help with river near manhattan

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by dog_da_catfishhunter, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. dog_da_catfishhunter

    dog_da_catfishhunter New Member

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    FT RILEY KANSAS
    Anyone ever had any luck on any of the rivers near manhattan just got here and itchin to hook into some flats. thanks in advance
     
  2. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    good size fish been caught at Rocky Ford or find any public access to the Blue
     

  3. dog_da_catfishhunter

    dog_da_catfishhunter New Member

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    been to rocky a couple of times caught a bunch of drum. do you fish right at the dam or head down the trail below it towards the bridge? I plan n using sunfish thats what I always catch'em on in the illinois river do they work good here?
     
  4. boombalaty

    boombalaty New Member

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    Drum heads are good baits too! Welcome to the BOC! Sorry I cant help you out much in Manhattan:sad2:
     
  5. dog_da_catfishhunter

    dog_da_catfishhunter New Member

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    thats all right man. Drum heads huh I'll have to give it a go.
     
  6. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    i dont fish the main current. if its available, i get out on the walk and fish in the side pool, especially if Tuttle is lettin out alot. if you use live bait ya wont have a prob with drum but ya may have trouble with gar. some years are better than some. if you have waders you can walk out a good ways goin from the left of the ramp out to the main channel. if you look at the arial photo on mapquest it shows a good pic when the water is down
     
  7. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Ogden, Kansas,
    The Big Blue is pretty good from where it comes out of Tuttle Creek Dam
    down past Rocky Ford and on to where it joins with the Kaw or Kansas
    River. If you have a boat, there is a ramp just off Hwy 24 that will put
    you out on the Big Blue just above a railroad bridge. You can float
    down a little over a mile to the confluence and anchor to test out
    snags and such. Going either up or down the Kaw is worth your time
    from there. That river has produced the lion's share of state record
    cats over the years. Just poke around and find some. Don't forget
    your shad for cutbait. Bring bluegills if you got them. Have fun!
     
  8. dog_da_catfishhunter

    dog_da_catfishhunter New Member

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    bluegills I got PLENTY!!! I catch em by the bucket load on the ponds on ft riley. thanks for the tips guys Ill be on the blue this Fri night happy huntin.
     
  9. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    good deal & good luck to ya brother !!
     
  10. flatheadcat4u

    flatheadcat4u New Member

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    Westmoreland, K
    this may be a great time to be on the lower blue they have cranked up the tubes again and the fish are realy starting to feed this time of year good luck and be safe:wink:
     
  11. dog_da_catfishhunter

    dog_da_catfishhunter New Member

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    Thats wat I'm thinkin man the dam is flowin pretty good now so I may walk down between the dyer bridge and the dam. Might rain tonight but I'm stickin it out.
     
  12. mcseal2

    mcseal2 Active Member

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    If you have access to a boat the Kansas River from the Blue to Wamego is good too, and much easier to get around on, especially now with the water up. I ran upstream to Ogden with my mud motor last week exploring, and I put alot of wear on the prop. The river really shrinks up there. Flow at Ft Riley according to the USGS is only a fifth of what it is at Wamego with Tuttle's water added. I did well on the Blue to Wamego stretch last spring with bank poles and rod and reel fishing behind logjams using them as current breaks. Good luck and post if you catch the big one.
     
  13. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    i was down on the blue today, had a bunch of goldfish that ran between 4 and 6"fished for bout 5 hrs with one bite, granted there were onl 3 logjams i could fish but the current was wild,,, 12 oz no rolls wouldnt hold bottom.
     
  14. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    State:
    Ogden, Kansas,
    I know you might not have tried the railway bridge over the Blue near
    Hwy 24, but I thought immediately that that was the spot. Sorry for
    my presumption, here's what I wrote for what it is worth:

    Jeff, try that spot again with slip floats (I use BillyBobbers cause they
    have them at Wal-Mart. Rather have FatKats, low on cash.) Start at
    about 2ft and lower by stages to 4ft. Put it into the eddy just behind
    the bridge pillar if you can get the distance from shore. See if anybody
    is home. Throw under the bridge from the downstream side and drift
    past the old posts from the former bridge near shore. Might catch gar
    but cats are there too. The drifts may be short with the current fast,
    but I think it might be worth poking around hunting for active feeders.
     
  15. fishinfreak19D

    fishinfreak19D New Member

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    thats where i was fishing michael, good presumption,, it looks like it has everything for a good spot, but i forgot all my floats, right behind a pillar is where i got the bite and those old wooden pilings, well, i found that fishin around there aint smart with lead, but just upstream there is a good logjam i thot for sure would hold fish nada.
     
  16. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    State:
    Topeka, Kansas,
    they're in that jam, i'll guarantee it. ya just have to wait em out. trophy flattin aint cheap if ya want the best oppertunity for a biggun. when ya cast to the jam ya gotta have the attitude of either catchin a fish or re riggin yer rod. the big boys dont have to move. they have no preditors and their food comes to them. you can float yer live fish just under the surface (ft. or so) close to the bank for the ones that are out huntin.