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Area fishing report

May 1, 2005

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CLINTON (Updated 4-28) -- Water 58-64 degrees. Crappie poor. Recent cold fronts have really slowed crappie fishing. Anglers have been catching a few fish in Dry Creek, in the upper end of the Wakarusa and Rock Creek Arm on minnows or jigs. Channel catfish good using shad sides and guts. 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. Fish feeder was activated April 26.

PERRY (updated 4-27) -- Water 62 degrees. Channel catfish fair 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. White bass fair on rocky points with twisters or shad-colored crankbaits. Fish nearly done spawning. White crappie slow to fair on tube jigs or minnows at 6-12 feet. Fish are staying out thanks to the cooler weather. Note: Crappie daily creel limit of 20 now in effect.

DOUGLAS STATE LAKE (updated 4-28) -- Water 65 degrees. Crappie fair using jigs and small spinners from shore. Channel catfish fair using shad sides, guts, nightcrawlers. Bluegill fair using nightcrawler pieces. Largemouth bass good mostly using minnows or jigs.

LEAVENWORTH STATE LAKE (updated 4-28) -- Channel catfish fair using shad sides. Largemouth bass fair using plastic worms, jig and pig. Note: Fall sampling showed large numbers and size of channel catfish. Crappie numbers were moderate, but size was good. Aeration system was turned on April 19. Fish feeders activated April 26.

LONE STAR LAKE (updated 4-28) -- Largemouth bass fair using plastic worms and crankbaits. Crappie poor because of numerous passing cold fronts. Some crappie being caught using jigs or minnows around the shoreline and out in deeper water. Note: Fall sampling showed fair to good levels and sizes of most species, particularly channel catfish and bluegill.

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