I'm doing a combined fishing trip going back to
july 4th. Be short and quick. July 4th. butler sfl. Water very high.
Clarity murky. Fish... tight on cover. Caught a few in last back area in the
weeds. Much later went by the dam and switched to a square billed manns crank
in white/grey. Caught two fish in the spot leading to the spillway. Small ones
though. I went on the dam for a little bit, but decided to not go far. I went
in the little spillway area and caught about five decent bass in there. It was
a workout since I would catch one and then release it to the main lake. Not
much a life in a an area you can walk around in fifteen seconds. It was getting
darker and I wanted to stay and try some topwater, but decided to just head
Next trip was to Pratt. Very fun lake to fish
since it has everything in there. Bait of choice every time I'm there is cotton
cordell crank in green/chart. Nearly all fish are caught casting parallel to
the shore in the rocks. I have caught a few walleye there casting a bit farther
from shore. Very big fish in such a small lake.
Next trip. Kingman SFL. Temp in the 90s and wind
starting at 15mph ending over 20mph. One fish on rattle trap in the shade.
Rest of the fish caught using a screw lock jig head and lake fork craw tube in
green pumpkin. I fished the back area that has lots of vegetation and had to
take my time. I also fished in the lily pads using the same lure. Then just
got too windy to battle the main area of the lake. Caught around ten bass
around the two and three pound range.
Last trip was to the Chisolm lake in wichita. The
one you can see from 96. Tried a rattle trap, but no success.... went to a
c-rig to test the bottom. Lake rather shallow throughout and not much rocks on
the bottom. Got a decent bass when I casted out far as I could. I was using a
black worm and the rig. It was cloudy and raining off and on. Only other bass
I caught on a jointed rapala shallow crank. Fished for four hours. I'm
thinking plastics would be a good choice and bouncing off the bottom. I want to
try the local spots to see if any are worthy of holding decent bass. I have
caught some crappie/bass at the KDOT one that is larger and will have to try
them again. Usually though if I simply have the time I just travel the extra 45
min to a larger body of water... and little bit cleaner. For pictures here is a