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Area lakes fishing report

June 5, 2005

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CLINTON (Updated 6-1) - Water 74 degrees. Channel catfish good. Fish have moved into shallow water to spawn and are being caught on a varsity of baits and lures. Walleye good drifting jig and nightcrawler across flats, or trolling crankbaits. Crappie poor. A few are still being caught near the bank, but most are at 6 to 10 feet using minnows and jigs. 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.

PERRY (updated 5-26) - Water 70 degrees and 3.4 feet above normal pool. Channel catfish fair to good. Fish will be running to dirty water to feed. Use shad sides off windy banks as fish moving in shallow. Sauger fair on rocky points on west side towards dam on crankbaits and twisters. Spawn is over. White bass fair on rocky points with twisters or shad-colored crankbaits. White crappie fair to good on tube jigs or minnows at 1-3 feet from the bank. Note: Crappie daily creel limit of 20 in effect.

DOUGLAS STATE LAKE (updated 6-1) - Water 74 degrees. Lake full. Largemouth bass good using minnows or jigs. Channel catfish good using nightcrawlers, poultry liver or stinkbait. Flathead catfish fair using goldfish. Crappie good using minnows or jigs in deeper water. Bluegill good on nightcrawler pieces about 18 inches below bobber.

LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (updated 6-1) - Crappie good with a few fish being caught near shore, but most being taken in deeper water. Use green or yellow jigs. Largemouth bass good using plastic worms, spinnerbaits and nightcrawlers. Note: Spring electrofishing showed a good population of largemouth bass.

LONE STAR LAKE (updated 6-1) - Channel catfish good using nightcrawlers, liver, stinkbait or minnows. Largemouth bass fair using plastic worms, tube jigs and spinnerbaits. Bluegill fair using worms under bobber along weedbeds.

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