Stranger Creek - In Kansas - Anyone fishing?

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by KansasCat, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. KansasCat

    KansasCat New Member

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    anyone fish the stranger creek... i have heared of big cats coming out of there but i dont know if its true
     
  2. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    its true plenty of big flatheads coming out of it
     

  3. slickback

    slickback New Member

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    Where is stranger creek? I am new to the area and have not heard of it.
     
  4. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    it starts in linwood and runs clear to tonganoxie
     
  5. KansasCat

    KansasCat New Member

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    anyone know how to fish it?
     
  6. flat fighter

    flat fighter New Member

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    i know of a couple spots to fish it. One is just to the south of linwood and the other is off of 178th outside of tonganoxie. Other than those you'll be hard pressed to find a spot that is not private property. You can also reach it by boat from the kaw. big live bait and good equipment are key. Have you ever fished the wakarusa river in eudora? It is also a good spot and less likely to run you into trespassing problems. Many big fish have been caught on the wakarusa.good luck!!
     
  7. KansasCat

    KansasCat New Member

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    where at can you fish in Eudora... Can you fish right under the bride or where...
     
  8. flat fighter

    flat fighter New Member

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    you can fish under the bridge or put a boat in. done pretty good under the bridge.better in high water
     
  9. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    Hopefully this year we can head up the Kaw to the mouth of the creek and fish it.
     
  10. Individualist

    Individualist New Member

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    Stranger Creek actually starts west of Lancaster and north of Effingham in Atchison County. It's fishable just into Atchison County. I'm familiar with that area and just wanted to make people aware of the creeks path. The creek is known for it's holes and the difficulty in finding (access to) them. It is usually shallow but after heavy rain the big fish can move around finding new holes to hang in or I guess to be more precise, get trapped in.
     
  11. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Im gonna find a way to walk to the confluence of Stranger and the Kaw River here real soon. :)
     
  12. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    cathunter 1978, its pretty easy to find it there are trails down there that lead to it,be down there a milion times not a bad place to fish when the water gets right
     
  13. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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  14. kscatman

    kscatman New Member

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    I grew up fishing stranger creek when I was a kid, mostly near easton though. Holler at me when you want to go to the mouth I've always wanted to try that sounds like a good adventure.
     
  15. Catchinbiguns

    Catchinbiguns Member

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    Thats one spot I would love to check out.
     
  16. flat fighter

    flat fighter New Member

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    I live close to the mouth and fish it pretty often from my boat. It is a great spot but you will sacrifice alot of rigs to it. I'll go anytime anyone wants to go.
     
  17. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    i might be talked in to heading that way when all the freak storms quit..lol
     
  18. Kevin

    Kevin New Member

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    iv heard of people fishing it under the 24 highway bridge
     
  19. deerhunter56

    deerhunter56 Guest

    I also fish the creek near easton, you may have seen the fish we pulled out the other day in the leavenworth times a 72 pound flathead, which after the pictures we released the pregnant female right back for furture generations.