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Bob's Best Bets
Sept 3, 2016
Cooler weather is helping fishing with most lakes in good shape due to recent rains. Some are well above conservation with murkey water. Good reports from lakes like Milford for surface action from Wipers. Some Crappie reports from eastern Kansas lakes where anglers are taking fish from brushpiles and standing timber. Dove hunting best around feed fields as rains have not help hunting around ponds.
September 3, 2016
The options for outdoor activites increases in the fall and as we move into September, Doves, Deer and Ducks come in season. Fishing will still be the main activity for some as waters cool and fishing success can be very good in early Fall.
Recent rains are both a blessing and a curse for outdoors folks. Hunters don't enjoy sloshing through muddy fields and an abundance of water may not concentrate birds like Doves and Ducks in particular areas like ponds or other waters. Anglers that pursue Channel Catfish in streams and rivers may find a bonanza after big rains. So much moisture may murky up the waters on ponds lakes and reservoirs creating tough fishing for species that prefer clearer waters.
While Dove hunting will the biggest activity, early September is also when the youth and wounded veteran Deer seasons occur. Various events around the state allow good hunting opportunities for young hunters and the wounded warriors. Muzzleloader season for Deer is an opportunity for the front loader folks to take a nice buck and archers also kick off their Deer season on the same date. Please note that archers must wear blaze orange during muzzleloader season.
Duck Hunters have the early Teal season in September and with the recent rains, all the marshes should be in great shape. A lot of the Teal are local birds but a cool front hitting the Dakotas and Nebraska can increase the numbers in late September. Not mamy hunters take advantage of the early Prarie Chicken season in September but some of those hunters that do fare very well. The birds are hunted with wide ranging dogs on the grassslands rather than pass shooting near feed fields as is done in the later season.
Fishing success can really increase for several species in the early Fall. Cooling waters means some great top water activity for Wipers and White Bass at area reservoirs. Crappie fishing improves as fish concentrate in schools at reservoirs. Avid anglers like the fall when fewer folks are on the lakes and the weather makes for some very comfortable angling.
September offers a lot of hunting and fishing opportunities for people and in most cases weather that can be very pleasant.