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Area fishing report

June 20, 2004

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CLINTON LAKE (updated 6-16) -- Water 75 degrees and 1.3 feet above normal pool. Channel catfish fair on minnows, nightcrawlers and liver. Many fish close to the bank because of spawn. Action picking up at Hog Trough using stinkbait. Crappie fair. Some fish being caught at 10-12 feet using minnows and jigs. Walleye poor drifting flats with jig and nightcrawler.

PERRY LAKE (updated 6-14) -- Water 75 degrees and 2.4 feet over normal pool. Channel catfish fair. Fish are spawning close to banks. Feeders working twice in morning and twice in evening. Sauger fair on rocky points on west side toward dam on crankbaits or twisters. White bass fair on rocky points on white, twisters or shad colored crankbaits. Try old boat ramp in Slough Creek. White crappie fair. Use tube jigs or minnows at 10-15 feet on brushpiles.

DOUGLAS STATE LAKE (updated 6-16) -- Bluegill good near shore and biting readily on nightcrawlers, crickets, flies and small jigs. Carp fair using nightcrawlers, dough baits and fermented corn. Channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers, poultry liver and dough baits.

LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (updated 6-16) -- Water clear. Aeration system and feeders running. Bluegill-redear fair on worms under bobber. Channel catfish good using large shiners, nightcrawlers and liver. Largemouth bass fair using crankbaits, white spinnerbaits, plastic baits and minnows.

LONE STAR LAKE (updated 6-16) -- Channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, cut bait, stinkbait and liver. Largemouth bass fair on plastics, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Redear-bluegill fair using worms under bobber around weeds.

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