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Archive for Sunday, May 23, 2004

Fishing report

May 23, 2004

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CLINTON LAKE (updated 5-20) -- Water 70 degrees and 1.3 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 5-21) -- Water 67 degrees and a foot over normal pool. Channel catfish excellent on cut bait or worms where creeks are running in. Fish are up tight to banks eating crappie eggs. Feeders to go in soon. 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. White crappie good. Spawn nearly over and fish will be off bank with increase in lake level. Use tube jigs or minnows at 2-3 feet.

DOUGLAS STATE LAKE (updated 5-20) -- Water 72 degrees and clear. Bluegill good near shore and biting readily on nightcrawlers and small jigs. Carp good using nightcrawlers, dough baits and fermented corn. Channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, poultry liver and dough baits. Crappie good, best in evenings and mornings with live minnows and jigs or curl tails. Flathead catfish fair.

LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (updated 5-20) -- Water clear. Aeration system and feeders running. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows lakewide along shore. Largemouth bass good using plastic worms, crankbaits and white spinnerbaits.

LONE STAR LAKE (updated 5-20) -- Water 70 degrees and clear. Channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and liver. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs along shore. Largemouth bass good on plastics, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Redear and bluegill fair using worms under bobber around weeds.

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