Fall River

Discussion in 'KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by BowieKnife357, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. BowieKnife357

    BowieKnife357 New Member

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    Anyone here ever fish the spillway below Fall River lake? I've always heard of people catching monster fish out of it, but I've fished it several times in years past and never did much good. Got into a ton of cats in other spots on the lake, just never there.
     
  2. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    I used to fish there as a kid but quit years ago,too crowded.I can't stand getting tangled up with other people.Fish are there I just cant fish like that.
     

  3. kansas_catman_16

    kansas_catman_16 New Member

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    ya rays right its real crowded down there :eek:oooh:and people dont respect ur fishing space at all :crazy:
     
  4. Bigfish18

    Bigfish18 Member

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    Went crappie fishing there a couple years ago and they had the spillway pumped dry to clean out the stilling basin. Talked to a couple guys working it and they said I wouldnt believe how many large flats they had to get out of there. Largest was 89 pounds, told him he was BSing me. He then showed me a camera phone picture. I was in awe to say the least.:eek:oooh:
     
  5. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    They do just as good below Toronto dam too but same problem,elbow to elbow and I cant fish that way.
     
  6. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    My wife's grandparents have a lake house on Fall River. They said we could use it anytime we wanted.
    I have always wanted to give her a shot but just havent.
    I think we might this year.:smile2:
     
  7. rush_60

    rush_60 New Member

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    Why is it so crowded? I rarely have seen crowds like that at other spillways.
     
  8. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    You must not be goin when the fish are biting.:smile2:
    When they are most dams will be shoulder to shoulder. Where I grew up fishin it would get crazy on the weekends. People fist fighting and everything. People would even take the spark plugs from people's cars if they ran outta sinkers.:smile2:
    When they are lettin out water its a fishermans paradise. You have all kinds of fisherman fishing for all kinds of fish. Lots of styles dont mingle.
    Lots of heavy lead flyin and lots of noise.:crazy::smile2:
    Lots of fish too, its a rush. I like it every once in awhile, especially in a boat, but I couldnt do it all the time.
     
  9. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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  10. kansas_catman_16

    kansas_catman_16 New Member

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    pretty much hit the nail on the head there kyle. its like that everywhere i especially see it at eldorado it goes on late into the night. if not all night:smile2: especially after someone pulls out a 50lb flat:roll_eyes::crazy:
     
  11. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Just yell GAME WARDEN !!!!! and start running. As soon as they do too, turn around and pick which spot you want. :smile2:
     
  12. kcgeoff

    kcgeoff New Member

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    Hey Keith,
    Does that work will the illegals at Olathe Lake too? :smile2:
     
  13. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    If you can say Game Warden in spanish !!!! (guarda de juego) :smile2:
     
  14. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Yelling Migra works pretty well, too. Keith, you got a mean streak in you.
    I like that, in moderation of course.
     
  15. rush_60

    rush_60 New Member

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    When I lived out at manhattan me and a buddy would cut class and go to tuttle spillway all the time. rarley more than 10 people down their. Except for the occasional time or two when the aisians where down picking up the dead fish for dinner.:crazy: