Fishing report for Aug. 28

08/27/2014 3:34 PM

08/27/2014 4:45 PM

Missouri

SMITHVILLE: 86 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: crappies very good on minnows, jigs 8 feet down in 15 to 20 feet of water in main-lake brush; black bass good on square-billed crankbaits, spinnerbaits on inside of grass lines off main-lake points and flipping Brush Hogs in deep timber; channel catfish good on a variety of baits on shallow, main-lake flats; white bass fair to good where fish are surfacing early and late.

STOCKTON: 84 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: crappies fair on jigs in 20 feet of water in brush; walleyes fair on night crawlers on flats and humps; bass fair on large plastic worms in 20 feet of water in brush; white bass excellent early and late on Rooster Tails where fish are surfacing; catfish good on shad on the flats.

NORFORK: 87 degrees, clear, 4 feet low. Outlook: Guide Tom Reynolds reports: stripers good early on jigging spoons, live shad, swimbaits in 38 to 45 feet of water early and in deeper water later in the morning; crappies good on small jigs in 30 feet of water in brush; walleyes fair trolling night-crawler harnesses in 30 to 50 feet of water in dam area; bass good early and late on topwater lures (fish are mostly small).

LONGVIEW: 78 degrees, 43-inch clarity, normal. Outlook: Longview Lake Marina reports: catfish good on liver along the dam and off the marina docks; walleyes fair on night crawlers on main-lake structure; crappies good on jigs, minnows in the flooded timber and off the marina docks.

TABLE ROCK: 88 degrees, very clear, 3 feet low. Outlook: White River Lodge reports: largemouth bass good on 1/2-ounce jigs in 25 to 35 feet of water along bluff ends; spotted bass good on live bait suspended over deep trees.

TANEYCOMO: Very clear, one to two units running from noon to 10 p.m. Outlook: Lilleys’ Landing reports: Trophy Area: trout fair on San Juan worms during the day. Below Fall Creek: trout fair early on air-injected night crawlers, microjigs in the evening and on Power Eggs along bridge pillars near Branson Landing.

TRUMAN: 83 degrees, stained, 1 foot low. Outlook: Bucksaw Marina reports: crappies fair on minnows in 9 to 13 feet of water in brush and timber; bass poor to fair (a few are being caught flipping the laydowns); catfish good on jug-lines, rod and reel with cut shad in 6 to 12 feet of water on main-lake flats. Below the dam: Cody’s Bait and Tackle reports: hybrids fair on jigging spoons; catfish fair on cut shad, chicken liver; crappies poor to fair (a few are being caught on minnows, jigs in the evening).

BULL SHOALS: 87 degrees, clear, 31/2 feet low. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: largemouth bass fair on topwater lures at daybreak; walleyes poor to fair (a few are being caught on live bait, jigging spoons in 40 to 50 feet of water) catfish fair on jug-lines, trotlines with cut shad.

POMME DE TERRE: 86 degrees, clear, one-half foot low. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: bass fair on plastic worms, jigs in 20 feet of water; crappies fair on minnows, jigs in 18 feet of water in brush.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 87 degrees, clear, 11/2 feet low. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: crappies fair to good on minnows in 15 feet of water in brush; bass fair on Brush Hogs, plastic worms in deep brush; catfish fair on jug-lines with cut bait in 20 feet of water.

REED AREA: 80 degrees, murky, full pool. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: black bass fair early and late on plastic worms, jig-and-pigs near weed lines and brush piles; channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait under bobbers over deep water; bluegills fair on worms, small jigs under bobbers.

JACOMO: 80 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: channel catfish good on liver, large minnows in the coves; flathead catfish good on goldfish, extra-large minnows in the flooded timber; crappies good on minnows, jigs off the marina dock and on the main lake; bluegills good on wax worms, crickets.

BLUE SPRINGS: 80 degrees, clear, near normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: white bass fair on Pepper Spoons; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on liver near the Jacomo Spillway.

Kansas

MILFORD: Low 80s, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Rick Dykstra reports: wipers very good on shad in 11 to 20 feet of water at dusk; smallmouth bass very good on tube baits on the south half of the lake; blue catfish good on cut shad in 20 to 35 feet of water along deep channels on the south end; white bass good on jigging spoons in 10 to 20 feet of water on the north end.

TUTTLE CREEK: 87 degrees, fairly clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: white bass excellent on Double W spoons, Bubbas in 8 to 14 feet of water on main-lake flats; catfish good on a variety of baits.

WILSON: Low 80s, clear, 7 feet low. Outlook: Knothead’s reports: stripers good on salties in 16 to 30 feet of water trolling or drifting in the dam area; bass good on crawdad imitations in shallow rocky areas; catfish good on a variety of baits lakewide.

MELVERN: 80 degrees, clear, one-half foot low. Outlook: Melvern Marina reports: crappies good on minnows, jigs in 8 to 12 feet of water in main-lake brush and in coves; walleyes fair on night-crawler harnesses in 12 to 15 feet of water on flats; channel catfish fair on a variety of baits; blue catfish good on cut shad in 35 feet of water in holes on main-lake flats (25- to 35-pound catfish are being caught); smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits in 6 to 8 feet of water.

POMONA: 86 degrees, fairly clear, one-half foot low. Outlook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: white bass good where surfacing; catfish good on a variety of baits lakewide; walleyes poor to fair.

EL DORADO: 84 degrees, clear, one-half foot low. Outlook: Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports: wipers good in the evening where fish are surfacing; walleyes fair to good trolling crankbaits or drifting night-crawler harnesses on the flats; crappies fair on small jigs in top of deep brush piles.

PERRY: 85 degrees, clear, 21/2 feet high. Outlook: Bait Hut reports: crappies fair on jigs in 15 feet of water in brush and along bridge pillars; white bass fair on white spinners where fish are chasing shad off points in the dam area; catfish good on a variety of baits lakewide.

GLEN ELDER: 84 degrees, clear, 2 feet low. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: white bass fair trolling crankbaits or casting jigs on northeast corner of lake; catfish fair on dip bait in chum holes.

SHAWNEE MISSION: 82 degrees, 2- to 3-foot clarity, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: crappies good on minnows along the dam and near the handicap pier; catfish good on stink bait, sunfish and near the fish feeders in the south cove; bass, wipers fair on jigs, spinners near Shelters 5 and 6 and along the south shore.

WYANDOTTE: 84 degrees, very clear, normal. Outlook: Wyandotte Boats reports: largemouth, smallmouth bass fair (but mostly small) on plastic baits in the shallows.

KILL CREEK: 84 degrees, 3- to 4-foot clarity, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish good on stink bait off docks; bass fair on spinners in the morning along banks; crappies poor to fair (a few are being caught on minnows at the marina and in deeper water in the timber).

HERITAGE: 85 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish fair on worms, stink bait along west side of dam; crappies fair on spinners along dam; bass fair on spinnerbaits, jigs along the dam and in the creek in the evening.

LA CYGNE: 92 degrees at the hot-water outlet, mid-80s midlake, clear, normal. Outlook: Linn County Parks: largemouth bass fair in the creek on the north end; white bass fair on spinners, grubs in the creek on the north end; channel catfish fair to good lakewide.

COFFEY COUNTY: 100 degrees at the hot-water outlet, low 90 degrees midlake, clear, 2 feet low. Outlook: Coffey County reports: smallmouth bass fair on crawdad imitations in rocky areas.

CLINTON: 88 degrees, clear, one-half foot low. Outlook: Clinton Marina reports: smallmouth bass fair early on plastic baits, crankbaits along banks; walleyes poor to fair (a few are being caught on night crawlers drifting the flats); channel catfish good on a variety of baits lakewide.

HILLSDALE: 84 degrees, clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: all species poor.

Other area waters

GRAND (Okla.): 83 degrees, clear, near normal. Outlook: Guide Tony Coatney reports: white bass good on jigging spoons where fish are surfacing near dusk.

WHITE RIVER (Ark.): Clear, low water in the morning, power generation in the afternoon. Outlook: Gaston’s White River Resort reports: Fly fishing: trout very good on midges, olive woolies, soft hackles. Spin fishing: trout very good on Berkley Power Worms, spoons, spinners, crankbaits, PowerBait.

BEAVER LAKE (Ark.): 83 degrees, clear, 5 feet low. Outlook: Bailey’s Guide Service reports: stripers good trolling live shad in 30 to 60 feet of water in early morning and at night. Stripers also are being caught on umbrella rigs with white grubs and downriggers with Rapalas, Bomber crankbaits and spoons.

To reach outdoors editor Brent Frazee, call 816-234-4319 or send email to bfrazee@kcstar.com.

Brent’s best bet

The fishing is almost as hot as the weather at Milford Reservoir. The wipers continue to hit live shad near dusk. The smallmouth bass fishing has been excellent on plastic baits on the inside of main-lake points where the wind is blowing in. The fishing for white bass and blue catfish also has been good.

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