Kansas River

Details

Location:
Kansas City, KS
United States United States
Coordinates:
39.1153, -94.6094
Distance:
170 Miles
Description:

The Kansas River (known interchangeably as the Kaw) is a river in northeastern Kansas in the United States. It is the southwestern-most part of the Missouri River drainage, which is in turn the northwestern-most portion of the extensive Mississippi River drainage.

The river valley averages 2.6 miles (4.2 km) in width, with the widest points being between Wamego and Rossville, where it is up to 4 miles (6.4 km) wide, then narrowing to 1 mile (1.6 km) or less in places below Eudora. Much of the river's watershed is dammed for flood control, but the Kaw is generally free-flowing and has only minor obstructions, including diversion weirs and one low impact hydroelectric dam.

Beginning at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill Rivers, just east of aptly-named Junction City (1030 ft), the Kaw flows some 170 miles generally eastward to join the Missouri River at Kaw Point (730 ft) in Kansas City. Dropping only 320 feet on its journey seaward, the water in the Kaw falls less than 2 feet per mile. The Kansas River valley is only 138 miles long; the surplus length of the river is due to meandering across the floodplain.

Recreation along the Kansas River includes fishing, canoeing and kayaking, and rowing. There are 18 public access points along the river.

American Eel, Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Longnose Gar, Spotted Gar , Striped Bass, White Bass, White Crappie, are some of the fish caught on this river.

Cover/Structure:

Standing timber, stumps, holes, brush piles, downed trees.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Shore fishing access, Camping, Restrooms, Beach, Fly Fishing, Wading
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Map

Map for 39.1153, -94.6094
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Fishing Reports

Catdaddy's Catfishin Adventures / R R Shumway
almost 5 years ago (10/21/2009)

Kansas River Fishing Report 10.21.09

ALL THE LAKES ARE ON FIRE , THAT MEANS THE BITE IS ON THE WARMER WEATHER TURNED THE CATS ON FOR THE WINTER FEED, SHAD GUTS AND SHAD SIDES, CHICKEN GUTS FRESH ARE GOOD NOW. THE RIVERS ARE WARMING UP TO0, THE BIG MO AND THE KANSAS RIVER IS GOOD FISHING USING THE ABOVE BAITS. GOOD FISHIN ,(YOU GOTTA GO TO KNOW) CATDADDY THE KANSAS CATMAN. R R Shumway Catdaddy's Catfishin Adventures Catdaddy_1@msn.com (785) 357-0934 www.catdaddyguideservices.com...
CatDaddy Guide & Tour
about 5 years ago (09/15/2009)

Kansas River Fishing Report 09.15.09

FISHING FOR FLATHEADS IS REAL GOOD NOW WITH THE WATER CHANGE IN TEMPS ,USING GOLDFISH AND BULHEADES FOR BAIT ALSO FRESH CUT SHAD WITH THE HEAD ON LAST, THIS HAS BEEN A REPORT FROM CATDADDY THE KANSAS CATMAN FISHING ON THE KANSAS RIVER. (YOU GOTTA GO TO KNOW)   R R Shumway Catdaddy's Catfishin Adventures Catdaddy_1@msn.com (785) 357-0934    ...

Fish

Basshybridstriped-240-fw

Bass, Hybrid Striped (Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops)

Freshwater
309
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Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
Whitebass-240-fw

Bass, White (Morone chrysops)

Freshwater
492
Bluecatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Blue (Ictalurus furcatus)

Freshwater
322
Flatheadcatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Flathead (Pylodictis olivaris)

Freshwater
635
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Whitecrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, White (Pomoxis annularis)

782
Americaneel-190-fwsw

Eel, American (Anguilla rostrata)

Freshwater
242
Garlongnose-240-fwsw

Gar, Longnose (Lepisosteus osseus)

67
Garspotted-240-fwsw

Gar, Spotted (Lepisosteus oculatus)

22
Sturgeonshovelnose-240-fw

Sturgeon, Shovelnose (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus)

Freshwater
19
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Trout, Steelhead (Rainbow) (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Guides

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Captain Catfish, LLC

Kansas City's #1 and Only Catfish Guide Soda, water, and a snack provided Discounts available Monday - Thursday Call (913) 706-5888 to schedule a trip OR visit http://www.captaincatfish.net S...
Kansas City, KS, United States United States
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Catdaddy's Catfishin Adventures

Rates Full Day or Night ( 8 hour minimum ).....$225.00 Rates are for 1 or 2 persons. Each additional person..$75.00 Beverages (non-alcoholic) are provided. Half Day Trips .....$150.00...
Topeka, KS, United States United States

Lodges

There are no lodges specified for this fishing spot.

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.