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Archive for Sunday, April 17, 2005

Area fishing report

April 17, 2005

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CLINTON (Updated 4-15) -- Water 55-60 degrees. Crappie fair. Some fish being caught around rocky areas near standing timber. Also some fish are suspended at six feet over brush in 12 feet of water. Five hundred crappie were tagged April 11. Spawn isn't far off. Wiper good drifting jig and nightcrawler over flats. Notes: A 10-inch minimum length limit and 20 daily creel limit on crappie, and an 18-inch minimum length limit on wiper went into effect Jan. 1. Walleye and sauger fry were stocked April 12.

PERRY (updated 4-14) -- Water 58 degrees. Channel catfish fair to good on shad sides off windy banks. Fish are moving in shallow. Sauger fair on rocky points on west side towards dam on crankbaits and twisters. Fish nearing completion of spawn. White bass fair to good on rocky points with twisters or shad-colored crankbaits. Fish are moving up river. White crappie fair on tube jigs or minnows at 8-12 feet. Fish moving into shallow water soon. Note: Crappie daily creel limit of 20 now in effect. Five hundred more crappie were yellow-tagged in Rock Creek, Slough Creek and Old Town areas.

DOUGLAS STATE LAKE (updated 4-13) -- Crappie fair using jigs and small spinners. Channel catfish fair using shad sides.

LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (updated 4-15) -- Channel catfish fair using shad sides in the evening. Crappie fair using minnows and jigs off piers and over offshore structure. Note: Fall sampling showed large numbers and size of channel catfish. Crappie numbers were moderate, but size was good.

LONE STAR LAKE (updated 4-15) -- Largemouth bass fair using plastic worms and crankbaits. Crappie fair using jigs around dam. Channel catfish fair using shad sides. Note: Fall sampling showed fair to good levels and sizes of most species, particularly channel catfish and bluegill.

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