go to school at Pittsburg state so i wanted to see if there is any hot spots that i have missed, especially down in Pitt.

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Welcome to the site! There is a long running thread for KC area guys that has lots of info about good lakes in the area and some down by Pitt. I fish the pits down there fairly often and a general rule of thumb is the further you get from Pittsburg, the more big fish there tends to be. The trout pit has a new state record in it I'm very confident in that. Make sure you get your trout permit though, even if you're fishing for bass. Bone Creek, Ft. Scott, Cedar Creek, Bourban State Lake, and Elm Creek can all be very good lakes at times that aren't far from Pittsburg.

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New guy here

Same here I like the pits by west mineral ks. I just started fishing big time last year but the pits are Awsome.

Blue, is the trout pit really that good? I haven't fished it yet. If you don't mind sharing some pointers I would appreciate it. Last year I just fished what pits looked good on the map. U can pm me if you want.

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I don't get down to the pits as much as I'd like but I have fished them a bunch of times. West Mineral lake in West Mineral is extremely shallow but has some pigs in it. The trout pit is very clear and tough to fish but the rewards can be huge. The average size I catch from there is way bigger than any other pit I've fished. I saw one on a bed last year in the middle of a laydown that I thought was a carp it was so big. Spinnerbaits, topwater, and jigs account for most of my big fish from the pits. Wacky worms and jerkbaits account for a lot of numbers but not many big fish. If you fish a pit once and don't do good, don't discount it. I fished on that I didn't do any good one time and caught 6 fish that totaled almost 23lbs another time. All of those fish were caught on a buzzbait too.

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Awsome thanks for the tips....there's just so many dang pits out there lol. Have you had any experience this time of ear out there with colder water temps?

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This time of year I live and die with a jerkbait in the pits. I've had some luck with jigs but it seems there tends to be alot of crap on the bottom that makes it tough. It seems the smaller, shallower pits are better this time of year because they warm up faster than the bigger ones. Look for fairly clear water and fish a jerkbait with fairly long pauses, I'd start with about a 5 second pause and see what the fish tell you.

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thanks for the help guys...just bougt a new bait caster and rod and cant wait to try it out :D

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