Outdoors

Outdoor report (April 20)

Lake Levels

Lake

Normal

Current

Rel

Cheney

1421.6

1421.03

0

Council Grove

1274.0

1271.81

8

El Dorado

1339.0

1334.61

7

Elk City

796.0

796.79

16

Fall River

950.5

948.57

3

Glen Elder

1455.6

1454.68

25

Grand

742.0

742.08

2081

John Redmond

1039.0

1041.41

171

Kanopolis

1463.0

1462.89

5

Kaw

1009.85

1007.14

1850

Marion

1350.5

1348.44

3

Milford

1144.4

1142.03

25

Table Rock

915.0

905.02

5171

Toronto

899.5

903.09

7

Wilson

1516.0

1516.22

15

Fishing Report

LOCAL

Cheney: White perch good using jigs lakewide in shallow water. White bass/wiper fair near the dam or on points and underwater humps using slab spoons or jigs. Catfish fair along wind-blown shorelines using cut bait. Crappie good using jigs or minnows near artificial habitat structures near the marina.

Council Grove: Crappie fair using minnows or jigs 5-10 feet deep near points leading to coves. Catfish fair near wind blown flats on cut bait. Saugeye fair near the dam and gravel points using jig-n-minnows. White bass/wipers fair along the dam and creek mouths using spinners.

El Dorado: Crappie fair to good using jigs or minnows in brush or near timbered creek channels 9-11 feet deep. Catfish fair along windy shorelines using shad sides. Walleye fair casting floating jerk baits, suspending crankbaits or working jig-n-minnow combos along the dam, rocky points and other spawning areas after dark. White bass/wipers slow to fair in shallow water during warmer days casting jigs or plastics.

Marion: Walleye fair along the dam, rocky points and rocky shorelines casting floating/shallow diving crankbaits. Catfish fair along windy shorelines using shad sides, fresh cut bait or stinkbaits. Crappie fair to good using jigs or minnows in brush and channels in 9-11 feet of water.

KANSAS

Fall River: Crappie good around brushpiles in coves, rocky shorelines and inlet creeks using a jig or minnow. White bass fair using a spinner, jig or shad-imitation crankbaits in deep water along old creek channels or deep holes in the river. Catfish good using a worm, stinkbaits or shad sides on windy shorelines.

Glen Elder: White bass/wipers fair up the rivers near the log jams or near rocky banks like the Cawker causeway, dam and south bluffs using white and chartreuse twistertails. Crappie fair around the fish attractors or brush in 10-25 feet of water using small jigs and spoons. Trout good using cheese, Powerbait, salmon eggs, small jigs or inline spinners in the pond and the outlet area. Walleye fair using jig-n-worm or jig-n-minnow in the west end of the reservoir near Schoen’s Cove, Gibbs Point and the Cawker Causeway.

Kanopolis: Walleye/saugeye fair to poor using deep jerkbaits and swimbaits on the breaks off the river channel and deeper structure towards the lower end. Crappie fair in Marina and Yankee Run Coves with small spoons or road runners. White bass good jigging small spoons and road runners near the river channel in the middle and lower portions of the reservoir.

Milford: Crappie fair on jigs or minnows in 10 feet of water near points and brush. Walleye fair along the dam on jigs and minnows. Smallmouth bass fair using jigs or jerkbaits near secondary gravel points and pockets. Catfish fair near wind blown flats in upper end or channel edges in upper end when little wind on cut bait. Largemouth bass fair near points with brush/rock using jerkbaits. Outlet fair with some wipers, white bass, catfish and walleye being taken.

Toronto: White bass fair using spinners, jigs or shad-imitation crankbaits in deep water along old creek channels and deep holes in the river and Walnut Creek. Crappie good around brushpiles in coves and rocky shorelines and inlet creeks using jig or minnow. Catfish fair using a worm, stinkbaits or shad sides on windy shorelines.

Tuttle Creek: Crappie fair over brush or main points in 10-15 feet of water using jigs or minnows. Catfish fair along windswept shorelines using cut bait. Trout good using power bait, corn or minnows in Willow Lake.

Wilson: White bass fair to good in the river and off rocky points in the west end using small spinners or grubs on small jigs. Striped bass fair to good near Horseshoe Bend or in deeper water near the river channel around Lucas Point jigging spoons or swim baits. Walleye fair using soft jerkbaits or dragging jig-n-worms near the dam and shallow, wind-blown points with a rocky bottom. Catfish good using cut bait in the west end, like Elm Creek and Horseshoe Bend.

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