Outdoors

Outdoor report (June 2)

Lake Levels

Lake

Normal

Current

Rel

Cheney

1421.6

1424.56

755

Council Grove

1274.0

1276.48

338

El Dorado

1339.0

1342.72

943

Elk City

796.0

810.95

2422

Fall River

950.5

964.48

481

Glen Elder

1455.6

1458.52

1501

Grand

742.0

749.91

26,566

John Redmond

1039.0

1052.32

6191

Kanopolis

1463.0

1472.23

1794

Kaw

1009.85

1028.08

22,488

Marion

1350.5

1351.97

331

Milford

1144.4

1148.62

2000

Table Rock

915.0

926.65

10,504

Toronto

899.5

917.39

1976

Wilson

1516.0

1519.64

1000

Fishing report

LOCAL

Cheney: White bass/wiper good on points and humps, along the dam and in the river on jigs and spinners. Crappie fair with minnows or jigs in sheltered coves and near flooded vegetation. Catfish good in the river or near creek mouths on prepared baits or cut baits. Walleye poor due to muddy water.

Council Grove: White bass good on jigs and spinners near rock points and channel ledges. Crappie fair near brush and rock banks 5 feet deep on jigs and minnows. Catfish good using cut bait and worms near windy flats and in flooded creek mouths on west arm. Saugeye fair on worms, jigs and crankbaits near flats and deeper points. Wiper good near windy rock banks on the east arm on crankbaits and large jig/swimbaits.

El Dorado: White bass fair 7-9 feet deep on windy points or in the creeks using jigs or larger plastics. Catfish good in the creeks during inflows using worms or cut bait. Walleye slow to fair on crankbaits or jig-n-crawler on the flats. Crappie fair to good using jigs or minnows in brush 6-7 feet deep. Wiper fair along ledges or old roads trolling crankbaits.

Marion: Catfish fait to good in areas of inflows or along windy shorelines or points using fresh cut bait or stinkbaits. Walleye fair using jig-n-worms drifted along breaks and across points. Crappie fair near brush or other cover 3-5 feet deep using jigs or spinners. White bass/wiper fair to good pulling crankbaits or jig and plastics along windy shorelines.

KANSAS

Cedar Bluff: Walleye good off well-defined points and drop-offs using jigs tipped with nightcrawlers. Crappie fair to good along stands of flooded timber in 12-20 feet of water drifting jigs or trolling small crankbaits. White bass/wipers good to excellent along the dam and associated sandy points casting white jigs or throwing shallow running crankbaits and swimbaits over windswept, shallow, mainlake points.

Fall River: Crappie poor; the lake is high and muddy. White bass slow below riffles using jigs or spinners. Catfish good in using a worm, stinkbaits or shad sides current in river, Otter Creek, mouth of the river and outlet.

Glen Elder: White bass/wipers good along the Cawker City causeway and river channels west of the causeway and along the dam or on the north side of the lake in coves with strong south winds using slab spoons and rattletraps. Catfish good in the creeks feeding into the reservoir, especially Mill Creek, Oak Creek, Carr Creek and Walnut Creek using dead shad, stinkbaits and shad gizzards. Crappie fair to good using minnows or small jigs in 2-3 feet of water in main lake coves or using slab spoons along the west end channel breaks in 12 feet of water. Walleye fair to good along the river channel in 18-22 feet of water in the west half of the reservoir using jig-n-crawler or jig-n-minnow.

Kanopolis: Wipers fair using minnows or trolling soft baits on deeper flats near the river channel or wind-blown points. Catfish good using cutbait and worms in 4-10 feet of water or shallower in the afternoons/evenings. Crappie fair on brushpiles and in Marina Cove with small jigs and minnows. White bass fair on the river channel edges, rocky points and the dam using jigs and flashy lures. Walleye/saugeye fair to good near Loder Point and the tower or in 6-14’ of water on wind blown points and the dam using crankbaits.

Lovewell: Walleye fair to good along the 2-mile road area as well as the river channel near Oak Hill, to Pawnee Point using jig-crawler or jig-n-worm combo. White bass/wiper fair to good casting roadrunners, mister twisters and Kastmasters along the dam and other rocky shorelines. Crappie good using jigs or small slab spoons around the marina and off the Cedar Point and Cabin Point brushpiles. Catfish fair to good in coves and creek channels using shad sides, shad gizzards, chicken livers and stinkbaits.

Milford: Crappie fair suspended 5 feet deep near brush, points and coves using jigs and minnows. Smallmouth bass good near gravel points close to dropoffs using jerkbaits, crankbaits and jigs. Walleye fair near flats and points using worms and crankbaits. Catfish good in the river and near windblown channel ledges in the upper half on fresh cut bait. Largemouth bass fair to good using spinnerbaits, jerkbaits and jigs on points by flooded coves.

Toronto: Catfish good in river and Walnut Creek currents, mouth of river and spillway using a worm, stinkbaits or shad sides. Crappie poor; the lake is high and muddy. White bass poor using jigs or spinners below riffles in the river and Walnut Creek.

Wilson: Catfish fair near the river channel and off points in water less than 8 feet toward sundown using cutbait or worms. Walleye fair to good using 3-4-inch swimbaits early mornings or late evenings on shallow wind-blown points and rocky shorelines and along the dam. Stripers fair on deeper structure, drop-offs near the river channel and near the dam at 10-30 feet depths using live shiners, spinners or shad-imitation jerkbaits.

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