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Kansas is a great place to be a warmwater fly angler. Thousands of ponds and lakes throughout the state hold promising numbers of largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, saugers, and other species. Fishing for carp with a fly rod has become popular among fly anglers in Kansas, and there are some who even go after catfish with a fly.
Big game seekers head to reservoirs like Wilson Reservoir in central Kansas to chase huge striped bass with streamers and poppers, often catching fish over 20 pounds. Melvern Reservoir in east Kansas is a favorite spot to catch smallmouth bass along rocky shorelines, with crappie and walleye available as well. For big largemouth bass, LaCygne Lake near the Missouri border is where catching a 10-pound plus fish is a real possibility.
For those in need of a cold water fix, the Kansas Department of Wildlife stocks many lakes and ponds with rainbow trout from November 1st through April 15th. Most of the stocked trout fishing takes place in stillwater, but below Kanopolis Lake, a small tailwater stream (locally called a ?seep stream?) gives anglers the closest thing to a natural trout stream experience one can find in Kansas, and there?s even a fly fishing only section.
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When the winter weather sets in, fish get lazy
posted on Tue Feb 7
Well it’s officially winter here on the east coast. For me, winter means bundling up next to the fire tying dozens of flies at the vice and eating pizza on an almost nightly basis. My winter activity is actually very similar to how trout act in th...
Choosing the proper fly rod
posted on Sat Jan 21
Proper fly fishing gear is essential. Along with the reel, flies and line, the most important gear is the fly rod. Fly rods may vary in length from 6 - 12 feet and come in different weights, colors, actions, materials and types. Understanding the rod...
6 Tips to take better photos of your catch
posted on Fri Jan 13
Having a photograph taken of your catch is something that all anglers can appreciate. First trout, biggest fish, memorable catch, etc. etc. That photograph can be looked back at years later and it will remind you instantly of that day. What I'm here ...
Guides based in Kansas
Today TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of