Fishing report for June 26

06/25/2014 5:34 PM

06/25/2014 5:36 PM

Missouri

TABLE ROCK: 81 degrees, dingy, 2 feet high. Outlook: White River Lodge reports: catfish excellent on minnows, panfish in timbered pockets; bluegills excellent on crickets, worms in 18 to 30 feet of water off long gravel points; bass fair on drop-shot rigs with 4-inch finesse worms in 25 to 35 feet of water.

STOCKTON: 80 degrees, clear, 2 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: walleyes good on night crawlers, jigs in 13 to 18 feet of water on the flats; catfish very good on night crawlers, shad in 6 to 20 feet of water on the flats; bass good on plastic baits, jigs off points and on topwater lures early and late; crappies good on minnows in 18 to 20 feet of water in the brush.

LONGVIEW: 79 degrees, 58-inch clarity, near normal. Outlook: Longview Lake Marina reports: crappies fair to good on minnows, jigs off the marina docks; walleyes fair on minnows, spinners along dam and off points; channel catfish good on liver, stink bait on flats

TRUMAN: 78 degrees, muddy, 1 foot high. Outlook: Bucksaw Marina reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows 10 feet down in 10 to 15 feet of water on main-lake flats; bass fair on crankbaits off points from the Bucksaw area downstream; catfish fair on fresh cut shad on main-lake humps. Cody’s Bait and Tackle reports: hybrids, white bass good on live shad 12 to 13 feet down in 20 to 25 feet of water over humps; catfish good on panfish, shad in 8 to 40 feet of water. Below the dam: Cody’s Bait and Tackle reports: crappies, catfish fair at night.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 77 degrees, clear, one-half foot low. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows under the condo docks and 15 feet down in 25 feet of water in main-lake brush; bass fair on jigs, plastic worms in the brush; catfish fair on trotlines, jug lines in mouths of coves and along river channels.

JACOMO: 79 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: channel catfish very good on shad, chicken liver, bluegills in rocky areas; bass fair to good on plastic worms, night crawlers in coves; bluegills very good on wax worms, PowerBait, crickets in the shallows; crappies fair.

BLUE SPRINGS: 80 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: channel catfish good on shad in the coves and below Jacomo Spillway; bass good on a variety of lures in the coves; crappies fair.

SMITHVILLE: 80 degrees, fairly clear on the main lake, stained in the arms, near normal. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: black bass good on Senkos, buzzbaits, Brush Hogs in shallows; channel catfish good on cut bait, night crawlers 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 fair on minnows in main-lake brush.

BULL SHOALS: 81 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Buck Creek Marina reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows in 30 to 35 feet of water in brush; white bass fair on DD22 crankbaits trolled in 25 to 30 feet of water; catfish fair to good on trotlines with panfish; walleyes fair on night-crawler harnesses trolled in 35 to 40 feet of water off points.

TANEYCOMO: Very clear, two to three units running for one to three hours in the afternoon. Outlook: Lilleys’ Landing reports: Trophy Area: trout fair on microjigs or marabou jigs with zebra-midge droppers. Below Fall Creek: trout fair on 1/8-ounce white or sculpin colored jigs from Branson to Rockaway Beach.

NORFORK: 80 degrees, clear, near normal. Outlook: Tom Reynolds Guide Service reports: stripers good on shad in 35 to 45 feet of water in midlake channels; bass fair on topwater lures early and late; walleyes fair on spinners, jigs with night crawlers in 25 to 35 feet of water on flats; crappies fair on jigs 30 feet down.

POMME DE TERRE: 83 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: walleyes fair on Flicker Shad trolled on the flats; crappies fair on jigs in 14 feet of water (fish are scattered); muskies poor to fair (a few are being caught on deep-running crankbaits).

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.

Kansas

TUTTLE CREEK: 77 degrees, slightly murky, 5 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: white bass very good on Double W spoons, Bubbas on the main lake; saugeyes good on jigs with night crawlers, crankbaits on the main lake; channel catfish good on a variety of baits.

WILSON: 75 degrees, clear, 6 feet low. Outlook: Knothead’s reports: bass very good on live bait, variety of lures in rocky areas; stripers good on topwater lures early; walleyes good on jigs with night crawlers in 20 to 50 feet of water; catfish good on a variety of baits

HILLSDALE: 81 degrees, clear, near normal. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: crappies fair on jigs in 10 to 15 feet of water in brush; catfish good on a variety of baits lakewide; walleyes good on jigs with night crawlers in 6 to 10 feet of water on the flats.

MELVERN: 76 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Melvern Marina reports: smallmouth bass very good on jigs, plastic baits in 6 to 8 feet of water; crappies fair on jigs in 12 to 15 feet of water in brush; catfish very good on a variety of baits.

POMONA: 80 degrees, murky, 5 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: catfish very good on a variety of baits; walleyes fair on jigs with night crawlers on the flats; wipers fair trolling crankbaits in 16 to 22 feet of water along the dam; crappies poor.

GLEN ELDER: 75 degrees, murky, 1 foot low. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: walleyes poor to fair; wipers good trolling crankbaits; catfish good around rocky areas.

COFFEY COUNTY: 92 degrees at the hot-water outlet, 75 degrees midlake, clear, normal. Outlook: Coffey County reports: smallmouth bass good on plastic finesse baits; white bass fair.

PERRY: 78 degrees, fairly clear, 3 feet high. Outlook: Bait Hut reports: crappies poor to fair (a few are being caught on jigs in 10 to 15 feet of water); walleyes poor to fair on the flats; catfish good near inflows and chum holes.

MILFORD: 80 degrees, fairly clear, 4 feet high. Outlook: Rick Dykstra reports: wipers good on jigging spoons, panfish, minnows in 24 to 27 feet of water over the sunken islands; walleyes fair on jigs with night crawlers in 20 to 24 feet of water.

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

HERITAGE: 84 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish fair on worms, stink bait on the island and along west side of dam; crappies fair on spinners along dam; bass fair on spinnerbaits, jigs along the banks in the evening.

SHAWNEE MISSION: 82 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish good on stink bait, sunfish along north shore; crappies fair on jigs, minnows out from the handicap pier; bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits near the spillway.

KILL CREEK: 84 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish good on stinkbait, worms off the docks and island; bass fair on spinnerbaits along the banks in the morning; crappies fair on minnows at the marina and in deeper water out from the flooded timber.

WYANDOTTE: 81 degrees, fairly clear, normal. Outlook: Wyandotte Boats reports: largemouth bass good (but mostly small) on plastic baits in the shallows; channel catfish fair on night crawlers at night; wipers fair on chicken liver.

LA CYGNE: 92 degrees at the hot-water outlet, high 70s midlake, murky, 1 foot high. Outlook: Linn County Parks reports: all species poor.

Other area waters

GRAND (Okla.): 80 degrees, clear, 2 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 and on black or pink jigs when water is rising. 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.): 81 degrees, clear, 1 foot low. 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

If you’re an avid angler of big panfish, you’d better drop everything and head to Table Rock Lake. The bluegill fishing has been excellent this week. Guides are reporting catching some of the biggest panfish they’ve seen in years. Target long, gravel points and use crickets, wax worms or small jigs. The fishing also has been excellent for catfish.

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