Fishing in Kansas
There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch
them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of
pounds. They can be found in all types of water including ponds,
streams, lakes and rivers. There are even species which spend a
limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very
noble fight once hooked.
Catfish Fishing Lakes In Kansas
They're everywhere. They're everywhere. Virtually all waters in
Kansas have one or more species of catfish. The state record blue
catfish was caught in the Kansas River, the state record flathead
catfish came from Elk City Reservoir and the Kansas state record
channel catfish was caught from mined land.
The best stringers of catfish continue to come from major lakes
including Big Hill Lake, Cedar Bluff Lake, Cheney Reservoir, Clinton
Lake, Council Grove Lake, El Dorado Lake, Elk City Lake, Fall River
Lake, Hillsdale Lake, John Redmond Reservoir, Kanopolis Lake, Keith
Sebelius Lake, Kirwin Reservoir, La Cygne Lake, Lovewell Reservoir,
Marion Reservoir, Melvern Lake, Milford Lake, Perry Lake, Pomona
Lake, Toronto Lake, Tuttle Creek Lake, Waconda Lake, Webster Reservoir,
Wilson Lake, Winfield City Lake and Wolf Creek Reservoir.
Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another.
They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their
strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food
sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your
search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught
on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate
their ability to catch live bait.
Catfish Organizations & Resources
U.S. Catfish Anglers
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