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Fishing report for Aug. 11

Missouri

NORFORK: 86 degrees, clear, 3 feet low. Outlook: Bink’s Guide Service reports: Walleyes very good on white Bink’s spoons in 30 to 35 feet of water on flat, pea-gravel points; bass fair on topwater lures in the first hour and on Bink’s Spoons on the flats during the day.

BLUE SPRINGS: 85 degrees, fairly clear, near normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: Channel catfish good on liver, blood bait on the flats ad in the coves; flathead catfish good at night on goldfish, extra-large shiners in the mouths of coves; crappies fair on minnows early in the morning or at night under lights; bluegills good on crickets, worms.

JACOMO: 84 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: Channel catfish good on blood bait, hot dogs in the coves; bluegills good on crickets, worms; bass fair on Chatterbaits.

LONGVIEW: 88 degrees, 30-inch clarity, normal. Outlook: Longview Marina reports: Channel catfish good to excellent on minnows, livers off the marina docks; crappies good (but mostly small) on minnows of the marina docks; bass fair; bluegills fair to good on crickets, waxworms.

SMITHVILLE: 84 degrees, fairly clear, normal. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: Bass fair on jigs, creature baits, Brush Hogs in 4 feet of water in the timber and along creek edges; crappies fair on minnows in main-lake brush; channel catfish good on rod and reel with dip bait; white bass good where fish are surfacing early and late.

TRUMAN: 86 degrees, slightly murky, normal. Outlook: Cody’s Guide Service reports: Blue catfish good on rod and reel or juglines with cut shad in 8 to 20 feet of water; crappies good on minnows 10 to 15 feet down in 20 feet of water in the timber; white bass fair in the evening where fish are surfacing. Below the dam: all species poor.

STOCKTON: 86 degrees, clear, 1  1/2 feet low. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: crappies fair on jigs in 15 to 20 feet of water in main-lake brush; walleyes fair on jigs with nightcrawlers in 20 feet of water; channel catfish good drifting shad on the flats.

TANEYCOMO: Clear, variable generation. Outlook: Lilleys’ Landing reports: trout good on one-16th ounce jigs, trout worms, micro jigs under floats. Two-pound-test line has been the best.

TABLE ROCK: 90 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: White River Outfitters reports: Bass fair on Dixie Jet flutter spoons in 35 to 55 feet of water along bluff ends.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 85 degrees, clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: Bass fair at night on 10-inch plastic worms, Brush Hogs in brush piles; crappies fair on jigs in 20 feet of water in brush piles; catfish fair on cut bait in 20 feet of water off main-lake points.

REED AREA: 86 degrees, clear, full pool. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: Bass fair early and late on soft-plastic baits near cover; channel catfish good on cut bait, chicken liver under a bober; bluegills and redear sunfish good on worms, jigs.

BULL SHOALS: Low 90s, clear, normal. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: bass good on topwater lures early and on shallow-running crankbaits at night; catfish fair on juglines with cut bait; walleys fair on bottom-bouncer with nightcrawlers.

POMME DE TERRE: 86 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. .Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: black bass fair on Carolina rigs in 20 feet of water; crappies fair on minnows, jigs in 15 feet of water in brush piles; catfish good, walleyes fair on gold-colored crankbaits.

Kansas

WILSON: Low 80s, clear, 5 feet low. Outlook: Knothead’s Bait and Tackle reports: Stripers good on slab spoons, salties in 25 to 40 feet of water; walleyes good on jigs with nightcrawlers in 18 feet of water in Deer Run Cove; channel catfish good on live bait, stinkbait, liver lakewide.

WYANDOTTE: 86 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Wyandotte Boats reports: Bass good early and late on plastic baits; bluegills good on crickets, mealworms; channel catfish fair at night on liver, shad, cut bluegills lakewide.

CLINTON: Mid-80s, fairly clear, normal. Outlook: Don and Tom’s Bait and Tackle reports: Channel catfish good on dip bait in the bean holes; crappies fair on jigs, minnows in the brush.

PERRY: 87 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Don and Tom’s Bait and Tackle reports: Crappies good on minnows, jigs in 15 to 17 feet of water in main-lake brush; channel catfish good on dip bait in the bean holes.

POMONA: 86 degrees, fairly clear, normal. Outlook: Lighthouse Marina reports: Crappies, white bass good on jigs, minnows 10 feet down on top of brush; catfish good on nightcrawlers along the banks.

LaCYGNE: Mid 90s, clear, normal. Outlook: Linn County Parks reports: White bass fair to good on jigs on cloudy days; blue catfish fair on rod and reel with live bait.

GLEN ELDER: 87 degrees, clear, near normal. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: White bass fair where fish are surfacing; catfish good on dip bait in bean holes.

COFFEY COUNTY: 95 degrees midlake, clear, normal. Outlook: Coffey County reports: Smallmouth bass fair.

KILL CREEK: 86 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: Bass fair on plastic baits, spinnerbaits early along south shore; catfish fair on dough baits, liver along the banks on the north side of the lake.

SHAWNEE MISSION: 84 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: Bass fair early on spinnerbaits, plastic baits; wipers fair on sunfish along the dam; catfish fair on dough baits, liver in the evening; panfish fair on worms along the banks.

TUTTLE CREEK: 88 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: White bass fair to good on green Bubbas, Double W spoons along dropoffs and close to the river channel; catfish good on a variety of baits near the chum holes.

HILLSDALE: 84 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: Crappies fair on minnows in the channel in 20 feet of water; catfish poor to fair on a variety of baits in the mouths of creeks.

MILFORD: 85 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: Wipers fair on jigging spoons in the shallows; smallmouth bass good (but mostly small) on plastic baits; blue catfish good drifting with cut shad from mid-lake to the dam.

EL DORADO: 84 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports: Wipers good, walleyes poor to fair on slab spoons, jigs in 14 to 18 feet of water around structure early and late; crappies good on minnows in 13 to 18 feet of water along dropoffs; blue catfish fair on live bait.

MELVERN: 84 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Don and Tom’s Bait and Tackle reports: Crappies good on jigs in the brush. Melvern Lake Marina reportsd: channel catfish good on a variety of baits.

Brent’s best bet

Wilson Lake in central Kansas has been a summer hot spot for fishermen. The deep bite for stripers has been good, and walleyes and catfish also are being caught.

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