Outdoors

Outdoor report (June 16)

Lake Levels

Lake

Normal

Current

Rel

Cheney

1421.6

1422.59

741

Council Grove

1274.0

1274.36

130

El Dorado

1339.0

1339.81

511

Elk City

796.0

798.12

2726

Fall River

950.5

949.35

1466

Glen Elder

1455.6

1456.34

1251

Grand

742.0

744.81

12,765

John Redmond

1039.0

1042.65

4482

Kanopolis

1463.0

1467.65

253

Kaw

1009.85

1019.51

8651

Marion

1350.5

1350.61

101

Milford

1144.4

1147.14

1000

Table Rock

915.0

924.33

6195

Toronto

899.5

902..11

586

Wilson

1516.0

1517.71

1000

Fishing report

LOCAL

Cheney: Catfish good in the river, near riprap or near creek mouths on prepared baits or cut baits. Walleye fair to poor on points, drop-offs and underwater humps using crankbaits. White bass/wiper good on points, underwater humps and along the dam on jigs and spinners.

Council Grove: 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 fair near windy rock banks on the east arm on crankbaits and large jig/swimbaits. White bass fair on jigs and spinners near rock points and channel ledges. Crappie fair near brush and rock banks 5 feet deep on jigs and minnows.

El Dorado: Walleye fair on crankbaits or jig-n-crawlers on the flats. Crappie fair to good using jigs or minnows in brush 8-11 feet deep. Wiper fair along ledges or old roads trolling crankbaits or casting plastics on windy points. White bass fair on windy points 7-9 feet deep using jigs or larger plastics. Catfish good in the creeks and upper creek arms during inflows using worms or cut bait.

Marion: Marion Reservoir is open to fishing but remains under warning due to a blue-green algae bloom. Catfish fair to good using fresh cut bait and stinkbaits along windy shorelines or points. Crappie fair near brush or other vegetation 8-10 feet deep using jigs or minnows. Walleye fair using jig-n-crawlers drifted along breaks and across points. White bass/wipers fair to good along windy shorelines using crankbaits or jig and plastics.

KANSAS

Cedar Bluff: White bass/wipers fair to good along the edges of points and shelves trolling small crankbaits or over shallow points and flats casting jigs. Walleye good off well-defined points and drop-offs using jig-n-crawlers or jig-n-minnows. Crappie fair over steep drop-offs or around the fish attractors using minnows, jigs and small slab spoons fished vertically.

Fall River: Catfish good on mud flats and outlet using a worm, stinkbaits or shad sides. Crappie good using a jig or minnow around brushpiles and rocky shorelines in Rock Ridge Cove, Gobblers Knob point and Brown’s Cove area. White bass fair on mud flats trolling spinners or shad imitation crankbaits.

Glen Elder: Crappie fair to good using minnows or small jigs in 2-3 feet of water in main lake coves or using minnows on the bottom along the west end channel breaks in 12 feet of water. Walleye good along the river channel in 18-22 feet of water in the west half of the reservoir using jig-n-crawlers or jig-n-minnows. 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 along rocks in Granite Creek, the Cawker City causeway, the south bluffs and state park riprap using dead shad, stinkbaits and shad gizzards.

Kanopolis: Crappie fair over 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 using jig-n-crawlers near Loder Point and the tower or in 6-14 feet of water on wind blown points and the dam. Catfish good using cutbait and worms in 4-10 feet of water or shallower in the afternoons/evenings.

Milford: 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. Crappie fair near brush, points and coves using jigs and minnows suspended 5 feet deep. Smallmouth bass good near deep gravel points using jerkbaits, crankbaits and jigs.

Toronto: White bass fair trolling shad imitation crankbaits or spinners on the mudflats. Catfish good on mudflats and spillway using a worm, stinkbaits or shad sides. Crappie good using a jig or minnow around brushpiles and rocky shorelines at Toronto Point, Manns Cove, north side of Duck Island, Woodson Cove and west shore of river inlet.

Wilson: Stripers fair on deeper structure, drop-offs near the river channel and near the dam at 10-30’ depths using live shiners, spinners or shad-imitation jerkbaits. 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 jigs and spinners on shallow flats, on shallow wind-blown points and rocky shorelines and along shoreline vegetation swimming jigs and spinners on the outer edge.

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