douglas county

Discussion in 'KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by warcraft1975, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    me and a buddy of mine went out the other night,he had a few bites and that was all,all and all it was very slow
     
  2. cat4life

    cat4life New Member

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    never caught anything there but I have had one bite. Only fished a few times off shore and once off a boat. Maybe just need to go more often.
     

  3. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    i have caught some real nice ones just not this year
     
  4. bigbearfireman

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    Douglas county lake can be at times a real mystery. There be days you cacth everything in the lake then on others you can't a old dirty boot. The shad population is growing in the lake. I cast netted and caught 5 nices shad about from 3 to 8 inches.
     
  5. cat4life

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    What do you guys use to catch em' out there?
     
  6. jake0matic

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    First and foremost hello all,please be patient with me as this is my first time on here and I hope to not misconduct myself in any way,that being said I'll get started.I actually live about 2 miles from Douglas state fishing lake,I have wasted many days trying to find fish on this lake,being born and raised in this area I have at least tried for about fifteen years,"yeah,quick learner" and never had much luck on it.I've tried from a boat,from the bank,all different kinds of bait and can probably still count the number of fish I've caught on one hand,now something is in there and I've seen them swimming and you can see the shad in schools but I never do very good at this place,it's really a shame too,anyone who has seen this lake can testify that it really does appear to be a good lake visually,can someone please reassure me that I am not the only one that is jinxed on this lake????
    Jake
     
  7. Individualist

    Individualist New Member

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    Jakeomatic, You mentioned shad being present in the lake. That is a good place to start with, if you don't have a cast net, get one. If there are cats in the lake, you can bet that shad are a large part of their diet. I've never been to this lake, is there a lot of pressure on it.

    Welcome aboard
     
  8. bigbearfireman

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    HI there jakeOmatic. I too live 2 miles from the lake. I live in the vinland area. I fish douglas lake all the time sometimes, I cacth some nice cats and sometimes I think all the fish got mad and walked, to another lake. The water is prime for fishing, But i tell you a theory a buddy and me came up with. For the longest time they had feeders at the lake.Feeding the cats know the cats are relying on shad and other fish for food. cause the feeeders are gone But the feeder option is only a theory. But the fish should be getting bigger and give us more bait options to us.
     
  9. jake0matic

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    Individualist,thanks for the welcome,as for the cast net,I have one but am still practicing with it,so far I've caught alot of water!!!!As far as pressure on the lake there are always a couple of people there but I never really thought it was too bad,alot of this lake isn't even accessible without a boat,if you see the reply that bigbear listed there used to be some fish feeders but on the KDWP website "I think it was on there" it said that they were vandalized!! That really urks me that somebody would do that,even if I wasn't a fisherman.Bigbear,now you have my curiosity as I too live in the Vinland area,in coal creek estates as far as that goes,you fish alot of other local lakes too?I am heading for Clinton lake for most of this weekend as I usually do pretty good there "and who can afford to drive too far anyway" that god the boat doesn't use much gas!!!!! Good luck this weekend guys,I'll be on here occasionally and update you on Clinton Friday night or Saturday.Heading to work.See ya'
    Jake
     
  10. warcraft1975

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    jakeo matic. hello. i have fished this lake a lot with my step father we have caught them from 51 pounds (flathead) to 25 pound channels out of this lake it is a slow lake at best, now me and my buddy(big bear fireman) fish it pretty often, its a hard lake to figure out i think alot of that is due to all the feeders this lake used to have but know with them gone the fish are haveing to fend for them selves more,i like to fish of the rocks arms alot and have caught my best fish there, i use alot of freash shad and bluegills in this lake, i hope that helps
     
  11. jake0matic

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    Thanks for the tip Warcraft,I plan to be there again within the next couple of weeks to try again.If using bluegill can work there I should be in pretty good shape as I can always catch the heck out of them,"like that's a tough job"!!! I fished Clinton on Friday,got a couple channels and crappie but nothing spectacular,plan on fishing again there Sunday Evening/night good luck this weekend guys.
     
  12. warcraft1975

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    jakeomatic,where abouts are you going to be fishing?if i can get some bait i may be out there my self
     
  13. bigbearfireman

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    Went out to douglas lake tonight all the good spots taken by weekend campers. Did find a spot no cats bite s but the blugill were going good. Seen alot of carp jumping around.