Kansas River 435 weir dam

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by flat fighter, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. flat fighter

    flat fighter New Member

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    construction is almost complete on the dam and the fishing has been great downstream of the dam.catching alot of channels on premo in the deeper holes.all you kansas river rats should take advantage of this good cold weather fishing. with the new dam in place the spring floods are going to reshape that whole area. my regular holes i have always fished are starting to fill up with sediment now that current has been changed just hope it does not get to shallow:big_smile_2:
     
  2. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    i drove by there today on my way back to topeka w/ a load of brush from independence. wish i had my gear cuz its lookin good down there. i walked down there once & i parked by the peterbuilt shop alongside the main road that goes by there. is that the only parking there ?? also, is there access on the other side of the river by the weir ??
     

  3. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Parking by Peterbuilt is the way to go. On the other side you end up playing cat and mouse with the railroad security, and you are trespassing on that side. I know of people who have done it, but word is that if you park on the road up there you can expect someone to come down looking for you.
     
  4. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    totally right Gary... Man I'm ready to get on it
     
  5. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Kenny , your always ready, but you never go. Ill tell ya again like I told ya last year. When your seriously ready, give me a call. :0a30:
     
  6. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    lol... You're right Keith... Imma be back on it this year
     
  7. whllh

    whllh New Member

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    Is the fishing any good there for those of us poor folk who don't have a boat?
    Also where can I go for some shore line catfishin'
     
  8. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    When the water is running good down there, but the river is not too high that you cant get down there, it is one of the best bank fishing spots on the Kaw.:smile2:
     
  9. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    I'm serious about going.
     
  10. River Outlaw

    River Outlaw New Member

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    you talkin bout goin today ??
     
  11. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    Not til this upcoming weekend.
     
  12. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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  13. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    Well I will be on someone's water this weekend, I'm up to a hour or so drive.
     
  14. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    When you get out let us know how you did
     
  15. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Oh but thats when it's good. The fish really get up in there when the damn is just a underwater speed bump.
     
  16. whllh

    whllh New Member

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    Keith, thanks for the info, I'll use the web. I used to fish the weir about 12 years ago and usually had good luck. We also used to fish up Mill Creek a little, but we had to enter the railroad property to get there.
     
  17. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Water flow permitting, Ill be down at 435 every fri and sat april and may. :big_smile:
     
  18. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    Let me know when you go Keith, I will be there too.
     
  19. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Are there any places to camp (camper) that's not to far from the weir? Jerald and I were talking about fishing there with some of you folks. We'd probably make it an overnighter on a weekend. We'd bring the camper to have some place to sleep and his truck to get to the fishing. Another consideration (for me) how much walking would be involved, as I kinda limited on how far I can walk, specially carrying my gear.
     
  20. whllh

    whllh New Member

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    OK so where do you have to park thewe days to get down to the river?