Kansas, Missouri fishing report for June 19

06/18/2014 5:49 PM

06/18/2014 5:49 PM

Missouri

STOCKTON: 76 degrees, clear, 3 feet high. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: bass good on spinnerbaits, plastic baits in 6 to 12 feet of water off points and in coves; crappies good under lights on minnows in 30 feet of water, also good during day on jigs, minnows in 25 to 30 feet of water in brush; walleyes very good on jigs with night crawlers in 6 to 18 feet of water off points; catfish very good on prepared bait, shad in rocky areas and spawning areas.

LONGVIEW: 75 degrees, 58-inch clarity, 1 foot high. Outlook: Longview Lake Marina reports: crappies fair to good on minnows, jigs off the marina docks; walleyes good on minnows, spinners along dam and near old Third Street Bridge; channel catfish good on liver, stink bait along the dam.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 78 degrees, clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: bass good on crankbaits, jigs in 15 feet of water in the brush; crappies fair on jigs, minnows 12 to 15 feet down in 20 feet of water in the brush; catfish good on a variety of baits off points.

JACOMO: 76 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: channel catfish good on liver in the shallows; bass fair to good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, plastic worms, night crawlers in the shallows; bluegills good on crickets, waxworms.

BLUE SPRINGS: 75 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: bass good, catfish fair below the Jacomo Spillway; bluegills very good on crickets, wax worms in the shallows.

SMITHVILLE: 78 degrees, fairly clear on the main lake, stained in the arms, 1 foot high. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: black bass good on Senkos, buzzbaits, Brush Hogs in newly flooded areas; channel catfish good on cut bait, night crawler, in the backs of creeks; and off main-lake points; white bass fair on jigging spoons, Road Runners; Rat-L-Traps on the main lake; crappies poor to fair.

BULL SHOALS: 77 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: smallmouth, largemouth, Kentucky bass good on spinnerbaits,, topwater lures 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.

TANEYCOMO: Very clear, variable power generation. Outlook: Lilleys’ Landing reports: Trophy Area: trout good on green jigs under floats and on size 12 and 14 zebra midges. Below Fall Creek: trout good on air-injected night crawlers or pink and white PowerBait.

NORFORK: 79 degrees, clear, 4 feet high. Outlook: Bink’s Guide Service reports: stripers excellent on Bink’s Spoons in 45 feet of water on main-lake flats; bass fair on topwater lures at daybreak.

POMME DE TERRE: 75 degrees, clear, 2 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: bass fair to good on topwater lures early and shallow-running crankbaits in the afternoon; walleyes poor to fair on bottom bouncers with night crawlers or trolling crankbaits; muskies fair on deep-running crankbaits in 10 to 15 feet of water.

REED AREA: 78 degrees, dingy, full pool. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: black bass fair on plastic worms along brush and weed beds; bluegills fair on worms, small jigs under bobbers.

TRUMAN: 76 degrees, clear, 3 feet high. Outlook: Cody’s Bait and Tackle reports: crappies fair on minnows, jigs in 12 to 14 feet of water; catfish fair on cut shad. Below the dam: Cody’s Bait and Tackle reports: crappies, white bass fair on jigs, minnows at night.

TABLE ROCK: 74 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Ozark Anglers.com reports: bass fair to good on drop-shot rigs off points; white bass good on jigging spoons on the flats.

Kansas

WILSON: 72 degrees, clear, 5 1/2 feet low. Outlook: Knothead’s reports: stripers good on black salties, minnows along dam when it’s windy; walleyes good on jigs with night crawlers in 30 to 40 feet of water; smallmouth bass very good on plastic baits, live baits in shallow, rocky areas; catfish good on a variety of baits in the shallows.

COFFEY COUNTY: Upper 70s on main lake, clear, normal. Outlook: Coffey County reports: smallmouth bass good on plastic finesse baits; white bass good; largemouth bass, channel catfish fair.

PERRY: 78 degrees, slightly murky, 3 feet high. Outlook: Bait Hut reports: channel catfish good near in-flows; flathead catfish good on goldfish on the river.

MILFORD: Mid-70s, stained to clear, 4 feet high. Outlook: Rick Dykstra reports: wipers fair to good on jigs with night crawlers around both islands in 18 to 27 feet of water; walleyes fair on jigs with night crawlers or trolling crankbaits in 6 to 18 feet of water; bass fair on topwater lures, plastic baits off points; blue catfish fair on cut shad.

GLEN ELDER: 75 degrees, murky, 1 foot low. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: walleyes fair on jigs with night crawler in 10 to 15 feet of water along dropoffs; crappies fair on jigs, minnows; white bass good on spinners, jigging spoons where fish are surfacing; wipers fair to good on crankbaits trolled on main lake; catfish very good on a variety of baits along rocky banks.

POMONA: 77 degrees, murky, 51/2 feet high. Outlook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: wipers good on crankbaits trolled on the main lake; catfish good on worms, minnows, liver.

LA CYGNE: 84 degrees at the hot-water outlet, high 70s midlake, clear, normal. Outlook: Linn County Parks reports: bass fair along banks; crappies good on jigs.

MELVERN: 74 degrees, slightly murky, 2 feet high. Outlook: Melvern Marina reports: crappies fair on minnows in 15 feet of water in brush; catfish very good on a variety of baits in 8 to 10 feet of water.

TUTTLE CREEK: 75 degrees, muddy, 6 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: all species poor due to muddy water. White bass fishing was excellent on jigging spoons along humps before water turned muddy.

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

KILL CREEK: 77 degrees, 2-foot clarity, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish good early and late on worms, liver; bass fair early and late on plastic worms and plastic lizards; crappies fair on worms, minnows.

WYANDOTTE: 79 degrees, fairly clear, full pool. Outlook: Wyandotte Boats reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows in 16 to 18 feet of water in main-lake brush; largemouth bass good (but mostly small) on plastic baits in the shallows; channel catfish fair on night crawlers, chicken liver on the main lake.

EL DORADO: 76 degrees, muddy, 2 foot high. Outlook: Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports: catfish fair on shad in the stilling basin.

CLINTON: 75 degrees, murky, 1 foot high. Outlook: Clinton Marina reports: bass fair on plastic baits in the shallows; crappies fair on jigs, minnows; catfish fair.

HILLSDALE: 74 degrees, murky, one-half foot low. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: all species poor.

Other area waters

GRAND (Okla.): 77 degrees, murky, 3 feet high. Outlook: Guide Rusty Pritchard reports: white bass very good on Bendable Spoons at midlake and in the Elk River; crappies good on Go-Go Minnows in 15 feet of water along bridge pillars; bowfishing excellent in gravel pockets; bass fair.

WHITE RIVER (Ark.): Clear, low water in the morning, power generation in the afternoon. Outlook: Gaston’s White River Resort reports: Fly fishing: trout good on midges, emergers while wade fishing in the morning. Spin fishing: brown trout good on sculpins in the morning; rainbow trout good on Rapalas, Blue Fox spinners, Rooster Tails in low water, also on Countdown Rapalas, Scatter Raps, suspending jerkbaits, Flicker Shad on higher water.

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

| Brent Frazee, bfrazee@kcstar.com

Brent’s best bet

The fishing at Stockton Lake is heating up. The crappie fishing is good, night and day. Fish are being caught under lights at night and in 25 to 35 feet of water in brush during the day. Walleye fishing also has been very good, with fish being caught off points. Channel catfish and bass also are biting.

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