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Fishing Overview

Mid-America members also have access to self-guided private land fishing leases in Kansas and Missouri. This is a great opportunity to extend your outdoor activities throughout the off season and summer months.

Fishing memberships are not sold separate from hunting but included with deer, upland bird and waterfowl.

Fishing MAHA Water for

Bass

Crappie

Bluegill

Catfish

MAHA Waters

Members can fish designated farm ponds, strip pit lakes, irrigation/watershed lakes and rivers for bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish,

Most of our fishing waters do not require a boat, but several are more difficult to access than others.

Fishing is controlled by a telephone and/or online reservation system to avoid overlap and ensure quality fishing.

Catch and release is encouraged with bass and big fish. Ponds and lakes with stunted bass we allow members to take home bass for a fish fry.

We monitor our fishing waters to maintain a healthy population. 

Grandpa

After 2 half days of fishing several Association ponds grandpa and grandson enjoyed a fishing trip of a lifetime. Two nice bass, one of which was a true lunker and an unexpected channel cat on four pound line with a crappie jig. All of the bass and the big catfish were released but a stringer of bluegill and crappies were taken home for a fish fry.

Pond Fishing

Ponds are sometimes good fishing through unknown previous means. In many cases ponds take some management. Management is not particularly hard work, just takes time. 

Farm pond bass and crappie fishing in a two man boat that fits in the back of a pick up truck and can be backed up the shoreline.

Each year we try to move fish from populated ponds and lakes to bodies of water that don’t have many fish. On this day, we moved a half dozen crappies and ten bass to a pond that did not have any fish. We feel this was enough to give the body of water a jump start. Time will tell. The large bass in the middle photo was caught and released while fishing for the fish to relocate. Perk for being in the business.