Fishing report for June 4

12/31/1840 7:00 PM

06/04/2014 6:14 PM

Missouri

SMITHVILLE: 76 degrees, slightly murky, normal. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: black bass good on Carolina rigs, Brush Hogs, topwater lures off points; crappies fair on jigs, minnows in main-lake brush; channel catfish excellent on a variety of baits along banks; walleyes fair to good on Rat-L-Traps, Shad Raps off main-lake points; white bass fair on jigging spoons, Rat-L-Traps off main-lake points.

BULL SHOALS: 75 degrees, clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: smallmouth bass excellent and largemouth, Kentucky bass good to excellent on spinnerbaits early and on Hot’N Tots later along windy banks; walleyes good trolling bottom-bouncers with night crawlers; catfish excellent on jug lines, trotlines with cut bait in 10 to 15 feet of water.

TABLE ROCK: 73 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: White River Lodge reports: bass excellent on green-pumpkin color Wobble Heads or football jigs in 12 feet of water along windy, gravel points and on 8- to 9-inch swimbaits.

TANEYCOMO: very clear, increasing power generation. Outlook: Lilleys’ Landing reports: Trophy Area: trout fair at night on white woolly buggers, white pine squirrels and during the day on brown and orange or brown and sculpin-colored jigs under floats. Below Fall Creek: trout fair on PowerBait, air-injected night crawlers, salmon-colored Trout Magnets.

NORFORK: 76 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Bink’s Guide Service reports: bass, stripers, walleyes, hybrids good on Bink’s Spoons in 30 feet of water on main-lake flats; stripers also good on Zara Spooks from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.

LONGVIEW: 63 degrees, 36-inch clarity, near normal. Outlook: Longview Lake Marina reports: crappies good on minnows along spawning banks; channel catfish good on dough baits, chicken liver in the spillway area.

POMME DE TERRE: 78 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: walleyes fair trolling Flicker Shad 15 feet down in 30 feet of water on the main lake; bass very good on topwater lures early and plastic baits in the shallows during the day; catfish fair on crankbaits, live bait in the shallows.

STOCKTON: 74 degrees, murky, 1.6 feet high. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: walleyes good on jigs with night crawlers in 8 to 10 feet of water off points; bass good on jigs, plastic baits off main-lake points; crappies fair on minnows 12 feet down in 35 feet of water in coves; catfish good on night crawlers off points.

REED AREA: 76 degrees, clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: black bass good on plastic worms along brush and weed beds; bluegills, redear sunfish good on worms, small jigs under bobbers.

TRUMAN: 78 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Bucksaw Marina reports: crappies fair on blue or chartreuse jigs in 9 to 10 feet of water; bass good on crankbaits off secondary points inside creeks; flathead catfish fair on trotlines, juglines with panfish, shad. Below the dam: Cody’s Bait and Tackle reports: all species poor.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 75 degrees, clear, 2 feet low. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: bass good on plastic worms, Brush Hogs in 10 to 15 feet of water along bluff banks, brush piles; crappies fair on jigs, minnows in 15 to 20 feet of water; catfish poor to fair (a few are being caught on cut bait).

JACOMO: 73 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: crappies good on minnows, jigs; channel catfish very good on liver, cut bait, chicken liver; bluegills very good on wax worms, crickets.

BLUE SPRINGS: 72 degrees, clear, near normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: bass good on crankbaits, plastic worms, night crawlers in the coves; channel catfish fair on a variety of baits.

Kansas

MILFORD: mid-70s, clear, degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Rick Dykstra reports: walleyes, wipers good on jigs with night crawlers in 4 to 12 feet of water; wipers also fair to good on jigging spoons, live bait near the sunken island and in 4 to 6 feet of water along face of dam; bass good on a variety of baits in deeper, rocky areas; catfish fair drifting cut bait.

COFFEY COUNTY: 93 degrees at the hot-water outlet, 75 degrees on main lake, clear, normal. Outlook: Coffey County reports: smallmouth bass very good; white bass very good; wipers good.

GLEN ELDER: 72 degrees, murky, 2 1/2 feet low. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: walleyes very good on jigs with night crawlers in 10 to 15 feet of water on the south side; white bass good on jigs, spinners, minnows on the main lake; catfish good on a variety of baits in the shallows; crappies fair on jigs, minnows in the brush piles or trolling.

PERRY: 79 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Bait Hut reports: crappies good on minnows, jigs in shallows; walleyes fair on jigs with night crawlers on the flats; channel catfish good on a variety of baits near the fish feeders.

WILSON: 70 degrees, clear, 6 1/2 feet low. Outlook: Knothead’s reports: walleyes fair on jigs with night crawlers in12 to 40 feet of water; stripers good on black salties, panfish; smallmouth bass good on white twister tails, minnows in shallow, rocky areas; white bass good on jigs, minnows along banks; catfish good on minnows, night crawlers, liver.

LA CYGNE: High 80s at the hot-water outlet, high 70s midlake, clear, normal. Outlook: Linn County Parks reports: largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, jigs; channel catfish good on shad, liver and night crawlers in the shallows.

MELVERN: 75 degrees, slightly murky, 2 feet low. Outlook: Melvern Marina reports: walleyes good on jigs with night crawlers drifting the flats; crappies fair on minnows in brushy areas of coves; bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits in 8 to 10 feet of water in rocky areas.

TUTTLE CREEK: 75 degrees, clear, 4 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows along dam; white bass excellent on Double W Spoons, Bubbas in 10 to 15 feet of water along drop-offs; catfish good on a variety of baits in 3 feet of water.

POMONA: 75 degrees, very clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: bass good on a variety of baits along the banks; wipers fair trolling crankbaits; catfish good on worms, minnows; crappies poor to fair.

CLINTON: 77 degrees, clear, 4 feet low. Outlook: Clinton Marina reports: crappies poor to fair (a few are being caught along the dam and off docks); white bass fair; catfish fair on night crawlers, liver in the shallows.

HERITAGE: 77 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish good on worms in the morning; crappies fair on minnows, worms; bass fair on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, plastic lizards in the morning.

SHAWNEE MISSION: 75 degrees, 2-foot clarity, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: crappies fair on worms in the shallows; catfish good on worms, dough bait along the north shore; bass fair on plastic lizards, jigs, spinnerbaits along the banks; wipers fair on topwater lures early in the morning.

KILL CREEK: 77 degrees, 8-foot clarity, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish good on worms in the evening; bass fair early and late on plastic worms and plastic lizards; crappies fair on worms, minnows.

WYANDOTTE: 80 degrees, fairly clear, full pool. Outlook: Wyandotte Boats reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows; smallmouth, largemouth bass good fair on plastic baits in the shallows; channel catfish fair.

HILLSDALE: 78 degrees, clear, 2 feet low. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: crappies fair 12 to 15 feet down in brush; walleyes fair on jigs with night crawlers on flats.

EL DORADO: 78 degrees, clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports: crappies fair along banks; walleyes good on crankbaits trolled in 15 to 18 feet of water or drifting jigs with night crawlers; white bass, wipers fair; smallmouth bass good on plastic baits along riprap; flathead catfish fair on trotlines, limblines with panfish; blue catfish good (but small) on cut bait off windy points.

Other area waters

GRAND (Okla.): 77 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Jeff Williams reports: white bass good on 1-ounce white Bendable Minnow Spoons over humps and points; white bass also are being caught trolling Go-Go Minnow jigs in the evening near Governor’s Point, Patricia Island and the mouth of Honey Creek; catfish good on Sudden Impact prepared bait and shad soaked in Dead Red Spray in the shallows; crappies fair on Go-Go-Minnows in 10 feet of water in the brush near the bridge piers; bass fair on plastic baits; bow fishing good in clear water.

WHITE RIVER (Ark.): Clear, variable power generation. Outlook: Gaston’s White River Resort reports: Fly fishing: trout excellent early on midges and nymphs and by midmorning to early afternoon on caddis flies. Ruby or pearl midges, copper Johns and elk-hair caddis have been best. Spin fishing: trout good to excellent on sculpins in low-water conditions in early morning. Trout also are being caught on Rapalas, Blue Fox spinners, Rooster Tails.

BEAVER LAKE (Ark.): 76 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Bailey’s Guide Service reports: stripers good trolling live shad or umbrella rigs with white grubs on the main lake.

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

Brent’s best bet

The bass are on the feed in the Ozarks. Both Table Rock and Bull Shoals are producing excellent fishing, especially early and late in the day.

Videos

Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service