|The lake as shot from the top of the dam. Six thousand plus acres of the number 1 Walleye lake in the state.|
The lakes have all been well stocked. The state of Kansas has built excellent camp sites at many of the lakes. The fishing pressure is low the further west you travel. Some years ago, a couple of trips to Kirwin Reservoir was a yearly plan. Since then, there was a drought and the lake levels went way down and fishing went with it. Checking with the Kansas website for recreation and tourism the reports were excellent and a trip was scheduled. (http://www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/)
|Main Street, Stockton, Kansas|
You will find yourself in the high plains and the landscape changes drastically. It is here, where you will begin to see “the amber waves of grain.” The wheat had ripened and was close to being cut. The people are some of the nicest you will ever meet. Midwestern people are the salt of the earth. When you buy something, they all say “thank you,” not “there you go,” or “have a great day.” (http://www.stocktonkansas.net/)
|A little steep, but the parking lot is paved and docks are on each side of the two ramps.|
The parking lot was excellent for a remote location and there were clean restrooms and showers at the parking area. The boat ramp was a little steep and long, but presented no problems. What was unusual was the docks were not on the ramp, but off to one side. I took my boat off, drove it over to one of two docks and tied it up. I then drove my vehicle and trailor up the ramp to the parking area. The area also had a lengthy wing dam extending into the lake to form a sheltered area. Kansas can get windy. Toto and Dorothy were nowhere to be found.
|Looking west toward the tree line. The water is as clear and clean as any northern Canada lake I have ever been on.|
Northland Fishing Tackle Baitfish Image? Holographic Spinner Blades – #6 – Clown – Cold Water Lures
This was the spinner I used most of the time.
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I lost a lot of lures because of the underwater timber. It appeared that most of the fishermen were jigging vertically in tight areas.
This spinner was also used. I tie my own so if I loose one or two or three, so what.
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As I reached the shore, the Creel Manager introduced herself and checked the length of the walleye. All was well. It cannot get any better that this.