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KS 67855 THE JOHNSON PIONEER Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 - Page 7 Channel cat rat- Is fair. The best time is early morning, ing, and at night. baits, shrimp and should work IIOW. Finney Sandpit- Chan- nel cat rating is fair. Do to low water conditions, no recent channel stock- ings have been made. Probably any traditional catfish bait would work bass rating as long as it has stink. "fry plastic worms Good time for shrimp, shoreline cover. try top water lures, lally during early rags and evenings. fishing should be channel catfish. fishing should also with cooler as t~or lower catfish rating is Channels should getting more active ~th the cool fall Still should be channels on iety of baits, espe- around the fish Try stink baits, baits, or even cut flow. rating fish- to improve with fall weather. Try and crank Be sure to work the of weed beds. also be able to Some on topwater back in the coves. is a lot of small available now makes it tough to fish. and prepared dough baits. Finney State Lake- Lake is dry. Ford State Lake- Chan- nel cat rating is fair. Try stink baits around the fish feeders. Chicken livers and shrimp are also good baits at this time of year. Goodman State Lake- Largemouth bass rating is poor. Try spinner baits or crank baits along the shoreline. Channel catfish rating is fair. You should be able to catch catfish using shrimp or stink baits. Lake has refilled, but there are not fishing re- ports. All standard fish- ing regulations are now in effect. Boat ramp is usable. Recent electro- fishing indicated that there were still bass, bluegill, and channel cat in the lake. Hain State Lake- Chan- nel catfish rating is fair. Anglers are catching a few on worms and tradi- tional commercial stink baits. Also try chicken livers. The lake is still turbid and going down Probably the fishing con- ditions are best for cat- Lake fish. Hamilton State Lake- Lake is dry. Hodgeman State Lake- Lake is dry. Kiow State Lake- Channel cat rating is good. Most are being caught on prepared chan- nel cat baits and night crawlers Largemouth bass rating is fair. Try spinner baits and crank baits along brushpiles, weed beds, and along the riprap. Lake is in good condi- tion. Channel cat and bass should provide most of the action now. Cooler weather should make all species more active. Meade State Lake- Bluegill rating is fair. There's not much going on right now, but try pieces of worm for bait. You still should be able to catch a few. Channel catfish rating is fair. Channel cat fish- ing is improving. The best baits have been stink baits, minnows, or small bluegill. Cut bait or shrimp should also work. Expect fishing to con- tinue to improve with the cooler fall weather. Crappie rating is poor. You still might catch a few around the deeper brusbpiles using small minnows or small +jigs. The lake has good num- bers of 10-12 inch fish with a few up to 14 inches. They are there it you can find a concentra- tion. W.E.T. Classes inning Soon at Largemouth bass rating is fair, "Fry plastic worms along the edges of weedbeds and around shoreline cover. Also work a crank bait or a top water lure around the same areas, especially in early mornings or eve- nings. Fishing continues to be slo,a for most species over the past week but is starting to improve with the cooler weather. The lake does still have a blue-green algae bloom but is much improved. The swimming beach is now open to swimming. Hopefully cooler fall weather will eliminated the problem entirely. Scott State La~ Channel catfish rating is fair. Most are pan sized, but a few larger fish are being taken. Try stink baits, including blood baits, chicken livers, or shrimp now. The best time seems to be in the afternoon to late evening around the fish feeders. Crappie rating is poor. Fishing for crappie should improve with cooler fall weather. Try small jigs or small min- nows. Largemouth bass rating is poor. Most being caught are less that 15 inches long. Crank baits and jig-n-pig type lures are working best now. Spinner baits should also work. Also break out the plastic worms and top waiter lures now. Try ahmg shorelines brush and vegetation. Reports indicated that restocked on 9/22/04.kids, they might want to ning crank bait:~ around fishing has been slow for Pratt County Lake- try the Kids Fishing Pond any shoreline cover. Also most species. Try early Largemouth bass rating at the Pratt Operations a good time to try a sur- mornings, late evenings, is fair. With cooler fall Building. 240 channelface lure during the early or at night if you want to weather, bass activity catfish were released on morning or evening. be comfortable. Fishing should be picking up.9/22/04 so kids should Channel cat rating is should start topickupas Most artificial lureshave some good fishing fair. It's a good time o1 the water cools this fall. should work at this time at that pond. the year to try chicken Community Lakes of year. Veteran's Memorial liver, nightcrawlers, or Cimmaron National Channel cat rating isPark-Great Bend- Large- prepared stink baits. The Channel good. Try stink baits, mouth bass rating is fair. best time to fish would be cat rating is good. Chart- shrimp, or chunked hot Bass still shouldbe using early mornings, late eve- nelcat were restocked on dogs, but probably any the shoreline areas, espe- nings or at night. 9/22/04. There were 560 traditional catfish bait cially during the morn-As an option, you released. They should should work now. ings and evenings. Try might try Stone Lake in bite on most traditional 560Channel cats were spinner baits, plastic Great Bend as 560chart- catfish baits but shad restocked on 9/22/04. For worms, and shallow run- nels were stocked on 9/ sides, shad gizzards, or 22/04. cut bait might be the best Castor Bean Creates Amazing Foliage baits at this time of year. isLargemuth baSStry rating fair. Time to plastic worms around the edges of aquatic weed beds. +:++"~ ~i~.: ~, :,,~ Also bass should be hit- :~-i;~; ~:: ting surface lures, espe- i. cially in the mornings and evenings when it t : ::~ ~i!~:, sn ' too hot. Small pop- i" pers on a flyrod can also : work real well at this time ( of year. Cooler weather should improve the fish- , :;~;~ ing. .Cgldwatcr Lake- Chan- nel cat rating is fair. You ~ should be able to catch them on traditional chan- nel cat baits such as shad sides, shad gizzards, chicken livers, stink bait or worms. J etmore City Lake- Lake is dry. LL ke Charles - DCCC- Channel cat rating is ::, good. You should be able to catch channels on stink baits, cut baits, chicken livers or worms. 200 channel cats were St. Co. High School Pool Mondays, Wednes, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Enroll through the Stanton County Recreation Office at 492-2101 or Ronda Ford at 492-6244. Enroll early, class size limited. Cost $20.00 for persons 18 - 55 living in Stanton ounty and $30.00 for all out of county participants. No swimming skills necessary! RELAXING & JUST FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! We am currently investigating claims for Children or Adolescents who have attempted or committed sui- cide while taking any of the following antidepressants (PAXlL, PROZAC, ZOLOFT, EFFEXOR, | and CELEXA). ~member has suffered a serious injury or if you have a loved one who has attempted or committed suicide after taking one of these antidepressants, you may be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer. and a free confidential consultation, call: O Driving down S. Cooper you may think you've been transported back in time, way back, when dinosaurs walked the earth! Engulf- ing the basketball goal and towering above her house, Rosella Paul's castor bean plant is something to talk about. Normally they don't get as tall as this one has, but with loving care and some i doses of Miracle Grow, this plant has reached gargantuan porportions! Rosella says she is going to send a photo to the Miralce Grow company and the seed company in which she pur- chased the seeds. Moran Recognized For Rural Leadership Congressman Jerry Moran recently received the 2004 National Farm- ers Union Presidential Award for Leadership trom the Natmnal Parm- AND ers Union. This award is presented to Members of Congress for leadership on specific issues affect- ing rural America. Moran IL TO DONATE: 1-800-FL-HELP- 1 www.FLAHurrlcaneFund.org This fund established by Governor Jeb Bush ALL OONATIONS W l~ DBUCTIffi, A [OFf 0~ THE OFFICPl ~GIST~TIOll ~ FINANCIAL IN~OIgAATION PAY BE 08TAII~O Flfl)~ THE SYISION OF ~16tl~t SRVk'ES ~Y CALLING TOR-F~E 800435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE, I~GISTUTION DOES NOT IMPLY EN~O~NT, APPleOVA~ OE IECO,OAMENDAT~ BY THE STAff. ffGNItATIOH N~BE! IS CH8536, [ I I i I was recognized for his leadership in trying to se- cure emergency disaster aid for drought-stricken farmers and working to improve risk manage- ment tools for farmers and ranchers. "Agriculture is the backbone of our economy and we must protect it," Moran said. "I am honored to receive the Presidential Award for Leadership from the National Farmers Union and will continue to work hard every day to defend rural life in Kansas, " Moran is the Chairman of the U.S. House Agri- culture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodi- ties and Risk Manage- ment. 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