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Jeff Rader's field reports (blog) about Kansas fishing and hunting. Follow us through each season as it happens.


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2018 Kansas Archery & Rifle Whitetail Season Wrap-up

December 11, 2018 by

The 2018 Kansas archery and rifle whitetail season wrap-up.

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Wiper and White Bass

Wiper and White Bass

September 11, 2018 by

We hammered the white and wipers today. Fishing is real strong right now. We're catching coolers of whites and wipers. Have some availability  thru Oct 15 and still have the sport show special.

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Chumming season is red hot! [Updated]

Chumming season is red hot! [Updated]

July 17, 2018 by

Catfish chumming season is red hot!!!

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Fishing Update June 1st, 2018

June 01, 2018 by

The fishing continues to be good. I can't believe we're actually needing some wind as wind makes all the difference in Kansas walleye fishing. It's been way to calm.

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2018 Kansas Spring Turkey Hunting Season [Updated]

2018 Kansas Spring Turkey Hunting Season [Updated]

May 11, 2018 by

Kansas opening day shotgun!

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Fishing Report May 7th, 2018

May 07, 2018 by

The turkey season is winding down time to start thinking fishing. Jesse fished this weekend and had a good white bass day.

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2018 Fishing Season Is Almost Here!

April 01, 2018 by

Well, the fishing season is almost here! There are some walleyes being caught spawning at this time. We will start on the walleye fishing about May 5th and we still have some availability.

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Rader Lodge In The News - 2017 Whitetail Hunting Article

Rader Lodge In The News - 2017 Whitetail Hunting Article

March 20, 2018 by

Read a story of an amazing 2017 Rader Lodge adventure- just posted at ScoutLook by Mark Melotik - Executive Editor.

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2017 Kansas Whitetail Season

2017 Kansas Whitetail Season

December 12, 2017 by

2017 archery whitetail and rifle whitetail hunting season results at Rader Lodge.

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65 Degree Weather and Warm Water Temps!

65 Degree Weather and Warm Water Temps!

October 12, 2017 by

Late season fishing at Rader Lodge! Check out the 8 pound striper and a nice wiper one of our clients caught.

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200 White Bass Saturday Night!

200 White Bass Saturday Night!

August 14, 2017 by

The fishing is on like donkey kong! 2 boats at Rader Lodge caught around 200 white bass Saturday night. Also good catfishing in the weeds.

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Catfishing Remains Good June 15, 2017

Catfishing Remains Good June 15, 2017

July 16, 2017 by

Our Skarda Group did good and we had our usual great time with this crew. Catfishing remains good on Waconda Lake.

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May 28th 2017 Fishing Report Waconda Lake

May 31, 2017 by

Rain rain and more rain. Were 3 ft. Over flood but fishing remains good. Walleyes are going and quite a few limits being taken. 7 ft. Seems to be a good depth.  White bass are really in good shape here and our nite boats will start going out june 15. We will be doing quite a bit of fishing the next few weeks  catfish should start spawnng 1st of june on the causeway granite creek and bluffs. Jeff

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2017 Kansas Spring Turkey Hunting Wrap Up

2017 Kansas Spring Turkey Hunting Wrap Up

May 30, 2017 by

It was quite a year for turkeys. We had a few bad storms and one had 4 inches of rain and featured 40 plus mph wind. Turkeys were messed up for the next 10 days. We hunted off our properties for a while and that did the trick.

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2017 Whitetail Hunting Schedule & Openings

February 01, 2017 by

2017 Rader Lodge whitetail hunting schedule and openings released. Read More
2016 Rader Lodge Kansas Rifle Whitetail Season

2016 Rader Lodge Kansas Rifle Whitetail Season

December 15, 2016 by

2016 Rader Lodge Kansas Rifle Whitetail Deer Hunting Season Update - It was a warm first 3 days of rifle season and really hurt results as we had a 70% success rate. The second split turned cold and we were 100%. The 2nd rut kicked in and we had whitetails again. Read More
2016 Rader Lodge Kansas Archery Whitetail Season

2016 Rader Lodge Kansas Archery Whitetail Season

November 18, 2016 by

9 of 11 hunters tagged out last week which was not a bad season for Rader Lodge Read More

2016 Kansas Whitetail Muzzleloader Season Underway

September 14, 2016 by

The 2016 Kansas muzzleloader deer season has started out with a bang. Kevin from upstate New York took this guy down. More to come as we update from the field. Read More

Whitebass and Wiper Fishing

August 18, 2016 by

The whitebass and wipers are on!! With a decent wind we can catch a lot of whitebass and wipers. In deep water and Shallow water. Read More
July & August Fishing Has Been Good!

July & August Fishing Has Been Good!

August 06, 2016 by

It's just getting good folks. Whitebass going strong here. Some shallow water cats. We will begin live bait fishing for wipers Aug. 20. We have labor day weekend and last 2 weekends August open. Our $85 special still applies. Jeff

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Good weekend catching cats over chummed holes

Good weekend catching cats over chummed holes

July 19, 2016 by

Good weekend catching cats over chummed holes. Most boats had over 40 fish. Also white bass are starting to surface. We have August September weekends open and have the $85 special on. Can call my cell at 785-545-8852. Read More

Chumming for Catfish

July 12, 2016 by

Chumming for catfish is in full swing with a nice 17 pounder caught! We are really hitting the catfish, come join us. Read More
Night Fishing Begins This Weekend

Night Fishing Begins This Weekend

June 24, 2016 by

Night fishing begins this weekend and goes thru July 8. After July 8th, we will be chumming for catfish. We have some top water action and should really heat up this week. We will chum catfish July 8 thru August. We will be out chasing whitebass and big wipers in August. Read More

Night Fishing Begins May 31st!

May 29, 2016 by

We're excited about getting out the lanterns charging batteries and getting it on with Lake Waconda walleye, whitebass and our big bruising wipers. Will be night fishing till the moon or weather goofs us up. Read More
Fishing is Heating Up!

Fishing is Heating Up!

May 15, 2016 by

We have been on the water today and yesterday. Jesse caught 49 white bass up to 2 pounds and 3 keeper walleyes. The lack of wind has really hurt the walleye fishing. Read More
[UPDATED] 2016 Kansas Spring Turkey Hunting at Rader Lodge

[UPDATED] 2016 Kansas Spring Turkey Hunting at Rader Lodge

May 08, 2016 by

Turkey hunting continues and we have met some great people. Most groups killing at least one Turkey. Experience is a must right now. Good numbers of Tom's left. I have decent availability the next few weeks. Read More

Fishing Report May 4th 2016

May 05, 2016 by

Fishing is kicking off here at Rader Lodge. The weather is finally letting up on us and Captain Jesse will be running the walleye boat Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Read More

Fishing Report April 20th

April 21, 2016 by

We are finding the walleyes are on drop-offs - look for them in 14 to 22 feet of water and using jig and crawlers. Whitebass are on the causeway spawning, so jigs have been effective. Some catfish and wipers are being caught. Read More

Spring Fishing Update and Summer Fishing Weekend Opening

March 28, 2016 by

We just had the weekend of July 8th through the 10th open up from a cancellation. These are the very best dates we have for fishing and the weekend after the 4th. We will be doing catfishing chumming, so be ready to catch fish. Read More

2016 Fishing Season Update

February 24, 2016 by

Were excited for fishing season here. We have a lot of hard work here in front of us tearing down boats is keeping the welding shop busy as all three pontoons are getting a major working over. Read More
February & March 2016 Promotion

February & March 2016 Promotion

January 26, 2016 by

We have a February promotion going on. Pheasant hunting and dark geese snow geese hunting combo. $375 per day includes lodging, meals, guides, pheasant hunting and shooting geese over decoys and cowing. 3 day minimum and minimum group of 6 or more. Promotion runs all the way thru March 15, 2016. Read More

2015 Rader Lodge Whitetail Deer Season Results

January 26, 2016 by

It was a fun 2016 whitetail deer season for sure at Rader Lodge. Let's review the results.

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2015 Kansas Whitetail Season Rifle Results

2015 Kansas Whitetail Season Rifle Results

December 15, 2015 by

9 days into the 2015 Kansas whitetail deer rifle season, here's what we have so far. Read More
2015 Kansas Archery Whitetail Deer Season Results

2015 Kansas Archery Whitetail Deer Season Results

November 10, 2015 by

Rudy Sylvaggio took a 12 point buck tonite that weighed 275 pounds rut just getting going. Read More
Another Kansas Pheasant Hunting Limit!

Another Kansas Pheasant Hunting Limit!

November 08, 2015 by

Robert Cantrell party from Arkansas with a 45 minute limit Read More
Pheasant Hunting Season Underway!

Pheasant Hunting Season Underway!

October 14, 2015 by

The 2015 Rader Lodge pheasant season is underway! Read More
Sep 2015 - Fishing is Red Hot!

Sep 2015 - Fishing is Red Hot!

September 23, 2015 by

Fishing is red hot right now - catching white-bass shallows and wipers. Read More
2015 Kansas Muzzleloader Results

2015 Kansas Muzzleloader Results

September 21, 2015 by

2015 Kansas Muzzleloader results so far at Rader Lodge. Read More
Fishing Report August 26, 2015

Fishing Report August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015 by

Shallow water whites!!! Also doing good on a hump where the whites love to feed and hangout. This should just be the start of good things to come. Read More

Fishing Report August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015 by

Looks like some of the best fishing of the year is about to kick on. Nights are cooling down and the big wipers and whitebass are chasing shad into the weeds. Saw a giant school this evening and caught 10 fish just wife and I fishing but ended up with a limit of wipers. Read More
Fishing Report July 13th, 2015

Fishing Report July 13th, 2015

July 14, 2015 by

The fishing is on like donkey Kong!!!!!! Record setting weekend at Rader Lodge for catfish. Jeff's boat limited on catfish before 11:00 am with 80 catfish. Leon came in with 60 catfish that outweighed Jeff's 80. 10 catfish over 10 pounds. Jesse cleaned up on cats as Matt did as well. Read More
Fishing Report July 1st, 2015

Fishing Report July 1st, 2015

July 02, 2015 by

It's that time of year and wipers and white bass are hitting the top water. We Struggled yesterday with white bass surfacing and not hitting our lures. Our shad are unusually small for this time of year and the cold spring held back the shad spawn. We caught these fish during the last light of day. We will be chumming after the 4th of July. Read More
Record Breaking Night of Fishing

Record Breaking Night of Fishing

June 23, 2015 by

We're wrapping up a record breaking night fishing! We have had many nights limiting out on wipers, some nights limiting out on stripers and walleyes as well. We have pretty much fished during the dark with the moon during June so far. Read More
Fishing Report June 12, 2015

Fishing Report June 12, 2015

June 13, 2015 by

We had 10 fishermen last night and had a big night. We fished through the night and limited out on wipers, 11 walleyes and also a bunch of white bass. Read More
Fishing Report May 30, 2015

Fishing Report May 30, 2015

May 30, 2015 by

It turned my new guide Jesse loose with my Columbus boys today and he is a natural. They caught some nice white bass and they lost a big wiper at the boat. Way to go guys. Read More
Fishing Report May 27, 2015

Fishing Report May 27, 2015

May 28, 2015 by

We trolled this morning and caught 40 whites and 8 wipers. Read More
Fishing Report May 26, 2015

Fishing Report May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015 by

The white bass and wipers are kicking in. I had a nice morning trolling for white bass with the Weed party from Cheyenne Wells, Colorado. Read More
Fishing Report May 24, 2015

Fishing Report May 24, 2015

May 24, 2015 by

We are still on the walleye and had over 39 keepers this week. White bass trolling is harder because of cool temps here. Read More
Fishing Report May 19, 2015

Fishing Report May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015 by

Well I've been slacking on the blog but its been slim pickings until this week. We had 8 keepers out of 22 walleye caught yesterday and then topped off the cooler with white bass and wipers. No crappies to report. That was my best walleye day so far this year. Read More
2015 Spring Turkey Results

2015 Spring Turkey Results

April 09, 2015 by

The 2015 Spring Kansas is in full swing. We will keep you updated with the results on this blog post. Wesley, Colt, Gary, JT and Keith's turkey tags filled. Read More

2014 Kansas Whitetail Deer Season

March 01, 2015 by

We had a great 2014 deer hunting season at Rader Lodge. View Muzzleloader, Crossbow, Rifle and Archery results. Read More

Kansas Ice Fishing Report

January 10, 2015 by

Well its ice on and time to hit the ice. Thickness is 6 inches or over but caution should be used everywhere. I'm going to be on the ice this weekend so will be able to give ya a good report later today! Jeff Read More
Big Buck Down in Kansas

Big Buck Down in Kansas

December 04, 2014 by

The 2014 Kansas rifle is underway and we are still on the BIG BUCKS! Even managed to get in a quick coyote hunt here at the lodge. Read More

Deer Hunting Update

November 30, 2014 by

With the end of another Kansas Whitetail Archery Hunting Season in the wraps, we have stats for those keeping score at home. Read More
Exit Wounds Outdoors Strikes Big

Exit Wounds Outdoors Strikes Big

November 20, 2014 by

Rader Lodge was able to accommodate Exit Wounds Outdoors this week on a hunt here in Kansas. Check out the results of the hunt. Read More
Buck Master with a 150 plus B&C Deer

Buck Master with a 150 plus B&C Deer

November 18, 2014 by

The Buck Master scores again with a large 150 class Trophy Kansas Whitetail! Read More

Great Pheasant Hunting Dates Still Available

November 15, 2014 by

Rader Lodge current availability - We have first 3 weekends of December open for pheasant hunting. Also many January dates. Read More
First Day Big Buck Down

First Day Big Buck Down

November 13, 2014 by

Nate from g5 company arrowed this pig his first day of hunt. Read More
From roosters to deer and back to Vegas!

From roosters to deer and back to Vegas!

November 13, 2014 by

John from Las Vegas scored on his first hour of his hunt. That's after shooting roosters with us all weekend. He's basking in Las Vegas sun while the rest of the hunters are freezing. Congrats Read More
4 Trophy Whitetails in One week!

4 Trophy Whitetails in One week!

November 13, 2014 by

We have arrowed 4 bucks this week and hoping for more with the wind laying down. Read More
Large 8 Point Buck Down

Large 8 Point Buck Down

November 05, 2014 by

Another large whitetail produced by Rader Lodge and taken by a happy client! Way to Go Chris! Read More
Found the Fish!

Found the Fish!

September 15, 2014 by

The boss is back in town. I returned home from elk scouting to dismal fishing reports. So it's time to get after it and find fish for my guests... and boy did I find the fish! Read More
Cold Front & Fishing With The Nicholas Family

Cold Front & Fishing With The Nicholas Family

September 14, 2014 by

I took a few weeks off and came back to a massive cold front. I had one of my favorite crews with me - The Nicholas family. They come every year. We started out by checking some of my favorite areas and didn't have much luck. Read More

Hot Wiper Action at the Lodge

August 21, 2014 by

Check out the latest news and fishing report from Radar Lodge. The action has picked up and the clients are having a blast! Read More

White Bass and Wipers are On!

August 15, 2014 by

White bass and wipers are on. Filled cooler this morning and again this evening. Read More
Big Brother Fishing Group

Big Brother Fishing Group

July 21, 2014 by

Big Brother program gets kids out on the lake and fishing. The smiles on these kids faces are worth the time and effort these big brothers put in. Read More
A great day today with Brad Dowdy group

A great day today with Brad Dowdy group

July 13, 2014 by

Chumming for catfish heating up. A great day today with Brad Dowdy group Read More
The Catfish Action is HOTTT!

The Catfish Action is HOTTT!

July 07, 2014 by

As the summer weather starts becoming more manageable, the catfishing action here in Kansas has picked up. We started chumming on Monday and are putting fish in to the boat! Read More
Catching Fish in Kansas

Catching Fish in Kansas

June 22, 2014 by

Lots of good action here at Rader Lodge. Looking forward to some more fish landed and happy clients! Read More


June 05, 2014 by

Due to a last minute cancellation, we now have the dates of July 19th and 20th open for booking. Act FAST! as this is the best weekend to be out catfishing. $85 Special! Read More
Fishing Update From Glen Elder, KS

Fishing Update From Glen Elder, KS

May 26, 2014 by

A head scratcher of a few weeks going at the lodge, but does not mean we are not finding the fish. The fishing has been great. Read More

Fishing is improving!

May 20, 2014 by

May has come and almost gone. But that means its time for the lake to start warming up, which means the fishing here in Glen Elder, Kansas will be starting to get hot! The latest from the Rader Lodge! Read More
Spring Crappie Action!

Spring Crappie Action!

May 08, 2014 by

Skarda Equipment Company joined us on a great day slamming big crappies with guides Jeff and Leon. The walleye have been biting quite well with a lot of short walleyes and some keepers too. Read More

Cold & Bad Weather

April 29, 2014 by

Were getting pounded with cold bad weather right now and sent our fishermen home. Thursday looks better and we should see fishing improve each day as they were starting before this freeze up. Crappies and walleyes will be on the menu this weekend. Turkey hunters will start arriving Wednesday and I've been resting turkey hunting for 8 days. So we should be looking good. Read More

Waiting For Good Weather

April 27, 2014 by

The weather seems to stay on track for rain, rain and more cold. But this is not keeping our spirits down, we are looking to a better spring come MAY! Read More
Two For Delvin Stewart

Two For Delvin Stewart

April 09, 2014 by

CHECK IT OUT! Turkey success! Delvin Stewart scored with a double opening day shotgun season. Great turkey weather and many more pictures to follow. Read More

Spring Kansas Turkey Hunting and Walleye Fishing

April 06, 2014 by

With the winter weather moving out and the spring time warmth rolling in, spring is in full effect. Rader Lodge is already hard at it working on getting our turkey hunting ready and prepping for another year walleye fishing here in Kansas. Read More

The Ice is out in Kansas, Spring is fast approaching!

March 15, 2014 by

With the winter slowly fading away we look to a new season here at Rader Lodge. Check out the latest news for the fishing reports from Jeff! Read More

2013 Kansas Whitetail Deer Season Results

February 11, 2014 by

We had a great 2013 deer hunting season at Rader Lodge. Read More

Deer Hunting in Kansas

December 08, 2013 by

The sun hides and so do the deer, but as soon as the sun peeked out from the clouds on this Kansas Deer Hunt, so did the deer. Lucky for us, we landed 6 bucks Friday. Read More
Wrapping up the 2013 Kansas Whitetail Bow Season

Wrapping up the 2013 Kansas Whitetail Bow Season

November 23, 2013 by

As the weather starts to turn cooler and the deer are herding together, we wrap up another bow hunting season here at Rader Lodge. Check out the latest news! Read More
The Big Bucks are Moving

The Big Bucks are Moving

November 16, 2013 by

Wham! A couple more nice bucks from this weekend. Must be the lucky hats? Read More

5 Bucks Shot Today!

November 13, 2013 by

5 bucks shot today!!!! Rut is on like donkey kong!!! Well today was the day. Read More
Lucky Hat brings in the BUCK!

Lucky Hat brings in the BUCK!

November 10, 2013 by

We have had a slow start to the whitetail hunts here in Kansas, but that has not stopped our clients from getting out there and chasing the deer. Much like a rally cap in baseball, my luck hat proved to be the missing link! Read More
Working Hard for Kansas Whitetail Bucks

Working Hard for Kansas Whitetail Bucks

November 06, 2013 by

Its getting close to the peak time. I had a few hunters out this past week, while there were no B&C trophy whitetails shot, we did manage a few deer for the week. Rut is coming up soon! Read More

Deer need to move soon right?

November 04, 2013 by

So far its bee a tough season. With not ideal weather patterns and deer acting irregular, hunters have to really work for the deer this year. But that is all a part of the game right? Otherwise it would be called catching? Well here is the skinny on the report for your Kansas Deer Hunting at Rader Lodge. Read More

November Deer Update

November 02, 2013 by

It was a rough week at the Lodge only one buck taken and only one more arrow flung. Last year this week was a butt kicker. That should be good news for my later hunters. Read More
I could not believe it, but heres another!

I could not believe it, but heres another!

September 16, 2013 by

And another happy client. Wow that was fast. Two in two days, talk about an adrenaline rush... Read More
Deer Hunting Starts with a Bang!

Deer Hunting Starts with a Bang!

September 15, 2013 by

Check out the news from Rader Lodge - Your hunting and fishing destination in Kansas! Read More

Sept Fishing Report: Hot Weather and still catching fish

September 07, 2013 by

Well still catchin here although the hot weather has slowed things a bit. Were doing reasonably well slab spooning on the drop offs. Some whitebass surfacing and when we get wind we catch some nice walleyes casting shallow. Read More


August 12, 2013 by

A recent last minute cancellation, means huge savings for a trip to Rader Lodge! Read More

Back to School or Fishing - You Decide!?

August 11, 2013 by

Who really wants to go back to school? Its time to take your kids out for that last minute fishing trip. Check out our recent report!! Read More
80 Catfish on Saturday... Great Day!

80 Catfish on Saturday... Great Day!

July 23, 2013 by

My level 3 group had a big day last Saturday with 80 cats in the 3 to 5 pound range. Congrats guys. The catfishing is still going good and we have some availability coming. Read More

Well its catfish time!!!

July 12, 2013 by

Been catching limits of cats. Leon, myself and john have had great fishing all week. Read More

Get your August Fishing Getaway Planned Today

June 26, 2013 by

The sun is out, the weather has turned, but it does not discourage us here at Rader Lodge. Looking for that great fishing trip with your family, check out our discounted rates and our fishing reports! Read More

Kansas Fishing is HOT, and so is the price!

June 16, 2013 by

Looking for that great Kansas fishing getaway at great low prices? Check out our $79.00 Kansas fishing special going on here at Rader Lodge! That is right, it is not a typo, it is legit. Where else can get an action packed day of fishing for that price. Instead of taking a night out on the town, let us here at Rader Lodge take you out fishing for some fresh dinner! Read More
Walleyes, Bass, and Crappies Oh My!

Walleyes, Bass, and Crappies Oh My!

June 08, 2013 by

With the temperatures rising so are the number of fish we are catching. Check out the fishing report from the one and only Jeff Rader, your Kansas fishing expert! Read More

Fishing Still Strong in Kansas

June 01, 2013 by

Fishing is still strong. With spring weather still here. Its time to book your fishing trip with Rader Lodge! Check here for the latest and greatest from Jeff Rader. Read More
Get them while they're HOT!

Get them while they're HOT!

May 28, 2013 by

Big numbers - Big Success! Come see the action and crappie fish Kansas with Rader Lodge! Next few weeks should be good..... Read More
Fishing Is Great in Kansas | Rader Lodge

Fishing Is Great in Kansas | Rader Lodge

May 19, 2013 by

Tremendous crappie fishing and things look great for memorial weekend. Walleye good and we caught 12 keepers Saturday morning and thru back 20 shorts. Read More

IT'S ON, Like Donkey Kong!

May 15, 2013 by

Its on like donkey Kong!!!!!! Well finally fishing, Christmas is here at Glenelder, Kansas. Read More

The Fishing Update

May 11, 2013 by

Walleyes scattered and a good day for us is 6 to 10 walleye. Leon pulled 6 keepers the other day out of 22 feet of water. Read More

Crappie and Walleye Fishing Update

April 29, 2013 by

Crappies, Crappies, Crappies, and some Walleyes mixed in, but the fishing is wonderful at Rader Lodge! Read More
Tough Turkey Opener But Successful!

Tough Turkey Opener But Successful!

April 14, 2013 by

Well it was a tough opener. About as bad as can be 22 degrees. With 40 to 50 mph winds and a solid ice covering. Needless to say not much of an opener. The West Virginia boys knocked down 2 turkeys. Read More

Fishing Season is Upon Us!

March 13, 2013 by

Fishing season is upon us.. at this time the deep water crappie are going good. Should be very good cat fishing in the shallows now. Shad gizzards will be the number 1 bait. We have availability first 2 weeks June and July august for our guide service. We are really looking forward to turkey season. Read More

Ice Fishing Update

January 14, 2013 by

Ice fishing news. First hand report. Went last Thursday & Friday. Had decent luck. Read More

Ice Fishing Reports

January 01, 2013 by

Just checked the west end of lake. A few people out on the ice Read More
Season Greetings | Rader Lodge

Season Greetings | Rader Lodge

December 23, 2012 by

MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO VISITED THIS YEAR. It was fun for us and hope you feel you time and money was well invested for your outdoor fun. Read More
Fall 2012 Rifle Deer Report

Fall 2012 Rifle Deer Report

December 05, 2012 by

Well it has been a rough rifle season with the warmer temps. And full moon. But no problem for Mr. Weber here who downed this 169 inch brute Sunday morning. This guy dropped 15 feet from the stand. Read More
Happiness is a full skinning shack

Happiness is a full skinning shack

November 30, 2012 by

Happiness is a full skinning shack. Despite the crazy warm temps we are experiencing decent hunting. We knocked down 4 in the last 24 hours. Read More

Bow Season Warm Temps

November 23, 2012 by

Well bow season came to a screeching halt with the warm temps. Highs in the 70's really shut things down. I'm thinking with cold weather we will see a great rifle opener Wednesday. Were busy camouflaging in some ground blinds and corning things up. A great forecast highs in the 40's. Read More
Rob Atchley Nice 8 Pointer

Rob Atchley Nice 8 Pointer

November 17, 2012 by

Rob Atchley harvested this nice 8 point early this morning. THE BUCKS ARE CHASING LIKE MAD and the other bucks in some serious lockdown. Mark Melotec of Bow Hunting World killed a nice 12 pointer this week too. We have a few more hunters in camp finishing up there week so I'm sure there will be arrows in the air the next couple days. Good hunting and wear your hunter safety gear. Read More
Derrick's 150 Buck

Derrick's 150 Buck

November 13, 2012 by

This big bruiser chased his last doe this morning. Hes going to score over 150. Congrats Derrick Nawrocki. Hopefully many more to follow this week. Read More
Nick and Burt Fill Their Tags

Nick and Burt Fill Their Tags

November 09, 2012 by

Burt went down and sat in the same tree Nick sat in the day before. Burt had his choice of 3 bucks a decided to end his hunt so he could relax a few days in Oklahoma City with his buddy Nick. Read More
Archery Rut Update: Big buck down!

Archery Rut Update: Big buck down!

November 08, 2012 by

Nick Meabon a long time guest of Rader Lodge was surrounded by 8 whitetail bucks at sundown this evening. The woods came alive and NICK ACTUALLY HAD TO YELL TO GET THE BUCKS TO STOP CHASING each other and the does. Read More

Archery Rut Hunting Update

November 07, 2012 by

We spent yesterday looking for a wounded deer. Unfortuantely, its part of every deer hunting camp. This deer was hit mortally and sadly enough we wiill probably lose that guy. Read More
Great Start to the 2012 Rut Hunt

Great Start to the 2012 Rut Hunt

November 06, 2012 by

Great start to the 2012 archery Kansas whitetail rut hunt! 6 deer arrowed last week 5 recovered. 3 deer were in the 140 to 155 class. We had to drag one 3/4 mile up a cold river to recover. Read More
Walleyes Are Biting

Walleyes Are Biting

August 07, 2012 by

Here's some nice windy day walleye fishing with Jeff Rader. 24 walleye keepers and 20 short fish left go. Catching nice cats now and slab spooning white bass is filling up the coolers. We have a few fall dates left. Read More
Still smoking catfish

Still smoking catfish

July 19, 2012 by

Still smoking catfish! The whitebass are really tearing it up on top water shallow water. Read More
July 2012 Catfishing Report

July 2012 Catfishing Report

July 12, 2012 by

Catfishing is hot and heavy! We have limited out 4 days in a row. We still have openings in August. Give us a call! Read More
Spring Fishing Getting Hot

Spring Fishing Getting Hot

May 06, 2012 by

The fishing is on! I apologize I've been so busy with spring turkeys that i haven't done a very good job with the web updates. We have openings in June and i expect the fishing to be out of sight! Read More

Reflections of the 2011 Deer Season

December 23, 2011 by

What a fun deer season it was. Read More

catfishin is on!!!

October 12, 2011 by

cats under the roost Read More

still catchin!!!

August 18, 2011 by

one heck of an evening bite on whitebass, wipers and stripers Read More

amazing fishing august 1

August 02, 2011 by

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whitebass surfacing july1

July 01, 2011 by

we have good action on top water! Read More

Walleye Report

June 30, 2011 by

ok, was holding off a bit on reporting cause i hadn't fished for a week. After fishing all weekend here it is Read More

Walleyes in the Trees!

June 14, 2011 by

Walleyes in the trees! Plenty of action here plus some nice crappies. Read More

Good Weekend Fishing

June 08, 2011 by

Had a heck of a good fishing weekend. The Walleyes headed to the flooded trees and we caught and released 50 to 60 per day and managed to boat some nice keepers. Read More

Rain, rain go away

June 03, 2011 by

Rain, rain go away. Well we really got hit. Lake is coming up fast, which will make for some interesting fishing in some interesting places. Read More

June 11-12 Open Due to A Cancellation

June 01, 2011 by

We have June 11 and June 12th open for guiding due to a cancellation. Come fish walleye, white bass, crappies and white bass. We will give you our $75 special rate. Read More

More Water on Wakonda!

May 31, 2011 by

We have had quite a change on Lake Wakonda. 8 more feet of water! There is some good news in this as I think they are about done with the dam project and we will be able to hold the water at level pool. That means this is great for this years spawn. Read More

It's on like donkey kong!!!!

May 19, 2011 by

It's on like donkey kong!!!! Crappies, walleyes and white bass! Walleye's are on the flats, crappies are all over the lake and white bass are trolling. Read More
Good Fishing Weekend!

Good Fishing Weekend!

May 09, 2011 by

One heck of a fishing weekend with tons of crappie caught. Full spawn is here and this next week will be it. I had a crew out saturday morning and caught 65 nice crappie 12 to 15 inches. Leon did about the same. Read More

Tournament Today - Fishing Report

May 05, 2011 by

I have a tournament today so here's today's blog. Crappies headed into full spawn here and next week would be a good week to tell your boss you have a 24 hour fishing flu!!! Read More

Fishing Update - Crappies

April 22, 2011 by

Nice crappies to be had on the marina. Rip rap males are coming in on a pre spawn run. Some nice stringers coming from there. Read More

Fishing Update - Conditions Improving

April 12, 2011 by

The walleye's have finished with the spawn and I expect a few catches in the main lake around April 22. Give the drop-off west of Waconda Springs a try. Read More

Fishing Update - Walleye's, Crappies, Catfish

March 19, 2011 by

Crappies on the beds!!!! Decent size and some friends were here this week and caught 40 per day. Walleye's are starting to show on the dam. Males mostly. I have heard reports of limits. Read More

Sportshow Promotion

February 18, 2011 by

Well the ice is almost gone and we are busy at shows now. You can cash in on our sportshow promotion. $79 per person per day includes lodging and a half day fishing on our big boats for walleye, catfish, crappies, white bass, wipers and catfish. Read More

Ice Fishing Update

January 18, 2011 by

Ice fishing has been very good! My buddy Josh Weidel and Jon Striggo set me up good yesterday. I got out there and was greeted with pre-drilled holes and biting fish. What more could you ask for? Read More

Good January Fishing

January 03, 2011 by

Ice fishing on the west end!!! I don't have any catch reports but saw guys on the ice west of the causeway. I will update you when i hear or see something good. Read More

Lake Wakonda Ice Update

December 26, 2010 by

No ice yet. I know theres some guys checking this site for ice information. The main lake is wide open and the west end past the causeway is trying to freeze but has lots of open areas. Read More

2010 Kansas Deer Update

December 09, 2010 by

It's December 9th and rifle season is winding down. It was an interesting season but we managed to get our hunters tagged out with exception of 1 guy that had to go home early due to a mothers death. Read More

163 Kansas Buck

November 16, 2010 by

We scored on a 163 buck! Congratulations to Nick on a hard hunt. My hunters this week have seen tremendous bucks. One big 12 pointer at 10 yards behind a tree. It's going to be rough weather day today. Read More

Deer and Pheasant Opener Update

November 06, 2010 by

Were deer hunting now. We have one nice buck on the ground and working on 2 more this week. It's very warm out, in the mid-seventy's and windy. We are seeing some 160's but none have been taken yet. Read More

September Fishing Update

September 05, 2010 by

We had a great labor day weekend. Despite the high winds we really had some great evening fishing with the Butch Winters and Musgrove party. Read More

August Fishing Update

August 20, 2010 by

Well certainly the dogs days of summer are here. Lots of hard work to pull off good days fishing. Been fishing mornings then back out in the evenings for a decent evening bite. Read More

Late July Fishing Update

July 24, 2010 by

We had a terrific saturday and caught almost 60 nice catfish in the 3 to 5 pound range. Then got on the wipers in the evening and I have cut up hands to prove it. Read More

Early July Fishing Update

July 08, 2010 by

Chumming operations have began and caught 60 nice cats the first day out with the Quigly group. 3 to 5 pound range. The size has been better this year so far. Read More

June Fishing Update... Wow

June 30, 2010 by

Wow, wow, wow. We have been catching 200 white bass per boat, per day over the weekend. We hosted the Reha party and the Davis's and both boats came in with around 2 coolers of whites each. Read More

Spilled Coffee On Computer

June 23, 2010 by

Sorry for the late update. I spilled coffee in the computer! No worries, I'm back online now. White bass surfacing! Wipers are biting early in the morning. Still have short walleye biting. So all is good here. Read More

Late May Fishing Report

May 27, 2010 by

Still crappies in the shallow. We really took a lot of crappies this week in shallow around 4 feet or less. Try the causeway bluffs,dam etc. Also deep crappies on structure 20 feet or so. Read More

Mid May Fishing Update

May 15, 2010 by

Crappies are still good and still shallow. Also good numbers in deeper water near coves, creeks, causeway and dam. Read More

Early May Fishing Update

May 03, 2010 by

Sorry for a bit of a fishing update delay as I've been in the field turkey hunting chasing the Rio's around. The crappies wide open and moving shallow and deep! With stable weather the fishing should be a good in 2 weeks. Read More

Fishing Update - Crappies!

April 20, 2010 by

Been catching some nice crappie in deep water. Leon had 40 plus crappie days this week and also good crappie in shallow water. Crappies not on the beds and have to look for them in deep water flats. Read More

Early April Fishing Update

April 08, 2010 by

Just got a big storm front push through the area. I'm going to pre-fish some crappie tomorrow as we have guests coming in soon. Read More

Fishing Update - Walleyes!

April 02, 2010 by

A very hot update here. Many limits of walleye being taken on the dam. Walk trolling with rapalas, rattlin roughes, casting rapala's and jigs. Read More

Ice Went Out

March 11, 2010 by

Ice went out 2 days ago. Crappies going in the crappie beds, catfish in the shallow and trout in the pond. Read More

Still Catching White Bass

September 15, 2009 by

We are still catching tons of white bass. If the wind blows a little and overcast can fill the coolers quickly. Sunshine and no wind is a different matter. Read More

Still Catching Fish

August 15, 2009 by

Wow. Still catchin fishing. Have the wichita outdoor reporter coming tomorrow. so that should shut things down for sure!!! Hey have a lot of September open and we have the $75 per person speacial going for the half day trips. You can listen to football and catch fish!!! Read More

400 White Bass and Limits of Wipers

August 09, 2009 by

A terrific weekend again. Caught over 400 white bass and limits of wipers. We are going to have a terrific September and I have lots of availability. Read More

Surfacing White Bass

June 22, 2009 by

Well its on!!! Surfacing white bass in the evenings before dark heavy. Had a school of whites 300 yards long last nite. This should last for ten days. Also will be using the lights the next week or so. Read More

August Wipers and White Bass

June 14, 2009 by

Catching some big white bass in deep water on cut bait. Also huge schools of drum up to 4 pounds in 30 feet of water. Have some availability for August wipers, Sept. wipers and october stripers and walleye at Wilson Lake. Only 4 to a boat in October. Read More

Surfacing White Bass!

June 09, 2009 by

Just thought I'd pass this along. First white bass surfacing action of the year last night. Should really get hot and heavy towards the end of this month. Getting out the nite fishing lights in anticipation of the dark of the moon later this month. Read More

Crappies and Cold Weekend

June 08, 2009 by

It was a cold weekend but the fishing held up well. My freind Andy and i caught 55 crappies in an hour and a half Friday evening. Saturday was cold and cloudy and with a north wind. Read More

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