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Hunter Education classes.
THE SALINE COUNTY HUNTER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR ASSOCIATION HAS ANNOUNCED THE 2016 SPRING HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS DATE March 28,29,&30 April 2 NATIONAL GUARD & LIVE FIRE
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Young Guns for up coming events contact Rich Sullivan office:827-0321 or cell:826-0217.
Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meetings:
April 21, 2016 Wichita - Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 1:00 pm
Bob's Best Bets
April 22, 2016
Walleye-Saugeye fishing is slow at most area lakes. Water temperatures are in the mid 50's to low 60's. Crappies are starting to move into spawning banks at smaller lakes and in creek and river arms at larger lakes. White Bass in river arms and on dams.
April 22, 2016
April winds make things tough for Kansas fishermen as blasts of 30 mph plus rip across the state. Tough to do any boating on most lakes and even protected areas can be affected. Almost every weekend is windy lately and even finding a relatively calm day to fish the reservoirs can be tough. Rains have been spotty and the dry ground is soaking up the moisture leaving nothing to run off into rivers and streams across the state.
Weather having a big effect on fishing but Turkey hunters seem to be doing fairly well as reports come in from across the state. Windy days can make the birds tough to call but early mornings are normally calmer which helps hunters. Still a lot of turkey season as it goes through the end of May. Experienced Turkey hunters say that the hunting can be better after a couple weeks of the season as Toms find a lack of interested Hens. Many hunters have noticed the diffence in fields due to the warmer weather. Wheat is much higher than a year ago even tall enough already to hide a sneaking bird.
Crappie anglers are starting to find fish on and moving close to the spawning bank areas. Males at many lakes already turning black. Some refer to this color change as "putting on a tuxedo and getting ready for the party". Some thing the Crappies are early as to spawning this year but when mid to late April comes around, Crappies in the smaller bodies of water are starting to get ready for the spawn. Fish in the main parts of the larger reservoirs usually spawn later in May.
Walleye and Saugeye anglers are finding some fish moving to the flats as water temperatures move into the low 60's but cool nights when temperatures drop into the low 40's are slowing that movement down. Some of the better Walleye-Saugeye reports are from fisherment concentrating on points and river channel areas. Bright sunny warm days may find the fish up on the flats late afternoon after the water has gained some warmth.
White Bass runs on the dams and in the rivers attracts a lot of fishermen and as the weather warms, this action will be getting hot and heavy at several reservoirs. Catching White Bass in a moving water setting is great sport and serveral rivers above various reservoirs offer that action. Best around here is the Smoky Hill river above Kanopolis reservoir.
Farm ponds provide some of the best Largemouth Bass fishing in the country. Late April and early May is a great time to be fishing these bodies of water. Warm days provide some great top water action at ponds for bass. Hard to beat the excitement of a big Bass hitting a top water lure.