Outdoors

Outdoor report (Sept. 15)

Lake Levels

Lake

Normal

Current

Rel

Cheney

1421.6

1420.63

0

Council Grove

1274.0

1273.49

11

El Dorado

1339.0

1338.26

11

Elk City

796.0

795.62

17

Fall River

950.5

948.05

5

Glen Elder

1455.6

1454.61

13

Grand

742.0

743.01

297

John Redmond

1039.0

1040.81

56

Kanopolis

1463.0

1464.67

42

Kaw

1009.85

1009.95

40

Marion

1350.5

1349.45

9

Milford

1144.4

1144.88

25

Table Rock

915.0

916.85

2181

Toronto

899.5

901.33

7

Wilson

1516.0

1516.65

15

Fishing Report

LOCAL

Cheney: Walleye fair using crankbaits on points, drop-offs or underwater humps; during the day try shallow flats 1 1/2-3 feet deep. White bass/wiper good using jigs and spinners on points and underwater humps; watch for them chasing shad near the surface. Crappie poor. Catfish fair on prepared baits or cut baits.

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

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

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

KANSAS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wilson: Walleye fair on shallow flats, on shallow wind-blown points and rocky shorelines using jigs and spinners or along shoreline vegetation using swimming jigs and spinners. Stripers fair to good using live shiners, spinners or shad-imitation jerkbaits on deeper structure, drop-offs near the river channel and near the dam at 10-30’ depths. Catfish good using cutbait, liver or worms near the river channel and off points in water <8’ towards sundown. White bass fair using spinners or live shiners around Minooka and rocky points. Crappie poor.

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