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CLINTON LAKE (Aug. 2) Water 83 degrees, clear and 1.3 feet above normal pool. Channel catfish excellent on a variety of bats including crawdads, minnows, livers, stinkbait and worms. Many are being caught off of clay points or on mudflats drifting shad. Chumming with soybeans is working well. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at about 10-12 feet over brush. Walleye fair. Fishing has been spotty. Most are being taken on jig and nightcrawler in Clinton Point area. Some fish still being taken via trolling crankbaits, such as Hot N Tot.
PERRY LAKE (Aug. 1) Water 86 degrees and 1.4 feet above normal pool. Channel Catfish good. The feeders are in and are producing some nice fish. Shad are just right for drifting, beans are in the "Hog Trough." Sauger fair. White bass fair on windy points with twisters or crank baits. White crappie fair on tube jigs and or minnows. Note: Upper end of the Lake is a little dirty, but the cats love it. The Corps is holding water a little high.
DOUGLAS STATE LAKE (Aug. 2) Bluegill good on nightcrawlers around feeders, and near shoreline cover. Carp fair on corn around feeders. Channel catfish good on chicken liver and Bee-Jay around feeders.
LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (Aug. 2) Bluegill fair on crickets and nightcrawlers around feeders, brushpiles and rocky areas. Channel catfish good on Bee-Jay, chicken livers and nightcrawlers around feeders. Largemouth bass fair. Some fish are being taken using nightcrawlers, minnows, 4 and 6 inch plastic worms, white spinnerbaits and crankbaits.
LONESTAR LAKE (Aug. 2) Channel catfish good on prepared baits and chicken livers off points and in coves.