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Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by Kansas Tree Rat, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Did a 5 mile float on the upper Wakarusa 2 days ago. Caught a total of 52 channel in the first 3 miles. It was getting pretty late by then so I just paddled out the last couple of miles. A lot of the fish were small but I kept a limit of 2-5 pounders. Caught them all using worms and helgimites under a bobber. Great way to spend a hot summer day.
     
  2. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Sounds like fun.I haven't seen a helgramite for 3 years,the river never goes down.
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Sounds like a lot of fun Alan. Thats alot of channels without chum.:cool2:
     
  4. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    I made a small sein out of an old net laundry bag and a couple of old arrows. Works great when you are by yourself. I was really glad when I found that the wakaie had helgrimites it saves money and I never run out of bait :roll_eyes:
    Part of this trip was new water to me and looked way better than the stretch I have been floating. A couple of really nice deep holes with lots of cover. I think I am going to run it again next week and do an over nighter. I plan to take the big rods along and see if I can catch a flathead :big_smile:
    I posted a little more of the story over on the canoe/kayak forum is anyone wants to read it.
     
  5. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    Alan that sound like a fun trip and a whole lot of cats....
     
  6. Tuttlecat

    Tuttlecat Active Member

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    We used to setline up that way, WAY up the Wakie. There used to be a good supply of Flats in there. Pretty funny how big of fish come out of that small water.
     
  7. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Never collected or used hellgramites but I am a fan of drifting nitecrawlers
    downstream with no wieght on the line. Haven't done it in years because
    I'm holding out until I get a set of chest waders. Tired of feet that look
    shriveled and bleached. Hyperhydrosis, I think it's called.

    Anyway, soon as I get the gear, I think I'll try something squirrely like
    setting a fine mesh net downstream about ten feet then kicking over
    rocks to see what I get. Netful of mud, maybe? Think it's worth a try,
    but I aint dealing with funny looking, cracked calluses over some bait
    I've read about for over fourty years. Damn I'm old...
     
  8. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    A fine mesh dip net works pretty well.Keep it close to rocks your turning over and check it often or they will crawl out before you see them.