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April 21, 2016 Wichita - Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS 1:00 pm
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June 15, 2016
Walleye-Saugeye fishing is slow at most area lakes. Water temperatures are in the high 70's. Crappies are done spawning. Hot weather means Channel Catfish and White Bass fishing at area reservoirs. Wiper and Striper fishing good for those using live bait.
June 15, 2016
Summer is here and outdoors folks will be concentrating their activities on water sports mainly due to the heat. Daytime temperatures of 90 degrees plus have people heading for the lakes and reservoirs. Fishing will be changing at most lakes requiring different approaches for most species. Summer angling can be hit or miss but mostly anglers will find patterns that will be consistant for most of the summertime.
We had a decent spring with good reports on most species but mid to late May, high water changed things a lot. Crappie anglers have had a tough spring at most lakes with water temperatures running cooler than normal. Then rains put high water levels into many lakes and reservoirs which made it tough for anglers to find the spawning Crappies. For the long run, probably a good thing at most lakes for the future Crappie fishing. Flooded shoreline cover usually means good survival of newly hatched fish and good for future angling.
Walleye-Saugeye fishing was looking good back in April and May at most reservoirs but late May rains changed that at some lakes. Always when conditions change such as high inflows there are bright spots. Wilson reservoir started May ten feet below conservation level but rains west of the lake brough the level at Wilson up 4 feet. The reservoir now is 6 feet below conservation and water now covers a lot of weed growth along shorelines which is great for Wilson's future. The fact that Wilson will still have a 15 inch length limit on Walleyes next year will make it a very popular fishing lake.
Kanopolis anglers have had a good spring for Saugeyes and the lake got a lot of fishing pressure this past spring. Strict size and creel limits at Cheney and Eldorado reservoirs brought a lot of anglers from those areas to Kanopolis which still has a 15 inch length limit and 5 fish creel limit this year. That changes next year with the controversial "Walleye initiative" which will push more anglers to go farther west and fish Wilson.
Every year is different when it comes what lakes are best and what species are the hottest but there are some constants...Channel Catfish are the most reliable whether in streams and rivers or lakes and reservoirs.