Marais des Cygnes River

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by dlbenthusen, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. dlbenthusen

    dlbenthusen New Member

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    Has anyone been fishing this river. What Cats and of what size is avarage to catch out of here?
     
  2. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    I fish it often in the summer. There has been big flats, channels , and blues pulled out of there. You usually wont catch anything real big outta there unless the river stays up and is running good for a few days. I fish it in Ottawa and in Osawatomie. If the river comes up this spring , and stays up, Ill be down there in Ottawa and maybe Osawatomie for a few days.
     

  3. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    And I will be in one of my spots:big_smile_2: :dribble:
     
  4. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Brandon, whereabouts do you fish the MDC?
     
  5. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    usually the miami state lake but i go elsewere im going to the lake tommrow the mdc is up all over yea!
     
  6. dlbenthusen

    dlbenthusen New Member

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    I almost tryed the river at the miami state lake. You have much luck there? How about the Lake?
     
  7. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    man i wish it was warmer the river is going way up
     
  8. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    the waters warming up and so are the cats got a few bites but only one cought 15# blue and that sucker was so fat it was oozin out the back:lol: might have had more but we got a late start and wasent in all the right spots at all the right times
     
  9. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    the rivers the highest its been in a long time and the cats had lockjaw all day :sad2: :angry:
     
  10. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    hey pamonas been letting out water for a week now keeping the river up you or annybody beared the cold to see if they are biteing?I was going to go today but my wife had plans so i cant go:crazy: :sad2:
     
  11. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD New Member

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    see this flathead it came out of there,I catch big flathead and blue all the time 40 and 50 pounders caught 95 pound blue onetime I know all the honey holes been fishing there for 35years
     
  12. dlbenthusen

    dlbenthusen New Member

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    nice cat, I'v only been fishing small lakes. Haven't been catching alot but I been catching an average of 7lbs. But I realy got to find some were that I can catch atleast 1, 20 pounder a night. I don't get to go out much so I want to make it count
     
  13. dlbenthusen

    dlbenthusen New Member

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    ya see the size differace :sad2:
     
  14. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    I have not made it down to the river yet this year. Just been fishing small ponds and a couple small lakes. Wish I could say I've averaged 7 lbers. Mine have been more like 2 with a couple 5s. Got the urdge, got to get down to the river.
    :boss: ​
     
  15. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    gotta go their starting to bite a little better i cought an 11#er today
     
  16. MDC river runner

    MDC river runner New Member

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    Pulled a 40# flathead out of the MDC saturday night between storms. Rivers out of the banks now.
     
  17. 1mickymoo

    1mickymoo New Member

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    I heard the mdc is good, but, does anybody know where i can put in???
     
  18. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Anywhere you can carry your boat, something small and light is all you're going to get in there.
     
  19. MDC river runner

    MDC river runner New Member

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    there is a ramp west of melvern lake but other than that a small boat and permission from farmers are going to be your best at least around here. My north property line is a half mile stretch of the river and my honey hole.
     
  20. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    anybody fishing the mdc yet any luck?