Gardner lake

Discussion in 'KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by 600lbs, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. 600lbs

    600lbs New Member

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    anyone fish it yet?
     
  2. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    Where is it? New to me, but I love new water.
     

  3. KansasCat

    KansasCat New Member

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    ya i fished it this past saturday night.... caught 3 channels on liver but thats all i got in 2 hours
     
  4. highplainsdrifter

    highplainsdrifter New Member

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    whats up zack. i used to fish with a zack. but he couldn't take the pressure.
     
  5. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Best channel cat fishing I have ever done has been at Gardner lake.
    Although you can catch some real nice ones anywhere on the lake,
    it is this time of year that you can really clean up.
    Next time it rains, head for the bridge that goes over the feeder creek.
    Fish towards the lake in the ripples.
    Catfish will be stacked up there BIG TIME.
     
  6. retired stump jumper

    retired stump jumper New Member

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    Where in the world is Gardner lake.
     
  7. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Its off of 151st in Gardner. :)
     
  8. 600lbs

    600lbs New Member

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    head for the bridge that goes over the feeder creek.
    Fish towards the lake in the ripples. were u talking about?
     
  9. 600lbs

    600lbs New Member

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    i went fishing since it was warm and nice and caught 8 channels my first was the biggest at 8lbs then the rest was about 3 to 5 lbs biggins lol
     

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  10. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Hey, are you eating those fish?
    I used to live on Gardner lake and at that time (15 years ago), the catfish were very very clean.
    I was wondering how they are now.
    Also, it seemed the meat was a bit sweater then from other lakes.

    How are they?
     
  11. KingCat

    KingCat New Member

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    Isn't there a lot of private property around that lake or is it just mainly the west side?
     
  12. 600lbs

    600lbs New Member

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    man these fish are clean as hell but i dont eat em i catch and throw back just like tonight 5-21-06 i caught tons more heres some pictures and thats my dad holding them 4 me cause he didnt know how to use my camra had mor pics but you olny uplaod three caught 17 in a 3 hours
     

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  13. 600lbs

    600lbs New Member

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    when i help yall out the best spot on gardner is right at the point off the dock about there is a ledge and a shelf the cats move up on to that shelf and thats the spot were you want to be just left pass the feeder hope this helps anyone wanting to give it a try
     
  14. KansasCat

    KansasCat New Member

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    what were u guys using? me and a couple of buddies fished there last evening and didnt have any luck at all
     
  15. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    I always used shad or bluegills at Gardner lake and did well.
     
  16. 600lbs

    600lbs New Member

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    chicken liver seems to the hot bait there i always have good luck on them cast just left of the feeder and past it a little bit o yeah 5-29-06 i caught a 3 lb in 15 min of being there but had a time limit and by the way i ran over my freakin camra so i cant take picts no more:sad2:
     
  17. KansasCat

    KansasCat New Member

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    this past sunday night my friend caught a 5 pounder on goldfish
     
  18. LBM

    LBM New Member

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    I'm curious how Gardner Lake compares to Cedar Lake on Lone Elm road in Olathe. I have fished Cedar Lake but haven't fished Gardner yet but am planning on checking it out. Cedar Lake is a trolling motor only and was woundering if Gardner Lake was trolling motor also.

    Thanks

    This make the fourth post now with 6 more I'll be able to check you alls pictures.
     
  19. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    Dude, there is no comparison.
    Gardner Lake HANDS DOWN.

    For that matter, Olathe Lake is WAY better.
    Cedar Creek starts at Cedar Lake and feeds Olathe Lake.
    With that short dam, a lot of fish end up in the creek and finally in Olathe Lake.
    Cedar Lake was good a LONG time ago before it silted in. It had a lot of large channels and lots of flathead. I have not heard of a flathead coming out of there since the early 80's, but lots coming out of Olathe Lake.

    I would go so far to say that Water Works is better than Cedar Lake.

    I think you can use your motor on Gardner lake but no wake just like Olathe Lake.

    Pack your gear and find a new lake..... where the homophobes go to fish.
     
  20. kscatman

    kscatman New Member

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    I tried gardner lake on saturday, I did'nt catch anything but had a few hits. The wind was blowing way to hard. I was really impressed with the lake, it's gorgeous. I did manage to get a few shad and bluegill with my throw net though, which I used at the river on sunday. I definetely plan on fishing that lake some more it's really nice.