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  1. Skeeter ZX190

    June 28

    Not a Stockton story, but a drum story. My in-laws had a house on the Council Grove Kansas City Lake. I fished that lake a lot from the time we got married in 1981 until my father-in-law's passing in 2006. The fishing was really good for all kinds of species, especially after the 1993 floods. Walleye and crappie were our main targets but there was a really good population of largemouth and spots. Two years ago my son and I went back to fish for nostalgic sake. We named a cove in that lake "Jacob skunked Grampy Cove". ๐Ÿ˜€ I started out throwing a baby brush hog and my son and a friend of his were throwing a ned. We hadn't been fishing 10 minutes and I got a solid bite. Set the hook and the fight was on. About a 5 pound drum. In that day of fishing we caught around 50 drum. All were from a pound to probably 6 pounds. Never experienced anything like it. We tried a variety of baits but drum was about the only thing we caught. I think we had 2 bass and a couple of bluegill. I don't know if the drum just took over the lake, or if they were the only fish biting that day, but I tend to think it was the former. It was late May when we fished.
  2. That's not a buffalo. This is a buffalo! ๐Ÿ˜
  3. Excellent and thorough report!
  4. I don't see any tents! ๐Ÿ˜
  5. dprice: I have a Skeeter. You have a SKEETER!!! Sweet looking rig.
  6. I haven't seen a post from dprice in quite some time. I hope all is well. I've never personally met him, but the discussions I've had with him, and his posts on this forum, he seems like a nice guy. From what I could tell, he can REALLY fish a jig. I believe he has a son with the name dirtracer on this forum.
  7. Now they are forecasting it to only reach 883.93. But Truman will reach 30 feet high. And a good part of Truman's drainage basin is in a flash flood watch.
  8. Corps of Engineers estimate for Monday is 885.05. It does look like they plan to release a lot of water starting Monday. But this all depends on what the weather does between now and then.
  9. Here is a link to the Corps website that shows the forecast for the Kansas City region lakes. http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/nwk/lakepool.txt
  10. According to today's COE estimate, by Thursday it is supposed to be 12 feet high but I doubt that takes into consideration today's rain.
  11. How high will she go? Stockton was a little over 8 feet high before this monsoon.
  12. Great job. Just when it should turn on we get cold temperatures and now a flash flood watch with the potential of several inches of rain. This could be a near duplicate of what happened last year. The fish move into spawn and the lake rises several feet. Maybe I should take up golf! ๐Ÿ˜
  13. I think I gave you some bad advice. I went down and put in at Ruark Bluff and headed up Sons Creek. Water temps were from 59 to 62. I couldn't find any crappie shallow. I really thought that the water would be warmer. I fished around there until about 1:00 pm and only had 3 fish. A 5 or 6 pound carp and 2 largemouth. One of the largemouth was a keeper (15 3/4 inches). I pulled out and headed to Orleans Trail. That's where I found the white bass and bass. Ended up catching somewhere between 50 and 60 fish. 20 or so largemouth, smallmouth, and 1 kentucky. One 11 inch crappie. The rest were white bass. Most of them caught on a silver & white Keitech, or a white 1/16th ounce grub. Pretty good day but also disappointing. I was really wanting to find some crappie.
  14. I know last weekend they were catching them tight to rocky banks. I caught 2 while bass fishing. I would think the white bass spawn would be over but I don't fish for them specifically.
  15. The crappie should be on the banks bigtime. If they aren't, they should be close. I would bring a bunch of minnows and use a bobber. Set it for 18 inches and work the banks. Depending on how many kids you have, you may be spending all your time taking fish off and putting minnows on! ๐Ÿ˜€
  16. Good job Dutch. In my humble opinion, the ned is one amazing bait. I know some may scoff at it, but it sure produces for me. A couple of years ago I had a friend call me up to get some advice on what to throw. He had been invited to go with someone that used to fish Stockton a lot back in the 80's. I told him to throw the ned. His friend was throwing something that used to be a hot bait back when he fished Stockton. After my friend caught his 17th bass, the other guy broke down and asked for one. I guess he spent the rest of the trip catching fish and just shaking his head in disbelief.
  17. Green pumpkin and green pumpkin orange.
  18. I put in at Hawker and first went to Googer. After that I went up Sons Creek. I was looking, but never saw you Lifes2Short. I started fishing about 9:00 am and quit around 6:30 pm. I did pull out of Hawker around 4:00 and drove to Stockton for a bite and then put in at Orleans Trail. Glad I did. I had only caught 9 fish from 9:00 until 4. Caught 11 more from 4:00 until 6:30. Everything came on the ned except a white bass on a jerkbait. Probably the most vicious bite I've ever had on a jerkbait. All in all I had 20. Two of them were white bass, a channel cat and everything else were bass (smallmouth, spots, and largemouth.) Maybe even a meanmouth. Not one would keep except the 2 spots I caught since they only have to be 12 inches. I am really out of practice. I had more "swing and misses" than I care to admit. Also broke 4 off on the hookset. Me thinks I need to spool some new fluorocarbon. Near as I could tell, the best spots were on points in 5 to 12 feet of water. Water temps were 55.5 to 58.5.
  19. First of all I want to give a big shout out to Lifes2Short, Dutch, Bassfisher, Jmontgo, etc. for not catching all of the bass in Stockton and leaving me 2 to catch. It would be nice though if you could provide GPS coordinates for those 2 fish (should have been 3, I missed one that was a solid bite) because it would cut down on gas usage and time! ๐Ÿ˜€ What a difference a year makes. On March 21, 2018 we caught like 49 bass with 15 being keepers. Water temps a year ago were 44 to 45. Light wind was out of the northwest. Yesterday the water temps were 45 to 46 with light winds out of the northeast? Seemed to vary depending on where you were at. Water was very clear. I fished from the dam to close to State Park. I hit many of the same spots as last year but couldn't find any fish, but many spots I sure was showing stuff on the graph. I got a total of 4 bites and landed 2 fish, a 14 7/8ths largemouth and a 14 inch smallmouth. The largemouth came on a phantom green rock crawler and the smallmouth on the ned. The other 2 bites were on the ned. It left me scratching my head wondering where are the fish?
  20. On those piles that hold 99% keepers, we need GPS coordinates! ๐Ÿ˜
  21. I assume you were around Mutton or farther south? Curious what the water temperatures might be from State Park to the dam.
  22. Definitely the hat! How can a Santa Claus hat be anything but lucky? ๐Ÿ˜€
  23. Walcrabass: Yes the trifecta means largemouth, smallmouth and kentuckies. Catching kentuckies isn't that rare for me. One's over 15 inches are. What I find interesting is that more and more, I'm pretty sure I'm catching meanmouth on a pretty consistent basis.
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