Republican River

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by Poarch, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Poarch

    Poarch New Member

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    Is there a good place around ft riley area to go catch some flatheads.

    Plus what bait do ya'll use?

    How do ya'll hook them up
     
  2. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    There are shad you can find around here that are over a foot long. Cut one
    of them right behind the pectoral fin when it's lying on its side and cut
    until you cut the board behind it. That's the head section. Go back to the
    vent, you'll find it on the lower side of the fish in front of one of the back
    end fins. Cut clear through the fish on this level. You have just removed the
    tail section from the gut pocket section of the gizzard shad. Cut the gut
    pocket into four equal lengths by halving it then halving the halfs. The head
    section is a big fish bait that you can have confidence in. The gut pocket
    sections are medium sized fish attractors. The tail section you can grind
    up to put in a paste bait for a little extra kick. Throw the leftover scales
    in that bucket, too. Don't let your wife catch you or they'll be the devil
    to pay for it. Use bleach strong on all your tools and the cutting board.
    Chicken livers you wrap in cheesecloth to keep the guts together and
    hook clear through the tube you formed, then punch the hook point in again.
     

  3. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Id use smaller live perch or something similar this time of the year. Maybe 3-5". Hook them behind the dorsal fin in slack water, through their nostrals in heavier current. Look for deeper water.
    Leave your hook point exposed. You will miss alot of fish if you dont.
    Im sorry, I cant help you with a location. I havent fished the river there very much. Jim maybe able to help you out though.
     
  4. Dsage

    Dsage Active Member

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    Kyle is right on with his help. I would not rule out the cut shad either. Time is running out this year on the good flathead bit so they are starting to go into prewinter eating mode. I normally down size my bait now and start tossing them a bunch of different baits. Never rule out worms this time of year either.
     
  5. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    I have'nt fish the lower Republican for a number of years. We have pulled in a couple of small Flatheads from the lake this year. Jerald got one on a perch, I caught one on a whole shad, Rick caught one on a cut shad. All three in different locations, so no pattern there:smile2:
     
  6. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    This cold front will surely screw things up for a few days. I would give it another shot after it warms up for a day or 2. I know I cant wait til it passes. Our first taste of cold weather, and it tastes like sh!t!:smile2: Its not that cold but it sure is different. There should still be sometime left, but not much for flatheads. Then you should fish the lake for blues.
     
  7. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    So hows this for timing, Kyle? First heavy cold front of the season passes
    second day of warm weather an unruly mob of catfishermen gather at
    Milford Res. School Creek and start to fishing intently for the elusive blue
    catfish. Doesn't that sound like a good plot for a low circulation DVD?
    I think you are all set up to be the leading man in this movie. Wanna call
    it "Catfish Attack!" or "That Catfish Ate My Chum!"? Just smile for the
    closeups and let Tom take the pictures. School is in session for us all!!!
     
  8. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    :smile2::smile2: I can see it now.:smile2:
    Michael, you crack me up. Sometimes I dont have a clue what you are saying but it still cracks me up.:wink::smile2:
     
  9. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Kyle, I agree, but, be glad your not a female, Confucius said, "female who fly plane upside down have crackup" :roll_eyes: if Michael would've thought about it, he'd probably have said it:smile2:, he is kinda "Confucisable" at times:smile2::smile2:
     
  10. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    However, it was too cheap, far too Chinese. I have a reputation to uphold.
    Besides, you boys would never respect me in the morning after a few
    quick giggles and a wink. Really, you wouldn't!
     
  11. Poarch

    Poarch New Member

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    only one more week cant wait to get out there and learn some new tatics.
    what kind of bait should i bring. I have a cast net so i'll bring that and i'll bring that chum i gotta get rid of it. it smells horrible. the water at the spillway was up to much seen a lot of lil channels being caught.​
     
  12. Dsage

    Dsage Active Member

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    What part of NC are you from?
     
  13. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    Andy fresh Shad will be the best bait but I'm bringing shimp also.

    If conditions stay good sounds like we can net some off the boat ramp there at School Creek.
    Looking forward to meeting you..
     
  14. Poarch

    Poarch New Member

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    I'm from caldwell county way back in the sticks.


    i havn't used shrimp. I heard they used a net to get most of the bait fish out of milford cause of the fishing tournament. i tried to catch some this mourning but i just caught some bass.
     
  15. Dsage

    Dsage Active Member

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    Beautiful area around that way. Wife and I drove thru a few years ago on our way to see family at Fort Bragg.
     
  16. Poarch

    Poarch New Member

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  17. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Your gonna make Casey jealous with that pic.:smile2:
    Yeah, I would say that our rivers are a lil different.:smile2: Looks like some beautiful country.
    Lookin forward to meetin ya at the gathering.
     
  18. rush_60

    rush_60 New Member

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    :smile2::smile2: I'm ready to pack up the bags and move. It would be awsome to live somewhere where they had clear water. If that was in KS the waterfall would have a brown shade to it.
     
  19. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    It would be awesome to live somewhere where you could actually get on the river.:smile2:
     
  20. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    It would be awesome to live somewhere where you could actually get IN the river:eek:oooh::smile2: