BULL SHOALS: Low-80s, clear, normal. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: Smallmouth and Kentucky bass excellent at night on green or pumpkin-colored topwater baits; catfish good on juglines and trotlines with cut bait; walleyes fair 20 to 25 feet down on bottom-bouncers and deep-running crankbaits.
TANEYCOMO: 50s, very clear, generation erratic: Outlook: Lilly’s Landing Resort reports: On days with no generation, trout good early and late on air-injected nightcrawlers and floating Gulp and Powerbait dough and eggs — best colors have been pink, chartreuse and sunrise. Below the dam: Trout good on harvester midges.
NORFORK: 81 degrees, cloudy, normal pool. Outlook: Bink’s Guide Service reports: All species slow.
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LONGVIEW: 80 degrees, 41-inch water clarity, 1 foot high. Outlook: Longview Marina reports: Bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in the shallows; all other species slow.
POMME DE TERRE: 80 degrees, 4- to 5-foot clarity, 2 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: All species slow.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 81 degrees, dingy, normal. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: Bass fair on topwater baits in backs of creeks; crappies fair to good in 20 feet of water on jigs or minnows; catfish fair to good in 70 to 80 feet of water on the main lake on cut bait and live bluegills.
REED AREA: 78 degrees, clear, full pool. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: Black bass good early and late on plastic worms near cover; channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms; crappies fair on tube jigs and minnows near brush piles and weed bed lines; bluegills and redears good on worms and crickets.
STOCKTON: 80 degrees, clear, 4 feet low. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: Crappies fair in brush piles in 15 feet of water on jigs and minnows; all other species slow.
JACOMO: 79 degrees, clearing, high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: Channel catfish fair to good on cut shad and dip bait; bluegills very good on river worms and wax worms; largemouth bass fair on topwater baits and on large minnows near drop-offs; white bass good early and late near Sailboat Cove area on small swim jigs and pepper spoons; crappies fair early around docks and off main-lake brush; walleyes poor on large minnows and deep-diving jerk baits near the dam.
BLUE SPRINGS: 78 degrees, clearing, high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: Channel catfish good on dip bait, cut shad and nightcrawlers; bluegills very good on wax worms and crickets; crappies poor to fair early on small minnows and microjigs off marina docks; hybrids fair on chicken livers and large swimbaits near the spillway and Blow Hole; largemouth bass fair to good on shiners near docks and covered banks.
TABLE ROCK: 83 degrees, dingy, 4 feet low. Outlook: Baxter Boat Dock reports: Smallmouth and largemouth bass good (but small) and Kentucky bass good in 25 to 30 feet of water on drop-shot rigs and nightcrawlers.
TRUMAN: Mid-80s, stained to clear, 3 feet high. Outlook: Guide Bob Bates reports: Crappies good on minnows in cedar trees in 15 feet of water on flats; white bass and hybrids very good late on chartreuse spoons near surfacing fish; walleyes fair on spoons.
SMITHVILLE: 80 degrees, clear, 2 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: Catfish fair on nightcrawlers and dip baits in the back of the creeks; bass poor; crappies fair to good on minnows in brush piles in 10 to 12 feet of water on the main lake; walleyes fair off main-lake points; white bass fair off points on Rooster Tails and Road Runners in back of coves. Below the dam: Catfish good (a 42-pounder was caught this week).
COFFEY COUNTY: 77 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Coffey County reports: All species slow.
MELVERN: 77 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Melvern Marina reports: Crappies fair off the docks on jigs and minnows; all other species slow. Below the dam: Catfish spotty.
CLINTON: 80 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Clinton Marina reports: Crappies fair (but small) on jigs in 10 to 12 feet of water; bluegills fair; all other species slow.
POMONA: 79 degrees, clear, normal pool. Outlook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: All species slow.
SHAWNEE MISSION PARK: 78 degrees, murky. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: Catfish fair lakewide on liver and dough bait in the evening; sunfish fair on worms along shorelines; crappies fair early on minnows and jigs along shoreline; bass good early along shorelines on spinners and soft plastics; wipers good on sunfish along dam; trout poor.
KILL CREEK PARK: 76 degrees, murky. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: Crappies fair on minnows and jigs in deeper water along tree lines; panfish fair on worms; bass good on spinners and soft plastics along north shore early and late; catfish fair on liver and dough bait off shorelines and along island; trout poor.
PERRY: 79 degrees, stained, 10 feet high. Outlook: Don and Tom’s Bait and Tackle reports: High water has affected some ramps. All species slow. Below the dam: All species good.
MILFORD: 80 degrees, clear, 3 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: Hybrids good but spotty on the surface on spoons, topwater baits and Bubbas from Milford townsite to the dam; white bass fair on Bubbas, small spoons and inline spinners; black bass poor.
WILSON: Mid-70s, murky, 2 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Knothead’s reports: Smallmouth bass good on live bait; stripers good on live bait and jerkbaits; channel catfish good on liver, stink bait, minnows and worms in 15 to 35 feet of water; walleyes fair on jigs and nightcrawlers; crappies poor.
HILLSDALE: 78 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: Crappies fair on minnows in channels; white bass, channel catfish, walleyes fair.
LA CYGNE: 86 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Linn County Parks reports: Catfish fair (but small); all other species slow.
GLEN ELDER: 77 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: Walleyes fair on jigs and worms; white bass and wipers fair trolling.
TUTTLE CREEK: 78 degrees, fairly clear, 4 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: White bass fair (some with good size) on spoons, crankbaits and Bubbas off points; catfish good while drifting with cut bait on upper end; crappies and bass poor.