Frustration at Lake Shawnee
Lake Shawnee, has consistently produced Kansas state record Rainbow Trout. Last year alone it was broken twice. Currently it stands 15.43 lbs, not bad for a plains state. However I just seem to have really poor luck when I have gone. I seemingly can travel all around the world catching not only trout but a multitude of other species. Yet the lake, one of the few in which trout live year round in Kansas, 20 miles from my home still remains out of reach me when it comes to catching trout. Trout season open Nov. 1st and this will be my third year attempting to catch one. Unfortunately this time frame also falls directly when school kicks into high gear, but I still manage around three trips each season. This is the year I am hoping to break the pattern.
I had two and a half hours to spare Saturday, yet when I arrived the water was heavily clouded with a bad case of cyanobacteria, making visibility quite poor. I tried several coves: yet no trout were caught. I wasn't skunked however and caught three bluegill, still I left frustrated with my Shawnee Trout still beyond my reach.