New to the Gardner area

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by recurvericky, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. recurvericky

    recurvericky New Member

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    Olathe, Kansas
    I will be moving to Gardner in December from North Carolina and would like to know what rivers or lakes in the area have good catfishing. I have a boat and saw Hillsdale Lake and Clinton on the map. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     

  2. herekitty

    herekitty New Member

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    State:
    KS
    You missed Hillsdale! Other wise an excellant job!
     
  3. recurvericky

    recurvericky New Member

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    State:
    Olathe, Kansas
    Which of the areas you listed are better and What is the preferred bait and set up?
     
  4. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    State:
    missouri
    Welcome to the BOC Ricky.im sure someone in your area will give info soon.
     
  5. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    O.P., KS
    Ricky,

    Welcome to the BOC. I spend most of my time fishing the rivers, and have little experience on the lakes. That said, for close to home fishing you would be hard pressed to do much better than Gardner Lake for channel cats, and Olathe Lake has produced some big flatheads. The bigger lakes have some big catfish for sure if you want to drive a little further, but finding the fish is the challenge. Shad is always a good bet for bait, but just like anywhere else, it's good to try different baits. What works one day may not the next and vice versa.

    For river fishing, the Kansas and Missouri Rivers are just about the only game around. Look here for some access point and ramp locations:

    http://www.buildasitefactory.com/index.php?id=123
    http://www.missouririvertrips.com/KansasCity/KansasCity.htm
    http://www.missouririvertrips.com/Columbia/Columbia.htm

    The Kansas River is pretty shallow and difficult to run most of the time. In the Missouri, if you can get your boat launched you will always find enough water to get around.
     
  6. catfishn72

    catfishn72 New Member

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    WhEELING,WEST VIRGINIA
    welcome to the boc.
     
  7. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    State:
    Olathe, KS
    Welcome to the B.O.C. Ricky always good to have another kansas Member.

    The fish in my avatar was caught at gardner lake at 5:00am on cut shad belly pocket
     
  8. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    Louisburg,
    melvern and pomona have some good catting. pomona held the state record flathead for a while. melvern feeds the maris de cygne river witch can be verry productive when its at above normal flow. CPR or their wont be any good spots left:wink:
     
  9. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    State:
    Greenup Co. KY
    Welcome to the BOC!!!
     
  10. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Napoleon, Mo.
    Welcome to the BOC Ricky. Fish Hillsdale quiet a bit for crappie. Getting cold enough to be hitting it soon. The winter fishing will spoil you there.