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does anyone here fish the big blue
that is where i caught my biggest flattie and alot of gar if you fish the blue let me know where and what your thought are for that system
 

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Rocky Ford is a good spot for folks that bank fish but like a lot of places
that are fished hard by a lot of people there is a bunch of old mono strung
between the rocks underwater that you can get hung up in. Down by the
boat ramp on the Blue there is a railway bridge that has some old pilings
submerged in the current. This is a good spot to whack gar if you like doing
that. If a cat can outrun the gar, they're pretty fun but you've got to get
control of the fight quick or they're into the wood and you've lost
your rig. The best action is when you can use a boat and work the snags
and undercuts all the way to where the Big Blue joins the Kaw. Good Times!
 

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Seems weird they'd have a public boat ramp near Hwy 24 if they didn't mean
folks to fish the river. I know the Kaw is okay because old laws call it navigatible and from the highest water mark it is state property.
 

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out run the gar is right at rocky ford !! my brother & i went down there and seen dead gar every 6 in. it seems, hundreds. they weren't all dead though cuz they kept gettin the bait. we fought the jungle and tried above the dam but got nuthin. i did get startled by the bigget beaver ive ever seen other than 1 other place lol
 

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well when i fish the big blue i fish it with jack love of mega cat crew who has permission and can only take one boat and we catch a boat load of flathead almost every trip
 

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the big blue below tuttle creek to the kaw is closed to the public
at the boat ramp there is a sign that says upstream river access closed
my friend jack told me of people getting shot at
but i do know after talking with a fish and game warden they do get called out alot and hand out tickets to people tresspassing
public fishing is allowed in some areas but yes that river is non navagatable
any questions just check with me i look into the subject alot
trying to get the state to open it to the public but farmers putting up walls and hard to fight
 

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We have three streams that have been deemed to be navigable -- the Missouri River, which forms a small boundary between Kansas and Missouri; the Kansas River, which starts at Junction City and flows through Manhattan, Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City; and then the Arkansas River, which starts out in Colorado and flows into Kansas, through Great Bend, down through Wichita and then into Oklahoma. Those three rivers being navigable at statehood are open to the public for canoe purposes because the state owns the bed. All other steams creeks and water ways are owned by the land owners and one must get the ok from the land owners. This means if a person owns the land on one side and not the other then you must get the ok from both land owners.
 

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what about the wakarusa ?? we put in at the ramp off 93rd by don's steakhouse, back in there. there are signs stating the creel limits and such.
 

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as far as the laws go if the state owns the land next to the river then its public but like most laws they have to be inforced
as far as the big blue they are inforced because of a farmer with a stick up his A--
 

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as far as the laws go if the state owns the land next to the river then its public but like most laws they have to be inforced
as far as the big blue they are inforced because of a farmer with a stick up his A--
lol @ the placement of the stick !!

there are more than 3 though. i just got this from kdwp site............

RIVER FISHING
Big Blue River - Rocky Ford Dam below Tuttle Creek Reservoir
Big Blue River - Tuttle Creek Reservoir Wildlife Area
Big Blue River - Marysville
Delaware River -Perry Reservoir Wildlife Area, Valley Falls
Kansas River -Lawrence
Kansas River -Topeka
Kansas River - Mouth of Big Blue River, Manhattan
Marais des Cygnes River - low-water dam, Osawatomie
Missouri River - City parks in Doniphan, Atchison, and Leavenworth counties
Republican River - Milford Reservoir Wildlife Area
Rock Creek - Clinton Reservoir Wildlife Area
Wakarusa River - Eudora
Wakarusa River - Clinton Reservoir Wildlife Area
 

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lol @ the placement of the stick !!

there are more than 3 though. i just got this from kdwp site............

RIVER FISHING
Big Blue River - Rocky Ford Dam below Tuttle Creek Reservoir
Big Blue River - Tuttle Creek Reservoir Wildlife Area
Big Blue River - Marysville
Delaware River -Perry Reservoir Wildlife Area, Valley Falls
Kansas River -Lawrence
Kansas River -Topeka
Kansas River - Mouth of Big Blue River, Manhattan
Marais des Cygnes River - low-water dam, Osawatomie
Missouri River - City parks in Doniphan, Atchison, and Leavenworth counties
Republican River - Milford Reservoir Wildlife Area
Rock Creek - Clinton Reservoir Wildlife Area
Wakarusa River - Eudora
Wakarusa River - Clinton Reservoir Wildlife Area
the big blue is all one river those places u r talking about are areas where people have access to the river but between those areas the river is private land
 

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lol @ the placement of the stick !!

there are more than 3 though. i just got this from kdwp site............

RIVER FISHING
Big Blue River - Rocky Ford Dam below Tuttle Creek Reservoir
Big Blue River - Tuttle Creek Reservoir Wildlife Area
Big Blue River - Marysville
Delaware River -Perry Reservoir Wildlife Area, Valley Falls
Kansas River -Lawrence
Kansas River -Topeka
Kansas River - Mouth of Big Blue River, Manhattan
Marais des Cygnes River - low-water dam, Osawatomie
Missouri River - City parks in Doniphan, Atchison, and Leavenworth counties
Republican River - Milford Reservoir Wildlife Area
Rock Creek - Clinton Reservoir Wildlife Area
Wakarusa River - Eudora
Wakarusa River - Clinton Reservoir Wildlife Area


we put our boat in on the ramp in manhattan near the kansas and go up stream that spot is public but above is private the bridge is good fishing though theres been some good ones caught there in the sixty lb catagory
 

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from the pond or old dam to the kaw that is restricted it is 5 miles of private land owners and from the highway bridge to the kaw is public
we need to get together and stop the farmers from getting away with this rivers should be free
the constitution says we are free to travel but this does not allow me to travel freely so write ur law makers
 

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From going to the meeting that the Fish and Game had at the Center in Topeka the anwser that I received is that there are 3 rivers/streams that are navigable. Others have sections that are but these are short runs or they have areas to fish at. Like the places listed below.

Big Blue River - Rocky Ford Dam below Tuttle Creek Reservoir
Big Blue River - Tuttle Creek Reservoir Wildlife Area
Big Blue River - Marysville
Delaware River -Perry Reservoir Wildlife Area, Valley Falls
Kansas River - Mouth of Big Blue River, Manhattan
Marais des Cygnes River - low-water dam, Osawatomie
Republican River - Milford Reservoir Wildlife Area
Rock Creek - Clinton Reservoir Wildlife Area
Wakarusa River - Eudora
Wakarusa River - Clinton Reservoir Wildlife Area

Is is fair no, but is it going to change easily no, it has been that way for to many years. A lot of time you can get the OK from the farmer if you talk to them and let them know that you are just fishing from a Boat We have received alot of our areas this way.
 

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i fully agree with u and even the ark river in barton county i ask for permision and have a key to drive right up to the river for about 5 miles were i live because the farmer got tired of seeing me walk with my son to my favorite hole carrying all my equipment and the state should do something but it is going to take help to do it and any kind of responce is better than none
 
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