Archive for Sunday, July 11, 2004

Area fishing report

July 11, 2004


CLINTON Lake (updated 7-9) -- Water 78 degrees and 3.5 feet below normal pool. Channel catfish good close to the bank on minnows, nightcrawlers, sunfish and liver. They're spawning. Baited areas producing fish as well. Some being caught in outlet using nightcrawlers. Drum fair on worms in outlet. White bass fair at the surface chasing any shad imitation lures. Crappie fair using minnows.

PERRY LAKE (updated 7-6) -- Water 79 degrees and 4.0 feet over normal pool. The Corps of Engineers is releasing some water so fishing in stilling basin will pick up. Channel catfish good. Spawn is over and fish have moved back to feeders. Fish the creeks where the water is running in with worms or prepared baits. Also, shad beginning to appear at Hog Trough so it's time to use drifting tactics. 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 7-7) -- Water 78 degrees and clear to two feet. 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. Many five pounders taken recently. Crappie fair near shore in early morning and evening on minnows and jigs. Flathead poor on goldfish or green sunfish. A 62-pounder was caught recently.

LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (updated 7-7) -- Water clear. Bluegill and red-ear fair on worms and small minnows under bobber. Channel catfish fair using shiners and liver. Crappie fair using medium shiners. Largemouth bass fair 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 7-7) -- Channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, cut bait, stinkbait and liver. Red-ear and bluegill fair on worms under bobber around weeds.

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