▪ LONGVIEW: 78 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Longview Lake Marina reports: crappies good on jigs, minnows at the marina and in the standing timber on the lake; walleyes fair on jigs with night crawlers on sandy areas near swim beach; channel catfish good on minnows, night crawlers; bass good on Senkos, crankbaits in the grassy areas.
SMITHVILLE: 76 degrees, murky, 9 feet high. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: black bass good on spinnerbaits, topwater frogs, creature baits in newly flooded cover; crappies fair on minnows, jigs along bridge pillars; white bass good on Rooster Tails, Road Runners, jigs off main-lake points and jetties; channel catfish fair on a variety of baits in rocky areas; walleyes fair on jigs with night crawlers, crankbaits off main-lake points.
▪ JACOMO: Mid 70s, stained, slightly high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: channel catfish fair to good at night on cut bait, liver; bluegills good on crickets, wax worms; crappies fair early on jigs, minnows.
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▪ BULL SHOALS: 80 degrees, clear, 20 feet high. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: smallmouth bass good on Gitzits, Brush Hogs in 20 feet of water off main-lake points; walleyes fair on jigs with night crawlers or crankbaits in 20 feet of water on the flats; catfish fair on limb lines with cut bait, blood bait.
▪ BLUE SPRINGS: Mid 70s, stained, one-half foot high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: channel catfish good early on large minnows, goldfish under bobbers along the dam; crappies fair early.
▪ REED AREA: 80 degrees, dingy, full pool. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: largermouth bass good early and late on a variety of baits; bluegills, redear sunfish fair on red worms under a bobber.
▪ TANEYCOMO: Clear, heavy releases. Outlook: Lilleys’ Landing reports: trout fair on San Juan worms, white Woolly Buggers, small stickbaits from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. from the cable to the trophy run.
▪ NORFORK: 82 degrees, clear, 7 feet high. Outlook: Bink’s Guide Service reports: bass good on Zara Spooks early; stripers good on Bink’s Spoons in 40 feet of water.
▪ LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 78 degrees, stained, 1 foot low. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: bass fair on plastic worms, jigs in main-lake points with brush; crappies poor to fair on minnows in 15 to 20 feet of water in main-lake brush; catfish poor to fair on cut bait 30 feet.
▪ STOCKTON: 79 degrees, clear, 7 feet high. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: walleyes fair to good on jigs with night crawlers off points; crappies fair on crankbaits 12 feet down in 30 feet of water; bass fair on plastic worms off main-lake and secondary points; catfish very good on a variety of baits along spawning banks.
▪ TABLE ROCK: 78 degrees, stained, 5.5 feet high. Outlook: White River Lodge reports: bass fair on Dixie Jet flutter spoons on the main lake.
▪ TRUMAN: 75 degrees, fairly clear, 12 feet high. Outlook: Guide Steve Blake reports: crappies good on minnows in 8 to 10 feet of water in brush and tree tops; white bass good early and late on jigging spoons in 14 to 20 feet of water over humps; largemouth bass fair to good on red-shad plastic worms in the flooded bushes on the points and flats. Below the dam: Cody’s reports: crappies, catfish fair.
▪ POMME DE TERRE: 81 degrees, murky, 13 feet high. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: bass poor to fair (a few are being caught in the flooded trees); crappies fair on jigs in 20 to 30 feet of water in brush; muskies good on crankbaits 14 feet of water.
▪ WILSON: 77 degrees, stained, 8 feet low. Outlook: Knothead’s reports: channel catfish very good on a variety of baits lakewide; stripers good on live bait in Elm Creek, Hell Creek and Lucas Point; smallmouth bass fair to good on live bait, crankbaits in the rocky shallows.
▪ COFFEY COUNTY: 90 degrees at the hot-water outlet, 75 degrees midlake, muddy, normal. Outlook: Coffey County reports: smallmouth bass fair; channel catfish poor to fair.
▪ WYANDOTTE: 79 degrees, stained, normal. Outlook: Wyandotte Marina reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows in 18 to 25 feet of water in the main-lake weeds; wipers fair to good trolling crankbaits on the main lake; bass fair on a variety of lures in the shallows.
▪ MELVERN: 77 degrees, clearing, 1 foot high. Outlook: Melvern Lake Marina reports: crappies good on minnows, jigs in the outlet; bluegills and catfish good on worms, minnows in the outlet.
▪ PERRY: Mid 70s, murky, 13 feet high. Outlook: Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports: channel catfish good on worms, cut bait where water is flowing in; saugers fair on crankbaits, jigs with night crawlers from the west side to the dam; bass fair on crankbaits, plastic baits in rocky areas.
▪ KILL CREEK: 84 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: catfish good on worms, liver, shrimp on the north side; bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits early; crappies fair on jigs, minnows near flooded timber.
▪ SHAWNEE MISSION: 84 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: catfish good on worms, cut bait near the marina and along the dam; bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits; crappies fair on jigs, minnows along the dam and near the handicap pier.
▪ GLEN ELDER: 78 degrees, fairly clear, normal. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: walleyes fair; stripers fair.
▪ MILFORD: mid 70s, murky on upper end, stained on the lower end, 8 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: smallmouth bass fair on topwater lures; wipers good on worms, shad; catfish good on cut shad.
▪ LA CYGNE: 95 degrees in the hot-water outlet, 80 degrees at the dam, clearing, normal. Outlook: Linn County Park reports: bass fair on jig and pig, plastic baits; catfish poor to fair.
▪ POMONA: Mid 70s, muddy, 6 feet high. Outlook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: white bass poor to fair on Flutter Spoons; catfish good on a variety of baits.
▪ HILLSDALE: 79 degrees, murky, 1 foot high. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: walleyes poor to fair on night crawlers in 10 to 12 feet of water in flooded timber off points.
▪ CLINTON: 77 degrees, muddy, 6 feet high. Outlook: Clinton Marina reports: all species poor.
▪ TUTTLE CREEK: 79 degrees, muddy, 32 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: all species poor.
Other area waters
▪ GRAND (OKLA.): 80 degrees, murky, high. Outlook: GrandFishingReport.com reports: bass fair to good in clear water on jig and pig, swimbaits off chunk-rock points; crappies fair to good on minnows, Go-Go Minnows along docks and bridge pillars; white bass good on spinners, Go-Go Minnows in the evening; catfish fair to good on limb lines.
▪ WHITE RIVER (ARK.): Clear, 2 units running. Outlook: Gaston’s White River Resort reports: Fly fishing: rainbow trout very good on bead-headed midges, olive Woolly Buggers. Spin fishing: trout very good on Thomas Buoyant Spoons, jigs, small Rapalas, pink glow worms, suspending stickbaits.
| Brent Frazee, email@example.com.
Brent’s best bet
Longview Lake is making news this week. The crappie fishing has broken loose, with limits of fish being caught in the standing timber and on the marina docks. Walleyes also are hitting in sandy areas; and catfish are biting as well.