Archive for Sunday, May 16, 2004

Fishing report

May 16, 2004


CLINTON LAKE (updated 5-12) -- Water 68 degrees and .6 feet above normal pool. Crappie good. Some days fish are on the bank. Other days they're at 3-5 feet. Anglers are having best luck using minnows, but jigs in green and red or green and white are producing good catches as well.

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 5-12) -- Water 66 degrees and clear. Bluegill good near shore and biting readily on nightcrawlers and small jigs. Crappie good at the upper end of lake, fair elsewhere. Males being taken along banks in the creeks with minnows and jigs or curl tails. Carp good on nightcrawlers and fermented whole kernel corn. Channel catfish fair on poultry liver and nightcrawlers.

LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (updated 5-12) -- Water clear. Aeration system and feeders running. Crappie good on jigs and minnows lakewide along shore. Largemouth bass good using plastic worms, crankbaits and white spinnerbaits.

LONE STAR LAKE (updated 5-12) -- Largemouth bass fair using crankbaits. Some being taken on plastics. Crappie good on minnows and jigs lakewide along shore.

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