WHERE TO GET SKIPJACKS?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by mandingo, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    Would anyone want to point me in the right direction to catch some skips?i live in topeka,ks about an hour west of KC.i'd like not to drive too darn far,but would like to go where they are abundant so the trip would be worth it.
     
  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    If there are any power plants nearby that have warm water discharges, that would be your best bet in wintertime.
     

  3. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Caleb--I didn't know we had skipjacks around here (but then again, I wouldn't know one if I saw it). There is a warm water discharge behind the Tecumseh power plant, which is about a mile east of the Oakland boat ramp on the Kaw. Let me know if you catch any.
     
  4. mandingo

    mandingo Member

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    Mark,im almost positive we dont have them here in topeka.im thinking im gonna have to drive somewhere further than KC to get em.
     
  5. Rockin' Blues

    Rockin' Blues New Member

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    Dont know about Kansas but here in St.louis you can get them below Alton dam in April-May.
     
  6. gearhead

    gearhead New Member

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    China Grove, NC
    Can you have some shipped on dryice or something .I would like to order some fresh large myself if anyone does that.
     
  7. lodge

    lodge New Member

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    North Carolina
    i'm with gear. ship some of those down to NC, heard they are good bait. we do okay with bluegill and shad but can't hurt to try something new.
     
  8. kmcalester

    kmcalester New Member

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    I'd like to know myself.
     
  9. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    The skips are worth the drive, no matter where you have to go. Just check with the boys in area to be sure they are hitting good. Cumberland city was getting good on Thursday........last night we got a pretty big storm so I would guess they are not biting now.
     
  10. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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  11. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!