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Archive for Sunday, May 30, 2004

Area fishing report

May 30, 2004

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CLINTON LAKE (updated 5-26) -- Water 70 degrees and 1.4 feet above normal pool. Channel catfish fair on minnows, nightcrawlers and liver. Many fish close to the bank with spawn coming in June. Crappie good. Spawn beginning to wind down. Fish still being caught near shore at about 4-6 feet using minnows and jigs. Walleye fair drifting flats with jig and nightcrawler. White bass fair using small spinners and jigs off rocky areas.

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 5-26) -- 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. Two 15-pounders were taken on green sunfish. Crappie good, best in evenings and mornings with live minnows and jigs or curl tails. Flathead catfish fair.

LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (updated 5-26) -- Water clear. Aeration system and feeders running. Bluegill-redear fair on worms under bobber. Channel catfish fair using large shiners, nightcrawlers and liver. Crappie good using jigs and minnows lakewide along shore. Largemouth bass good using crankbaits, white spinnerbaits, plastic baits and minnows.

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-bluegill fair using worms under bobber around weeds.

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