Category Archives: Fishing
Yes, I am a bit biased. And no I haven’t even stayed here yet but I do plan to do so when I get back in the area for a bit of rest, relaxation and fun.
So what is the name of and where is this place that I am talking about?
Well it’s name is ACORNS RESORT -Cabins and RV Campground. And it’s located in a beautiful spot on Milford Lake near Manhattan and closer to Junction City, KS..
I have watched it grow over the last couple of years into what I think is one of the top places to go and spend a week-end or more. I have had just a bit of contact with the people who run the resort and they are more than willing to help make your stay more than just a stay. If you want a place to go and have some outdoor fun, rest, relaxation, great fishing, clear waters, and more this to me is a safe suggestion.
Arizona Fall Fishing —-Well, I have noticed that my favorite time of the year to go fishing at Lake Pleasant or for that matter any of the Arizona desert lakes is just now starting to show itself. The nights are getting cooler which in turn cools the lakes off and starts a fall pattern of fishing that can be some real fun.
The lowering of temperatures and even the shorter time for daylight helps to drop the water temperature of Lake Pleasant into the range which triggers prime activity for bass and other fish species in the lake. And let’s face it — it’s sure more comfortable when a 113 degree sun isn’t trying to fry your shoes off your feet.
During this time of the year the fish begin to move more to shallower points and coves where they can find bait fish schools to feed on. The best is when you can find these groups of bait fish and literally work your bait or lure into or next to the school. My preference is to get my line to the side or below where fish think that it’s wounded or just slow and becomes in their mind an easy meal.
When fall first begins but technically isn’t “all” here do realize that you might start shallow in the morning and move deeper as the day goes on due to the fact that it’s what the fish typically do. As far as baits go I have had luck in the early hours with top water baits. Lots of fun there. Nothing like bringing in your top water lure virtually in front of you and having a fish smack it right there. If you’re still in your seat do try and remember to set the hook. As the sun rises I like to try spinners. As I move to deeper water it means dropshot, jigging or dropping and raising spoons at your chosen depth creating a fluttering downward motion of the spoon which fish think is an injured minnow and again an easy meal. These presentations allow me to go down more than 15′ with ease. At times I use live bait. If within the laws of the state I like to net or purchase whatever baitfish the fish are feeding on such as shad. This type of fishing is actually one of my favorites. I use a larger bait if possible -3″ or so. Seems to produce larger fish. I let the weight of the fish and typically a lighter sinker take it down to the depth that I want. With live bait you can let it be still and sit back and eat a snack or use it as you would your spoon bait. And when I do get a bite and set the hook it’s always an interesting time at Lake Pleasant to see if it is a Large mouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Black Crappie, White Crappie or Catfish.
Typically the best time to go is during the week just because it’s not as crowded. If you have a boat then it doesn’t really matter because the lake is large and there’s always a spot you can try without being next to someone.
Here is a link to some info on Lake Pleasant, AZ if you’re looking for a nice getaway.
Have the great day and make sure you take a kid fishing.
Twenty-five hundred-acre Fall River Reservoir is located 17 miles N.E. of Fredonia, Kansas in the south east part of the state . During the last fisheries survey on the lake, 44 percent of the crappies captured were between 10 and 15 inches.
As of this date the crappie report was rated as good. This is one lake that should be on your crappie list for sure.
Mined Land Wildlife Area —– An Outdoors Experience
The mined land wildlife area commonly called the “strip pits” is not well known
to the majority of fishermen, hunters, and wildlife enthusiasts who are within
a half days drive or less. It is located in Southest Kansas about 11 miles northeast
of Columbus, Kansas.
It is managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Over 14,000 acres in size,
it is comprised of 13,000 acres of land and 1,500 acres of water. Rugged country dotted with over 200
strip-mine lakes that are managed for fishing that range in size from 1/4 to 50 acres. Most of these lie
in Cherokee County.
These “pits” were made in the past when the area was surfaced mined for coal. Some of the larger
bodies of water have easy access but some are off the road a ways and take some doing to get to them.
Bass, crappie, Channel Cats from pan size to bragging status, and bluegills are the main target of anglers.
There are trout stocked at certain times of the year in designated areas.
Believe it or not, but fishing with a little bit of Hubba Bubba bubble gum on your hook will straight catch you a catfish! My grandmother use to always tell me this and I never believed it until i saw her do it and catch one after another! My grandfather and her were avid fishers and it was something they took seriously!
A few years ago, I was out on a small pond with my family and told a few of them to try it, I happen to have had some on me, and they didn’t believe it of course. So, I showed them! It worked and I couldn’t have been prouder than I was at that moment, thinking about how big of a smile my grandmother would have had on her face!
Try it folks, what do you have to loose!