Outdoors

Outdoors report (Sept. 7)

Lake levels

Lake

Normal

Current

Rel

Cheney

1421.6

1420.83

0

Council Grove

1274.0

1273.67

9

El Dorado

1339.0

1338.54

11

Elk City

796.0

795.81

5

Fall River

950.5

948.26

5

Glen Elder

1455.6

1454.71

26

Grand

742.0

743.02

72

John Redmond

1039.0

1040.81

56

Kanopolis

1463.0

1464.87

49

Kaw

1009.85

1010.21

40

Marion

1350.5

1349.62

9

Milford

1144.4

1144.88

25

Table Rock

915.0

916.87

559

Toronto

899.5

901.51

46

Wilson

1516.0

1516.78

15

Fishing report

LOCAL

Cheney: Catfish fair near creek mouths on prepared baits or cut baits. Walleye fair on points, drop-offs or underwater humps using crankbaits; during the day try shallow flats 1.5-3 feet deep. White bass/wiper good on points and underwater humps using jigs and spinners; watch for them chasing shad near the surface. Crappie poor.

Council Grove: Crappie fair near brush and rock banks 10-20 feet deep on jigs-n-minnows. Catfish fair drifting blood baits along windblown flats. Saugeye fair using crankbaits on flats and deeper points. Wiper fair on crankbaits and large jig/swimbaits near windy rock banks and channel ledges. White bass fair on crankbaits, jigs and spinners near rock points and channel ledges.

El Dorado: Catfish good in upper ends of the lake in 8-14 feet of water over chummed areas near channel ledges. Walleye good using jig-n-crawler or crawler-n-spinner combos on the flats or trolling crankbaits off points, roads and ledges. Crappie good using larger jigs in 8-11’ deep water along the timbered creek channels. Wiper good along ledges or old roads trolling crankbaits or on windy points casting plastics. White bass fair on windy points and shorelines casting small to mid-sized twister-tails, small crankbaits, spinners or trolling crankbaits.

Marion: Catfish good using fresh cut bait and stinkbaits along windy shorelines or points; chummed areas producing nice fish. Crappie fair near brush or other vegetation 8-10 feet deep using jigs or minnows. Walleye good drifting jig-n-crawlers or trolling crankbaits along breaks and points. White bass/wipers fair to good along windy shorelines trolling crankbaits or jig-n-plastics.

KANSAS

Cedar Bluff: White bass/wipers fair over drop-offs, points in 15-25 feet of water or around fish attractors trolling small crankbaits or drifting live sunfish or shad. Walleye slow. Crappie fair around the fish attractors using minnows, jigs and small slab spoons fished vertically.

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

Glen Elder: Catfish fair to good drifting shrimp or stinkbaits over the flats between Granite Creek and the Cawker causeway or while chumming with soybeans or milo. Walleye fair in 3-8 feet of water in the Walnut Creek area using jig-n-crawler or jig-n-leech rigs or trolling crankbaits around the Cawker City causeway or the main lake points in the state park. White bass/wipers good to excellent along the Cawker City causeway, the dam and river channels west of the causeway using slab spoons or live bait fished near the bottom. Crappie slow.

Kanopolis: Catfish good using cutbait and worms in 4-18 feet of water or shallower in the afternoons/evenings. Crappie fair using small jigs or jigs-n-small live shiners in deeper structure. White bass fair using jigs and flashy lures on the river channel edges, rocky points and the dam on the river channel edges, rocky points and the dam. Wiper good off points and deeper flats near the river channel using live minnows and trolling soft baits. Walleye/saugeye fair in early mornings and toward evening along wind blown points and sloping rock/gravel banks trolling crankbaits.

Milford: Largemouth bass good on creek arm points and edges of flooded structure using topwaters, crankbaits and jigs. Crappie fair using jigs and minnows suspended 15-25 feet deep near points and ledges. Smallmouth bass good using topwaters, crankbaits and jigs near deep rocky points and bluffs. White bass/wipers fair to good along windy rocky banks, channel ledges and humps on jigs, spinners, spoons, live bait and crankbaits; topwater activity early and late. Walleye fair using worms, spoons and crankbaits near deep flats and points 20-30 feet deep. Catfish fair to good on fresh cut bait 20-46 feet deep near channel ledges along flats lakewide.

Toronto: Crappie good around brushpiles, rocky shorelines and channel breaks at Toronto Point, entrance to Manns Cove, north side of Duck Island and Woodson Cove using a jig or minnow. Catfish good on mudflats and windy shorelines using a worm, stinkbaits or shad sides. White bass good using shad imitation crankbaits or spinners using shad imitation crankbaits or spinners around brushpiles, rocky shorelines and channel breaks at Toronto Point, entrance to Manns Cove, north side of Duck Island and Woodson Cove.

Wilson: White bass fair around Minooka and rocky points using spinners or live shiners. Crappie poor. Walleye fair using jigs and spinners on shallow flats, on shallow wind-blown points and rocky shorelines or using swimming jigs and spinners along shoreline vegetation. Stripers fair to good 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. Catfish good near the river channel and off points in water less than 8 feet toward sundown using cutbait, liver or worms.

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