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Just a small sample for a good friend in KS. My way of returning the favor for showing me around an incredible fishery that is just about to go absolute bonkers with the shorter, cooler days.
Wiper Bass (White bass Striped Bass Hybrid) are the main attraction. This one is a typical 18-24", 4-6 lbs, conservatively.
Schools of Thread-fin shad in the lake support a very healthy population of Wipers and when they go into their feeding frenzies - it can be the most amazing surface action to be had anywhere. The lake is also known for its big hard- fighting Smallmouth Bass which will often follow below the schools of shad and Wiper. There are also Walleye and the lowly Blue Channel Catfish which will take flies as greedily as any of the lake's more popular denizens. A seven weight rod with full floater is best for the Wipers. Hard fighters as they will turn their deep bodies against you and also best for dealing with the near-constant winds. 15-20 miles per hour all day, and that's on the good days. The walleye aren't much of a fight, but tasty. The Catfish grow upwards of 30 pounds at Milford and have a big fan-fare also. The majority caught on flies go to about 8 pounds.
Anyhow - Thank you Sherman, and have a blast for me buddy.