Archive for Sunday, July 4, 2004

Area fishing reports

July 4, 2004


CLINTON Lake (updated 6-30) -- Water 72 degrees and 2.8 feet below normal pool. Channel catfish good close to the bank on minnows, nightcrawlers, sunfish and liver. Baited areas are producing fish as well, and some are being caught in the outlet on nightcrawlers. Drum fair on worms in outlet. Walleye poor while drifting flats with jig and nightcrawler or by trolling crankbaits. White bass fair at the surface chasing any shad imitation lure.

PERRY LAKE (updated 6-30) -- Water 75 degrees and 4 feet over normal pool. Channel catfish good tight to the bank spawning. Feeders are out and feeding twice in the morning and twice in the evening. Fish the creeks where the water is running in with worms or prepared baits. Sauger fair off rocky points on the west side by dam, with crankbaits or twisters. White bass fair off rocky points and jetty on twisers or shad-colored crankbaits. White crappie fair on tube jigs or minnows in 10 to 15 feet on the brushpiles.

DOUGLAS STATE LAKE (updated 6-30) -- Bluegill good near shore and biting readily on nightcrawlers, crickets, small jigs and flies. Carp fair on nightcrawlers, dough baits and fermented whole-kernel corn. Channel catfish fair using poultry liver, nightcrawlers and Bee Jay.

LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (updated 7-1) -- Bluegill and red-ear fiar on worms and small minnows under bobber. Catfish good using shiners and liver. Crappie fair using medium shiners. Largemouth bass good on a variety of spinnerbaits, plastic baits, medium shiners and nightcrawlers. Walleye fair while drifting jigs and nightcrawlers or casting roostertails. Wiper fair chasing shad at the surface on spoons, jigs and small crankbaits.

LONE STAR LAKE (updated 6-30) -- Channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, cut bait, stinkbait and liver. Largemouth bass fair on plastics, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Red-ear and bluegill fair on worms under bobber around weeds.

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