Archive for Sunday, May 2, 2004

Area fishing report

May 2, 2004


CLINTON LAKE (updated 4-30) -- Water 60 degrees and .7 feet above normal pool. Crappie poor with fish movement of cool fronts across area. Stable warmer weather should improve fishing next week. Some being caught at 5-10 feet on jigs and minnows. Flathead catfish fair using sunfish on limb lines. Walleye good drifting flats with jig and nightcrawler. White bass fair. Most being caught incidentally while fishing for walleye.

PERRY LAKE (updated 4-23) -- Water 60 degrees and .4 feet below normal pool. White bass fair on rip-rap with twisters or jigs. Channel catfish fair on cut bait or shad sides in shallows, and worms where water is running in. Sauger fair. White crappie good on tube jibs in brush at 8-12 feet. Fish are starting to move shallower. Sauger fair. Spawn is over.

DOUGLAS STATE LAKE (updated 4-30) -- Water 60 degrees and clear. Bluegill good near shore. Fish biting readily on nightcrawlers, small jigs. Crappie fair. Fish are in shallow water near shore in evenings, but go deeper during day. Live minnows, small jigs work best. Carp good on nightcrawlers. Channel catfish fair on shad sides, nightcrawlers.

LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (updated 4-30) -- Water clear. Aeration system and feeders running. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows lakewide along shore. Largemouth bass fair using plastic worms and crankbaits.

LONE STAR LAKE (updated 4-30) -- Largemouth bass fair using slow-working crankbaits. Some being taken on plastics. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs lakewide along shore.

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