1. first trip of the year caught a few, but the bite was slow

    3 lb. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a jig

    1. Noah Shapiro 0
      Wow
    2. Russ Emanuel 0
      weighed 3.1 pounds on my scale.
    3. Noah Shapiro 0
      Sure that's only 3 pounds
    4. Nice one Russ
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  2. One last trip before Christmas. caught a few small bass. this was the largest.

    2 lb. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a red eye shad

    1. Russ Emanuel 0
      thanks guys. happy just to be catching fish this time of year.
    2. Nice pre-Christmas present! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    3. Nice one Russ!!
    4. Nice Bass Russ
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  3. decent day. a few small bass and 3 all about this size.

    2 lb. 4 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a shakyhead

    1. Nice looking bass Russ!
    2. Never Give Up👍🏻.Nice work Russ.
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  4. air temp was 32 degrees. water temp was 41 degrees. i still manged to get a couple dozen 1 to 2 lb bass in the boat. and 3 drum all about this same size.

    6 lb. 11 oz. Freshwater Drum with a ned rig

    1. Russ Emanuel 0
      he pulled hard, but did not swim very fast. Still gave my light action ned rig rod a workout.
    2. Did he put up much of a fight with the low temps?
    3. Sure sounds like you got them figured out in that cold water Russ. Nice work.
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  5. finally had a break in the cold weather. caught a mixed bag of largemouth and white bass. this was the biggest of the day. need to not have the sun at my back, when ...more taking ictures.

    3 lb. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Jerkbait

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      nice one
    2. Thats for sure Russ. Congrats.
    3. Russ Emanuel 0
      thanks Catching anything in 49 degree water, is a good day to me. I don't always do well when the water gets cold.
    4. Sounds like a good day. Nice work Russ..
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  6. water temp was 59 degrees. a lot of shad in the shallow coves, but could not get a bite in the coves. caught 8 fish on the main lake rip rap. this was the largest ...more of the day

    3 lb. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a swimbait

    1. Nice job Russ👍👍
  7. started fishing for Largemouth, but all I could catch was dinks. pulled into a shallow cove and caught white bass and wipers nonstop for 2 hours. Caught well over ...more 100. Finally had to quit because my fingers were raw and bleeding from unhooking fish

    2 lb. 15 oz. 18 in. Hybrid Striped Bass with a ratl trap

    1. Russ Emanuel 0
      yes, unless the ramp freezes over. the upper main lake usually stays open, but can't launch the boat if ramp is frozen over. I fish around the outlet in winter. ...more Largemouth, white bass and wipers stack up there,but so do fishermen. you can fish the outlet from shore, but it is often elbow to elbow with other fishermen.
    2. Bryan Brakhage 0
      Russ, do you fish La Cygne year round? I'd like to fish winter and that's the only place I know of that may produce fish during the cold winter months.
    3. Got a giant pile of fish taco fillets!!! That makes for a nice day!!!
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      great Day on the water
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great daybon the water
    6. Those are a blast !! Nice work Russ
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  8. had 10 inches of rain in the last 5 days. a cold front came in last night, 15-20 mph winds all day. in spite of all that I caught 7 bass and 2 drum today. this was ...more he largest of the day

    3 lb. 14 oz. 19 in. Largemouth Bass with a kvd 1.5

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      A good bass for crapy weather 👍
    2. Nice Day Russ And Bass👍
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  9. Bass are moving in. chasing shad.Caught several today, on several different baits. This girl was the highlight

    6 lb. 2 oz. 21 in. Largemouth Bass with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper

    1. Russ Emanuel 0
      thanks. Yeah she spit out three shad in my boat. the fish in this lake eat well all year. hardly ever catch a skinny fish here.
    2. You can tell she's been putting on the fall feed bag!! Nice fish Russ!!!
    3. jeff mcelroy 0
      solid fish Russ!
    4. Fine bass anywhere Russ!!
    5. Russ Emanuel 0
      thanks guys. It is a nice size for Kansas. Can't compete with those Florida monsters.
    6. Robert Coleman 0
      Plopper Power!!!!!💪💪💪💪💪
    7. That's a beauty Russ!!!
    8. Richard Gantt 0
      nice chunk!!
    9. Good Bass Russ👍👍
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  10. I was actually fishing for bass, but these 2 were the highlight of the day. one was 11lb 8oz the other was 9lb 4oz

    11 lb. 8 oz. Flathead Catfish with a shakyhead

    1. They are some aggressive feeders here for sure!! It's always exciting to hit one on light tackle!!! Nice catch Russ!
    2. Russ Emanuel 0
      For whatever reason,it happens a lot here. The catfish in Kansas think they are bass.
    3. Thats something you dont hear everyday "Flathead With Shakyhead" lol. Nice catches Russ👍
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About

Retired after 28 years in the automotive industry. spend most free time on one of the lakes around the kc area. a fishing nut, that has a lot ...more more ambition than skill.


Fishing Favorites

  • Species Any Bass
  • Waterway Wyandotte, Shawnee , La Cygne
  • Lure ned rig/shaky head/ol monster

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