Beautiful weather for opening day at Wyandotte County Lake

Families enjoyed fishing together today at the opening day of Wyandotte County Lake, at 91st and Leavenworth Road. (Staff photo)

Opening day at Wyandotte County Lake Saturday saw nice weather and good fishing.

Temperatures were projected to rise to the low 60s this afternoon, giving a springlike quality to the day.

At the marina at the lake, the Leavenworth Road Association was holding its annual biscuits and gravy fundraiser breakfast, and it was busy, according to Lou Braswell, LRA executive director. They didn’t run out of food, but they had just the right amount for the hours they were scheduled to be open, she said. She added she liked the upgrades and improvements at the café at the marina.

“Most came in and said they caught their limit in fishing, that the fish were really biting today,” Braswell said.

“One guy came in at 7, and we didn’t start serving until 8. He hung around and drank coffee, went out about 7:30, and came back by 8:30 and said he caught his limit,” Braswell said. “Quite a few came in and said the fish were really biting.”

Around the lake, several boats were on the water, and in front of the administration building, a Girl Scout troop was promoting the cookie drive. Many families were enjoying the day at the lake.

The lake was recently stocked, and permits are required to fish there.

“Everything looked so springlike, that’s the icing on the cake,” Braswell said. “It made me believe spring is really, really going to come this time.”

The original opening date for the lake, March 2, had been delayed because of ice on the lake. It appears that March 16 was lucky for the weather, as there is a chance of snow in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday of the coming week.

Boats were out on the water on Saturday for the opening day of fishing season at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo)

Boats were out on the water on Saturday for the opening day of fishing season at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo)
Girl Scout Troop 3351 with girls from Piper and Bonner Springs were reminding passersby near the administration building at Wyandotte County Lake that “it’s cookie time.” (Staff photo)
Fishing was good Saturday for the opening day at Wyandotte County Lake, 91st and Leavenworth Road. (Staff photo)
Anglers picked their favorite spots to fish Saturday at the opening day for Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo)
Fishing from boats was a popular activity on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake.
There was a good turnout for opening day of fishing season on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo)
Canada geese also showed up for opening day Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo)
The temperature was springlike on Saturday for opening day of fishing season at Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo)
There also was some fishing from boats at the spillway area of Wyandotte County Lake. (Staff photo)

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