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bubba and I
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Wilson lake, Kansas
4/27/2013

Well bubba and i went to the lake, we got out there at about 12:30 and went to the bait shop to buy some minnows. Well we launched the boat at the Otoe boat ramp and headed east to Hell Creek, We thought that maybe we could get a walleye or two or maybe some striper. Well we fished with minnows and bobbers while casting bucktail jigs. well after about 2 hours without a single bite we decided to go elsewhere. well i went to the flats and we decided to pull some planer boards with live bait rigs baited with worms. well we pull the planer boards for about 30 minutes when my friend thought he had something on his pole but yet the board never released so after about 5 minutes i told him to check it, well he had a short 14" walley on. Well we continued to troll an area that i knew was good for walleye and after about another 30 minutes i caught a white bass. and then i got another one about 20 minutes after that, both fish were small so i released them. Well we continued to troll for awhile and continued to get bites but they were short hitting. Well i finally got a good hit on my pole so i set the hook and pulled up to the boat a real nice walleye, i told my buddy to get the net and he couldn't get it to me in time so as i reached for the fish it dropped off right as i was getting to grab it, so that is one fish that got away. i estimate it to be about an 18" walleye, well by this time we were out of worms and it was about 6pm so i took the boat to another area and we decided to fish it for about an hour and just throw some lures, I decided to throw a green power bait. Well it wasn't working for me and i also needed to fix my trolling motor so i did that for awhile. well i got it done and was just relaxing when i saw a fish jump near the shore so i decide to throw my bait in that direction. Well i let it sink for about 2 seconds and reeled in real slow for about 3 feet and i got the hit. It was a 22" 3 pound walleye. well this was the only keeper and so we decided to load up and come home.
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Wilson trip

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Wilson lake, Kansas
4/7/2013

Well it was Sunday April 7th, 2013. I tried to find someone to go fishing with me and out of about 7 phone calls everyone was busy. My wife and daughter said they would go with me but according to the weather the wind was suppose to pick up out of the SSE at about 25 mph. Well knowing how my daughter is with boats i know she will not like it at all with the waves that i knew would be on wilson lake, if it isn't calm she will not make the boat ride without getting sick so i left them at home and i went fishing alone. I usually don't do this because it is more fun with someone but like i said everyone else had plans. well i get to the lake and go and buy me some minnows and some bucktail jigs. I get the boat launched which by the way is really no fun by yourself especially with shallow water. Well my first destination was to go east of hell creek bridge since last week i caught 16 fish back there. Well i follow my GPS back to where i caught fish and i start casting a bucktail into some muddy water. Well i bet 10-15 minutes hasn't went by when i get a massive hit, i really thought i was snagged but it wasn't. I fight this fish for about 5 minutes but i took my time when i realized it was a big walleye and i realized i had grabbed the wrong pole and was actually using my pole that i use for crappie fishing and it only has 6lb line on it. Well i finally get the walleye close to the boat and i get the net under it. I pull the net and fish onto the deck of the boat and as soon as i set the net down the hook comes out of the fishes mouth. well i get the fish out of the net and i immediately want to weigh it because this fish is nice and big, well it weighs in on my scale at 6.5 pounds. i get it into the livewell and do some more fishing. it is about 45 minutes without anything so i try the other shoreline and i get a bite over there in muddy water, I pull in a soft shell turtle. I release him and continue to fish for about an hour without luck and decide to go farther east into even more shallow water, this time it is about 2 feet of water. i was fishing 3.5 to 5 feet of water earlier, well i fish this for about 20 minutes and pull in about a 2 pound largemouth bass. Well i fish for about another hour without another bite, by this time it is about 3:00pm and there are suppose to be big storms by 5pm in the county i have to go home to so i load up the boat to try and beat the storms. I did make it to home before heavy rains, wind, and hail begin. but before i went home i went to the bait shop to show them the fish i had caught and we weighed, measured, and took a picture of my fish that actually weighed 7.25 pounds and was 28" long. so now i know i need to buy a better scale for my boat. this was a fun few hours of fishing.

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Wilson trip

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Wilson lake, Kansas
3/31/2013

First trip of the year to wilson resorvoir for me was on Easter sunday. An old friend and I went out to do some fishing. It was a beautiful morning out, a little cool with light wind but warmed up nicely during the day. We got to the lake and went to the baitshop to pick up ice and lures so i talked to the baitshop manager about where the fish might be and what they were biting on, she told me several places and so we launched the boat and headed over to hell creek to fish. we got where we wanted to be and started casting bucktail jigs. It wasn't even 10 minutes in when i hooked my first striper, It was a 3.5 pound striper. about another 10 minutes went by and i had another striper in the boat, it was about 4 pounds. well believe it or not it was about another 10 minutes and i had another striper on the line, It was a 6 pound fish. well as the day went i a managed to pull in 12 striper and 2 spotted bass, and 2 largemouth bass. while all this was going on though i felt real bad catching all these fish because my friend had not caught a fish. we tried everything we could to get him to catch a fish, but he was using the same bait as me but with no luck, we then tried many other baits for him and different techniques and i even gave him my pole to use but still he could not pull in a fish. Well after doing all that and talking about it we determined that it must have been something on him to repel the fish. he did wash his truck that morning and used armorall and so maybe that had something to do with it. well by now it was getting late in the day so we loaded up the boat and went home.

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kirwin reservoir
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kirwin Reservoir
6/15/2013

well i had heard that the crappie were biting really good at kirwin reservoir on Thursday the 14th. well with my curiosity i had to give it a try so i went out with my wife, daughter, and our dog on Friday the 15th. well it is a about an hour and a half drive so i was hoping the fishing would be good. well we got up to kirwin at about 12:30 and i had not been to this lake in like 30 years so it was nice to see the lake again. Just like all lakes in kansas the water levels were low and so were the boat ramps, it was no fun launching or loading the boat. but anyway we got the boat on the water and i knew where to go because i was told to fish the south side by the fish attractors. well we get into position around about 12 other boats and i drop anchor, well after getting the family situated i finally got to fish. I tie on a jig head with a green/chartruese curly tail and start jigging. well i did this for about 2 hours without any luck, i didn't feel too bad because not too many others out there were doing real well either, they were all groaning and moaning because the day before the fish were biting non stop. well after awhile i decided to pull anchor and cruise to shore to use the restroom. We then went over to the north shore attractor and fished it but all i managed to catch over there was my anchor line. so i cruised over to where we started the day and decided to fish it again for about an hour before it would then be time to go home. i fished for about half an hour without any luck so i decided to change things up a bit, i tipped my jig with some white crappie nibbles and decided to drop my jig all the way to the bottom. well as soon as my jig got to the bottom i felt a tug, it was a nice crappie. well i baited up a crappie nibble again and in about 10 minutes i has another crappie. i thought maybe this was the start to a full live well but i was wrong not another bite in 30 minutes so we pulled up anchor and left for home. it was a good day on the water with my family though. so it was definately not a wasted day, i am glad they went with me.

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cedar bluff

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cedar bluff
4/21/2012

good fishing day at cedar bluff

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cedar bluff fishing

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cedar bluff
3/31/2012

Well once again decided to fish cedar bluff lake this weekend since we did okay last weekend. I also added a new Lowrance fishfinder to the boat and wanted to try it out. Well we got out there about 12:15 and got the boat on the water. the wind was blowing quite a bit out of the south west. about 15-20 m.p.h. we wanted to troll the tree lines but it was way too difficult to troll and not end up in the trees and still be able to fish and mess with my new fishfinder all at the same time. so usually when it is this windy i just put out a drift sock and start drifting the lake so this is what me and my friend with me did. we started drifting from the middle of the lake into a tree line area that we fished last week. Well my friend hooked the first fish of the day not long after we started. It was a pretty decent wiper. It was a keeper. well we drifted some more throughout the day in different areas with some success. I hooked into 2 wipers, 3 white bass, and 1 crappie. the friend of mine was getting upset because i was the only one catching fish, he caught just the one wiper all day long, we did however miss at least 5 or 6 more fish. but i guess it wasn't too bad of a day. my fishfinder worked okay other then the temp reading which didn't work so i will have to figure that out yet.

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cedar bluff

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cedar bluff
3/24/2012

well a friend and i went to the lake this weekend on Saturday 3-24-12. We decided to try cedar bluff lake here in central kansas since the last few times out we tried wilson and webster with not too much luck. Well we got to the lake probably around 1:00 pm. we get the boat on the water about 1:30 and head south to the dam. we thought we would troll for awhile so i rigged one pole up with a live bait rig used for walleye and put on a couple worms on that rig. I put a shallow running crawfish colored crankbait on the other pole. my friend did the same with the live rig but tried a deep crank on the other pole. well we started trolling before we get to the dam and working the outer edges of the trees at about .08 miles an hour. well we weren't on the water for more then 10 minutes when i got my first hit on my live bait rig. Well i pulled in a very nice crappie. it was about 3/4 pound and nice. well we continued to troll without any more success through that area. well we went to another set of brush piles and trees after we decided to explore the lake for about 45 minutes to just check things out. well we were trolling the trees along with 2 other boats in that area and it was probably only about another 40 minutes when i hooked another crappie on my live bait rig. it again was nice at about 3/4 pound. well by this time my friend was getting mad because i am the only one catching anything. well it wasn't too long after that when he got his first bite. His fish caught was the nicest crappie we got. It weighed in at 1 and a half pounds. well that was the only crappie we caught that night. well the fishing also died down in that area and so we tried on the south side for awhile but absolutely no luck. by now it was getting later in the day and decided to go back up to the dam to troll and try to hook some walleye. well we trolled for awhile and my friend pulled in a white bass and also missed about 3 other bites. I on the other hand only got 1 more bite and missed it. We came away with 3 crappie and a white bass for the evening. all in all it was a good day on the water. the fishing wasn't as good as i hoped but that is okay, a day on the water is always fun and the wind and weather cooperated finally for a change. we got off the water at about 9pm and came home and cleaned our fish.

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wilson resorvoir
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Wilson lake
3/11/2012

Well where do i start, It seems like my first trip to the lake for the year always seems to be adventurous. Decided we were going to the lake today several days ago. Checked the weather and it was suppose to be upper 50's, like 57 degrees with light winds and a very slight chance of rain. Doesn't sound too bad huh!? well we leave my house with a friend and the boat and head to the lake, it is about an hour drive, Well we get to the lake and stop at the bait shop and get some shad gizzards. we get the boat on the water and start towards the dam, well i look down at the volt meter on the boat and it is only showing 9 volts. well this isn't good so we head back to the truck so i can get my tester to test the battery and the alternator and we determine that every thing is working fine. well we get back out on the water and by this time it is starting to rain fairly good, Well here is the bad part i guess. i had my rain gear on and gloves because the rain was cold. Well my buddy didn't bring any rain gear. he said he was okay without at the time being. well we head back to the damn and by now it is seriously raining. we talk to a few guys on another boat and ask them how the fishing there is and they say pretty slow that they only caught one walleye in about 3 hours. I could tell by this time that my friend was cold. i asked him how he was doing and if he wanted to give it up for the day and he said yes and that he was now wet and freezing. well we haul butt back about 2-3 miles to the boat ramp and load up and go home. I sure hope our next trip is better than this one.
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wilson
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Wilson lake
11/13/2011

well a friend and i went to the lake about a week ago, the weather was nice it was in the low 60's with light winds, We wanted to go out because the forcast for the next week wasn't very nice and we were thinking that this might of been the only weekend left to take the boat out before winter. Well we fished in our area that we fished about 3 weeks ago and thought maybe the fish were shallow, well we were throwing spoons and jigs in to every weed bed and structure that we could find, we did this for about an hour without any bites. so we decided to fish over at rock city and fished about 20 feet down with jigs and spoons also We fished that deep because that is where we were showing fish on the sonar. well we once again didn't get anything and so we moved up to the spot where we first fished and kept fishing the weed beds. We finally managed to pull in about 4 fish, I caught 3 smallmouth bass and my friend caught 1 small mouth bass. Well it was getting late by this time since the sun goes down here fast with the time change and it was starting to cool down fast, we made a quick run up to the river because i wanted to check out our ice fishing spot with the boat and the fish finder and find what the depth was in that area in case i want to ice fish this year. It was a fun time even though we didn't catch much. I will give more updates if we decide to go ice fishing this year.
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not as good as last weekend. But

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Wilson lake
9/24/2011

Not as good of fishing as last weekend but still an okay day. a friend and i went to wilson lake last weekend, 9-24-11. we went out hoping to find maybe some walleye or striper. the weather was about 20 degrees warmer then the weekend before and so i think the fish scattered more. It took us a longer time to get into some fish. we fished the same areas as the week before and managed to catch some smallmouth bass first, but they were hard to find. we fished different area after not really catching anything on the south shore, so we tried the north side and hell creek area for about an hour or two without any luck, by this time it was getting about an hour or so from dark so we went back to the south shore and went farther back to the west, We were throwing slab spoons like the week before, well we were slowly working the south side in about 5 feet of water when my friend got a hit and pulled in a nice white bass. well about 10 minutes later he pulled in another white bass. well at this time i thought that he was going to catch all the fish and i wasn't going to catch any good keepers. well these are the only 2 keepers he caught. well by this time it was getting late and almost dark and i really didn't want to fish in the dark so i told him i was gonna make 1 or 2 more casts and then we will go. Well literally on my 1st cast i had something that hit my pole. I set the hook but it didn't budge, so at this time i thought that i got snagged. so i was yanking and pulling hard on the fishing rod at this time and couldn't get it to break loose, well i yanked again and felt something pull back so i knew i had a fish on. the problem was it had me in some weeds and it didn't want to budge. I tried not to pull to hard because i was only using ten pound test but i finally managed to get the fish out of the weeds and bring this thing up to the boat, my friend had the net ready to bring it in. Well we got the fish into the boat to find out that i had just caught a 26"- 5 pound channel cat. this was alright. well this was the end to our fishing trip so we loaded the boat and went home to clean some fish. Hoping to do it again this next week and hope to find some walleye and striper, but only time will tell.

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fall fishing

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Wilson lake, Kansas
9/17/2011

Well the weather was overcast all day and the temperature was in the 60's. a friend and i had decided the night before to go fishing if it wasn't raining. I have missed out on late summer/fall fishing the last few years and really want to get out this year and do some since i know for the next month or so it can be an awesome time of year to fish. well we got to the lake at about 12:30pm and got the boat on the water by 1pm. there was an area i fished the weedend before and caught some small mouth bass but knew it could be holding other fish so we went to that area, The water temp was around 67 degrees, 10 degrees cooler than the week before so i was excited because i know this is a good temp for some fish. Well i put a silver weedless casting spoon on my line and my friend decided to put on a white jig with a pink jig head on it. We were fishing on the weedbeds and points all day. Well my first cast was toward the bank, i let the spoon sink for about a second and started reeling in and then bam i got a hit. I pulled in the first fish of the day on my first cast. It was a small striper about a pound or so, fun to catch but not big enough to keep. Well i kept throwing the spoon and caught a small mouth bass, moved the boat along the shoreline at a slow pace and kept casting and came into a cove and threw out my spoon. before long i had another hit. it was a 16" walleye, it was a keeper so i put him in the livewell. well kept on fishing and caught a nice keeper white bass. well about an hours or so passed and i had about 5-6 fish caught but nothing for the friend of mine. so i told him he might want to get rid of that jig and put on a spoon, he agreed so i gave him a gold castmaster spoon to use since he didn't have any. Well it probably wasn't more then 5 minutes after he put it on he had caught a nice keeper white bass. well we continued to catch small mouth bass all day. well it was getting later in the day but still catching some fish. well we moved to another spot and was working our way along when my friend yelled out, would you look at that. and so i looked over to my right and what i saw was a bunch of shad busting the surface, there were fish in the bunch attacking them. I had just gotten done eating a sandwich so i quickly grabbed my pole and casted directly into the shad and instantly caught a nice keeper white bass, at about the same time my friend also casted into them and also pulled in a white bass. I made one more cast into them and hooked another one by this time the shad were starting to dissappear, well i was unhooking my fish and before i knew it my pole somehow flipped over the edge of the boat and before i could grab it, my rod,reel went into the lake in about 6-7 foot of water, Now luckily this was not an expensive set up because i never did get it back. but anyway the shad were gone and we managed to land 3 nice size white bass out of them. Welll by this time it was getting late and cool and the bite pretty much quit so we loaded up the boat and went home, we managed to keep 5 white bass and 1 walleye. so it was a very good day of fishing, hopefully will be going out there again soon.

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labor day
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Wilson lake
9/5/2011

Went to Wilson lake on labor day weekend.
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Webster lake
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Webster Lake
7/8/2011

Well it was a hot one here in kansas again. Temps were in the low 100's and the humidity of course was high. So a buddy, his son and I wanted to go fishing but did not want to sweat our butts off doing it, so we decided to go out in the evening and fish into the night. We got to Webster probably around 5pm and got on the water around 5:30 or so after buying bait and getting the boat launched. we wanted to troll for some white bass and wiper and so this is how we started fishing. well my friend put a small silver rattle trap on his sons pole and another kind on his. me i fished with a new reef runner that was like a firetiger color. well after about 15 minutes trolling my friend caught the first fish. it was a nice white bass. We got excited and thought alright now they will continue to bite. well i marked the first spot on my gps unit and continued to troll through that spot again and my friends son got a hit. he was reeling it in and it got off right at the boat. We thought that is okay we will come across more. well we trolled for awhile and were chasing surfacing fish and trying to keep up with them. we didn't seem to get into them much they were kinda scattered. well trolling didn't work for awhile so we decided to put on some live bait(minnows) and do some drifting since it was windy enough to do so. Well i have never ever not caught a fish drifting until tonight. For some reason the fish didn't want live bait so after about an hour or so we went back to trolling and my friends son once again missed a nice hit. ( He was screwing around and not paying attention. Young kids what can you do). well after about 30 minutes of trolling my pole clicker starts singing to me. I finally got a hit. It was also a nice white bass. so at this point we only had 2 white bass in the livewell but should have had more. but by this time it was getting dark so we decided to try live bait for some catfish. but after several hours of no luck we just loaded the boat and went home. even though we didn't catch many fish it was still a fun night in the great outdoors and on the water, plus i got to put more hours on my boat motor since it is new and i am still trying to get the motor broke in.

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cedar bluff
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cedar bluff
5/22/2011

Well went out to the lake with a friend and his kids on Sunday May 22, 2011 in the mid afternoon, He had his boat at cedar bluff worked on and wanted to try it before bringing it home. well we got the boat in the water and headed to the main part of the lake. the boat idled well, which is what the problem before was. (it wouldn't idle). well the guy at the boat shop got it idling pretty good. well the boat ran well all afternoon. it ran about 42 mph at W.O.T. and idled at about 1m.p.h so we started trolling. we used different baits to troll, some of us used deep diving cranks and some shallow cranks. the shallow crankbait seemed to get all the hits for awhile catching the first fish. it was a fairly nice white bass that his daughter and son both shared the catch. then it got about 2 to 3 more hits but his daughter missed them. well we trolled for about an hour more with no luck. so we came across a drop off that was showing a bunch of fish on the backside of it. so we tied off to a tree. well we fished that area for the rest of the evening and came away with 2 bluegill, 2 nice crappie, and of course one carp which was not kept. it was a good fun night and the weather was perfect. Looking for the next time we can go out and enjoy some more fishing.

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breaking in motor on new boat
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Wilson lake, Kansas
5/21/2011

well it finally happened, we had some beautiful weather here in central kansas, so i took my wife, daughter and dog and went to Wilson lake and put about 3 hours or so on my new boat and motor. the break in time for it is 10 hours so i still have some more to go but at least i got some hours on it and had enough to open it up full throttle to see how the boat would run. You can only leave it full throttle for no more then 5 minutes but the boat will top out at about 40m.p.h. which i don;t think is too bad for a 17' deep v boat with 3 persons and gear on the boat. not to mention 22 gals of fuel. so it was a great time and the boat ran well and for the most part kept us pretty dry, just a little spray over the sides of the boat now and again.
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Wilson 2011
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Wilson lake, Kansas
5/14/2011

Well What can i say. I finally got my new boat yesterday. May 13th. The boat wasn't rigged up with a trolling motor and fish finder so i had to spend many hours in the garage getting it ready for the lake. Well i can honestly say Saturday the 14th was not really the best day to go to the lake especially with the wife and a dog who have never been on a boat. The reason i say this is because the wind of course here in kansas was gusting to 30+ mph again. We got to lake wilson and while their was a walleye tournament going on we decided to launch anyway. Well got the boat on the water and i knew right away it was going to be a short trip for several reasons. I mentioned the dog and my wife earlier. those are the two reasons. The look wasn't good and i knew my wife had her doubts. and the dog was whining like a bad bearing about to go out. plus with our boat being brand new the motor was not broke in and didn't really want to push it to hard for the first 20 hours according to the manufacture recommendations. So we loaded up the boat and went home. we will of course try to go out again in a few days or so. My fishing trips always start out crappy and adventures but for once would like it to start out great and continue that way. but oh well it will get better.
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Webster lake
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Webster lake
4/8/2011

went out with a friend on Friday April 8th to webster to try and catch some walleye. We were told that walleye were being caught trolling along the dam on crankbaits and jigs and so we gave this a try for several hours with no luck. lots of other boats and fisherman out but didn't see them pulling anything in either. We just figured it was a little early for them to show up on the damn. it was around 3:00 pm so we decided to fish in deeper water just west of the damn. after awhile of trolling my friend pulls in a nice White bass probably close to 2 pounds. we trolled another hour with no luck. we stayed in the same area and i also caught a fish trolling i at first thought it was a drum but got the fish in the boat and saw that it was a rainbow trout. that was kind of cool since i have never caught a trout in the main part of the lake while trolling a walleye rig with a worm on it. These were the only 2 fish we caught but still had fun. we didn't stay for the evening walleye fishing because it just got way too windy to hold the boat in the area we wanted to.

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Wilson, March 19, 2011

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Wilson lake
3/18/2011

Well finally a friend and i got to take the boat out for the first time since winter has gone. Although it was only for a few hours. We really shouldn't have went, the weather was cold, windy, cloudy and had a 40 percent chance for thunderstorms, but we both were tired of waiting for decent weather. cabin fever had definately set in. Well we get to the lake and get the boat unhooked and get it in the water after talking with one guy at the boat ramp who was leaving. we asked him if he had any luck and he told us not really. just one fish early in the morning. It was 5pm when we talked to him. but he did catch about a 5 pound channel and told us where at. so we decided to try that first. well we fished that area for about 30-45 minutes, we would have fished it longer but headed back to the boat ramp to load it up since the area we were fishing had started to get some lightning flashes near us.
Well we weren't the only ones loading up. Well after that we were just going to go and fish the other side of the lake since it was clear on the northeast side of the lake. so we decided to just load and drive to the other side of the lake since it is quicker since my boat is not that fast. We knew that the walleye were coming into prestage for the spawn so we decided to fish the dam and area off of the dam to see about hitting some walleye. the water temp was only 40.1 degrees. the water was extremely clear. We fished it for about 1 and a half hours without a single bite. so we decided it was enough. and since it was about 8:30 or so the light was disappearing and the wind was blowing even harder and the temp had dropped to about 30 degrees and we were not dressed real warm so we just came home. Of course with no fish. but that is o.k. there will another day.

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Wilson Lake ice fishing
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Wilson lake
12/0/2009

Went ice fishing a couple weeks ago with my brother in law and nephew. Ice was about 6 inches thick and about 15 people on the ice. We got out there just a little after lunchtime and the weather was just perfect it was about 50 degrees and no wind. we got set up on the ice and talked to several older guys on the lake about what to use for bait and they told us castmasters and bucktail jigs were working for striper, white bass and white perch. They also let us use some of their ice fishing holes so that we didn't have to drill any new ones.  we sat for a little while with no luck but were seeing a few others pull in some nice fish.  My brother in law and nephew moved about 25 yards to the southwest of me and after awhile started pulling in some white perch. After i would so about an hour and a half to two hours my nephew pulled in about a 6 pound striper. this was fun to see and help pull the fish out of the hole for him.  I did not catch anything that day for whatever reason but did have a few bites but my brother in law managed to pull in some white bass. It was fun since i have not ice fished since i was a child. i will hopefully be doing this again soon. 

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memorial weekend
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Wilson lake, Kansas
5/24/2009

Well i usually do not go to the lake on memorial weekend to fish because most of the time we have disrespectful jet skiers, and skiers invading our space while trying to fish. But me and 2 friends did anyway because we really just thought we could catch some fish.  Well my friend and i went out on Sunday and got to the lake at about 10:30 or so, we got the boat on the lake and cruised to the west end about a half mile or so from the boat ramp. we started drifting and fishing with jig and worm along the south shore and probably not more then 15 minutes fishing my friend hooked a walleye while drifting.  Well after that our other friend showed up so we had to cruise back in to shore to pick him up. After we got him we went back out to the same spot. after awhile of not catching anything we moved farther west where after fishing for a while and just catching a few short walleye and drum and white perch we drifted farther west past a fish feeder, well after about 100 yards past that fish feeder we started hitting white bass one after another. we each had two poles out to equal six and at any given time there was at least three poles at a time getting hit.  we drifted past this spot several more times and managed to land at least 30 white bass and kept not quite half of them, some of them were a little small but also were some quality fish in with them. Well after this action quit we decided to drift the river channel but had no success most of our success was in the shallower water which is where we tried next. We went to the spot where i caught my 3 pound walleye last week and drifted it. we did manage to hook about 15 walleye but only 3 legal fish. But all in all it was a pretty good day. We had a live well full of fish and many more missed and thrown backs.  We did however manage to lose my prop for my trolling motor while it was in the water so that sucked but oh well, it was just a great day of fishing with some nice fish caught.

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wilson with family

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Wilson lake, Kansas
5/17/2009

Went fishing with family today at wilson resorvoir, their was five of us fishing. it had its fast fishing times and also slow fishing times but overall it was pretty good. caught a lot of short wallleye but i think we managed to put about 8 to 10 keeper walleye in the boat and also one good catfish. it was about 20 to 25 mile per hour winds but it was a good chop for drifting which is pretty much how most of the fish were caught using jig and worm. The biggest fish was caught by myself which was a 20" 3 lb walleye. there was also others out on the lake that were also bringing in some walleye, white bass, and small striper.

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Wilson Lake
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# Reviews: 1
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Wilson lake, Kansas
4/26/2009

Well it was a pretty nice day today so a friend and i decided to go fishing. It was overcast sky's, very light winds and a chance for rain, but we decided the rain was no big deal if it did. We went to Wilson and got the boat in the water. we was headed to a fishing spot on the Lower end of the lake heading east when we saw lightning strikes. Needless to say that was the end of our fishing trip. a big waste of our time but that is how the weather has been treating us lately.  We did have 2 guys in another boat that said they were fishing for a few hours and were also getting off the water because of the lightning. they had caught 2 legal walleye and i think they said a bass. We will try again next week. 

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Webster
Avg. Rating: 3
# Reviews: 1
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Webster, lake
3/21/2009

Well i had two friends and me finally make it out to the lake today to try some fishing. once again just like kansas it was windy, i would say between 18 and 20 plus miles per hour. the water temperature was between 42 and 46 degrees. i thought this would make the walleye start staging and spawning and thought that we could come away with some nice walleye. Wrong we fished for 5 hours trying jigs, crankbaits, worms, drifting and trolling and caught absolutely nothing. we did have 2 short hits where all the fish did was bite the end of the worms off.  We were not the only ones though everyone else on the lake was fishing the dam the whole time we were and nobody else pulled in any fish either. several other boaters we talked to said they didn't even get a bite.  Once again it was some tough fishing at webster lake, but that is o.k because i know the fishing will get better, especially since the lake is now full of water. the deepest areas we found were right around 42 feet deep.
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first trip of 2009
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Webster Lake
3/1/2009

first trip of 2009, Unfortunately i did not get to go. Have been planning a fishing trip to webster now for over 2 weeks. the weather during the weekdays has been fair into the 60's but the weekends have just screwed everything up, Cold fronts moved in and gave us winter weather temperatures. It was 7 degrees this morning and did not get over 35 today so this trip hopefully will take place next weekend.
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