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Fishing report for June 22

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Missouri

BULL SHOALS: Low 80s, 8 to 10 feet of clarity, 28 feet high. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: Walleyes good trolling 23 feet down with hard plastic baits or nightcrawlers; smallmouth bass good early and late on shallowing-running baits near tree lines; catfish good on cut bait and dough bait using limb lines and trotlines. Below the dam: Cotter Trout Dock reports: Trout good on sculpins, crawdad tails, 5-inch stickbaits (greenish-blue backs with light chartreuse bellies are best colors) and red worms. Berry Bros. Guide Service reports: No wadable water; trout good on olive woolly buggers, nymphs, midges, San Juan worms and sowbugs.

TANEYCOMO: 40s, clear, steady generation. Outlook: Lilleys’ Landing reports: Trout good (particularly from Trout Hollow to Cooper Creek) drifting a  1/4 -ounce bell weight with Power Eggs on the bottom in the middle of the lake and good off the docks with Power Eggs and nightcrawlers; for fly fishermen, try scuds, San Juan worms, egg flies and jigs.

NORFORK: 81 degrees, slightly stained, 18 feet high. Outlook: Bink’s Guide Service reports: White bass, black bass, hybrids, walleyes and stripers good on white  1/2 -ounce Bink’s spoons 25 feet down.

LONGVIEW: 78 degrees, 38-inch clarity, normal. Outlook: Longview Marina reports: Crappies good (but small) on jigs and minnows lakewide; bluegills good to excellent on worms lakewide; walleyes good trolling with Lindy Rigs, nightcrawlers and crankbaits (a 7-pounder was caught this week); catfish fair to good on prepared baits; bass fair to good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and 10-inch plastic worms in weedy shallows.

POMME DE TERRE: 83 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: Muskies fair to good on deep-running crankbaits; walleyes very good on deep-running crankbaits; crappies good on jigs, minnows and crankbaits; bass good on soft plastics; crappies fair (but small) on jigs and minnows off the docks and over brush; catfish fair trolling crankbaits.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 77 degrees, clearing, normal. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: Crappies spotty on jigs, minnows and crankbaits off the docks and in 25 feet of water over brush piles; black bass very good on variety of baits near shad schools on main lake; catfish very good on cut bait near shad schools on main lake 35 to 40 feet down off points.

REED AREA: 76 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: Bluegills and redears good on worms under a bobber; black bass good early and late on topwater baits; all other species slow.

STOCKTON: 75 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: Walleyes good on jigs and worm harnesses in 7 to 12 feet of water; crappies good on jigs in 17 feet of water over brush piles in coves; black bass fair on jigs in 12 feet of water off secondary points; catfish fair on minnows off points in 12 to 15 feet of water.

JACOMO: Low 80s, stained, normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: Largemouth bass fair on Rat-L-Traps under tree cover and on minnows near drop-offs; white bass fair early on jigs, spoons or crankbaits in coves; channel catfish good on live bait near dam and in coves; crappies good early on jigs off the marina docks and on jigs and minnows over main-lake brush; bluegills good on wax worms and red worms under trees and in rocky areas; walleyes poor to fair early trolling crankbaits off points and in coves.

BLUE SPRINGS: Low 80s, stained, normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: Largemouth bass fair late on topwater baits; white bass and hybrids fair on jigging spoons near dam; channel catfish good on live bait near dam; bluegills good on wax worms, crickets and nightcrawlers along rocky banks; crappies good early on jigs or minnows over main-lake brush.

TABLE ROCK: 79 degrees, stained, 6 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Guide Bill Babler reports: Smallmouth bass spotty on Ned rigs and  1/2 -ounce green pumpkin jigs in front of bushes; all other species slow.

TRUMAN: Mid-70s, clearing, 4 feet high. Outlook: Guide Bob Bates reports: Crappies fair to good (but often small) on minnows, Swarm jigs and Swarm Bandits 6 to 15 feet deep in the trees and in brush piles in 15 to 20 feet of water; white bass fair to good on  1/2 -ounce and  3/4 -ounce jigging spoons or minnows on the bottom in 22 to 25 feet of water; hybrids excellent on  3/4 -ounce jigs, 4-inch Sassy Shads (white or chartreuse are best colors) and 1 1/2 -ounce spoons with bucktails on flats and shallow humps using slow retrieve on bottom, and early and late where fish are chasing shad on surface.

SMITHVILLE: 77 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: Crappies good (but small) on minnows over brush piles and in river arms around trees; catfish excellent on a variety of baits (dip baits for channels, bluegills or goldfish for flatheads and cut bait for blues) in shallow water; white bass good on pepper spoons, inline spinners, Road Runners and Rat-L-Traps; black bass good on soft plastics, Brush Hogs and Sweet Beavers; walleyes spotty on worm harnesses, Shad Raps and Rat-L-Traps off shallow points.

Kansas

SHAWNEE MISSION PARK: 82 degrees, murky. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: Crappies and panfish good late on worms; catfish fair early and late on liver; bass and wipers good early on live bait.

KILL CREEK PARK: 80 degrees, murky. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: Bass poor to fair early and late on topwater baits or live bait; crappies and panfish poor to fair early and late on live bait; catfish fair to good early and late on live bait or liver.

COFFEY COUNTY: 94 degrees at hot-water outlet, clear, normal. Outlook: Coffey County reports: Smallmouth bass very good; largemouth bass, white bass and channel catfish good. High winds have hindered access.

MELVERN: 76 degrees, slightly stained,  1/2 foot high. Outlook: Melvern Lake Marina reports: Crappies fair on jigs off the docks and 12 to 15 feet down over brush piles; smallmouth bass fair on jigs and shallow-running crankbaits lakewide; all other species slow.

CLINTON: 79 degrees, stained, 2 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Don and Tom’s Bait and Tackle reports: Crappies fair to good on jigs and minnows over brush piles; walleyes good (but often small) on worm rigs and trolling crankbaits in 6 to 8 feet of water on flats.

POMONA: 74 degrees, stained, 3 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: Crappies fair to good on jigs or minnows lakewide; catfish excellent on glo worms and chicken livers on rod and reel and limb lines; white bass and wipers very good on jigs and spoons; walleyes fair to good on bottom bouncers with glo worms. High winds have hindered access.

WILSON: High 70s, murky, 1 foot high. Outlook: Knotheads Baitshop reports: Walleyes fair on crankbaits, Fluke jerkbaits and minnows in 6 to 8 feet of water; smallmouth bass good (a 4-pounder was caught this week) on soft plastics, swimbaits and large minnows; stripers fair (but small) on bucktails and nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on dip baits or nightcrawlers; blue catfish good on cut bait on juglines; white perch and white bass excellent.

PERRY: 78 degrees, muddy, 2 feet high. Outlook: Don and Tom’s Bait and Tackle reports: Catfish good off docks and over bean holes on nightcrawlers and shrimp. Below the dam: Catfish and crappies fair to good.

MILFORD: 77 degrees, clearing, 2 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: Wipers and white bass fair to good on topwater baits, Double-W Shad Flutter spoons and Bubbas; all other species slow.

HILLSDALE: 70s, murky, normal. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: Crappies fair on minnows in coves; catfish good on a variety of baits on limb lines; walleyes good (particularly on overcast days) on nightcrawlers on flats and off points. All other species slow.

LA CYGNE: 83 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Linn County Park reports: Largemouth bass good; crappies good on jigs; channel catfish fair (but small).

GLEN ELDER: 70s, clearing, normal. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: Walleyes fair to good (some with good size) in west half of lake on jigs with nightcrawlers in 10 to 15 feet of water; white bass and wipers good on slab spoons and Rat-L-Traps along the causeway and near the dam; catfish good on live bait and dip baits in Granite Creek and near causeway.

TUTTLE CREEK: 80 degrees, clearing, 2 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: Catfish fair to good on live and prepared baits; all other species slow

WYANDOTTE: 82 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Wyandotte Boat Rental reports: Catfish very good off docks on minnows and lakewide on nightcrawlers, shad and liver; black bass good (but small) on a variety of baits; bluegills good on wax worms, meal worms and crickets; all other species slow.

Bruce Janssen, bjanssen@kcstar.com

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