Camping . . . It is twelve o’clock a.m. and the wind has now calmed to mere whisper transcribed into delicate waves bubbling up and down the shoreline. “The moon is bright tonight so the catfish will bite,” says my companion, with a line only an avid farmers almanac reader would use. Many say there is a lot of truth to the moon and its gentle phases but many more are learning a new way to scout out that next fishing/camping trip. The Kansas Wildlife and Parks provide a fantastic weekly report of fishing quality at the departments fishing lakes.
We often mention a pre-planning aspect to camping here at the Wichita camping page and this service is yet another way to enhance your camping experiences. The fishing report page, located at the KDWP website, is not the same as their yearly fishing forecast, instead it is a weekly report given directly by Kansas fishery biologists. Whether fishing is a large part of your camping experience or if it is just for the kido’s, knowing before you go what is biting, where their biting and what their eating is a sure way to camp where the fishing is hot.
One will find a general rating of poor to excellent, baits used, methods, locations and the size of fish being caught at the site. When available, additional information ranging from details on sport fish to tips directed at improving your Kansas camping/fishing trip. Furthermore, it is setup in four-regions to narrow your search quickly.
A permanent link, more reports, weather radar, meals and even firewood can be found at Camp-in Kansas.com. It even has “the camping classifieds,” designed to put campers in touch with each other to buy and sell camping related items. It is a very young tool so spread the word and eventually it could be the Craig’s-list of camping.
A direct link to the KDWP fishing report tool can be found here.
Till next time, happy camp’n Kansas. Camp in Kansas.com