Wade fishing

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by unclebuncle, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    I mostly hear you all talking about fishing the larger rivers and lakes.Do any of you fish the smaller creeks in eastern Kansas.There are a lot of them that are too small even for kayaks but they have some nice channels and even some smaller flatheads.I like to fish them upstream so I fish a hole before I wade through it.Most holes are only about waist deep but sometimes step off up to my chin.I like to fish without a sinker with turkey livers or helgramites and let the bait drift back towards me.I catch 6 to 8 lb fish a lot.My daughter will be 12 this year and shes getting into wading too,makes it more fun.Picture of coal creek near Humboldt.:smile2:
     

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  2. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    I love to fish that way. I also love fishing small rivers and creeks. They are are about as peaceful as you can get.
    There are some nice fish to be had in smaller rivers.
    I also try to fish heading upstream. You dont muddy up the water you are trying to fish that way.
    Its a good way to cool of in the hot summer sun.
    I like to use grasshoppers and leopard frogs.
     

  3. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Hey Kyle you have some real pretty water close there in cowley and elk counties.I've fished the Elk,Caneyand Grouse creek in upper reaches.Thats about the only way you can fish them,they are inaccessible.
     
  4. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Grouse Creek is some beautiful water.
    I do alot of fishin in Cowley County. I have seen the others, just havent fished them.
     
  5. ks catman

    ks catman New Member

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    My kids and i fish small creeks & rivers alot its some for fast action and it keeps them interested in fishing. we mainly fish stranger creek from the kaw up to around easton there are some nice channel and flathead in stranger
     
  6. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Rick
    I live in Tonganoxie and fish Stranger creek some. We should hook up sometime.
     
  7. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Towards the end of the last millenium, I waded some of the local creeks
    that were tributaries of the Kaw or Kansas River. I drifted nightcrawlers
    that I got my boys to pick up for me in the back yard. That was back
    when I could get them to do something besides look at me with contempt
    and say they were too busy doing important things. Yeah about twelve
    years ago. I used a pair of old rubber lot boots and tended to wear
    overalls with a tee shirt at first. I tended to drift the unweighted worm
    on a #4 Aberdeen or Carlisle hook on 15lb test mono downstream keeping
    the line tight and seeing what would get to it first. Often a drum, but
    usually a channel cat. I think most of the ones I lost were flatheads.
    Straightened hooks were the clue it was a big mudcat. It was fun.
    I caught a lot more fish back then. The lot boots wore out along with
    my collection of overalls and were not replaced. Most of the fish were
    thrown away because of freezer burn. The boys started an all pizza
    diet around the time they got into high school. Times change, I guess.