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Archive for Sunday, June 26, 2005

Area fishing report

June 26, 2005

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Clinton (updated Friday): Water 79 degrees, 5.06 feet above normal pool. Wiper fair by bouncing jig and nightcrawler along bottom. Flathead catfish fair using sunfish, nightcrawlers and jigs in the outlet. Channel catfish fair on a variety of baits, including nightcrawlers, minnows, livers, sunfish and crawdads. Some being caught in outlet. Drum fair on nightcrawlers in outlet. Walleye good trolling crankbaits or jigging nightcrawlers and leeches. Also, some are being caught in the outlet on jigs and nightcrawlers. Note: A 10-inch minimum length limit and 20 daily creel limit for crappie and an 18-inch minimum length limit for wiper went into effect Jan. 1. Five hundred crappie were tagged April 11. Anglers should turn in tags at the state park office.

Perry (updated Thursday): Water 78 degrees, 3.9 feet high. Channel catfish, up to five pounds, fair to good. Fish running to dirty water to feed; fish shad sides off windy banks. Sauger fair to good on rocky points on west side toward dam, on crankbaits or twisters. White bass fair on rocky points with twisters or shad-colored crankbaits. White crappie fair on tube jigs or minnows in 8-12 feet of water on brush. Note: Chad about 1â2-inch long and growing fast. State park boat ramps now usable.

Douglas State lake: (updated Wednesday): Largemouth bass fair using minnows or jigs. Channel catfish good using nightcrawlers, poultry liver or stinkbait. Bluegill fair on nightcrawler pieces below bobber.

Leavenworth State Lake (updated Wednesday): Channel catfish good using nightcrawlers, shad, large minnows and stinkbait. Largemouth bass fair using plastic worms, jigs, minnows, spinnerbaits and nightcrawlers. Aeration system and feeders are operational.

Lone Star Lake (updated Wednesday): Largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic jigs and worms. Channel catfish good using nightcrawlers, liver, stinkbait or minnows.

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