Region 1 - 2
- 3 - 4
Arknsas Fishing Reports
Colorado Fishing Reports
Iowa Fishing Report
Missouri Fishing Reports
Nebraska Fishing Reports
Oklahoma Fishing Reports
Texas Fishing Reports
Fishing and Tackle Tips
Lure Making Tips
Kansas Club Corner
Kansas Fishing Clubs
Fishing Stories, Fishing
The Latest Angler
Kansas Angler Archives
Other Links of Interest
Kansas State Info
Ks Hunting Reports
- 2 - 3
- 4 - 5
From Kansas Hunters
Kansas Angler Info
About The Angler
Contact The Angler
No reproduction of any kind.
Kansas well represented in Central
Over a dozen Kansas Anglers caught fish in the
first tournament of the 2005 Central Pro-Am tournament season
held at Grand Lake last November. Ten of those anglers were fishing
the pro side. Four others fished the amateur division.
Don Dreiling of Garden City won big bass honors
with a 6.09 pound fish. He placed seventh overall and slightly
over a tenth of a pound behind sixth place Tadjen Peterson of
Kansas pros had more trouble catching fish in the
second CPA tournament of the season held at Table Rock. The highest
placing professional division angler was Mike Neal of Dexter
with 12.69 pounds.
The Kansas success came from the amateur side when
Chad Grissom of Rose Hill placed second with 13.10 pounds, less
than one pound out of first place. Bill Amis of Shawnee ended
the tournament in fifth.
The season started last November with the Fall
Pro-Am Spectacular, presented by Davis-Barr Chevrolet-Pontiac
November 6-7, 2004 at Grand Lake.
The host site for the event was Martin Landing.
Grand has been the site of the Fall Pro Am several times in the
past, and full fields have been the norm.
next tour stop was on the clear waters of Table Rock Lake Dec.
4-5. This fishery has an abundant smallmouth population that
really peaks in December; past December events on Table Rock
have produced several fish in the six pound class. Largemouth
and Kentucky bass also bite well during the late Fall season,
and limits will be taken on Jigs, Spinnerbaits, spoons, grubs
The first event this season will be at Beaver Lake
on Mar. 5-6. This clear water impoundment on the White River
Chain has been improving steadily over the past several years,
and has become a favorite stop of Central Pro-Am Anglers.
Stickbaits, spinnerbaits, grubs and jigs will prevail,
as anglers make the decision whether to challenge the crystal
clear waters of the dam area, or head to the off colored water
in the White River to catch their creels. Either way, three species
of fish can be weighed in at Beaver, and the angler fortunate
to find the 3 pound average fish should be in a position to make
a run at the title.
April 2-3, 2005 will find anglers searching for
pre-spawn bass along the rocky shores of the Lake of the Ozarks.
This mid-Missouri fishery will yield plenty of 20 pound stringers
in the Spring, and anglers will find a variety of patterns will
work, depending on weather patterns and water temperature. For
many years this event has drawn full fields, and 2005 should
be no exception.
At the conclusion of the spawn, many anglers historically
have spent their idle days topwater fishing Bull Shoals Reservoir
in NW Arkansas for the excellent largemouth bass population that
congregate on the timbered bluff ends, and long main lake points.
CPAA anglers will have that opportunity as well
this year, as the annual Bull Shoals event is scheduled for April
30-May 1, 2005. Some bass will still be on the beds, giving lots
of anglers the opportunity to bring a limit to the scales. And,
with the close proximity of the Ranger Boats Headquarters, contestants
may choose to add a day to their trip for a tour of the most
progressive bass boat building company in the nation. Ranger's
claim to three consecutive J.D. Power and Associates awards for
customer satisfaction are a testimony to their reputation for
June finds CPAA anglers traveling to Central Arkansas'
Lake Dardanelle. One of many pools on the Arkansas River, Dardanelle's
fame as a fishery is well known. Anglers can choose to fish grass
beds, humps or wing dams, as well as some of the most picturesque
rivers you'll ever see.
This unique fishery gave up the second largest
two day limit in the history of CPAA, when Brian Snowden brought
ten bass to the scales that weighed just under 50 pounds a few
years back. And, the state of the art weigh in facility, furnished
by Arkansas Fish and Game, ensures that this fishery will be
alive and well in the years to come. June 4-5, 2005 are the scheduled
tournament dates in Russelville.
July 9-10 will be the final qualifying event for
Central Pro Am's 2005 Ranger-Mercury Pro-Am Bass Fishing Championship.
The final stop will find anglers back where the 2005 season began,
on Grand Lake in Grove OK.
This event will be a double show points event,
awarding those anglers who fish consistently with an additional
25 show points for this event. Summer time bassing on Grand is
always hot, with stringers being weighed in on spinnerbaits,
topwaters, jigs, Carolina rigs, crankbaits and tube baits. Hosted
by Martin Landing, Grand has been and will continue to be a favorite
among CPAA anglers.
The season will culminate with the top pros and
amateurs qualifying for the 2005 Ranger-Mercury Pro-Am Bass fishing
Championship, scheduled for the first weekend in October, at
a lake to be announced. This free, no entry fee event typically
pays out over $175,000 to the field, and has grown into one of
the most prestigious championships to qualify for in the nation.
Specialty events for 2005 include the second annual
Missouri Partners Fish In, which is a special sponsor exemption
tournament to qualify for the prestigious no entry fee Country
Mart Children's Charity Classic. The fish in is scheduled for
August 27 and will have a limited field size consisting of non-winners
of previous CPAA events only. This unique format will allow five
sponsor exemptions into the 2005 charity classic, in addition
to the payback.
Sept. 16-18 will be the dates for the 2005 Country
Mart Children's Charity Classic to be held once again on Table
Rock Lake. This no entry fee event features past winners of CPAA
Events, along with sponsor exempt anglers chosen by Country Mart
and Missouri Partners, competing for over $50,000 in prize money.
To kick off the 2006 season, the Fall Pro Am Spectacular
will be held Nov. 5-6 at a lake to be announced in the spring
of 2005. Over $650,000 will be paid out at the 2005 CPAA events,
and entry fees will remain unchanged from the 2004 season at
$300 for pros, and $150 for amateurs.
Return to Current Issue