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Some urban lakes are stocked in the middle of the month with channel catfish. These waters include Lake Afton, Cruiser Lake, Emory Park, South Lake and Watson Park. Other urban lakes are stocked the first week of the month. More information is available from the KDWP Region 4 office, 316-683-8069, 6232 E. 29th St North.
Cheney: White bass fair off points and islands trolling crankbaits or sassy shad. Wiper good trolling crankbaits and swim baits off windblown points and dropoffs. Walleye fair in shallow water around points and islands trolling and jigging. Catfish fair using cutbaits and stinkbaits.
Council Grove: Catfish fair to good drifting shad or fresh cutbait on flats 4-10 feet deep. Saugeye fair to good along rocky shorelines with shad-imitation plastics or crankbaits. White bass fair to good in the main lake areas trolling crankbaits. Wipers fair using crankbaits, jigs or spinners along windblown shoreline and points. Crappie fair in water 9-14 feet deep near breaks and along the dam using jigs or jig-n-minnow.
El Dorado: Wiper/white bass good on the flats, on points and along the dam using small crankbaits, inline spinners or shad imitations. Crappie fair with minnows or jigs in 12-15 feet of water near breaks or structure. Catfish fair in the Old Bluestem Lake area using liver or prepared baits or on the flats drifting shad. Walleye good using jig-n-crawler or spinners on the flats in 5-15 feet of water.
Kingman SFL: Catfish good near the feeders on shrimp, liver or cutbait. Largemouth bass fair around lily pads using weedless lures. Northern pike fair around the springs in north end of lake.
Marion: Catfish good using cutbaits or stinkbaits near the dam and chum holes in the middle of the lake. Crappie fair in deep water and brush using small jigs and minnows. Walleye fair using jig-n-crawler on the deep edges of the river channel early and late. Wipers/white bass good on main lake points and along the dam trolling live bait or casting spinner baits.
McPherson SFL: Catfish good using stinkbait and cutbait near feeders. Crappie fair on minnows or small jigs near brush and weedlines. Largemouth bass good near weedbeds using topwater lures.
Cedar Bluff: White bass fair to good trolling crankbaits, drifting minnows or vertically fishing slab spoons over points and breaks. Wipers fair along drop-offs or over humps in 20-25 feet of water drifting live shad, sunfish, minnows or vertically large slab spoons.
Fall River: Catfish good at the outlet and on mud flats using worms, stinkbait or shad sides. Crappie fair with jigs or minnows around brush in river and channel breaks. Largemouth bass fair around stumps in the river using twister-tailed jigs, worms, spinners or crankbaits. White bass fair using twister-tailed jig, shad imitation or spinner on mud flats.
Glen Elder: The Marina and Boller Point boat ramps are closed due to high water. Crappie fair to good using minnows or jig-n-minnows in deep brushpiles around the swim beach, Osage Cove and Campground 3. White bass/wipers good under the lights using small jigs, spoons or shiners. Walleye fair to good along the state park area, Granite Creek and the south side trolling crankbaits or around the flooded trees around the state park area, the dam and old highway 24 roadbed on jig-n-crawlers or jig-n-leech. Catfish good to excellent chumming with soybeans and wheat or using a variety of prepared baits under flooded trees along the south side and state park.
Kanopolis: Catfish good on worms, liver, shrimp, cutbaits and prepared baits off windblown shores and chumming south side humps. Crappie fair around deeper brush and on the edges of the river channel on minnows, jigs or small slab spoons. Walleye/saugeye fair along river channel edges and around brushpiles using shad-colored crankbaits or slab spoons. White bass fair to good using shad-colored lures or slab spoons wading windblown points. Wipers slow to fair off windy points using bucktailed and twister-tailed jigs or shad imitators.
Milford: Catfish good in river and near flooded vegetation on shad sides and guts or worms. Crappie fair using jigs and minnows in water 15-25 feet deep near brush and rocky areas near coves. Walleye fair on points and creek channel ledges 25 feet deep using crankbaits. White bass/wipers good with crankbaits, spoons, jigs or live bait on windy points. Smallmouth bass good with jerkbaits, jigs, or crankbaits off rocky points and bluffs. Largemouth bass good near flooded brush and vegetation on plastics and spinnerbaits.
Norton: Walleye/saugeye fair using jig-n-crawlers off the river channel and drop-offs. Wipers good trolling diving lures and in Leota cove. Crappie fair off public fishing dock, Marina slips, shallow coves and along brush using jigs or minnows. Largemouth/spotted bass good along dam and in the coves with crankbaits and spinnerbaits.
Toronto: Catfish good on mud flats on windy side of lake using worms, stinkbaits or shad sides. Largemouth bass fair using twister-tailed jigs, worms, spinners or crankbaits around stumps in the river. White bass fair on mud flats with twister-tailed jigs, spinners or crankbaits. Crappie fair with jig or minnow near stumps in Mann's, Woodson and Toronto coves and in Walnut Creek.
Tuttle Creek: Catfish fair to good using worms over newly flooded areas. Crappie fair at the tubes on jigs. White bass fair using jigs off the dam. Saugeye fair to good along rocky banks in water less than 8 feet deep using jigs and crankbaits.
Webster: Wipers/white bass good using jigs, roadrunners and diving lures off dam and north shore. Crappie fair around the fish attractors and drops on jigs and minnows. Walleye fair using jigs, jig-n-minnows, jig-n-crawlers or trolling crankbaits off dam, near old swim beach, Bow City parking lot and old launch area. Catfish fair on shad, worms and shrimp on bottom in west end and along north side.
Wilson: Catfish fair using cut bait or worms on windy side of lake or chumming. Stripers fair on points from Lucas Point to the dam using small shad-type lures. White bass slow to fair around edges of flooded vegetation with white twistertailed jigs. Black bass good using crankbaits, plastics or topwater lures near flooded vegetation, the rocks or any structure.